Nonya Curry Sutchi Fillet – 65th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 20Jul2018

nonya curry sutchi fish fillet

made nonya curry sutchi fillet for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 20.7.2018.^^

this my 65th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

marinated with nonya curry paste overnight in fridge

marinated with nonya curry paste overnight in fridge 

bought 3 packs sutichi fillet (1kg pack nett wt. 800g) = 2.4kg 12pieces from sheng shiong at S$4.30 per pack.

washed with salt, drained dry on colander in fridge & marinated with nonya curry paste overnight in fridge.

nonya curry sutchi fish fillet

next morning, fried cut chiili padi, sliced ginger, curry leaves in 2 tbsp oil, then added chopped garlic.

then added the sutchi fillet & mixed and stirred thoroughly over high fire.

lower fire & cover to cook.

nonya curry sutchi fish fillet

remove the sutchi fillet so as not to overcook.

reducing the gravy

reduce the gravy.

then added some thinly sliced leeks.

nonya curry sutchi fish fillet

mixed & transfer all t the aluminim carrier.

nonya curry sutchi fish fillet

nonya curry sutchi fish fillet

tasted. the dish was tasty  and fish was tender & sweet.

c.h.e.f andy

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Assam Chicken – 64th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 13Jul2018

assam chicken thigh fillet

made assam chicken for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 13.7.2018.^^

this my 64th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

chicken thigh fillet marinated with assam paste in fridge overnight

i used 3kg frozen boneless chicken thighs from sheng shiong, drained in a colander.

then marinated with mak’s assam paste in fridge overnight. 🙂

assam chicken thigh fillet

in the morning, added sliced ginger & curry leaves to 2 tbsp vegetable oil then added chopped garlic.

then added in the marinated chicken pieces & stirred & mixed thoroughly all on high heat.

then covered on medium heat. there is a lot of liquids in the chicken so no need to add water.

added 200ml coconut milk & mixed thoroughly. removed cover & turned to high heat.

assam chicken thigh fillet

i then removed the chicken so they would not be overcooked,

assam chicken thigh fillet

reducing assam gravy

and reduced the gravy to make the gravy more intense & flavourful. ^^

assam chicken thigh fillet

 

assam chicken thigh fillet

then i added back the thickened gravy.

a very tasty dish. chicken was tender & sweet & succulent, and the gravy was delicious.

c.h.e.f andy

Chicken Korma – 63rd Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 6Jul2018

chicken korma

made chicken korma for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 6.7.2018.^^

this my 63rd friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

chicken korma

the dish looked & tasted delicious.

it was though a uncommon taste so i was not sure if the teban gardens residents would like it.

3kg frozen boneless chicken thighs

i had the usual 3kg frozen boneless chicken thighs from sheng shiong, drained in a colander.

babas chicken korma paste

babas chicken korma paste

the i marinated with the babas korma paste overnight in the fridge.

chicken korma

in the morning, added sliced ginger & curry leaves to 2 tbsp vegetable oil then added chopped garlic.

then added in the marinated chicken pieces & stirred & mixed thoroughly all on high heat.

then covered on medium heat. there is a lot of liquids in the chicken so no need to add water.

added 200ml coconut milk & mixed thoroughly. removed cover & turned to high heat.

i then removed the chicken so they would not be overcooked, and reduced the gravy to make it more intense & flavourful. ^^

chicken korma

then i added back the gravy.

chicken korma

a wonderful dish full of flavours.

the centre director R later replied “Most enjoyed the chicken, something different. It was tasty. 👍🏻👍🏻” so the not so common dish was ok afterall.

c.h.e.f andy

Sutchi Fillet Assam Pedas – 62nd Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 29Jun2018

sutchi fillet assam pedas

made sutchi fillet assam pedas with sliced leeks for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 29.6.2018.^^

this my 62nd friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

sutchi fillet assam pedas

bought 2x1kg frozen sutchi fillet ($4.50 for 6 fillet 1kg packet) from sheng shiong.

washed with salt & drain in colander, then marinated with mak’s assam pedas paste overenight in fridge.

