102nd Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 27Sep2019 – Curry Chicken with Potatoes

curry chicken and potatoes

made braised pork with shanghai greens for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 27.9.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 102nd 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

this time i used happy family curry paste on promotion.

i think heng’s curry better but this is ok too.

marinated chicken with curry past overnight in fridge.

fried curry leaves and chopped garlic, then added chicken and fried about 5mins.

removed chicken and cooked cut potatoes for 10mins.

added back chicken and mixed.

curry chicken and potatoes

curry chicken and potatoes

off fire and transferred to aluminium carrier.

a simple delicious curry chicken dish for teban gardens residents.

c.h.e.f andy

101st Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 20Sep2019 – Braised Pork with Shanghai Greens

braised pork with shanghai greens

made braised pork with shanghai greens for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 20.9.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 1001st 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

today i made braised pork cubes.

braised pork

braised pork

braised pork

these are frozen pork cubes. i made 3 pakets 1.2kg. just blanched in boiling water and cleaned. then fried with minced garlic and added 5tbsp huadiaojiu, 2tbsp fish sauce, 2 tbsp cornflour, covered wok and cooked for 1hr.

i had 800g of belly pork which was cooked to tender, chilled and neatly cut, which i added when pork cubes were cooked and stirfried for few minutes.

braised pork

set aside.

shanghai greens

braised pork with shanghai greens

braised pork with shanghai greens

then i fried the shanghai greens with oyster sauce and added back the braised pork, and that’s a delicious braised pork with shanghai greens.

c.h.e.f andy

100th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 30Aug2019 – Chicken with Shitake and Baby Shanghai Greens

100th teban gardens community breakfast dish on 30aug2019

100th teban gardens community breakfast dish on 30aug2019

100th teban gardens community breakfast dish on 30aug2019

teban gardens reminded me that today is my 100th meals i cooked for the friday community breakfast! 🙂

Ros presented me with a gift. i had coffee afterwards with my RI friend who started this PPHCSC.

today i made chicken with shitake and baby shanghai greens for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 30.8.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 100th 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 with shitake and baby shanghai greens

chicken, shitake and baby shanghai greens

i marinated the 2kg cut chicken pieces with 3 tbsp fish sauce, 4 tbsp huadiao wine and 2 tbsp corn flour, in the fridge overnight.

& i cut the mushrooms and vegetables and placed in separate sealed containers in the fridge also.

shitake and baby shanghai greens

so it was quite easy in the morning to do the dish.

fried the mushroom and lots of chopped garlic, then added the shanghai greens, and 2 tbsp oyster sauce.

shitake and baby shanghai greens

set aside, using the aluminium carrier.

braised chicken

then fried the chicken.

there’s lots of fluids from marinate, so no need to add water.

just high fire, then cover and low fire about 8 mins.

braised chicken

braised chicken

braised chicken

braised chicken

chicken was tender and tasty, and gravy was delicious!

chicken with shitake and baby shanghai greens

added back the shitake and baby shanghai greens and mixed well.

tasted it…excellent delicious dish, looked great too!

placed in the aluminium carrier and brought to teban gardens.

teban garden residents

teban gardens staff and volunteer

teban garden residents

chicken with shitake and baby shanghai greens

a wonderful dish that the residents enjoyed.

c.h.e.f andy

 

Braised Pork with Potatoes and Carrots – 99th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 23Aug2019

teban garden residents

braised pork with potatoes

made braised pork with potatoes for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 23.8.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 99th 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 belly

for this time i decided to prepare the dish the evening before.

for belly pork i boiled in stock till tender.

braised pork with potatoes

and i cooked the diced pork pieces first, take about 1hr 15mins to be nice and tender.

carrots take about 1/2 hr and potatoes 10mins, so i added potatoes last.

i used my usual fish sauce, oyster sauce and huadiao wine marinade, very tasty & delicious.

braised pork with potatoes

this morning, i cut the belly pork. it doesn’t spray when it’s chilled.

braised pork with potatoes

and added to the pork potato dish.

braised pork with potatoes

braised pork with potatoes

heat up, covered and mixed well.

braised pork with potatoes

a nice dish!

braised pork with potatoes

and soon afterwards all finished.

teban garden residents

today my 99th dish for teban gardens community breakfast.

next week my 100th dish…i will do a chicken dish!

c.h.e.f andy

Babi Pongteh – 98th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 5Jul2019

babi pongteh

made babi pongteh for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 5.7.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 98th 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.

