Good Steamed Red Garoupa with Nonya Sauce & with Taujeon Lime Sauce on 12Sep2018

nonya steamed red garoupa head 

i bought a S$7 red garoupa head when i went to chinatown to get red garoupa for my cooking demo & sharing at teban gardens last week on 5.9.2018. ^^

i decided to do a nonya sauce steamed fish head on 11.9.2018 & a taujoen lime fish head on 12.9.2018. ^^

nonya steamed red garoupa head

nonya steamed red garoupa head 

the nonya sauce fish head was better tasting.

recipe wise it was same as my nonya steamed red snapper fish head on 31.8.2018 = just 1 heap tbsp gimson nonya sauce, 1tbsp each light soy sauce, mirin & 2tbsp olive oil.

fish head was delicious, but i think my red snapper head previously was better in terms of texture.

taujeon lime red garoupa head 

for the taujeon lime recipe quite straight forward =2tbsp taujeon pounded in mortar, 1tbsp each light lime juice, soy sauce, mirin & 2tbsp olive oil. 🙂

taujeon lime red garoupa head

taujeon lime red garoupa head

combination of taujeon & lime giving a tangy taste was good.

but it was quite far & not really comparable with the zai shun’s taujeon lime sauce for the delicious sharks cartilage dish.

c.h.e.f andy

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Recipe= Gimson Nonya Sauce Steamed Red Snapper Head on 31Aug2018

nonya steamed red snapper head

eating alone this evening on 31.8.2018.

had 1/2 red snapper (ang kueh) fish head in freezer. decided to make nonya steamed fish head. 🙂

nonya steamed red snapper head

very easy to make.

just washed fish head with salt.

placed on steamer dish. this a small fish head, so i reduced the condiments.

added 1 heap tbsp gimson nonya sauce, 1 tbsp each of light soy sauce, mirin & olive oil.

then added the cut chili padi, sliced ginger & cut spring onions.

steamed for 6mins.

nonya steamed red snapper head

such a perfect, lovely dish. fish meat was fresh, sweet, tasty with the slight tangy gimson nonya sauce & soy sauce gravy.

really good!

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe = Flavourful Japanese Slow-braised Pork Soft Bones on 6Aug2018

made an excellent slow-braised pork soft bones (first time) for 5pax RI bros ichiran ramen party this evening on 6.8.2018. ^^

it was by the standard of our imperial mouth TCH, so very tender, tasty & flavourful, so even the good chashu i made this evening was of no comparison. 🙂

the slow braised pork soft bones i was trying to emulate the best ramen at hanamaruken ramen (花丸轩) at dotonbori osaka. 

while nothing can really match that, my first slow-braised pork soft bones was very successful by my meagre standard la…perfect enuf?? for me la…

i had earlier used pork collar for an ichiran ramen lunch at HC, our OPS bro, new place on 8.6.2018. 🙂

i didn’t know where to get  long soft bone like that at hanamaruken ramen (花丸轩) at dotonbori osaka. 

so i opted to use collar. i used a different braising method, 2hrs on stove covered braising…result was pretty good.

both the chashu & the braised pork collar were excellent! really delicious! ^^

then i chanced on a packet of long pork soft bones at sheng shiong clementi ave 2, about 5″ long.

they were not the 10″ long monsters at hanamaruken ramen (花丸轩) at dotonbori osaka but good enough. 

the pork soft bones were so flavour alos because of the collagen released from the cartilage & soft bones which were excellent texture to the bite & very flavourful.

i used seriouseats chasu recipe = 4hrs in 130degC oven. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients:

  • 600g pork soft bones
  • 1/2 cup mirin
  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp flat sugar
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 4 cloves peeled garlic
  • 1 shallot quartered
  • 1 stalk spring onions
  • 3cm ginger (sliced)

Directions:

  1. put pork soft bones in boiling water to remove the scums & then clean with slow running water.
  2. prepare the braising sauce which comprises 1/2 cup sake, 1/2 cup mirin, 1 tablespoon sugar, 3 tablespoon light soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce and 1 cup water. add sliced ginger (3cm block), 4 peeled garlic cloves, 1 stalk spring onions, 1 shallot quartered.
  3. add the belly pork & transfer oven dish to a preheated oven at 130degC for for 4hrs.
  4. remove from oven, let it cool & pack pork soft bones in ziploc bag & kept in chiller for use.

