RECIPE = Vegetarian BBQ King Oyster Mushroom on Mash CNY Day 1 on 12Feb2021

made a vegetarian “steak” for family CNY day 1 dinner

Modern European Vegetarian 11-course Dinner for Sis & Niece Family on CNY Day1 12Feb2021

same as what I did for an RI bros all vegetarian dinner

Modern European Fine Vegetarian Homegourmet on 13Jan2021

for a tasty, flavourful mash, 1 boiled a medium potato, remove skin, cut small pieces, and add to blender with 20g butter, 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and ground black pepper. mash should be a slight viscous paste. add enough olive oil so blending is smooth.may need some shaking….

for the mushroom steak, I just cut thick slices of king oyster mushroom, soaked, marinated in tsuyu, mirin with 1 tsp sugar for 2hrs, then grilled over a portable bbq.

when serving heat up mash and mushroom steak in microwave for 40s, covered with microwavable plastic food cover, then serve mushroom steak on a dash of mash.

this dish maybe simple but absolutely delicious.

a RI bro commented-

Awesome evening! New fan of vegetarian food after tasting the wonderful dishes 

c.h.e.f andy

RECIPE = Vegetarian Potato Cake on Chilli Crabless Sauce on CNY Day1 12Feb2021

made potato cake on chilli cradles sauce for-

Modern European Vegetarian 11-course Dinner for Sis & Niece Family on CNY Day1 12Feb2021

this the second time I made.

bsaiclly recuasse my niece family take vegetarian and I replacing the

crab cake on chilli crab sauce

with a vegetarian version..

this time it was quite perfect.

everyone loved the dish including all the meat eaters lol!

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients-

  • 1 large potato
  • 1/2 small carrot
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 20g butter
  • salt & pepper

chilli crabless sauce

  • 1tbsp chilli sauce (made this myself with just chilli padi, salt and olive oil)
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp maggi chilli sauce
  • 1tsp sugar

Directions-

  1. boil large potato about 12 mins. cooked and not too soft. poke chopsticks, go through with some resistance.
  2. remove skin, clean, and squash, mash in mortar.
  3. fry chopped carrots and celery in wok in chopped garlic and 1tbsp olive oil till soften.
  4. add carrots and celery to mash.
  5. add butter and 1 tbsp olive oil
  6. mash well and make into 1in+ balls. put in fridge
  7. when serving fry in non stick pan with a little oil
  8. serve over a dash of the chilli crabless sauce

RECIPE = Japanese Miso Glazed Eggplant on 12Feb2021

been making miso glazed egg plant a few times lately

  1. Japanese Home Gourmet 6pax RI Bros Dinner on 14Oct2020
  2. Family Birthdays Home Gourmet Dinner on 8Nov2020
  3. Modern European Vegetarian 11-course Dinner for Sis & Niece Family on CNY Day1 12Feb2021

the dish is quite unique and delicious, and a good starter, finger food or side dish for different cuisine even..

& east to make, no secrets…lol!

a large long eggplant cut in 1/2, a good miso glaze, and 15mins in a 250degC oven…

for the glaze I add 2tsp miso, 2tsp tsuyu, 1tsp sugar, 2tsp mirin, 1tbsp olive oil, mix thoroughly and apply over the open sliced eggplant…basically to taste really..

and then grilled 15mins in 250degC oven.

eggplant should be charred, tender, moist and with bite….easy to cut by knife of kitchen sear…

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe = Jumbo Prawns Alio Olio on 27Feb2021

made jumbo prawns alio olio this evening on 27.2.2021.^^

bought some jumbo prawns from Chinatown Wet Market several weeks before CNY. these were huge prawns about 8 prawns to a kg about 130g each. it was just S$20/kg so I bought 2kg.

alio olio is straight forward.

just brown garlic cloves in olive oil, added 1/2 a chilli padi. then add white wine and chicken stock & reduce. can also add prawn stock but I didn’t prepare this evening. 🙂

I made about 100g spaghetti just 1min before al dente…agaklogy lol!

add pasta to sauce, add butter, off fire and toss.