boiled belly pork

i made babi pongteh once before almost 4yrs back. it was pretty good.

this time making a breakfast dish for 140pax at teban gardens, a bit different. i had about 500g belly pork and 800g pork chop which i cut into small cubes. and i added carrots and potatoes for the bulk, to give a substantial dish. so no taupok and mushrooms this time.

and because i cooked in the morning, it was easier for me to precooked the belly pork the evening before, about 1.5hrs and placed in fridge in ziploc.

this morning i cut the belly pork. this way the texture inside very tender, but cut nicely w/o fraying. and speeded up my preparation in the morning.

fry diced pork chop

i fried 5 cut shallots to translucent and added 5 chopped garlic cloves. added 4tbsp crushed taujeon and fried till fragrant.

then added diced pork fried about 10mins. and added 2tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp dark soy sauce.

added belly pork

then added the boiled belly pork.

babi pongteh

babi pongteh

stirred thoroughly to mix and it’s done. set aside.

added carrots and potatoes

then i fried carrots with oyster sauce for 10mins to soften. then added cut potatoes, another 10mins to cook.

babi pongteh

babi pongteh

babi pongteh

babi pongteh

and added the carrots and potatoes to the babi pongteh.

babi pongteh

babi pongteh

a very tasty dish, with nice taujeon flavours and wonderful belly pork texture.

c.h.e.f andy

Curry Vegetables with Belly Pork – 97th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 28Jun2019

curry veg with belly pork

made curry vegetables with belly pork for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 28.6.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 97th 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.

french beans, ocra and eggplant

happens that my RI bro KWL passed me 2 packets of heng’s vegetable curry he bought in JB.

i bought some vegetables totaling 1kg+.

curry vegetables

curry vegetables

and cooked a nice, very tasty vegetables curry with the paste.

just fried long beans with curry paste and curry leaves first 5mins, then added ocra, added pork stock from making the crispy pork and covered for 5mins. then added eggplants another 5mins.

added 1 packet 200ml coconut milk, mixed well and set aside.

crispy belly pork

crispy belly pork

for the crispy pork, i blanched in boiling water, cleaned and placed in 130degC oven for 3.5hrs…and drained in fridge overnight…pork very tender.

this morning i shallow fried in 2 batches, drained off oil in colander, and used the oil to fry the vegetables for the curry.

curry veg with belly pork

curry veg with belly pork

curry veg with belly pork

then added back the belly pork to the curry vegetables.

curry veg with belly pork

curry veg with belly pork

a very tasty dish, crispy pork tender inside, and a very tasty curry vegetables.

c.h.e.f andy

Braised Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots – 96th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 21Jun2019

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

made braised chicken with potatoes and carrots for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 21.6.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 96th 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, potatoes and carrots

the usual preparation – cleaned, cut and drained dry  2kg chicken thighs in fridge, then marinated with 3tbsp fish sauce, 4tbsp huadiao wine and 2tbsp corflour overnight in fridge.

cut carrots and potatoes.

braised chicken

braised chicken

this morning, fried with cut ginger and chopped garlic about 5-6mins then set aside.

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

then fried carrots first about 5mins to soften, then added potatoes.

added back the chicken gravy and covered and cooked another 10mins.

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

then added back the chicken, mixed thoroughly and plated the dish into the aluminium carrier.

and done!

a vert tasty dish la…

c.h.e.f andy

Curry Chicken and Potatoes – 95th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 14Jun2019

crispy pork with cabbage

made crispy pork with cabbage for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 14.6.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 95th 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.

crispy pork with cabbage

crispy pork

bought 2 packets diced pork and 1 packet diced belly pork total 1.2kg from sheng shiong.

slow braised 3.5hrs in 130degC oven the evening before and drained dry in fridge overnight.

shallow fry is 1cm oil this morning. ^^

crispy pork

crispy pork with cabbage

crispy pork with cabbage

used leftover oil to fry cabbage with oyster sauce, about 1 kg cabbage.

added back the pork and mixed thoroughly.

crispy pork with cabbage

plated in aluminium carrier and brought to teban gardens. ^^

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe 7th Sharing & Demo = Claypot Tanhoon Prawns and Char Siew @ Teban Gardens on 12Jun2019

teban gardens residents

teban gardens PPHCSC (pasir panjang hill community service centre) organised a cooking sharing session on 3.4.2019. ^^.