Recipe = Ika Sugatayaki (various from) 10Dec2017

finally did my most successful ika sugatayaki on 10.12.2017. ^^

it was a delightful, delicious dish. superb chow tar (BBQ) flavours, just the right texture, tender & tasty…

previously i used the oven. but there is the great difficulty of getting a dry enough squid w/o overcooking it. very difficult. 

so i decided to switch to flaming with a torch.

as flaming not enuf to cook the sotong, i steamed the sotong first about 90% cooked, then put in the fridge to dry overnight & dried with kitchen towels before flaming.

when about to cook, i added sea salt, 1 tbsp olive oil, then drizzle honey (or agave nectar) on the squid, on aluminium foil on a metal tray. then i flamed it.

i did that several times for dinners for my family & friends afterwards.

a very well received dish for everyone, everytime. 🙂

during the mar/apr period, i gotten large frozen ika from donki at orchard central B2.

that was the best.

 

now i don’t see it, but the squid we can get here, pick the large & thick standing up ones, they are good too. 🙂

at the recent 11pax RI makan group dinner on 3.7.2018, all the friends loved the ika sugatayaki (grilled whole squid). ^^

basically steamed to cook 90%, put in fridge to drain dry, then added olive oil, sea salt, drizzled with honey & flamed to give the bbq “chowtar” flavours.

really lovely dish….diners cut themselves, good audience participation…hahaha! ^^

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients-

  • large squid 1x400g or 2x200g
  • sea salt
  • olive oil
  • honey or agave nectar

Directions-

  1. cut rings on squid (w/o cutting through), wash squid with salt & clean inside.
  2. skewer squid with long bamboo skewers to hold them straight
  3. steam squid about 90% cooked & place o rack in fridge few hours or overnight to dry..pat dry before flaming.
  4. pace squid over aluminium foil on metal tray.
  5. add sea salt 1 tbsp olive oil & 1tbsp honey
  6. flame the squid

 

Recipe = German Knuckles on 11Aug2018

german knuckles – crispy skin & tasty meat

did a german knuckle today on 11.8.2018. ^^

this my first time. i saw the the german knuckle recipe at curiouscuisiniere & thought i could try it.

and it turned out very well. skin very good crackling, meat moist & tasty..wife & son said very good..son was taking a sausage pasta for dinner & the crackling pork went very well with it indeed! 🙂

i would like to see how to improve & make it more tasty… 🙂

pig knuckles (hock) in fridge

pig knuckles (hock) in fridge

for the preparation-

  • i placed the hock in boiling water to clean & remove the scum, washed & cleaned
  • rubbed 2tbsp flat mustard on meat & rubbed 1tbsp flat salt on skin..
  • placed in 8×8 baking dish on bed of sliced onions (2 onions) & & chopped garlic ( 6 cloves)
  • added 1tbsp olive oil on skin; & 1 bottle regular coke (beer too expensive) & 1/2 cup sake (don’t have red wine) in the dish
  • added 1 cup water
  • then 3hrs in 175degC oven..

german knuckles

quite a pretty piece after 3hrs.

need to add water. i added  water from airport twice, but still burnt the bed of onions. have to adjust a bit next time.

german knuckles

german knuckles

german knuckles

anyway, the skin was very crackling, the meat was tender & moist, especially the parts with a bit of tendon, fat etc…so quite nice.

it was salty enough & not too much & the flavour was good. anyway i will see how i can improve on it.

german knuckles

not difficult to make, and quite a satisfying dish…& taken with pasta like my so did, it was really good.

