Joyful 7pax Family Homecooked Dinner on 5jun2020

pan seared hokkaido scallops on pumpkin puree

pan seared hokkaido scallops on pumpkin puree

bouillabaise seafood stew

bouillabaise seafood stew

kurobuta pork collar steak

kurobuta pork collar steak

pan grilled wagyu MBS 6/7 steak

pan grilled wagyu MBS 6/7 steak

made 7pax dinner this evening inc aunty bes on 5.6.2020.^^

during the 8 weeks covid circuit breaker, SM and JH couldn’t join dinner so we had our anniversary dinner w/o them. this evening they were able to join so we had the full family dinner. 🙂

mash & pumpkin puree & cauliflower puree excellent..wife,children loved it..

kurobuta & beef very good, bouillabaisse very tasty ..i think i will not add cream next time to have stronger unmasked tomato flavours..

vongole linguine excellent..the 2 clams both superb texture..

SM & JM joined dinner 1st time in 2mths.

c.h.e.f andy

Yummy Homecooked Dinner for my Brother’s 6pax Family on 4Jun2020

thai style whole fish (ang choe) curry

thai style whole fish (ang choe) curry

sambal sotong with yellow onions

sambal sotong with yellow onions

claypot tanhoon prawns

claypot tanhoon prawns

made 6pax dinner for my brother yong siu family.

  1. thai style whole fish (ang choe) curry
  2. claypot tanhoon prawns
  3. sambal sotong with onions

thai style whole fish curry is my new recipe. though it is not exactly the same as old holland road forture’s it is very good, nicely tangy and tasty and wonderful curry and vegetables.

i made my own curry rempah and added tomyam paste, very shiok dish!

will do up a recipe post soon! 🙂

claypot tanhoon and sambal sotong are usual dishes. my sil especially liked the claypot tanhoon prawns, said it was very tasty.

the key was the stock and also the proportions, so that stock was reduced to right amount, still wet and moist not soupy, while cooking the prawns and tanhoon just right. excellent dish.

sambal sotong key just not to overcook sotong, so it is fresh, succulent, perfect texture.

this my 3rd homecooked dinner for my brother since circuit breaker! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

A Moral, Principled & Righteous Again United States of America & Leader of Democracy

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=OFPwDe22CoY

the positivity energy we missed.

👏👏👏

very sadly a few good men after that like obama can do abysmal

Just one nasty moron did untold damages & infected the whole nation with baseness & nastiness

that is because of non democratic vested interest system failure..cannot remove gun rights,cannot negotitate with police union…USA is vested interest plutocracy masquerading as democracy.

actually the fact that even obama could do nothing shows there is very little hope of USA system whether it is called democracy or not.

I think the divisions and fault lines that a obama cannot heal is unbreachable after a trump

every ugliness is release and set free in USA

it is a system failure

the only way only chance America can go forward is if not only biden elected but GOP is smashed into oblivion & a new moral principled charitable true Christian GOP is reborned.

a friend asked “What if the democrats win the house the senate as well as the presidency. Trinity?”

Then GOP have the chance to be phoenix reborned

Younger more rational more charitable more moderate GOP with true republican values and emerge after all the racist bigots old bags are banished.

I don’t agree with low tax low welfare no infrastructure small government dogma or anti abortion anti gay rights but those are legitimate differences in view points and policy directions so it is democratic whether democrats or republicans are elected

gun rights and police union are not

those have to be resolutely opposed.

maybe there needed to be a 毒药 toxic deadly trump virus to poison corrupt decimate and shows its evil destructive powers for America to recover its morality & principles & righteousness and lead the world again….

c.h.e.f andy

Terrific Dishes from Ah Yat and Wonderful Anniversary 5pax Family Dinner on 1Jun2020

anniversary macha cake

anniversary macha cake

lobster in superior stock上汤焗

2 lobsters in superior stock上汤焗

deepfried tilapia 油浸尼罗红2

deepfried tilapia 油浸尼罗红

steamed tilapia with minced garlic 蒜蓉蒸尼罗红

steamed tilapia with minced garlic 蒜蓉蒸尼罗红

5dishes takeaway S$136 nett from ah yat grandstand

5dishes takeaway S$136 nett from ah yat grandstand

celebrating anniversary today. 🙂

ordered & collected nice 5pax family dinner inc aunty bes from ah yat grandstand on 1.6.2020. ^^

  1. lobster in superior stock上汤焗
  2. deepfried tilapia 油浸尼罗红
  3. steamed tilapia with minced garlic 蒜蓉蒸尼罗红
  4. frog with dry chilli and cashew nuts 宫保田鸡
  5. frog with ginger and scallions姜葱田鸡
  6. complimentary red bean soup 红豆汤

food was excellent, every dish was good & everyone thoroughly enjoyed the dishes.