this my 6th cooking demo and sharing… 🙂

20 residents attended today.

i shared 2 dishes-

  1. char siew &
  2. claypot tanhoon prawns

char siew

char siew i had to cook at home first. and i brought along, and cut it when we were serving.

teban gardens just got thei new oven delivered 2 days ago. i have not tried it here so better to do it the usual way at home.

char siew was very tasty and tender, as Rosalind said, she could feel it when i was cutting.

i walked through the steps. the recipe was earlier provided to the residents.

claypot tanhoon prawns

for claypot tanhoon prawns, i prepared the stick at home and put together/cooked the dish on the spot. 🙂

tanhoon had just the right texture, moist and flavourful, likewise the prawns.

for tanhoon, i demo on the spot, put the prawns followed by tanhoon into the boiling stock, mixed well, covered, mixed a bit again, and as the stock reduced, the flavours were infused intot eh tanhoon which remained moist and very flavourful.

teban gardens residents

Ros dishing out sharing portions 

so both char siew and claypot tanhoon prawns turned out beautifully, quite the usual. 🙂

char siew marinated 2days in chiller

char siew ready for 16mins grill in 250degC oven

char siew

so the char siew recipe as follows-

Recipe

1 poach, clean, dry 500g belly pork
2 cut in 1/2 to make 2 slender slices 2cm thick (i have thick 500g+ slab)
3 marinade with 1tsp each of LKK char siew sauce, hoi sin sauce, oyster sauce, light soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, 1tbsp of red fermented beancurd and chopped garlic, 1/3 tsp salt overnight in fridge
4 place on rack, drizzle 1tsp honey and place in 250degC oven for 16mins. leave char siew in oven for 4 more mins.

20 large 21/25 prawns

sauce for tanhoon prawns

claypot tanhoon prawns

and the recipe for claypot tanhoon prawns as below-

Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 500g deveined large prawns with shell
  • 100g sliced belly pork (optional)
  • 150g tanhoon (3 bundles)
  • 4 stalks coriander
  • 2 cm cut ginger pieces
  • 1 bulb peeled garlic cloves
  • 30g haebee
  • 2tsp ground black pepper
  • 300ml cup chicken stock
  • can use prawn stock also or mix

Directions

(for stock):

  1. prepare prawn stock – fry prawn heads & shell in butter (or oil) till fragrant. add salt, a bit of oil, water & boil for 2-3hrs.
  2. prepare chicken stock – i debone 1 chicken & boil the chicken bones with cut carrots for 3hrs – very intense stock

Directions:

  1. fry garlic cloves, haebee, sliced belly pork in oil. add cut ginger, black pepper. fry till fragrant.
  2. add 2 stalks coriander.
  3. add chicken stock and reduced further to anout 200ml
  4. marinate prawns with 2tsp fish sauce & white pepper.
  5. put tanhoon in water to soften.
  6. when ready to cook, boil stock. add prawn, stir to immerse prawns in stock, add tanhoon, toss, turn fire to medium & cover the claypot for few minutes. toss again. voila!

Ros dishing out sharing portions

the residents had many enthusiastic questions. it was a great sharing and learning experience for all. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

 

 

Curry Chicken and Potatoes – 94th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 7Jun2019

curry chicken and potatoes

made curry chicken and potatoes for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 7.6.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 94th 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.

teban gardens friday community breakfast

residents queueig up at teban gardens communit service centre. 🙂

curry chicken and potatoes 

preparation was straight forward. i just used a packet of heng’s nonya chicken curry paste.

cleaned, cut and drained the chicken thighs evening before, and marinated overnight with the chicken curry paste. as i am using 2kg chicken (instead of usual 1kg on the packet) and almost maybe 800g potatoes, i also added 3 tbsp fish sauce.

curry chicken and potatoes

i fried the chicken first. added 1 packet 200ml coconut milk and covered, 6mins.

then removed chicken and added potatoes to the curry gravy. add water if required.

cooked for 10mins till potatoes just cooked ie chopstick poked clean through and breaks when pressed against side of wok.

curry chicken and potatoes

curry chicken and potatoes

curry chicken and potatoes

curry chicken and potatoes

then just added back chicken, mixed thoroughly and the dish was done.

curry chicken and potatoes

curry chicken and potatoes

curry chicken and potatoes

then i plated it on the aluminium carrier and kept in 40degC oven till time to deliver to teban gardens usually about 8.15am.

