Friday 24 February 2006

Kueh Salat

This was my 2nd attempt on making Kueh Salat which is a typical Nonya Snack which made of glutinous rice, eggs and coconut milk! I do admit it's a bit tricky when comes to making the custard layer because it tends to get harden while you are trying to boil the coconut milk. My family and I love this tea snack and we are glad that it turns out good with wobble custard layer and soft glutinous rice below.

Monday 20 February 2006

Baked Prawns With Dong Fen

Saw this yummy dish from one of food blog known as My Little Cyberspot. She made this mouthwatering Thai-style Baked Prawn With Vermicelli which looks so delicious. So without hesitate I also give this recipe a go since our family is Thai food lovers too.

Thursday 16 February 2006

Steamed Crab With Glutinous Rice

Saw this interesting dish from a Chinese New Year recipe book and I decided to give it a try. And after searching one of the main ingredients; Crab for a few days I finally bought one this morning. So after soaking the glutinous rice for a few hours, season it with seasoning we are ready to place the crab on it and off it goes into the bamboo steamer. If you don't have any bamboo steamer you can just use any of a suitable size pot and steaming plate too.

Wednesday 15 February 2006

Pumpkins, Peanuts & Pork Ribs Soup

Got this recipe from one of the cooking forums and it a taste similar to red bean sweet soup because of the added kidney beans and pumpkin. Overall this soup is very nourishing and healthy and it is suitable for everyone in the family too.

Sunday 12 February 2006

Ondeh Ondeh (元宵节)

The 15th days of the Chinese Lunar New Year is also known as Yuan Xiao Jie ( 元宵节). On this day, every household gets together to enjoy reunion dinner, new year goodies as well as the most important item Tang Yuan (汤圆). But  instead of making the traditional Tang Yuan (汤圆), Rey and I actually re-create it into Ondeh Ondeh which also make use of glutinous rice flour, Gulua Malaka (椰糖) filling but these are eaten "dry" so we coat them with fresh desiccated coconut.

Tuesday 7 February 2006

Creamy Red Bean Dessert

My mother-in-law loves to make this red bean "红豆沙" dessert during Chinese New Year and we always ask for second helping because of its smooth texture when compared to those serve in some of the Chinese restaurants. So when I saw a related recipe in one of the forum, I decided to give it a try since the steps are pretty easy to follow.

Stir-fry Fish Fillet With Baby Leeks

During Chinese New Year, almost every household will stock up "Baby Leek - "蒜" at home. Most people often used it cooking or hang it at some corner of the house to symbolized "年年有钱算". This is because "蒜" and "算" sounds similar in Mandarin so the more you eat, the more money you will able to count in the year. Here instead of using it to steamed fish, I recreate the recipe by stir-frying some fish fillet with leek which in a way easier for kid to consume.