sutchi fillet assam pedas

sutchi fillet assam pedas

in the morning, fried sliced ginger in oil then added garlic, then added the 12 sutchi fillet.

no need to add water…still lots of water, and needed to remove fillet & reduced to create an intense flavourful sauce & added back to the fillet.

sutchi fillet assam pedas

sutchi fillet assam pedas

a lovely, delicious dish.

next time need to add another 1/2 packet or 1 packet, 2 packets not enough.

c.h.e.f andy

Curry Chicken – 61th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 22Jun2018

curry chicken

madecurry chicken with s;iced leeks for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 22.6.2018.^^

this my 61th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

3kg boneless chicken thighs

actually, was meant to be rendang..use 3kg boneless frozen chicken thighs from sheng shiong..

3kg boneless chicken thighs

chicken has lots of water even after draining in colander whole day, then marinated with mak’s rendang paste & left in fridge overnight.

added some sliced leeks to curry chicken

added sliced ginger & curry leaves to 2tbsp oil, then added chicken in high heat & stir-fried thoroughly

added some sliced leeks to curry chicken

then added a bit sliced leeks…

curry chicken

was meant to be rendang but not easy to manage 3+kg of chicken thigh fillet a lot of water even after reduced..still look more like curry..

curry chicken

well, very tasty curry for the teban garden folks..

“yummy!” was the feedback…

c.h.e.f andy

Sambal Sutchi Fillet – 60th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 25May2018

sambal sutchi fillet

made sutchi fillet with leeks for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 25.5.2018.^^

this my 60th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

sutchi fillet

this the same dish as the sutchi with leeks last week.

except that i added heng’s sambal sauce.

i washed with salt, cleaned, dried & marinate with the sachet of heng’s sambal sauce.

sambal sutchi fillet

next morning, i fried 1 large onion, sliced ginger, chopped scallions till fragrant then added chopped garlic.

then i added the sutchi fillet.

for this time i used nearly 3 packets, so about 2.7kg of fillet, quite enough even for 140pax at teban gardens community breakfast. ^^

sambal sutchi fillet

sambal sutchi fillet

there were 16 pieces of fillet, so quite a lot of fish & needed to turn voer continuous to ensure all were equally cooked.

i covered to steam/cook, total time about 6mins.

sambal sutchi fillet

sambal sutchi fillet

sambal sutchi fillet

after that i plated the sutchi fillet & added some cut scallions.

i usually do 1/2hr before so i placed the aluminium carrier in a 45degC oven to keep warm before i packed it with aluminium foil for transport.

c.h.e.f andy

Sutchi Fillet with Leeks – 59th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 18May2018

sutchi fillet with leek

made sutchi fillet with leeks for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 18.5.2018.^^

this my 59th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

sutchi fillet

i bought 2x1kg sutchi fillet from sheng shiong.

each packet has 6 pieces so 12pieces. i estimated about 10-12 good size pieces per fillet, so >120 servings ok…

preparation the usual –

  1. defrost, cleaned with salt & dried overnight in fridge.
  2. in the morning, fried 3cm sliced ginger, 3 cut chilli padi, 1 lagre sliced red onions, then added chopped garlic, the the fillet in 2tbsp olive oil. added 3tbsp light soy sauce, 2tbsp mirin.
  3. high fire & turned over fillet several times to ensure all 12 pieces cooked uniformly. no need to add water as lots of moisture in the fillet.
  4. covered & in total about 5-6mins.
  5. placed fillet in aluminium carrier, then fried leek & added back the gravy from the fish & cooked the leeks.

leek

leek

the leeks very tasty in the tasty gravy which cooked the leeks as it reduced.

sutchi fillet

then added back all to the sutchi fillet in the aluminium carrier.

usually i prepare the dish such that it is ready 1/2hr before i leave the house for teban gardens, so i placed the dish in 45degC oven to keep warm.

when leaving for teban gardens, i covered with aluminium foil & placed in a styrofoam box for transport.