put on aluminium foil and placed in a box carton lined with old newspapers.

c.h.e.f andy

Pork Belly and Pork Collar Pieces with Carrots and Onions – 93rd Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 24May2019

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

made pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 24.5.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 93rd 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.

shallow fried pork belly and pork collar pieces

used 2x400g packets pork neck small cuts $3.95 each and 1x400g pork belly small cuts from sheng shiong $4.35…

cleaned, marinated with 3tbsp fish sauce and 3 tbsp shaoxing wine, added water to cover and put in 130degC oven for 3hrs to make the tender texture..

filtered out the juices and put pork in fridge overnight to dry…the juice very tasty.

shallow fried pork belly and pork collar pieces

this morning, deep fried pork in 2 batches in large wok about 1cm very hot oil..removed, drained on kitchen towel…

carrots and onions

fried carrots and onions..added 1tbsp oyster sauce…strained and added the juice from the pork, covered and cooked the carrots.

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

then added back pork, mixed thoroughly and off fire.

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

tasted.

pork was tender inside and slight crispy outside, the texture i wanted to achieve.

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

pork belly and pork collar pieces with carrots and onions

put in aluminium carrier in 40degC oven to keep warm..

then bring to teban gardens….

c.h.e.f andy

 

Braised Chicken with Baby Shanghai Greens – 92nd Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 10May2019

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

made braised chicken with baby shanghai greens for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 10.5.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 92nd 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, shitake, baby shanghai greens

marinated chicken with 3 tbsp fish sauce and 3tbsp huadiao wine and 1 heap tbsp corflour overnight in fridge.

braised chicken

braised chicken

braised chicken

braised chicken

fried chicken in non stick pan, about 5-6mins, then set aside.

shanghai greens and shitake

shanghai greens and shitake

fried 3x250g shanghai greens and 2x200g shitake with chopped garlic and 1 tbsp oyster sauce.

added back gravy from chicken.

just few minutes.

(i bought 3x250g packets baby shanghai greens from sheng shiong for S$2.50)..

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

just add back chicken, mixed thoroughly and off fire.

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

braised chicken with baby shanghai greens

a beautiful dish for teban gardens residents.

c.h.e.f andy

Braised Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots – 91st Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 3May2019

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

made braised chicken with potatoes and carrots for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 3.5.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 91st 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.

teban gardens 130pax community breakfast

teban gardens 130pax community breakfast

teban gardens 130pax community breakfast

teban gardens 130pax community breakfast

130 to 140 residents queued up for the food.

i only make 1 dish, teban gardens catered for fried beehoon and yutiao or butterfly or porridge…

and often the centre director R also made some dishes for them. her dishes – laksa, porridge etc all quite awesome… 🙂

braised chicken

braised chicken

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

for today, i marinated 2kg cut chicken fillet with 3 tbsp fish sauce, 3 tbsp huadiao wine, and 1 tbsp heap corn flour overnight in fridge.

in the morning, i fried in non stick pan for 5-6mins, added a little water as required, and set aside.

potatoes and carrots

then i fried carrots first with chopped garlic and 2tbsp oyster sauce to soften, abut 5mins, then potatoes, added back some gravy from chicken, covered and cooked for 10mins. potatoes cooked when break when pressed against side of wok. do not overcook.

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

the added back chicken, mixed thoroughly and off fire. and transferred to aluminium carrier to bring to teban gardens.

braised chicken with potatoes and carrots

tasted it. a beautiful dish, very tender chicken, sweet carrots and nice tasty potatoes.

c.h.e.f andy

Nonya Curry Chicken – 90th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 26Apr2019

nonya curry chicken with potatoes

made cnonya curry chicken for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 26.4.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 90th 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.

nonya curry chicken with potatoes

i just used one packet of mak’s nonya curry sauce and 2kg cut chicken and about 6 potatoes maybe 800g.

curry chicken

curry chicken 

i defrost, cut and dry 2kg of boneless chicken thighs, then marinated with mak’s nonya curry sauce overnight in the fridge.

i fried and cooked chicken about 5-6mins in the morning.

potatoes

removed chicken and cooked potatoes, about 10mins, till potatoes break when pressed against the side of the wok.

nonya curry chicken with potatoes

nonya curry chicken with potatoes 

then added back the chicken and mixed.

off fire and transferred to aluminium carrier.

nonya curry chicken with potatoes

i left in 40degC oven to keep warm.