for jumbo prawns, I cut away the legs and sharp spear on the head, cleaned, cut shell & devein and cut the head shell in the middle…seasoned with sea salt, butter, black pepper in the devein flesh..then cook in open pan high then medium fire in a little olive oil in open pan maybe 4-5mins…make sure prawn is cooked..

then plate over the pasta and added sweet basil.

voila!

absolutely delicious! ^^

c.h.e.f andy

RECIPE=Slow Roast Christmas Chicken on 27Nov2020 (first try)

slow roast christmas capon chicken
slow roast christmas capon chicken
not good carving…need to do better
wife felt skin not browned enuf

made slow roast Christmas chicken on 27.11.2020.^^

quite happy with results…quite moist & tasty..will brine for 24hrs next time.

not good carving…need to do better next time, and wife thought the skin was not browned enough…

maybe try 100degC for 3hrs, then 250degC for 10mins…meat temp >75degC ok…

===============

bought capon (castrated male) chicken from cold storage.

trying to produce a very tender tasty moist breast like turkey breast for Christmas lol!

recipe

oven 130deg 2hr 250deg 10mins

1.6kg chicken

rub inside with dry herbs paprika, black pepper, parsley, sea salt,

1tbsp mustard, 1 tbsp melted butter

add 2 halves cut red onions, celery, whole bulb garlic, 2 halves cut lemon

rub 1 tbsp truffle evo(extra virgin olive oil) under skin & over skin

place thinly sliced butter under skin

filled soft drink can with 80% water & stand chicken for oven roast

c.h.e.f Andy

Recipe=Oven Grilled Saba on 19Jul2020

oven grilled saba
oven grilled saba
oven grilled saba

mad oven grilled saba on 19.7.2020. ^^

simply delicious! like any jap restaurants outside. 🙂

bought from sheng shion S46.90 for 2. it was just as good as S$18 dish at restaurants.

very fresh, oily fish very flavourful tasty, slight crisp skin and moist delicious meat. ate everything up lol!

c.h.e.f andy

Superb All Japanese 7-dishes Dinner for Meta Bros on 7Jul2020

6pax meta bros dinner on 7jul2020

6pax meta bros dinner on 7jul2020

japanese dinner dishes

all japanese 7-course dinner dishes

miso salmon

miso salmon fillet with dill

chicken teriyaki

chicken teriyaki

chashu and nikujaga donburi

chashu and nikujaga donburi

yakisoba

yakisoba

make 6pax dinner (5 visitor plus me) for RI metamorphosis bros this evening on 7.7.2020.^^
6pax all japanese dinner menu-
  1. tamago
  2.  salmon misoyaki
  3. chicken teriyaki
  4. chashu (braised belly pork) & nikujaga (slow braised pork softbones with daikon) donburi
  5. yakisoba with shitake & shimeji
  6. miso glazed eggplant
  7. kabocha no nimono (simmered pumpkin)
teriyaki chicken and salmon misyaki were near perfect today. friends loved the dishes.
donburi undoubtedly the best dish, very tasty with the soft and tender and flavour nikujaga and chashu.
i will record updated recipe of nikujaga by this slow braised cold crockpot method.
the tamago and pumpkin dishes were ok. the jap miso glazed eggplant was good.
HAB brought sake.
CM brought umeshu & disposables
WL brought beans cream msw & salted caramel ice cream
CL brought soursop, grapes
CL brought baguette to eat with my homemake kaya & WL’s ice cream & honey jackftuit
WL said grace & remembrance for tiang chye
really shiok dinner & fun conversation & evening.
after dinner CM conducted lifestyle management II concluding chapter on mindfulness to complete the evening after delicious mouthfulness of all japanese 7-dishes dinner 😀
c.h.e.f andy

Recipe = Good Flamed Sous Vide Reverse Sear Rump Steak on 17Mar2020

 

sous vide beef rump 57degC 24hrs2

sous vide beef rump 57degC 24hrs

home dinner2

sous vide beef rump – circuit breaker home dinner

made sous vide rump roast (57degC 24hrs) for dinner this evening on 17.3.2020. ^^

turned out to be quite good. children liked the sous vide rump roast..texture great, taste good enough overall  comparable to a good roast beef… not quite my preferred cut of steak but still managed a good tasting one both in taste and in texture. 🙂

not sure i want to go out of the way to do this, but if i happen to buy a rump or a chuck or a flank steak, i may just try this again.