I got a macha cake from chataraise..really good just like a macha parfait

c.h.e.f andy

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Ah Yat Seafood @ Grandstand

Address

#03-01/02, The Grandstand, 200Turf Club Road, 287994

Reservations

+65 6884 6884
+65 68832112

Opening Hours

Daily: 11:30 – 14:30

Daily: 17:30 – 22:30

 

Nice Homecooked Dinner – Thai Style Whole Fish Curry and Steamed Pork Softbones on 31May2020

thai style whole fish curry3

thai style whole fish curry

steamed pork soft bones2

steamed pork soft bones

made 4pax family homecooked dinner this evening on 31.5.2020. ^^

  1. thai style whole fish curry
  2. steamed pork soft bones!

made my own rempah & added tomyam paste & coconut milk.

pound 2in lemon grass, fry with 1 stalk curry leaves, one sliced medium onion, add rempah, fry till fragrant, add cut lady fingers, add cut eggplant, add whole fish (i used ang choe – golden snapper today),cook for 10mins.

will do up a recipe later…here!

my first time trying a newly created recipe, trying to model forture old holland road’s thai style fish head.
quite excellent! wife and children all liked it…very sedap, tangy and tasty! and the vegetables were excellent too.
steamed pork softbones very good too – dimsum restaurant standard..
c.h.e.f andy

My Brother & Yuli made nice Dinner for Us on 30May2020

my bro & yuli cooked 3 dishes

my bro & yuli cooked 3 dishes

my brother & his helper cooked dinner for us & delivered this evening – 3 dishes 蛋炒粉丝、咖喱鱼头、白灼肉on 30.5.2020.^^

the belly pork was nice with the garlic chilli vinegar蒜泥醋. and nice fish head and tanhoon. :-)

this period of covid , singapore implemented circuit breaker for 8 weeks. cannot eat out and visit, so mostly cook at home and order in meals.

i cooked for my brother’s 6pax family and delivered on 2 occasions, and my brother did the same for me last and this saturday.

it’s quite fun too. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

A Tasty 6pax Homecooked Family Dinner for My Brother’s Family on 28May2020

spicy black bean sauce song fish head 松鱼头

spicy black bean sauce song fish head 松鱼头

wine chicken with cloud fungus 黄焖鸡

wine chicken with cloud fungus 黄焖鸡

steamed pork soft bones 蒸软骨

steamed pork soft bones 蒸软骨

made 5 dishes for my brother’s 6pax family dinner this evening on 28.5.2020. ^^

  1. spicy black bean sauce song fish head 松鱼头
  2. wine chicken with cloud fungus 黄焖鸡
  3. steamed pork soft bones 蒸软骨
  4. mala broccoli
  5. okra with gimson nonya sauce

covid circuit breaker time, no eating out no extended family gathering, so i cooked 5 dishes and delivered to my brother.

song fish head 松鱼头,wine chicken黄焖鸡 all my usual dishes.

steamed pork soft bones 蒸软骨is a new preparation, seems pretty good taste and wonderful tender texture.

okra with gimson nonya sauce very tasty.

the mala broccoli though a bit overdone.

anyway good 6pax dinner for my brother’s family.

c.h.e.f andy

Delicious Burrata, Steak and Crabmeat Pasta 5pax Home Dinner in 26May2020

burrata with iberico ham

wife’s burrata with iberico ham

my flamed sous vide 56degC 1 hr porterhouse steak3

my flamed sous vide 56degC 1 hr porterhouse steak

had 5pax home dinner thsi evenin gon 26.5.2020.^^

wife made salad and burrata, i made flamed sous vide porterhouse steak and aunty bes made crabmeat pasta.

  1. wife’s salad
  2. wife’s burrata
  3. bread & hummus
  4. my flamed sous vide 56degC 1 hr porterhouse steak
  5. aunty bes crabmeat pasta

very nice burrata with iberico ham, and salad…and the steak adn pasta were excellent too!

a nice enjoyable scrumptious family dinner during covid circuit breaker.

c.h.e.f andy

 

Tapao Dishes from HK Street Old Chun Kee on 24May2020

tapao hk street old chun kee dishes

tapao hk street old chun kee dishes

assam fish head2

assam fish head

 

ordered HK street old chun kee 3 dishes total S$41.