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients-

  • one pig hock
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 6 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2tbsp flat mustard
  • 1tbsp flat salt
  • 1 can regular coke
  • 1/2 cup red wine (i used sake)
  • 3cups water

Directions-

  1. put the hock in boiling water to clean & remove the scum, wash & clean
  2. rub 2tbsp flat mustard on meat & rub 1tbsp flat salt on skin..
  3. place in 8×8 baking dish on bed of sliced onions (2 onions) & & chopped garlic ( 6 cloves)
  4. add 1tbsp olive oil on skin; & 1 bottle regular coke & 1/2 cup red wine or sake in the dish
  5. add 1 cup water
  6. then 3hrs in 175degC oven..add another 2 cups water at interval

Recipe = Anago for Sushi or Donburi on 10Aug2018

anago

experiment making anago (conger eel) first time..

anago very ex in jap restaurant..saw in sheng shiong a fillet piece S$3+

googled recipe and found one at umamimart here.

i fillet (cut away from the bones) so i had 2 fillet pieces, and cleaned with salt.

decided to make my own braising stock concoction below-

added 500ml water, 2tsp sugar, 1/2tsp salt, 2tbsp sake, 1 tbsp tsuyu, 1 tbsp white vinegar

i decided to add the cleaned fish bones into the stock.

added drop lid using aluminium foil. this was to ensure the anago fillet were evenly braised by the stock….

boiled low fire 20mins, removed & dry in fridge then ziploc for use..for sushi or donburi…

reduced stock further, discarded the fish bones, kept the sticky sauce for use..

anago

anago 

i tried a piece.

added the sticky reduced sauce on the anago. it was ok, pretty good, just no real comparison with the very nice anago at jap restaurants. not sure i can improve it to anywhere near actually. maybe it was the anago fillet that was somehow different. seems thicker somehow…

anago

it was good enough i guess for 1 S$3.70 or so experiment for own consumption especially with donburi. i have not tried that yet will update when i do.

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients-

  • 300g anago fillet with bones
  • 500ml water,
  • 2tsp sugar,
  • 1/2tsp salt,
  • 2tbsp sake,
  • 1 tbsp tsuyu,
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar

Directions-

  1. fillet (cut away from the bones) into 2 fillet pieces. clean with salt. place in pot. add the cleaned fish bones for the stock.
  2. add 500ml water, 2tsp sugar, 1/2tsp salt, 2tbsp sake, 1 tbsp tsuyu, 1 tbsp white vinegar
  3. put a drop lid using aluminium foil. this to ensure the anago fillet were evenly braised by the stock….
  4. boil low fire 20mins, remove & dry in fridge then ziploc for use..for sushi or donburi…
  5. reduce stock further, discarded the fish bones, kept the sticky sauce for use..

Recipe = Salt Baked Kampung Chicken 盐焗鸡 (My First Time) on 31Jul2018

salt baked kampung chicken 盐焗鸡

experimented yim goke guy 盐焗鸡 on 31.7.2018. ^^

turned out pretty good – tasty, tender, moist…only that it is basically just a nice baked chicken, not particularly my favourite. 🙂

used a S$6.90 kampung chicken from sheng shiong..

searched internet for recipe…found a web modified method as the 古早做法need like 3kg salt..salt expensive too la!. 🙂

salt baked kampung chicken 盐焗鸡

salt baked kampung chicken 盐焗鸡 

just wash, rub salt liberally masssge chicken inside & outside, then stand on mesh/colander 2hrs in fridge..after wash clean thoroughly & drain dry in fridge overnight..

when ready to cook, add red onions, garlic cloves, sliced ginger, spring onions to cavity..

i also added 1tbsp olive oil & 1 tbsp huadiao wine 花雕酒 in cavity..