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients-

  • 1kg beef rump steak
  • smoky braai rub
  • sea salt, pepper, herbs (i used dry parsley), chopped garlic, shallots

Directions-

  1. clean steak with salt, wash and drain, dry with kitchen towel
  2. rub with braai, sea slat, pepper and sprinkle with dry parsley, chopped garlic, shallots..
  3. place in double ziploc bag. set sous vide machine to 57degC and sous vide for 24hrs.
  4. dry steak with kitchen towels. flame steak over stainless steel pan to give colour and flavours. fry red onions and use the liquid from sous vide bag to make a delicious beef sauce.

Recipe = Simply the Best Squidink Linguine with Squid on 10May2020

squidink linguine with squid

squidink linguine with squid

squidink linguine with squid2

squid ink linguine with squid

made a 5-course gourmet family dinner for mother’s day on 10.5.2020. ^^

5th course was squidink linguine with squid. 🙂

squidink linguine was one of 2 best dishes this evening, especially delicious…

prawn pasta in prawn bisque sauce was excellent too but squidink was better..

squidink was the best i made..the very flavourful chalky powdery texture & perfectly al dente pasta..simply excellent!

this though many good restaurants can do the same la..so even best still cannot say better than outside..

just brown 6 cloves of garlic in olive oil, add chicken stock and white wine and reduce, then add the squid ink sacs. i used squid ink taken from maybe 10-15 squids which i kept for use. seems not so easy to get squid ink in singapore? and expensive!

when serving, add squid seasoned with fish sauce and white pepper (i cross cut the squid), and cooked for couple mins, add pasta and 15g butter, off fire and tossed. add sweet basil to garnish.

a superb, delicious, simply the best squidink linguine with squid! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients-

  • one large squid cross cut, inc tentacles and wings
  • 200g linguine
  • 10-15 squid ink sacs
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 30ml white wine
  • 15g butter

Directions-

  1. brown 6 cloves of garlic in olive oil, add chicken stock and white wine and reduce, then add the squid ink sacs. set aside.
  2. when serving, add squid seasoned with fish sauce and white pepper,, and cook for couple mins, add linguine and 15g butter, off fire and tossed. add sweet basil to garnish.

 

 

Recipe = Delectable Bouillabaise (Seafood Stew) on 10May2020

bouillabaise - seafood stew

bouillabaise – seafood stew

bouillabaise - seafood stew3

bouillabaise – seafood stew

made a 5-course gourmet family dinner for mother’s day on 10.5.2020. ^^

3rd course was bouillabaise – seafood stew. 🙂

bouillabaisse was one of two best dishes this evening, especially delicious…wife & children loved this dish…

bouillabaisse soup was very tasty & smooth…

definitely better than burlamacco & most seafood or fish stew we had taken outside..

fish, prawn, squid were just the right texture, fresh, sweet & tasty..

first i boiled fish head and bones with ginger and carrots and salt, and some tasty chicken stock. 🙂

to balance the flavours, and also to give some bulk, i fried garlic, shallots, red onions, then added red and yellow peppers, till softened. then i blended with the fish stock together with the carrots. it was a very tasty and golden colour broth.

last i added 2 large tomatoes, peeled off the skin and small dice cut the tomatoes and added to the broth.

i seasoned with fish sauce and white pepper 5 shelled and 2 unshelled (for the presentation) large prawns, 1 medium squid cut into rings and with the tentacles and wings, and very fresh thick cut emperor red snapper (ang sai) fillet.

when serving, i bring broth to boil then added first the ang sai fillet, then the unshelled prawns, lastly the shelled prawns and squid, which cooked in couple mins.