  1. assam fish head S$24
  2. 排骨王S$9
  3. 鱼香茄子eggplant S$8

plus my own 南乳deepfried chicken wings

good enough for 5pax dinner inc aunty bes.

children like the assam fish. and SL liked the eggplant and pork cutlet as well.

the usual fare from HK street old chun kee, good and inexpensive.

c.h.e.f andy

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Blk 117 Commonwealth Drive #01-733 Singapore 140117
Tel: 83606663
Email: enquiries@kopikia.com.sg
Operating Hours:
12.00PM – 10.30PM (Monday to Sunday)

Yuli, My Bro’s Helper cooked 3 Delectable Dishes on 23May2020

 

yuli cooked 3 dishes

yuli cooked 3 delectable dishes

gong gong2

gong gong

yuli, my brother’s helper made dinner for us-

  1. pandan chicken
  2. gong gong
  3. sayur lodeh

excellent dishes.. chicken nice with lemon grass, lime flavours..

gong gong excellent i have not taken for ages this would be the best i had…

& curry vegetables was very good 👍

this the covid circuit breaker so we could not dine out or visit.

my brother delivered the dishes. they were still hot, gong gong just steamed. really delicious

c.h.e.f andy

Scrumptious 6pax Homecooked Dinner for My Brother’s Family on 21May2020

sausage claypot rice

sausage claypot rice

白斩鸡

白斩鸡 chicken rice chicken

braised trotters and belly pork

braised trotters and belly pork

tofu prawns

tofu prawns

made 6pax dinner for my brother yong siu family dinner today on 21May2020.^^

  1. sausage claypot rice
  2. teochew braised pork trotters and belly pork
  3. 白斩鸡with home made chilli
  4. tofu prawns
  5. sambal kang kong

will write up recipe for some dishes later.

claypot rice very flavourful from slated fish and tasty chicken stock.

the very smooth & sweet 白斩鸡 chicken rice chicken came with tasty hamemade chilli and tasty sauce.

teochew braise with my own sauce, both trotters and belly pork very tender texture and tasty.

tofu prawns again with tasty chicken stock and succulent prawns done just right texture.

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for ourselves,

kept some braised trotters and 白斩鸡for dinner..aunty bes made nonya steamed fish. 🙂

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.

Below Expectations – Circuit Breaker Uya Unaju Takeout on 19May2020

unaju

unaju takeout form uya

unaju2

unaju takeout form uya

wife ordered unaju from uya 25% off on 19.5.2020. ^^

still good tasty but somehow didn’t taste like the excellent live unagi kebayaki…kind of let down..

doesn’t taste as fresh, crisp outside and tender, moist inside, kind of dry in comparison?not sure during circuit breaker whether still live eel?

the set came with usual clear soup and dashi, so one can take the rice with dashi like a porridge…dashi was very tasty, as usual for this dish…

c.h.e.f andy

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Uya 四代目菊川 Japanese Unagi Restaurant

Dimsum Takeouts from Crystal Jade Kitchen @ Hollandv for Aunty Bes Birthday on 16May2020

celebrated aunty bes birthday today on 16.5.2020.^^

SM baked a lemon cake.

SL bought a cake from chataraise.

we ordered crystal jade tapao…

& added prawn paste chicken from hk atreet old chun kee commonwealth crescent.

had a great dinner wonderful evening at home during covid circuit breaker. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

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Crystal Jade Kitchen @ Hollandv
Address:
2 Lor Mambong, Holland Village, 277671
Contact:

Opening Hours:

Daily 8:30AM–11PM

Sous Vide Beef Rump and Pork Loin Home Dinner on 17Mar2020

sous vide beef rump 57degC 24hrs2

sous vide beef rump 57degC 24hrs

sous vid pork loin 60degC 1.5hrs3

sous vid pork loin 60degC 1.5hrs

chorizo prawns spaghetti

chorizo prawns spaghetti

made sous vide rump roast (57degC 24hrs) and sous vide pork loin (60degC 1.5hrs) & chorizo prawns pasta.

pasta good as always.

children like the sous vide rump roast..texture great, taste good enough overall  comparable to a good roast beef not really my preferred cut.

sous vide pork loin not moist enough either not the right cut or perhaps should do 57degC

c.h.e.f andy

Covid Circuit Breaker – Good Dishes from 8picure on 14May2020

ordered delivery from 8picure this evening.