salt baked kampung chicken 盐焗鸡 

then wrap around tightly in baking paper, & then aluminium foil..place in 175degC for 1.5-2hrs..

i did 1hr 20mins then open up to check doneness & left open to brown another 20mins so total 1hr 40mins for a 1.2kg jampung chicken. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients-

  • 1kg whole kampung chicken
  • salt
  • 1/2 red onions cut
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2cm sliced ginger
  • 2 spigs spring onions
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp huadiao wine 花雕酒

Directions-

  1. wash, rub salt liberally massage chicken inside & outside, then stand on mesh/colander 2hrs in fridge..after wash clean thoroughly & drain dry in fridge overnight..
  2. when ready to cook, add red onions, garlic cloves, sliced ginger, spring onions to cavity..
  3. also add 1tbsp olive oil & 1 tbsp huadiao wine 花雕酒 in cavity..
  4. then wrap around tightly in baking paper, & then aluminium foil..place in 175degC for 1hr 20mins then open up to check doneness & left open to brown another 20mins so total 1hr 40mins for a 1kg jampung chicken. 🙂

 

 

Recipe = Dry Wok King Prawns on 25Jul2018

i have not done this dish dry wok large prawns (recipe here) for maybe >3 years?

outstanding dish. all the friends loved it! ^^

we had a nice 虾录at loong hua recently,

and i decided to do this myself today. 🙂

thought of creating my own sweet sticky sauce, maybe using hoisin sauce & char siew sauce, but decided that my dry wok king prawns very nice on its own so no need.

looking at past posts, i did this quite a bit in 2013 & 2014, not in recent years.

so i rolled back the years & did my dry wok king prawns one more time. ^^

high fire, oil, slice & cut ginger, then added the prawns (i had 10 king prawns about 800g) & chopped garlic. turnover & fry the prawns thoroughly for even cooking, do not add water (water will result in steaming whereas this method burnt the shells giving bbq flavours and the prawns is insulated & baked within the shells).

then added lots of fish sauce while still on high fire, feel the wonderful fish sauce aroma. after reduce to medium low. make sure the prawns are cooked.

it was excellent, colours were beautiful, great bbq flavours, and nice sweet succulent prawns.

c..h.e.f andy

P.S.

Recipe here

Recipe = Claypot Liver 沙煲猪肝 on 25Jul2018

made a claypot liver dish for 9pax zi char dinner for my RI makan group buddies on 25.7.2018. ^^

this the second time i cooked liver.

liver not a dish i take often outside…very occasionally with bakuteh (hardly eat bkt outside too as can make it easily & cheaply myself) if my friends order it, and almost never for zi char makan. that is, until recently.

and that seems to be reflected by the market price too. it is S$1 for large piece of fresh liver at sheng shiong…

recently, pete, who was visiting from london, organised a 11pax RI makan group dinner at loong hua zi char & he ordered claypot liver, on 26.6.2018..

& it was very good too! 🙂

after that when i went with my OPS bros to joo heng, i also ordered the fried liver with ginger & spring onions on 6.7.2018. 🙂

and that was good too, in fact the best dish that evening among otherwise expensive & mostly pedestrian zi char dishes.

so i decided to try out myself at home.

i did 5pax dinner for my OPS buddies on 12.7.2018. & it was very good! ^^

claypot liver was excellent this evening. nicely pink & very tasty with the gravy.

claypot liver sauce/stock 12.7.2018

tasty stock for claypot liver 25.7.2018

it was easy to make. just a good stock (key to a tasty dish)…

i fried lots of ginger & cut chilli padi, cut spring onions, cut red onion, then chopped garlic, black pepper & 2 stalks of coriander, 1 tbsp oyster sauce..

then added chicken stock and 2tbsp shaoxing wine and reduced to a very tasty sauce.

when serving, heat up the stock, added liver (cut cross-grain, washed with salt & drained dry), stir with chopstick for even cooking, added larger cut spring onions, added 2 tbsp shaoxing wine, covered & served.

such a tasty dish, pink & tender, with nice wine flavours & balanced with the aromatics form the garnishes.