(of course for bouillabaise one can add so many more things, shellfish, fresh herbs, saffron…i didn’t have all that..not adding lobster and lazy to go get mussles, littleneck clams, manila clams etc..

i cook with what i have and good enuf to produce a delicious, delectable dish for mother’s day!)

a perfect dish to look and enjoy! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe

Ingredients-

  • 300g emperor red snapper (ang sai) fillet thick cut
  • 2 large unshelled prawns
  • 5 large shelled prawns
  • 1 whole medium squid cut rings, and add tentacles and wings

for bouillabaise broth-

  • fish stock from fish head and bones
  • 200ml tasty chicken stock
  • 1 medium carrots cut rings
  • 2cm cut ginger
  • 1/2 red pepper 1/2 yellow pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 4 shallots
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 large tomatoes remove skin

Directions-

  1. boil fish head and bones with ginger and carrots and salt, and some tasty chicken stock.
  2. fry garlic, shallots, red onions, then add red and yellow peppers, till softened. then blend with the fish stock together with the carrots to a very tasty and golden colour broth.
  3. peel 2 large tomatoes, small dice cut and add to the broth.
  4. season with fish sauce and white pepper 5 shelled and 2 unshelled (for the presentation) large prawns, 1 medium squid, and emperor red snapper (ang sai) fillet.
  5. when serving, i bring broth to boil then added first the ang sai fillet, then the unshelled prawns, lastly the shelled prawns and squid, which cooked in couple mins.

 

Recipe = Pan-seared Scallop on Pumpkin Puree on 10May2020

pan seared scallop on pumpkin puree

pan seared scallop on pumpkin puree

pumpkin puree

pumpkin puree

pan seared scallop on pumpkin puree3

pan seared scallop on pumpkin puree

made a 5-course gourmet family dinner for mother’s day on 10.5.2020. ^^

second course was pan-seared hokkaido scallop on pumpkin puree.

scallop was perfectly seared, great texture and bite, sweet, fresh and tasty. and the pumpkin puree this evening was splendid, very smooth, and yet some bulk and tasty to the palate and combined perfectly with the scallop.

a delectable and visually pleasing dish, and nicely garnished with a stem of coriander.

the pumpkin puree i added dash of sea salt and black pepper & drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil and 1tbsp honey over a small slice of pumpkin and grilled in 250degC oven for 20mins, removed skin and cut into 1cm cubes, blended with 15g butter, 1tbsp olive oil, 1-2tbsp tasty chicken stock, to the correct texture and taste…

the key to pan seared scallops is they must be bone dry! other will be boiling and NOT searing scallops.

i dried scallops on rack overnight in fridge, after drying with kitchen towels. before frying, bring scallop to room temperature and dry again with kitchen towels.

spread 1 tbsp butter in non stick pan on high fire. place the scallops and move around the pan, add sea salt and pepper. sear maybe 1 min. when the side starts turning opaque white colour, turn over the scallops and sear the other side. another 1 min.

heat up pumpkin puree, scoop 1-2tbsp puree on a serving plate. place the scallop over the puree, and garnish with a stem of coriander.

a perfect dish to look and enjoy! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe

Ingredients-

  • 5 large hokkaido scallops
  • sea salt and pepper

for pumpkin puree-

  • 120g cut pumpkin
  • 1tbsp honeyl
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2tbsp tasty chicken stock
  • 15g butter
  • dash of sea salt and black pepper

Directions-

  1. add dash of sea salt and black pepper & drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil and 1tbsp honey over a small slice of pumpkin and grilled in 250degC oven for 20mins, remove skin and cut into 1cm cubes, blend with 15g butter, 1tbsp olive oil, 1-2tbsp tasty chicken stock, to the correct texture and taste…
  2. dry scallops on rack overnight in fridge, after drying with kitchen towels. before frying, bring scallop to room temperature and dry again with kitchen towels
  3. spread 1 tbsp butter in non stick pan on high fire. place the scallops and move around the pan, add sea salt and pepper. sear maybe 1 min. when the side starts turning opaque white colour, turn over the scallops and sear the other side. another 1 min.
  4. heat up pumpkin puree, scoop 1-2tbsp puree on a serving plate. place the scallop over the puree, and garnish with a stem of coriander. voila!