c.h.e.f andy

Wine Chicken 黄焖鸡 – 58th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 4May2018

wine chicken 黄焖鸡

made wine chicken 黄焖鸡 for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 4.5.2018.^^

this my 58th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

wine chicken 黄焖鸡

i was on an absentee mode because of my OPS sakura kyoto trip 5-13.4.2018, and the recent croatia trip with wife & daughter 19-30.4.2018.

so i made sure i do this today! haha! 🙂

i had my usual 2kg frozen boneless chicken thighs from sheng shiong. added another 3 pieces so nearly 2.8kg. cooking for 140pax a bit hard to have a piece for everyone. my wok has a limited size also.

wine chicken 黄焖鸡

i defrosted, cleaned with salt & drained the chicken & marinate the evening before – 3 tbsp fish sauce, 3 tbsp shao xing wine, 2 tbsp each of corn flour, sesame oil, and oyster sauce.

wine chicken 黄焖鸡

next morning just fried with 3cm cut ginger, added 5tsp chopped garlic in 1 tbsp oil.

there was a lot of chicken so fried a while to make sure all pieces were cooked evenly, then covered and cooked low fire for 5mins.

the important thing about cooking chicken is not to overcook it so it is tender, juicy. usually braised chicken in zi char places are overcooked & old…

wine chicken 黄焖鸡

i then removed the chicken & cooked the sliced potatoes about 5mins. tested to see potatoes were just cooked (breaks when pressed with chopsticks or spoon).

then added back the chicken.

wine chicken 黄焖鸡

then transferred to aluminim container for transport.

a delicious, tender, juicy, tasty chicken dish. and the potatoes lagi best, very tasty la…

c.h.e.f andy

Braised Pork Cubes – 57th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 23Mar2018

braised pork cubes

made braised pork cubes for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 16.3.2018.^^

this my 57th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

braised pork cubes 

bought 2x1kg frozen pork cubes from qbfood last week. decided to cook that for teban gardens friday community breakfast this morning.

started late last evening past midnight did not have the sauce i wanted ..lazy to go buy..concocted a sauce but it wasn’t so good…

braised pork cubes 

after braising the pork cubes for about 1/2 hr, i left it in a 95degC oven overnight for 6hrs.

that was so that i did not have to stay up for 2 hrs to braise the pork cubes over the stove, or wake up early this morning to do that.

braised pork cubes 

this morning i got up at the usual time 7am, took the pork from the oven dish & into the pan-wok, then heat up (& reduce as required, only little sauce was needed, and that also facilitated the transport in aluminium carrier.

i didn’t think it tasted too good this morningn, anyway MH told me it was all finished & the residents loved the taste, so i guess not good but also not too bad la..

c.h.e.f andy

Sutchi Fillet & Brocoli in Nonya Sauce – 56th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 16Mar2018

sutchi fillet & brocoli in nonya sauce

made sutchi fillet & brocoli in nonya sauce for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 16.3.2018.^^

this my 56th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

brocoli in nonya sauce

been making mostly chicken the last many times for teban gardens because it is the easiest, boneless thighs, no need much preparation, just cut & use a variety of curry and sauces. haha! 🙂

for a change sometimes i do a belly pork also.

today i decided to do sutchi fillet, again no preparations required basically & easy to cook.

i sued to cook 2 packets = 2 kg frozen sutchi fillet from sheng shiong, but today it looked not enough as the residents attending breakfast have grown to 130/140pax…will increase to 3 kg next time. 🙂

i added 2 brocoli. looked a lot on the colander but quite meagre also on the aluminium food tray…maybe have to do 4 next round..not difficult preparations except for shaving the skin of the stems…

sutchi fillet & brocoli in nonya sauce

i drain-dried the fillet & seasoned with the heng’s nonya sauce sachet the evening before.

this morning, i got up at the usual 7am.

just added cut chilli padi, sliced ginger, chopped spring onions, then 3 tsp chopped garlic to 2 tbsp oil, fried then added the fish, turned around a bit to get even cooking, then added the brocoli, and covered to steam the fish & the brocoli…

lazy man way of cooking la…

sutchi fillet & brocoli in nonya sauce

i tasted a bit of the fish…very tasty with the nonya sauce…brocoli looked fine.

