Showing posts with label CHINESE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CHINESE. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 23, 2010



We used to buy chicken rice from our favorite shop but no more from now since my family have accepted and enjoyed this one cooked by me. Added carrot and potato in the soup to make it healthier,  fried the chicken with addition of turmeric, ginger, garlic, soya sauce and honey although the chicken could be taken as it is.


500g long grain rice washed
3 shallots sliced
3 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger sliced
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 screwpine leaves
chicken stock

1 whole chicken cleaned
2 screwpine leaves
2 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger sliced
3 shallots
1 piece cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons white peppercorn coarsely ground

10 red chilli
5 red bird's eye chili
4 cloves garlic
1 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 inch ginger
salt to taste
2 teaspoons vinegar/lime juice


1. Boil water, salt, screwpine leaves, rub chicken with ginger and garlic then put the chicken into boiling water with  shallot, cinnamon and white pepper, cook until tender. Keep the stock for making the soup and cooking the rice.

2. Remove chicken  from the stock and cut into bite sizes. If you prefer to fry them, coat with 2 tablespoons of  honey, turmeric powder, ginger, garlic, salt and dark soya sauce, marinate for 30 minutes..

3. Heat the oil, add shallots, ginger, garlic and screwpine leaves, fry until fragrant. Add the rice, stir for about two minutes..

4. Add water, chicken stock,  and salt, water level should be 1/2 inch above the rice,cook the rice until done.

5. For the soup, reboil chicken stock, add water,  vegetables if any, spring onion, salt and pepper.

6. Put the red chili, bird's eye chili, garlic, ginger and 1/2 cup water into a blender.

7. Transfer ground ingredients in a pot, add water, brown sugar and salt. Cook until thick.

8. Remove from heat, add vinegar or lime juice.

9. To serve, place the rice and chicken in a plate together with the soup and the chili sauce.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010


One of the simplest fried rice you could have cooked, using less spices and minimum ingredients but great taste. Occasionally love to cook this dish for my children.


3 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup shelled prawn
1/2 cup chicken cubed
1/2 cup green peas
2 cloves garlic chopped
2 eggs beaten with pinch of salt
3 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon soya sauce
salt to taste


1. Heat oil, pour beaten egg and scramble it.

2. Push the egg to the side of the pan, add garlic,prawn, salt and chicken cook until the colour changes.

3. Add rice, peas, soya sauce and black pepper, stir well.

4. Transfer onto a plate, serve hot.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010



This dish is made from flat rice noodles and this is soupy type not the typical one sold at hawker stalls which is fried, laden with fat. If you prefer spicy one add more pepper.


500g kway teow fresh or dry
300g minced meat/chicken
200g chye sim (mustard green) cut
200g medium prawn keep the tail intact
100g bean sprout tail removed
4 tablespoons tomato soup
2 tablespoons corn flour
3 shallots chopped
3 cloves garlic chopped
1 teaspoon pepper powder
salt to taste


1. Combine minced meat, shallot, salt, pepper and corn flour together, mix well.

2. Shape into balls and fry in hot oil. Remove and strain.

3. In the same pan, remove excess oil then fry the garlic until fragrant.

4. Add in prawn and tomato soup, cook until the prawn turns orange in color.

5. Pour in the meat balls, chye sim, kway teow, some water and salt, stir for a few minutes.

6. Just before removing from heat, add the bean sprout, a dash of white pepper, stir again.

7. Serve hot.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009



My first attempt of making fatt koh which is smiling steamed cake and fatt koh means prosperity. This is a must for Chinese during prayers. They are other version too but I tried this one using self raising flour.

I'm using my muffin cup but you can also utilize any shallow glass bowl or heatproof plastic mold to steam them but make sure you grease your container before filling with the batter.


250g Self-raising flour (sifted)
170g Brown sugar
100ml water
150g thick coconut mil
pinch of salt

1. Boil brown sugar with water. Strain and let cool.
2. Mix flour, sugar syrup,salt and coconut until well combined.
3. Heat sm cups in the steamer, pour batter till 90% full.
4. Steam 20 mins with high heat.

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