Recipe = Luscious Flamed Squid on Cauliflower Puree on 10May2020

flamed squid on cauliflower puree

flamed squid on cauliflower puree

cauliflower puree

cauliflower puree

made a 5-course gourmet family dinner for mother’s day on 10.5.2020. ^^

first course was flamed squid on cauliflower puree.

squid texture was perfect, and wonderful sweet, fresh and and aburi flavour. and the cauliflower puree this evening was super, very smooth, light and tasty to the palate and combined perfectly with the squid.

and of course the dish looked luscious and pleasing and nicely garnished with a stem of coriander.

i saw the photos of flamed squid (above) at michael smith’s porthminster cafe at st ives. did not try the dish & cannot find the recipe on google. i guess the chef was not that famous at the time.

so i tried to recreate the dish w/o the recipe previously on 22.8.2015. 🙂

anyhow it’s not a dish to make everyday, but quite perfect for mother’s day la. 🙂

the cauliflower puree i boiled about 80g cauliflowers, blend with 15g butter, 1tbsp olive oil, dash of sea salt and black pepper, 1-2tbsp tasty chicken stock, to the correct texture and taste…perfect.

i cleaned and cross cut a large squid, about 10 rectangular pieces good for 5pax, 2 pieces each. seasoned with sea salt and white pepper, seared in stainless steel pan like 20secs, and flamed. this needs a light touch and judgement so texture is perfect and nicely flamed.

a perfect dish to look and enjoy! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe

Ingredients-

  • one large squid 300g, cleaned and cross cut
  • sea salt and pepper

for cauliflower puree-

  • 80g cauliflower
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2tbsp tasty chicken stock
  • 15g butter
  • dash of sea salt and black pepper

Directions-

  1. boil 80g cauliflower, blend with 15g butter, 1tbsp olive oil, dash of sea salt and black pepper, 1-2tbsp tasty chicken stock, to the correct texture and taste
  2. clean and cross cut a large squid, about 10 rectangular pieces good for 5pax, 2 pieces each. seasoned with sea salt and white pepper, seared in stainless steel pan like 20secs, and flamed. this needs a light touch and judgement so texture is perfect and nicely flamed.
  3. garnish with a stem of coriander. voila!

 

Recipe = Sensational Squidink Pasta on 15Apr2020

squidink pasta2

squidink pasta with squid

made squidink pasta for homecooked dinner on 15.4.2020.^^

have not made squidink pasta for the longest time..

not so easy to have squidink…it’s like have to accumulate 20 squid to have enough ink for pasta lol! the flat cuttlefish has large ink sac and one cuttlefish suffice. but cuttlefish has tougher flesh and i don’t buy them generally…

prepare same base sauce with chicken stock and white wine-

just brown garlic cloves with some sweet basil leaves in olive oil. add squid ink...

off fire and add very tasty intense chicken stock & white wine, and reduced to a very tasty, somewhat thick inky sauce

when serving bring sauce to boil, add squid, almost cook squid, add pasta, add butter, off fire and toss. garnish with sweet basil. voila!

really delightful, quite sensational pasta. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients

  • 200g spaghetti
  • 1/2 bulb garlic cloves
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large squid cut into rings
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 50ml white wine

Directions

  1. cook spaghetti one minute before al dente
  2. brown garlic cloves with some sweet basil leaves in olive oil. add squid ink...off fire and add very tasty intense chicken stock & white wine, and reduced to a very tasty, somewhat thick inky sauce
  3. when serving bring sauce to boil, add squid, almost cook squid, add pasta, add butter, off fire and toss. garnish with sweet basil. voila!

Recipe = Shiok! Chorizo Prawn Pasta on 15Apr2020

 

chorizo prawn pasta2

chorizo prawn spaghetti

chorizo prawn pasta

chorizo prawn pasta

made chorizo prawns pasta for home dinner on 15.4.2020.^^

just brown garlic cloves with some sweet basil leaves in olive oil. add sliced chorizo. off fire and add very tasty intense chicken stock & white wine, and reduce to a very tasty sauce.

when serving bring sauce to boil, add prawns (seasoned with seasalt and white pepper), almost cook prawns, add pasta, add butter, off fire and toss. garnish with sweet basil. voila!

it was absolutely delicious, smoky chorizo, very tasty stock infused, al dente pasta and succulent sweet prawns.