  1. spicy tuna salad
  2. roast belly pork
  3. slowcooked spanish pork collar
  4. slow braised wagyu beef cheek
  5. 2 x french poulette with alio olio
  6. tiramisu

added

  1. Jessie’s really nice & fresh spring rolls
  2. my miso teriyaki salmon belly
  3. & aunty bes calamari.

nice dinner and supporting 8picure, a small eatery by chef gabriel lee.

relish our sumputous NYE family dinner at 8picure on 31.12.2019-

https://chefquak.com/2020/03/29/awesome-sumptuous-9pax-family-dinner-8picure-on-31dec2020/

c.h.e.f andy

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Recipe = Shiok! Chinese Herbal Mutton Soup on 13.5.2020

chinese herbal mutton ribs soup3

chinese herbal mutton rib soup

chinese herbal mutton ribs soup

chinese herbal mutton ribs soup

sun kee herbal bkt sachet

sun kee herbal bkt sachet

made mutton ribs soup this evening on 13.5.2020. ^^

the mutton ribs soup was excellent..daughter loved it had a second bowl & several ribs and meats..son back late after work and walloped everything. lol!

mutton was very tender & soup super flavourful and smooth ..i think better than most chinese herbal mutton soup outside

even my favourite chai chuan tou stall at bukit merah view.

jessie bought the mutton ribs for me. it was not cut and i didn’t have chopper so not easy to prepare. quite a bit of fat between ribs and layered meat to remove, cut away and discard.

other than that preparation was straight forward. it was a 1.2kg slab. i used about 800g.

i cleaned with salt, then place in boiling water to remove scum, cleaned and drained on colander.

then placed ribs in boiling water with garlic cloves, shallots, lots of sliced and julienned ginger and red dates, and the sun kee herbal bakuteh sachet. cooked for 1.5hrs. added wolfberries at the end, and 2tbsp light soy sauce to taste.

garnish with coriander.

really straight forward, not much different from cooking bakuteh.

the results was lovely, yummy, shiok mutton ribs soup, so very tasty and enjoyable!

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients-

  • 800g-1kg mutton ribs
  • sun kee herbal bakuteh sachet 360g
  • whole bulb of garlic cloves
  • 5cm ginger 1/2 sliced and 1/2 julienned
  • 5 shallots
  • 30-40 large wolfberries
  • 6 large red dates
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce

Directions-

  1. clean mutton ribs with salt, then place in boiling water to remove scum, clean and drain on colander.
  2. place cleaned ribs in boiling water with garlic cloves, shallots, lots of sliced and julienned ginger and red dates, and the sun kee herbal bakuteh sachet.
  3. cooked for 1.5hrs. add wolfberries at the end, and 2tbsp light soy sauce to taste.
  4. garnish with coriander and julienned ginger.

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 – Delicious Prawn Spaghetti in Prawn Bisque Sauce on 10May2020

prawn spaghetti in prawn bisque sauce

prawn spaghetti in prawn bisque sauce

prawn spaghetti in prawn bisque sauce3

prawn spaghetti in prawn bisque

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

4th course was prawn spaghetti in prawn bisque sauce. 🙂

the prawn pasta was excellent! ^^ pasta al dente perfect texture and the prawn bisque very tasty coating the pasta well, and prawns were plump, succulent & sweet. 🙂

i made the usual prawn stock frying prawn heads and shells in butter, then added cut carrots and water and boiled for 2 hrs.

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 prawn stock together with the carrots. i added 2tbsp=30ml brandy. it was a very tasty  golden broth.

when serving the pasta dish, i browned 6 cloves of garlic in olive oil, added the sauce and bring to boil, added the prawns seasoned with fish sauce and white pepper, and cooked for couple mins, added pasta and 15g butter, off fire and tossed. added sweet basil to garnish.

voila! a very tasty, delicious prawn pasta dish! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients-

  • 12 large shelled prawns
  • 200g spaghetti
  • 150ml prawn bisque sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 15g butter

for prawn bisque-

  • head and shells of 12 prawns
  • 1 medium carrot sliced
  • 15g butter
  • 30ml brandy
  • 5 cloves garlic, 2 shallots, 1/2 red onions, 1/3 red pepper, 1/3 yellow pepper

Directions-

  1. fry prawn heads and shells in butter, then add cut carrots and water and boiled for 2 hrs to get the prawn stock.
  2. fry garlic, shallots, red onions, then add red and yellow peppers, till softened. then blend with the prawn stock together with the carrots. i added 2tbsp=30ml brandy. it was a very tasty  golden broth.
  3. when serving the pasta dish, brown 6 cloves of garlic in olive oil, add prawn bisque sauce and bring to boil, add the prawns seasoned with fish sauce and white pepper, and cooked for couple mins, add pasta and 15g butter, off fire and tossed. add sweet basil to garnish. voila!