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients-

  • 1.5 packets of liver
  • 2cm thinly sliced & cut ginger
  • 1 cut chilli padi
  • 1/2 red onion cut to 6 pieces
  • 2 stalk spring onions, cut small on the white part & long 3cm pieces for the green part
  • 2 stalks coriander
  • 4tbsp shaoxing wine
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce

Directions-

  1. fry lots of ginger & cut chilli padi, cut spring onions, cut red onion, then chopped garlic, black pepper & 2 stalks of coriander, 1 tbsp oyster sauce..
  2. then add chicken stock and 2tbsp shaoxing wine and reduced to a very tasty sauce.
  3. when serving, heat up the stock, add liver (cut cross-grain, washed with salt & drained dry), stir with chopstick for even cooking, add larger cut spring onions, add 2 tbsp shaoxing wine, covered & served.

 

Recipe=Salted Egg Bittergourd (Zai Shun Style) on 25Jul2018

made my best salted egg bittergourd (zai shun style) for my RI makan group buddies 9pax dinner on 25.7.2018. ^^

HK commented a few times & later repeated on FB “My favourite: bitter gourd egg omelette. Give me another round I can finish it all by myself!”…CCG also…all my friends loved it!

but of course zai shun’s is much better.

i did this also for my OPS buddies 5pax dinner on 12.7.2018 also. it was better today.

easy dish to make, just minced a cooked salted egg (i used a vaccum packed from sheng shiong, just open the cooked egg & minced it).

fry chopped garlic in oil, add bittergourd (washed with corn flour & the salt, brined in salt & sugar overnight, washed & drained) & minced salted egg & fry. crack 2 eggs to one side of pan with heated oil, let the egg white & egg yoke set. then flip egg over the bittergourd & fry together.

when serving just cover pan, heat up & plate it.

c.h.e.f andy

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Ingredients:

  • 1 medium bittergourd juliened
  • 1 whole salted egg, boiled & chopped (i used ready boiled vaccum pack salted egg from sheng shiong)
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 chili padi
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce

Directions:

  1. julien 1 medium bittergourd. wash with corn flour & the salt, brine in salt & sugar overnight, wash & drain.
  2. mince a cooked salted egg (i used a vaccum packed from sheng shiong, just open the cooked egg & minced it).
  3. fry chopped garlic in oil, add bittergourd & minced salted egg & fry. crack 2 eggs to one side of pan with heated oil, let the egg white & egg yoke set. then flip egg over the bittergourd & fry together.
  4. when serving just cover pan, heat up & plate it.

Recipe=Spicy Bean Sauce Song Fish Head 松鱼头 on 25Jul2018

just a quick update.

did a good spicy black bean sauce song fish head 松鱼头  for my RI makan group buddies 9pax dinner on 25.7.2918. ^^

larpok crispy lard

this time i made some larpok crispy lard just like zichar outside. it went well with the song fish head 松鱼头.

the detailed recipe is here.

just a matter of making the spicy black bean sauce. the rest steaming etc are straightforward. 🙂

spicy black bean sauce song fish head 松鱼头

excellent dish! my favorite always!

only that for this evening because i had to steam both patin & song fish head simultaneously (at first i intended to do one in the steam oven, then the next), i had to place it in a smaller round dish to steam over the hob. there is a slight difference as there is less condensation so sauce is drier & thicker.