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients

  • 200g spaghetti
  • 1/2 bulb garlic cloves
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 12 large prawns
  • 2cm chorizo cut 10 thin slices
  • 150ml chicken stock 50ml white wine

Directions

  1. cook spaghetti one minute before al dente
  2. brown garlic cloves with some sweet basil leaves in olive oil. add sliced chorizo. off fire and add very tasty intense chicken stock & white wine, on fire and reduce to a very tasty sauce.
  3. when serving bring sauce to boil, add prawns (seasoned with sea salt and white pepper), almost cook prawns, add pasta, add butter, off fire and toss. garnish with sweet basil. voila!

Recipe = Iberico Pork Shobayaki on 21Apr2020

pork shobayaki

pork shobayaki (ginger sauce) with onions using iberico belly pork

made pork shobayaki (ginger sauce) with onions using chicken rice ginger sauce & iberico belly pork this evening on 21.4.2020.^^

authentic japanese taste 👍, and thin sliced shabu iberico pork is good quality better than usual belly pork slices.

chicken rice ginger sauce nice flavours, and i added tsuyu and mirin. results was good.

it is just a teishoku dish, so nothing special but nicely homely meal..

aunty Bes made very nice fried chicken wings and broccoli.

simple nice home dinner

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients

  • 300g thinly sliced shabu belly pork
  • 1 heap tbsp chicken rice ginger sauce
  • 2 tbsp tsuyu
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic

directions

  1. marinate belly pork with ginger sauce, tsuyu, mirin
  2. fry garlic. add marinated pork & cook for 5mins.
  3. remove pork, add onions and fry and cook onions.
  4. add back pork, mix thoughly, and taste. serve.

Recipe = Oven Baked Pork Ribs on 3Apr2020

rack of ribs

oven roasted rack of ribs

rack of ribs2

oven roasted rack of ribs

made oven baked ribs for 4pax RI bros lunch today on 3.4.2020.^^

made this previously some years back. just decided to do again. 🙂

the ribs turned out to be very good both texture and taste. very enjoyable. my friends all loved it. so i will be doing this again. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe

Ingredients-

  • 600-700g rack of ribs
  • 1tbsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • salt & black pepper
  • 1 tbsp smoke rub
  • herbs – rosemary, parsley

Directions-

  1. put rack of ribs in boiling water to remove scum, clean, and dry
  2. rub salt and black pepper and brown ribs in stainless steel pan in butter over high heat
  3. place ribs over aluminium foil, add smoke rub, mustard then sprinkle herbs. then add honey and tomato sauce. and wrap over the aluminium foil.
  4. place in 175degC over for 1hr 45mins. open the foil or remove the ribs and place on roasting rack in 250degC oven for 15-20mins.

Recipe = Prawn Alio Olio on 14Mar2020

prawn alio olio

prawn alio olio

made 1pax prawn alio olio at home on 14.3.2020. ^^

absolutely delicious, super tasty. 🙂

something really easy to do-

  1. brown some garlic cloves in olive oil, add cut chilli padi.
  2. off fire add tasty chicken stock and white wine, and reduced by 1/2 (amount of liquid depends amount of past..i use very little pasta maybe <80g).
  3. cook spaghetti 1min before time (in this case 7mins…actually i just look and try texture)
  4. add prawns to sauce, cook prawns just right, off fire, and add spaghetti, add 15g butter and toss,

voila!

simple delicious dish.

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe = Japanese Yakisoba on 9Aug2019

japanese yakisoba

today singapore national day = 8.9.2019.

wife traveling and children busy own programs.

sis, bil, and niece brought 2 grandnephews came visiting and stayed for dinner and watched national day parade..

niece & her 2 sons are vegetarian..

made claypot chicken rice, vegetarian yakisoba with shitake and shimeji mushrooms and mirin and tsuyu (soba sauce) 👍

also tofu & shitake mushrooms dish.

japanese yakisoba

niece keen to learn to cook some vegetarian dishes.

so i showed her how to make yakisoba, so easy right and delicious! 🙂

japanese yakisoba

just fry chopped garlic, some shitake and shimeji mushrooms.

i used 1/2 packet shimeji and 1/2 packet shitake.

add about 200g yellow noodles. add 1tbsp tsuyu and 1 tbsp mirin and taste.

i added less first, let niece taste herself so she decide how much she like.

garnished with coriander. and it’s done! voila! like 5 mins.

japanese yakisoba

noodles texture was perfect…

everyone loved the very tasty noodles. the 2 young ones had a great time too.