sutchi fillet & brocoli in nonya sauce

still early as i usually leave at 8.15am, so placed in 40degC oven to keep warm.

added in some cut spring onions to garnish.

sutchi fillet & brocoli in nonya sauce

so, easy preparation, and quite nice dish..

the next round, i will cook 3 kg fish fillet & maybe 4 brocoli…i probably cut the fillet into good size pieces first la…

c.h.e.f andy

Curry Chicken & Potatoes – 55th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 9Mar2018

curry chicken & potatoes

made curry chicken & potatoes for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 9.3.2018.^^

this my 55th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

curry chicken

curry chicken

i used about 2.5kg boneless chicken thigh from sheng shiong, defrost the evening before, cut, & drained in sieve in fridge overnight.

heng’s chicken curry sauce

this morning i got up at the usual 7am, seasoned chicken in fish sauce (2tbsp) and white pepper, fried curry leaves (from one stalk) in heng’s nonya curry paste.

curry chicken 

curry chicken

then fried chicken in curry for about 8mins. no need to add water as there is a lot of liquids in the chicken, then added 200ml coconut milk. then i removed the chicken.

potatoes 

cut 7-8 potatoes & cooked in the curry, about 8mins…

potatoes are just cooked (not overcooked) when it breaks when pressed against the wok or a chopstick pokes through with small resistance.

curry chicken & potatoes 

then i added back the chicken.

curry chicken & potatoes

mixed together a bit, then off fire & transferred to aluminium carrier.

curry chicken & potatoes

curry chicken & potatoes 

carrier was a bit full, so i dished out some curry chicken & potatoes, and kept for later.

curry chicken & potatoes 

a lovely dish! curry was spicy & very flavourful, and chicken was very tender & tasty, though it was frozen chicken. & potatoes were done just right, not mushy & very tasty.

c.h.e.f andy

Braised Belly Pork with Chinese Mushrooms – 54th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 2Mar2018

braised belly pork & chinese mushrooms 

made a braised belly pork with chinese mushrooms for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 2.3.2018.^^

this my 54th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

braised belly pork & chinese mushrooms 

i used just >2kg belly pork (about S$20) & about 90 pieces chinese mushrooms (2packets – i bought 3packets for S$10)

2 kg was too much belly pork to cook in slow cooker (which is my preferred method to get a tender crystalline texture)…

so i cooked the pork with one bulb garlic & braising sauce for 15mins. then transferred to covered pot, adding water to cover the pork fully, & put in 95degC oven for 6hrs to get the tender crystalline texture..

removed pork & transferred the braising sauce to a wok & cooked the chinese mushrooms & reduced the sauce to very flavourful gravy. add water as required…braised mushrooms for 2-3hrs…covered the belly pork with the mushroom & sauce.

braised belly pork

all these i did the evening before.

got up this morning at 7am. removed the pork & cut in small pieces.

braised belly pork 

the pork looked perfect outside!

braised belly pork 

& even more brautiful crystalline texture inside.

braised belly pork 

i arranged the cut pieces in the aluminium tray for transport.

braised belly pork 

could feel the wonderful texture when cutting, no fraying, no sinewy, and not much resistance to the cut ie very tender…

braised belly pork 

filled up the tray, all these while mushrooms & sauce were heating up to boil…

braised belly pork & chinese mushrooms

transferred the piping hot mushrooms & sauced over the belly pork.

braised belly pork & chinese mushrooms

i tasted the mushrooms & the pork. both well infused with the tasty braise, and belly pork was tender & tasty!

an excellent dish for the residents at teban gardens…

c.h.e.f andy

Braised Chicken with Chinese Mushrooms – 53th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 23Feb2018

braised chicken thighs & mushrooms 

made a braised chicken with chinese mushrooms for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 23.2.2018.^^

this my 53rd friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

braised mushrooms 

this time I lazy. braised whole as chicken thigh steak last evening..means one entire boneless thigh slab not cut..