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe = Jelly Pig Skin 猪皮冻on 25Jul2018

made some jelly pig skin 猪皮冻 for 9pax dinner for my RI makan group buddies dinner on 25.7.2018.

the jelly pig skin 猪皮冻 was kind of a by product.

i planned it of course! 🙂

when i slow braise belly pork there is very tasty gelatine. also i had lots of pig skin from previous belly pork dishes where i had to remove the skin. so just putting 2 and 2!

just put the marinade from braised belly pork in a small rectangular dish. cut & added the pig skin (which was slow braised 4hrs in 130degC oven together with the belly pork). placed in fridge & chilled for few hours. 🙂

i made ter kar tan 猪脚冻 a number of times, sometimes pig head jelly 猪头冻 in 2015. did not make much in recent years.

the main difference in recipe is the braising sauce.

the cooking is also different this time as i used the chashu method 4hrs in 130degC oven.

this really excellent jelly pig skin 猪皮冻 in my opinion. my belly pork marinade is so tasty & it also contained the belly pork taste & gelatine.

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients-

  • 200g pig skin
  • 1tbsp flat sugar
  • 2tsp flat salt
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 4-5tbsp shaoxing wine

Directions-

  1. place pig skin in boiling water to remove scum. wash, clean & drain.
  2. put in oven proof dish
  3. add 1tbsp flat sugar, 1-2tsp flat salt, 1 tbsp white vinegar, 4-5tbsp shaoxing wine, some water to cover…i do this together with 400g belly pork.
  4. place in 130degC oven for 4hrs.
  5. let cool, cut pig skin in strips (i remove the belly pork for other serving), put back in the dish & chill overnight or a few hours in fridge or chiller compartment.

 

Excellent Jelly Crystalline Pork Trotters (Own Created Recipe) on 20Jul2018

my own crystalline pork trotters

had excellent trotters at 苏小柳 dimsum at basement of crystal galleria mall 晶品 in shanghai on 17.6.2018.

苏小柳 pig trotters  the best perfect texture..superb = best dish for me….

braised pork trotters

braised pork trotters

decided to experiment my own created recipe for a crystalline pork trotters. 🙂

i boiled & cleaned trotters to remove scump.

then placed in corelle pot, added 1 tbsp flat sugar, 1tbsp flat salt, 1tbsp white vinegar, 4-5tbsp shaoxing wine

& placed in a 130degC oven for 6-7hrs.

this method model after serious eats japanese chashu pork recipe. 🙂

jelly crystalline pork trotters

after cool down, placed in fridge overnight, the gelatinous liquid will coagulate to become a jelly pork trotters.

the result was excellent- gelatinous, very tasty flavours, excellent bite & tasty jelly.

the trotters were very tender, tasty & yet with excellent bite & mouth feel 口感.

crytalline pork trotters

crytalline pork trotters

this method creates a jelly trotters.

for just crystalline trotters w/o jelly, remove trotters & placed in a ziploc bad in the fridge overnight.

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P.S.

i made some jelly pork trotters for JH family

they not used to jelly trotters so heat up…the trotters a bit soft when heated up, but quite perfect when taken chilled as they held together yet very tender.

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients:

  • 2 pig trotters chopped into convenient sizes
  • 1 tbsp flat sugar
  • 1 tbsp flat salt
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 4-5 tbsp shaoxing wine

Directions:

  1. boil & clean trotters to remove scum.
  2. then place in corelle (oven proof) pot, add 1 tbsp flat sugar, 1tbsp flat salt, 1tbsp white vinegar, 4-5tbsp shaoxing wine
  3. then place in a 130degC oven for 6-7hrs.
  4. after cool down, place in fridge overnight, the gelatinous liquid will coagulate to become a jelly pork trotters.