when transporting, i put on aluminium foil and delivered to teban gardens.

c.h.e.f andy

Chicken with Mushrooms and Fungus – 89th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 5Apr2019

chicken with mushrooms and fungus

made chicken with mushrooms and fungus for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 5.4.2019.^^

this my 89th 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 with mushrooms and fungus

an excellent tasting dish. 🙂

chicken, shimeji mushrooms, cloud and wood fungus

i diced and marinated 2kg boneless chicken thighs the evening before = 3 tbsp fish sauce, 2tbsp corn flour, pepper and 4tbsp shaoxing wine.

i am keeping the taste plain so no oyster sauce, no sesame oil, no light soy sauce.

i got ready wood fungus S$2.10 for 200g from sheng shiong, some left over cloud fungus (all softened), and 2 packets of shimeji mushrooms cut.

chicken with mushrooms and fungus

chicken with mushrooms and fungus

chicken with mushrooms and fungus

this morning just fried the chicken thoroughly added the fungus and mushrooms, covered and cooked for 6mins.

chicken with mushrooms and fungus

chicken with mushrooms and fungus

chicken with mushrooms and fungus

a simple and very tasty dish.

chciken was very tender and tasty. so was the mushrooms and cloud fungus and wood fungus was crunchy. very nice.

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe 6th Sharing & Demo = Garlic Steamed Sotong and Salted Egg Prawns @ Teban Gardens on 3Apr2019

24 attended the cooking sharing

teban gardens PPHCSC (pasir panjang hill community service centre) organised a cooking sharing session on 3.4.2019. ^^.

this my 6th cooking demo and sharing… 🙂

24 residents attended today.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens PPHCSC 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 cooked a breakfast dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am travelling or otherwise unavailable.

i did my 88th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre on 29.3.2019.

24 attended the cooking sharing

24 attended the cooking sharing

garlic steamed sotong and salted egg prawns

today i shared and demo 2 dishes –

1 garlic steamed sotong 蒜蓉蒸花枝(墨鱼)
2 salted egg prawns…咸蛋虾

shallow fried prawns

shallow fried prawns

salted egg yoke and curry leaves

Recipe for salted egg prawns and garlic steamed sotong at the bottom page.

wasabi prawns, salted egg prawns, yuzu prawns all basically same preparation just add different sauce like wasabi mayo.

i don’t add milk or mayo in this recipe. my other variation is i don’t like deepfry as it takes and wastes a lot of oil and i don’t know what to reuse for, so i do shallow-fry just 1cm deep oil.

the salted egg prawns was fragrant and flavourful. ^^

sotong

minced garlic

garlic steamed sotong

garlic steamed sotong the easiest of preprarations.

basically it is just hk steamed and topped with minced garlic. the garlic gave it excellent flavours and is a common preparations for bamboo (razor) clams at restaurants, a heavenly sauce to add to plain rice la!

makan time – a taste of the dishes

makan time – a taste of the dishes

makan time – a taste of the dishes

teban garden staff portioned the servings.

garlic steamed sotong and salted egg prawns

i had lots of help from the residents too.

a lady actually did the frying of the salted egg and curry leaves for me while i shared about the dishes. lol! ^^

we had lots of fun! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

 

Recipe for salted egg prawns

15 shelled and deveined large prawns ie remove head & shell and cut centre to remove veins and clean well

2 egg yokes in a bowl and 2 tbsp cornflour on plate or clean flat surface

dip prawns first in egg yoke then in corn flour & place on clean plate

heat <2cm oil in deep flat bottom pot ..put in a clean dry chopsticks if starting bubbling means oil is hot

shallow-fry the prawns 1min on each side till golden brown ..do not crowd pot… do in batches 5-8 prawns..do 2 or 3 batches depend size of pot..set aside..

mince 3 salted egg yokes. fry with 2 twigs curry leaves in 1 tbsp oil till fragrant..add the prawns & mix thoroughly.. serve

Recipe for garlic hong kong steamed sotong

large sotong (squid) 300g

clean and cross cut the sotong

place sotong in steamer plate

add 2tbsp each of light soy sauce, olive oil (or veg oil) and mirin (optional)

place 3tbsp chopped garlic over the sotong

steam for 4-5mins

serve

 

回锅肉 Mala Belly Pork with Vegetables – 88th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 29Mar2019

回锅肉mala belly pork with vegetables

made 回锅肉 mala belly pork with vegetables for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 29.3.2019.^^

this my 88th 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.