(usually i cut the chicken into pieces & cook in the morning..)

i braised the chicken thigh the usual preparation – fried cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, bay leaves & whole bulb garlic cloves in oil till fragrant, added chicken thighs, then added tai hua braising sauce.

then took out the chicken thighs, and boiled 2 packets of chinese mushrooms (maybe 40pieces/packet) in the braise. added water & braise the mushrooms for 1-2hrs till well infused with the braise & tender.

braised chicken thighs 

braised chicken thighs & mushrooms 

there were 11 large chicken thighs, which i cut into 10-12 pieces each.

braised chicken thighs & mushrooms 

not a bad method actually as chicken steak very easy & fast to cut…

mushrooms no problem of overcooking so after bringing mushroom braise to boil just dump cut chicken pieces, cover & warm up..

braised chicken thighs & mushrooms 

chicken has the look of cold cut chicken but was tender & both chicken & mushrooms well infused with the braise….

braised chicken thighs & mushrooms

stir-fry a little on high fire, then cover & let it heat up the chicken.

braised chicken thighs & mushrooms 

then transfer to aluminum carrier for transport.

lohei

lohei

today is 8th day of CNY.

the teban gardens staff came early at 6am to prepare the lohei for the residents.

lohei 

the staff made their own lohei with the shredded veg ingredients & arranged like a dog with tail even!👍👍👍

after breakfast, the staff organised the residents to have the lohei celebrations. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Braised Chicken with Potatoes – 52th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 9Feb2018

braised chicken with potatoes

made a braised chicken with potatoes for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 9.2.2018.^^

this my 52nd friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

braised chicken with potatoes

been doing variations of this several times recently, as it is easy to do, and really tasty & flavourful.

i had 2kg chicken thighs & 1 kg wingsticks marinated with 2tbsp fish sauce, 2tbsp sesame oil & 1tbsp corn flour overnight in the fridge.

this morning, i fried 1 cinnamon stick, 4 bay leaves, 4 star anise, 1 bulb of garlic cloves, 2cm sliced ginger & 1 cut chilli padi…then added the chicken & fried to get the flavours to all parts. then i added 80ml of tai hwa chicken braising sauce.

then covered & simmered for 5 mins, and the removed the thighs leaving the wingsticks.

then i added 5 cut potatoes, and cooked for another 5mins. pressed the potatoes to check it was just cooked.

braised chicken with potatoes

then i added back the chicken thighs, stirred to mix & then added some cornflour to thicken.

braised chicken with potatoes

& transferred all the the alunimium carrier.

braised chicken with potatoes

chicken were tender & tasty, and the potatoes were lovely, very tasty infused with the sauce & just the right bite texture.

c.h.e.f andy

Braised Chicken with Button Mushrooms – 51th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 26Jan2018

braised chicken with button mushrooms

did a braised chicken with button mushrooms for teban gardens community breakfast this morningon 26.1.2018.^^

this my 51th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

2kg boneless thighs + 1kg mid-wing 

i bought 2kg boneless chicken thighs with skin on & added 1 kg of mid-wings from sheng shiong.

when i first started teban gardens had about 80 residents attending breakfast. now it’s consistently 130pax…2kg not quite enough…it is a lot of effort to debone 3 or 4 chickens, so i resort to frozen chicken parts. they work very well actually.

braised chicken mid-wings 

i seasoned the chicken the night before – 2 tbsp fish sauce, 2 tbsp light soy sauce, 2 tbsp oyster sauce, 2 tbsp sesame oil, 4tbsp shaoxing wine, and 2 tbsp corn flour.

quite easy this morning. just fried 1 bulb of garlic cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, 4 star anise, 4 cloves, 4 bay leaves in 1tbsp oil, then added the chicken & fried.

added the button mushrooms. covered & cooked for 5mins..removed the cut chicken fillets & cooked the mid-wings for another 5mins.

braised chicken 

& the dish was done. voila!