Spicy Fried Rice on 2Jul2018

spicy fried rice

made 1 pax spicy fried rice this evening on 2.7.2018. ^^

using leftover rice in the fridge. 🙂

spicy fried rice

had some cooked rice in the fridge.

added chopped garlic to 1tbsp oil. then added rice (break up dry clumps) & iberico prok. then added 1 egg.

let egg white formed & browned a bit then mixed the rice, iberico pork & the egg.

and added 1 tsp heap of mala chilli oil and mixed.

spicy fried rice 

mixed well & fried over high fire.

add fish sauce if needed to taste.

spicy fried rice 

fried rice was very flavourful, good wok hae.

again very easy to make, just too much carb lor…

c.h.e.f andy

Char Kuay Teow 1.0 (Recipe) on 1Jul2018

char kuay teow

made char kuay teow for myself this vening on 1.7.2018. ^^

of course i did not have kuay teow, so just use the little bit of leftover yellow noodles, char mee in that sense. lol! 🙂

char kuay teow 

actually the key ingredient in char kuay teow is the sweet dark sauce, unless you are making white char kuay teow.

char kuay teow 

i didn’t have much ingredients this evening, so just cut chilli padi, cut spring onions, chopped garlic, egg & some iberico pork.

char kuay teow 

very easy to make.

just add chopped garlic, cut chilli & spring onions in 1 tbsp oil & fry.

add iberico shabu pork (or small prawns) and sliced fish cakes, then add noodles (& kuay teow) after washed clean & drained in colander, and add 1 egg.

let egg white formed & browned a bit then mix the noodles & the egg.

add 1tbsp sweet dark sauce (to taste). all on high heat!

char kuay teow 

very good wok hae!

noodles very tasty & “pang”.

easy dish, nice to eat, but too much carbs la!

c.h.e.f andy

The Best Song Fish Head 松鱼头 (Recipe) on 28Jun2018

song fish head 松鱼头

made the best song fish head 松鱼头 this evening on 28.6.2018. ^^

song fish head 松鱼头

fish was excellent as it was very fresh & the sauce was just perfect, spicy, tangy, not too sweet.

song fish head 松鱼头

song fish head 松鱼头

what a beauty! ^^

song fish head 松鱼头

song fish head 松鱼头

my usual recipe below.

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients-

  • 1/2 song fish head松鱼头
  • cut spring onions
  • 1 cut chilli padi
  • 2cm sliced ginger

a spicy black bean sauce mix of –

  • 1 heap tbsp lee kum kee spicy black bean sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 2 tbsp mirin (optional)
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 flat tbsp sugar
  • 1 flat tbsp corn flour

Directions-

  1. mix the sauce cold to dissolve the corn flour.
  2. heat up a bit & the sauce became slight pasty.
  3. put song fish head in steamer plate & add sauce & garnish with cut spring onions, chilli padi & ginger.
  4. steam for 11-13mins (depends on size) in the steam oven or steamer.

Yakisoba (Recipe) on 22Jun2018

yakisoba 

made 1pax yakisoba this evening on 22.6.2018. ^^

had some shimeji mushrooms in the fridge.

also some iberico pork. 🙂

yakisoba 

had yakisoba on 2 occasions during our recent OPS 5pax sakura trip to kyoto/nara/osaka on 6-13.4.2018. 🙂

once at street stalls at fushimi inari, another time at an okonomiyaki restaurant (above photo)..

yakisoba

does not seem much different from char kuay teow.

basically i fried some sliced onions then added minced garlic, then added the shimeji mushrooms & iberico pork & noodles.

i also decided to add some egg.

for the condiments i added tsuyu (soba sauce) and some mirin, about 1tbsp each for the small amount of noodles i had, anyhow to taste la. 🙂

yakisoba

yakisoba

yakisoba very tasty.

not sure how authentic, no pink pickled ginger, but otherwise very tasty & nice la…good wok hae…lol! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

 

Seafood Pasta in White Wine Sauce on 19Jun2018

WM 1pax seafood pasta in white wine sauce

my OPS bro stopped by early today at 10.30am on 20.6.2018. ^^

WM 1pax seafood pasta in white wine sauce

WM 1pax seafood pasta in white wine sauce

i made him a pax seafood pasta in white wine sauce.

