Claypot Rice (my first time) on 17Mar2016

claypot rice (my first time)

claypot rice (my first time)

this the first time i did a claypot rice!

this was inspired by the new lucky claypot rice my RI friend bought me at holland drive food centre recently.

claypot rice (my first time)

claypot rice (my first time)

& so i did my first claypot rice for a 4pax lunch with my OPS (Outram Primary School) classmates on 17.3.30216.

& it was jolly good.

claypot rice

claypot rice

this evening i did the claypot rice again for my wife, daughter & her friend, on 20.3.2016. ^^

frying ginger, garlic, salted fish

frying ginger, garlic, salted fish

frying ginger, garlic, salted fish

frying ginger, garlic, salted fish

fried 2cups rice & added water

fried 2cups rice & added water

of course i searched internet for a recipe. it did not look too difficult.

  1. i fried some chicken fat (veg oil do just as well) in a large claypot, added cut ginger pieces & salted fish & some chopped garlic, fried for short while to get the aroma.
  2. then i removed the salted fish & set aside, added 2 cups of rice & fried.
  3. i then added just less than 2 cups water (to provide for liquid in the marinated chicken so rice would not be wet & soggy), boiled & simmered.
  4. i had some cut chicken (i used 1/2 chicken) marinated with 3 tsp fish sauce, 2 tsp oyster sauce, 2 tsp sesami oil, 1 tsp dark sauce, 2 tsp corn flour for about 2hrs. also sliced 1 pork sausage & 1 liver sausage, and 5 chinese mushrooms.
  5. i set timer for 8 mins, then added the the chicken + sausage to the rice, simmered at low fire.
  6. i reset timer for another 15mins.
  7. lastly i added the shanghai greens + salted fish
1/2 chicken deboned & seasoned

1/2 chicken deboned & seasoned

chicken was nicely seasoned. 🙂

claypot rice

claypot rice

& it came out beautifully, so very tender.

claypot rice

claypot rice

& rice so very fragrant & tasty, the fragrant & smoky aroma wafting in the air, especially as i removed the cover.

and i had good quality pork & liver sausages.

claypot rice

claypot rice

such a beauty. 🙂

claypot rice

claypot rice

for my first time on 17.3.2016, the rice could be just a tag drier, but it was pretty ok as it were.

for this evening on 19.3.2016, the rice was quite perfect.

claypot rice (my first time)

claypot rice (my first time)

we thoroughly enjoyed the claypot rice, and we finished just about everything.

we were saying it must be like 10 to 15yrs since we last had claypot rice (until my freind brought me to new lucky claypot rice one plus week ago on 11.3.2016). we used to go to the stall at chinatown food centre level 2 when the children were very young.

it was quite perfect actually!

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 chicken (i deboned it)
  • 1 sliced salted fish
  • 3cm cut ginger
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 pork sausage sliced
  • 1 liver sausage sliced
  • 5 chinese mushrooms (softened & sliced)
  • 2 bunch shanghai greens
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1.8 cups water

seasoning for chicken:

  • 3 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp sesami oil
  • 1 tsp dark sauce
  • 2 tsp corn flour

Directions:

  1. i fried some chicken fat (veg oil do just as well) in a large claypot, added cut ginger pieces & salted fish & some chopped garlic, fried for short while to get the aroma.
  2. then i removed the salted fish & set aside, added 2 cups of rice & fried.
  3. i then added just less than 2 cups water (to provide for liquid in the marinated chicken so rice would not be wet & soggy), boiled & simmered.
  4. i had some cut chicken (i used 1/2 chicken) marinated with 3 tsp fish sauce, 2 tsp oyster sauce, 2 tsp sesami oil, 1 tsp dark sauce, 2 tsp corn flour for about 2hrs. also sliced 1 pork sausage & 1 liver sausage, and 5 chinese mushrooms.
  5. i set timer for 8 mins, then added the the chicken + sausage to the rice, simmered at low fire.
  6. i reset timer for another 15mins.
  7. lastly i added the shanghai greens + salted fish
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New Lucky Claypot Rice – Some say the Best! on 11Mar2016

S$10 for 2pax new lucky claypot rice

S$10 for 2pax at new lucky claypot rice

a friend bought dinner at new lucky claypot rice at holland drive food centre this evening on 11,3,2016. ^^

my wife & i are low on carbs and generally don’t eat claypot rice. 🙂

new lucky claypot rice

new lucky claypot rice

new lucky is very near my place, i knew of it for a long time but have not taken it here before.

just last week, the same friend was with me, but we were late & new lucky was closed by 1.20pm, we ended up having coffee at hans & sharing a sandwich.

S$10 claypot rice for 2pax + S$4 watercress soup

S$10 claypot rice for 2pax + S$4 watercress soup

this time i was there at 5.45pm. my friend was already there & the food had arrived within 10mins of his order.

we shared a S$10 claypot rice for 2 & a S$4 watercress soup with pork soft bones.

the rice was very fragrant, individual grains.

the chicken was very tender, and i liked the pork & liver sausages. there was also the salted fish.