braised chicken with button mushrooms 

tasted it…very tender & tasty…

braised chicken with button mushrooms

braised chicken with button mushrooms 

quite excellent dish, and easy to do.

c.h.e.f andy

Dark Sauce Braised Chicken with Taupok – 50th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 12Jan2018

braised chicken with taupok

made dark sauce braised chicken with taupok for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 12.1.2018.^^

this my 50th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

braised chicken

i bought 2kg boneless chicken thighs + 1kg wingsticks, and prepared the dish the evening before.

just fried 1-2 cinnamon stocks, 4 start anise, 4 cloves, 1 bulb of garlic cloves in 2 tbsp oil. fried till fragrant.

then added the cut chicken thigh pieces & wingstick (enough for one each for 130pax residents), and fried.

Tai Hua chicken marinate (大华鲁鸡汁)

then added tai hua chicken braising sauce, coat the chicken pieces. added 1 heap tbsp sugar (3kg chicken pieces) covered & cooked for like 8 mins. simple & quick. i did not add water as chicken had a lot of liquids. of course this needed watching over & add water if required.

braised chicken

the braised chicken was delicious, very tasty & meat were tender, not overcooked.

taupok

next morning, i heat up removed the chicken pieces, and added 20 taupok cut into 4 strips each, so 80 piees.

taupok

the taupok soaked up the sauces, and diluted the taste, so i added another 1/3cup tai hua braising sauce & some water.

braised chicken with taupok

covered over low fire simmering & cooked taupok till soft & well infused with the braise.

braised chicken with taupok

the mixed with the chicken pieces & placed in the aluminium tray & brought to teban gardens.

next week i will do this dish with button mushrooms instead of taupok.

c.h.e.f andy

Curry Chicken with Potatoes – 49th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 5Jan2018

curry chicken with potatoes 

made curry chicken with potatoes for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 5.1.2018.^^

this my 49th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

curry chicken

i cut 2kg boneless chicken thigh, cleaned with salt & placed on colander in fridge to dry yesterday.

curry chicken 

this morning i got up at 7am.

fried 1 cut yellow onions, 1.5 twig of curry leaves in 2 tbsp oil.

heng’s chicken curry sauce

added the heng’s nonya curry paste & fried.

then added the cut chicken, well coated with the curry, & added 200ml coconut milk.

chicken has lots of water so add water sparingly..covered & cooked 6-8mins. do not overcook the chicken.

curry chicken

a very tasty curry chicken dish.

potatoes 

meanwhile i peeled & cut 5-6 medium potatoes. about 100-120 pieces.

removed the chicken & added the potatoes. cooked for 10mins. potatoes is cooked when it breaks when pressed. do not overcook.

curry chicken with potatoes 

then i added back the chicken. added fish sauce & salt to taste. (or marinate chicken with fish sauce before cooking).

curry chicken with potatoes 

a delicious dish of curry chicken with potatoes.

curry chicken with potatoes

the residents were very pleased with the dish. looked great & tasted marvellous.

c.h.e.f andy

Wine Chicken 黄焖鸡 with Potatoes & Carrots – 48th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 15Dec2017

wine chicken 黄焖鸡 with potatoes & carrots for teban gardens 

made wine chicken 黄焖鸡 for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 15.12.2017. ^^

this my 48th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

2kg boneless chicken thighs 

i bought 2kg frozen boneless chicken thigh from sheng shiong, defrosted, cut & cleaned with salt & placed in a colander in the fridge to dry the evening before.

this morning, i woke up earlier to marinate the chicken – 2tbsp fish sauce, 2tbsp light soy sauce, 2tbsp sesame sauce, 2tbsp oyster sauce, 2 tbsp corn flour & 4tbsp shaoxing wine, marinated about 1hr.

light braised chicken thighs 

i fried the chicken pieces in a hot pan with sliced ginger, cut chilli padi, and chopped garlic. then added the marinade, covered & braised lightly 焖..

there is a lot of liquids in the chicken so no need to add water, but watch & act accordingly.