WM 1pax seafood pasta in white wine sauce

i had good stock in the fridge. so very easy to whipped out a dish.

just browned a whole buld of garlic cloves, added thai basil, then added white wine & stock & reduced. then added prawns, off fire, added pasta (just below al dente) and tossed.

voila! :[)

WM 1pax seafood pasta in white wine sauce

pasta was delicious. and so easy to make.

c.h.e.f andy

Ichiran Ramen, Chashu, Runny Yoke Egg & Bakuteh on 8Jun2018

ichiran ramen with chashu, braised pork collar, runny yok egg

WM & I went to hak chong new place 👍

(m couldn’t join us today)

we arranged to have ichiran ramen, which the few of them all bought in kyoto during our april sakura tour..

I made bakuteh with a really good (fatty) fresh prime ribs i bought at sheng shiong-bkt was excellent

ichiran ramen with chashu, braised pork collar, runny yok egg

ichiran ramen with chashu, braised pork collar, runny yok egg 

I made also chashu & a braised pork collar..both were excellent! really delicious! ^^

& also a 6mins runny yoke egg..

ramen lunch items

I’s excellent ngoh hiang

I’s excellentngoh hiang

HC’s wife made one of the best ngoh hiang i had..

I’s vinegared trotters & egg

I’s vinegared trotters & egg

I’s vinegared trotters 

& a good ter kar chou ..vinegared pork trotters

chashu

chashu

my chashu was excellent today.

this time i used the http://www.seriouseats.com method for chashu pork = 3.5hrs in 130degC oven, then kept in fridge overnight.

chashu & braised pork collar

very tender chashu with a good bite texture..

braised pork collar

braised pork collar 

i used the chashu sauce, added a 1tbsp dark soy sauce, to braise the pork colar for 2hrs.

the braised pork collar were excellent too.

6mins runny yoke egg 

& the usual 6mins runny yoke egg.

i have not made these for 2+ years. they were still good.

anago

i bought a small fillet of anago & experimented. edible but a far cry from what ango should look & taste like…

prime ribs for bkt

bakuteh

the bakuteh was really delicious, thanks to the very meaty & marbled fresh prime ribs i bought at sheng shiong clementi ave 2.

the ribs had a wonderful bite texture, & perfectly tender.

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe = Oven Grilled Miso Teriyaki Wolf Herring Fish Head 西刀鱼头 on 6Jun2018

miso teriyaki wolf herring fish head

did a oven grilled miso teriyaki wolf herring fish head on 6.6.2018. ^^

wolf herring fish head 

dropped by clementi ave 2 sheng shiong after my weekly 10km jog with my RI bro CH on 6.6.2018.

bought a packet of 3 wolf herring fish head for S$1! ^^

1 head was a lot smaller so maybe considered 2.5 heads=S$0.40 per head.

miso teriyaki wolf herring fish head

i think my miso, light soy sauce, and the garnishings of red onions, chilli padi, sliced ginger etc added up to about the same S$0.40…lol! 🙂

anyway same recipe as the miso teriyaki salmon fish head.

fish head was excellent as expected. salmon fish head is perfect for this recipe as no small bones, wonderful softbone texture, and not chunky like salmon steak or fillet.

wolf herring though have very small bones (fish with small bones are very sweet), and taste was wonderful with the light soya sauce & garnishing.

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients-

  1. 300g – 400g wolf herring fish head
  2. 1tbsp flat miso
  3. 1 tbsp light soy sauce (if not adding miso, can add 2.5tbsp light soy sauce)
  4. 2 tbsp olive oil
  5. add sliced ginger,  red onions, cut chilli padi, chopped garlic

Directions-

  1. clean, wash fish head with salt & drain
  2. rub 1 tbsp flat miso on the 2 half-heads on both sides.
  3. add 2tbsp olive oil, and 1tbsp top quality light soy sauce
  4. add sliced ginger & put on a few stalks of scallions
  5. grilled in a 250degC oven