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe – Delicious Tea Smoked Chicken with Barley Risotto on 5Aug2019

tea smoked chicken with barley risotto

my RI bro CCG came for lunch on 5.8.2019.

2pax lunch -t ea smoked chicken with barley risotto

we had tea smoked chicken served on barley risotto. ^^

today i experimented on –

1 barley risotto – with browned garlic cloves, olive oil, butter, milk, stock, added shimeji mushrooms and green peas…

barley risotto was quite excellent wonderful taste…al dente, maybe can be softer a bit.

2 tea smoked 1/2 kampung chicken – smoked 10mins over stove, 45mins in 130degC oven..then drizzle more honey and flame with torch

Chicken
i salted chicken in fridge overnight, coated chicken with 1tbsp mustard, 1tbsp honey, sprinkled ginger powder, parsley powder, chopped garlic.

Smoke
added cut banana leaves, hay, 1/2 cup rice, 2 packets chinese tea, 2tbsp brown sugar, 1 twig thai basil..high heat to generate smoke then place 1/2 chicken, cover, low heat then transfer to 130degC oven

hay and tea smoking pot

had excellent hay smoked pigeon at esora recently.

that was the best i had, a truly special dining experience!

hay and tea smoking pot

i decided to try out smoking myself, using kampung chicken.

added cut banana leaves, hay, 1/2 cup rice, 2 packets chinese tea, 2tbsp brown sugar, 1 twig thai basil..high heat to generate smoke then place 1/2 chicken, cover, somked low heat 10mins over stove, then transferred to 130degC oven 45mins.

chicken for smoking

for chicken, i salted 1/2 chicken in fridge 2hrs, coated chicken with 1tbsp mustard, 1tbsp honey, sprinkled ginger powder, parsley powder, chopped garlic.

smoked chicken

tested with chopstick went clean through. chicken was cooked, only slightly browned.

flamed chicken

flamed chicken

decided to flame chicken.

alternative can reduce sealed smoking to 30mins at 130degC then browned 15mins 250degC

barley risotto

barley risotto

barley risotto also my first time experiment. turned out superbly!

i browned garlic cloves in olive oil, added basil, then chopped garlic.

then added stock, white wine, 100g barley and reduced stock while cooking barley for 30mins.

added shimeji mushrooms and green peas when almost done, and milk and butter.

barley risotto was quite excellent wonderful taste…al dente,

tea smoked chicken with barley risotto

smoked chicken was wonderful!

very tender and with excellent smoked flavours…really delicious.

tea smoked chicken with barley risotto

tea smoked chicken with barley risotto

tea smoked chicken with barley risotto

barley risotto was a bit large portion for 2 of us, not fine dining portion lol!

it was delicious, very tasty from the stock.

an excellent lunch, great experiment!

c.h.e.f andy

 

 

 

Recipe = Oven Grilled Saba Shioyaki (鯖の塩焼き) on 20Jul2019

Oven Grilled Saba Shioyaki (鯖の塩焼き)

had 1pax all protein all omega 3 lunch zero carbs! lol! 😂 on 20.7.2019. ^^

oven grilled saba shioyaki (鯖の塩焼き)!

i bought 2 fish = S$6.90 at sheng shiong, and they were quite large fish, frozen thawed but very fresh.

just clean, apply sea salt, grill 15mins in 250degC oven

ate 60%, left 40% for lighter dinner with some vegetables.

saba

Oven Grilled Saba Shioyaki (鯖の塩焼き)

Oven Grilled Saba Shioyaki (鯖の塩焼き)

Oven Grilled Saba Shioyaki (鯖の塩焼き)

Oven Grilled Saba Shioyaki (鯖の塩焼き)

it’s an oily fish, so very flavourable and tasty.

and anything from S$18 to S$25, amd maybe not such a large fish.

anyway it was delicious!

c.h.e.f andy