chicken should not be overcooked..about 6-8mins sufficient for smooth, succulent chicken dish.

carrots, onions & potatoes 

i prepared the carrots, onions & potatoes – 2 large carrots, 2 large onions, 6 medium potatoes.

cooking carrots, onions & potatoes 

fried carrots & onions first then added potatoes & liquid from draining the chicken.

make the correct texture for potatoes, just break when pressed & not mushy. liquids should be reduced to give an intense tasty sauce.

wine chicken with potatoes & carrots for teban gardens 

then added back the chicken.

wine chicken with potatoes & carrots for teban gardens

& voila – a tasty dish of wine chicken with potatoes & carrots for teban gardens! ^^

c.h.e.f andy

回锅肉 Double-cooked Pork Belly with Carrots, Onions & Potatoes – 47th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 24Nov2017

回锅肉double cooked pork belly with carrots, onions & potatoes

made 回锅肉double cooked pork belly with carrots, onions & potatoes  for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 24.11.2017. ^^

this my 47th friday breakfast community meal at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

pork belly after 6 hrs in 90degC oven

i did the usual 6hrs in 90degC oven treatment to produce the right tender texture with bite & not breaking up. left them in the oven overnight & that’s how they look like when i took out of the oven dish this morning. 🙂

pork belly after 6 hrs in 90degC oven

easy to cut, no shredding…

pork belly after 6 hrs in 90degC oven

it’s 1.8kg of belly pork, quite a good amount as the numbers have of late increased to about 130pax at teban gardens friday community breakfast. 🙂

回锅肉double cooked pork belly

so just fried the  sliced belly pork with 1tbsp of oyster sauce & 2 tbsp of mala chilli sauce. and chopped garlic of course.

回锅肉double cooked pork belly

delicious! both taste & texture.

with carrots, onions & potatoes

and i had some cut potatoes carrots & onions for a balanced diet. hehe! 🙂

like 2 large carrots & 6 medium potatoes, 2 large yellow onions…

fried onions & carrots first, softened them, added the juice from the pork belly oven dish & 1 tbsp oyster sauce & reduced. then added potatoes about 8-10mins. must not overcooked potatoes – cooked right when it just break when pressed against wok or pressed with a spoon.

回锅肉double cooked pork belly with carrots, onions & potatoes

then put 2 & 2 together, for a great, delicious breakfast dish! ^^

c.h.e.f andy

Curry Belly Pork & Cabbage – 46th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 3Nov2017

curry belly pork & cabbage

made curry  belly pork & cabbage for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 3.11.2017. ^^

this my 46th friday breakfast community meal at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

i used heng’s chicken curry sauce sachet, S$2.45 from sheng shiong. it worked with chicken, it would work with pork.

belly pork slow braised 6hrs in 90degC oven

belly pork were first defrosted, placed in boiling water to remove scum, washed & cleaned then placed in sealed oven dish covered with water & slow braised 6hrs in 90degC oven – my standard preparation to make a tender belly pork.

this i did overnight. so it would be ready next morning 12am – 6am, perfect timing for preparing the dish.

belly pork slow braised 6hrs in 90degC oven

the belly pork was very tender & could be eaten straight off.

i cut them into rectangular pieces. there are about 130pax at teban gardens breakfast. i had abotu 1.8kg pork & cut maybe about 150+pieces.

curry belly pork

for curry, i fried 1 stalk of curry leaves with sliced onions, then added the heng’s curry sauce, then i added the pork & fried to coat & toss for 1 minute. then i added the strained pork juice from the oven dishes.

curry belly pork

the curry pork was very tasty.

curry cabbage

the i took out the pork & fried the cabbage in the curry sauce, covered & cooked the cabbage.

curry belly pork & cabbage

then i added back the belly pork, and toss to mix.

curry belly pork & cabbage

& transferred to the aluminium container to transport to teban gardens.

curry belly pork & cabbage

i tasted the dish, it was good. pork was tender & the curry & cabbage very tasty.

later the centre staff messaged me that curry was nice & all finished…

c.h.e.f andy