 

S$10 for 2pax new lucky claypot rice

S$10 for 2pax new lucky claypot rice

my friend said not to add the dark sauce, and to taste & enjoy the fragrance of the rice.

i did that too. i also added the dark sauce. you see, i enjoyed the fragranc of the dark sauce as well…haha! 🙂

while i enjoyed the rice, it was really a lot of carbs for me. i am thinking i will try this dish myself, with a lot less rice, a lot more chicken. haha!

 

S$4 watercress pork soft bones soup

S$4 watercress pork soft bones soup

the soup was good. not the good restaurant standard lie tong kind of good, a good hawker stall food centre soup kind of good.

S$4 watercress pork soft bones soup

S$4 watercress pork soft bones soup

i like pork soft bones. this was good & make for a sweet tasty soup.

after dinner, we went back to my place for a cuppa then to SICC to watch the movie mission impossible – rogue nation.

c.h.e.f andy

Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Fish & Sliced Ginger

steamed minced pork with salted fish & sliced ginger

steamed minced pork with salted fish & sliced ginger

this a really simple dish & ever so satisfying, lagi shiok! a true comfort food. ^^

usually my helper will make this. she is away (back home) for a month, so i made it myself this evening on 25.6.2015.

i was eating alone, so i cooked small rice, & since i was at it throw in a sausage & liver sausage while rice was steaming. and also fried a broccoli for a balanced diet. haha!

salted fish though not very ideal for a healthy diet, lots of sodium, not to be take too often.

steamed minced pork with salted fish & sliced ginger

steamed minced pork with salted fish & sliced ginger

i bought 2 packets of minced pork from sheng shiong.

initially i was going to do a few dishes for my friends after a movie the next day. as it turned out they decided to have tea near orchard instead & happened that i also need to settle some urgent stuff on my company at the auditor’s office. so i used a packet (about 250g) & made the dish for my own dinner.

steamed minced pork with salted fish & sliced ginger

steamed minced pork with salted fish & sliced ginger

for the simple recipe, i used –

250g minced pork.

minced a slice of salted fish (the kind from a bottle, about 3 slices in a bottle).

cut a lot of sliced ginger (about 5cm piece) – i love lots of ginger.

1 tablespoon of the brine from the salted fish bottle. no fish sauce etc. it was just salty enough.

2 tablespoon of olive oil.

steaming - quick & easy preparation

steaming – quick & easy preparation

i mixed the minced pork, 1/3 of the sliced ginger & the minced salted fish & placed it in a metal dish for steaming. i used my heavy stainless steel pan & just placed the steaming dish in the water, covered & steamed for 10minutes (making sure minced pork is properly cooked).

steamed minced pork with salted fish & sliced ginger

steamed minced pork with salted fish & sliced ginger

so easy to prepare & such a wonderful dish.

2 disadvantages being (a)the high sodium content (b)made me eat more rice than usual.

c.h.e.f andy

Affordable Family Dinner @ Hong Kong Street (Sin Rong) Blk 325 Clementi Ave 5 on 5Sep2014

minced pork, salted fish on deep-fried bean curd

minced pork, salted fish on deep-fried bean curd

my brother wanted a family dinner for mid-autumn festival 中秋节. this time arrangements were a bit last minute and many were busy so we could not do on the actual 八月十五, and had to do it earlier on 5.9.2014.

even then there were only 7 of us. still it was good to get together whenever we could. my eldest daughter who could not attend called my s-i-l afterwards to chat briefly. 🙂

my brother was busy that day, so we decided to just go downstairs to makan.

we walked over to hong kong street (sin rong) at blk 325 clementi ave 5 located in kopitiam coffeeshop alongside botak jones.

we ordere 8 dishes. for me the best dish for the evening was the minced pork, salted fish on deep-fried bean curd. this a common dish among zi char stall & 1 of the best minced pork bean curd i had was at kok sen, followed by the one at muliangzai liang kee. couldn’t really say this was better but it was different as it had the salted fish making it quite distinctive. 🙂

assam fish head

assam fish head

the assam fish head curry was good, but for S$20, the tiny, almost disappearing or disappeared fish head (ikan tengirri??) was really pathetic. compare this with the fish head (angkoli) at forture restaurant which is more than twice the size! this more the size of the S$6 fish head at guan kim coffeeshop at tanglin halt. I would never order this dish again however good the curry. 😦

pork ribs with bitter gourd

pork ribs with bitter gourd

the bitter gourd pork ribs was good, competent, no difference with kok sen or the hong kong street chun kee at commonwealth crescent.

claypot sea cucumber

claypot sea cucumber

the claypot sea cucumber was ok, average, to me a neither here nor there dish – some gluey sauce, cheap sea cucumber, threw in some veg.

har jeong kai (prawn paste chicken)

har jeong kai (prawn paste chicken)

har jeong kai (prawn paste chicken) never my favourite. these ones ok competent. i like my homecooked chicken wings better though they did not have the prawn paste flavour.

san loh hor fun (生捞河粉)

san loh hor fun (生捞河粉)

san loh hor fun (生捞河粉) was nice, flavourful, but of course many stalls now do it at this standard or better. 🙂

sambal kan kong (马来风光)

sambal kan kong (马来风光)

garlic kailan

garlic kailan

i liked both the vegetables – the sambal kan kong (马来风光) & the garlic kailan.

the dinner came to S$94 all-in included some drinks. quite ok & a very pleasant evening together with family.

c.h.e.f quak