回锅肉mala belly pork with vegetables

tender cooked belly pork

tender cooked belly pork

for 回锅肉, i salted belly pork for  3hrs and boiled 1.5hrs the evening before and stored the cooked pork in double ziploc bag in the chiller overnight.

this way i can cut the belly pork nicely and cleanly this morning. you can feel the pork is tender when you are cutting it. 🙂

potatoes, carrots, onions

i cooked the carrots, onions and potatoes. added 2 tbsp of oyster sauce.

carrots had to be cooked first for 10mins, then added the potatoes, covered, add water if need, and cooked for another 10mins so potatoes were just cooked.

回锅肉mala belly pork with vegetables

added the sliced belly pork.

then added 1 heap tbsp mala chilli oil and the dish is done.

回锅肉mala belly pork with vegetables

回锅肉mala belly pork with vegetables

回锅肉mala belly pork with vegetables

回锅肉mala belly pork with vegetables

mala as i always say, is not just about spicy or numb. most importantly it is the fragrance, makes the dish really flavourful and tasty.

c.h.e.f andy

Mala Braised Chicken with Vegetables – 87th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 22Mar2019

mala braised chicken with veg

made braised chicken and potatoes for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on w.3.2019.^^

this my 87th 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

cleaned, cut, drained and marinated 2kg cut chicken pieces with 2 tbsp fish sauce, 2tbsp light soy sauce, 2 tbsp oyster sauce, 2tbsp sesame oil and 2tbsp cornflour in fridge overnight.

fried chicken with 1tbsp chopped garlic in non stick wok. added little water.

braised chicken with vegetables

removed chicken.

used sauce to cook carrots 5mins, then added cut potatoes, cut leek (white part), cut 1 large yellow onion, for 10mins till potatoes were just cooked.

braised chicken with veg

mala braised chicken with veg

added back chicken.

added 2 tbsp mala sauce off fire and mixed thoroughly.

mala braised chicken with veg

mala braised chicken with veg

mala braised chicken with veg

a beautiful dish, very tasty and non too spicy.

feebback from teban gardens was that it was really delicious!

c.h.e.f andy

Braised Chicken and Potatoes – 86th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 15Mar2019

braised chicken with potatoes

made braised chicken and potatoes for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 15.3.2019.^^

this my 86th 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

this my regular dish, so quite straight forward.

just clean and drain 2kg cut chicken. then marinate with 2 tbsp of fish sauce, oyster sauce, light soy sauce, cornflour and sesame oil overnight in fridge.

braised chicken with potatoes

fry chicken with chopped garlic till cooked in the morning, cover about 6mins. add little water if required.

removed chicken and use the sauce to cook 6 large cut potatoes. add water if required. oiled 10mins to cook poatoes and reduce sauce. poke chopstick clean through or press potato against side of wok to break. that would be perfect doneness.

braised chicken with potatoes

braised chicken with potatoes

braised chicken with potatoes

plate the dish in aluminium carrier, sealed with aluminium foil and bring to teban gardens.

c.h.e.f andy

Spicy Bean Paste Pork Cubes 辣豆瓣酱猪肉粒 and Potatoes – 85th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 8Mar2019

spicy bean paste pork cubes with potatoes

made spicy bean paste pork cubes 辣豆瓣酱猪肉粒 and potatoes for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 8.3.2019.^^

this my 85th 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.

spicy bean paste pork cube

spicy bean paste pork cube

spicy bean paste pork cube

this an easy preparation as i can do the evening before and just add potatoes this morning.

i ordered 2kg pork cubes (i think S$7.95/kg).

defrosted and cleaned with salt and poached in boiling water to remove scum, and drained.

then fried with 1 tbsp chopped garlic and 3tbsp spicy bean paste 辣豆瓣酱 for 5 mins. added water and boiled for 1hr 15mins (till tender – chopstick poke thru cleanly).

spicy bean paste pork cubes with potatoes

spicy bean paste pork cubes with potatoes

this morning i added 5 cut large potatoes, cooked and reduced, about 12mins (until potatoes just cooked – chopsticks poke thru cleanly or potato breaks when pushed against the side of the wok).

spicy bean paste pork cubes with potatoes

and basically that’s it.

a simple easy to make dish of spicy bean paste pork cubes with potatoes.

spicy bean paste pork cubes with potatoes

 and quite delicious.

c.h.e.f andy