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Steamed Squid & Glass Noodles

1, Wash quid and remove the intestines. Cut into slices.

2, Soak glass noodles in water till soft. Drain them, add in 1 tbsp light soy sauce and mix well.

3. Chop 3 cloves of garlic. Heat a pan with a little oil in. Add in garlic, stir fry till aromatic. Add in 2 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar. Mix well.

4. In a plate, arrange glass noodles at the bottom layer. Squid over glass noodles. And pour the sauce over them.

5. In hot water, steam for 8 mins.

6. Garnish with some chopped spring onion.

Muah Chee 麻糍

Ingredients:

Glutinous rice flour 135g

tapioca flour 2 tbsp

water 220 ml

oil 2 tbsp

1, Mix everything in a big bowl. Whisk till very smooth.

2, pour the batter into a pan. Turn to low heat. Keep stirring, kneading and pressing for about 4 mins.

3, It will become a dough.

In another bowl, mix 50g ground peanut and 40g white sugar. Mix well.

Add Muah Chee dough into the ground peanut. Cut into small pieces and roll them to be covered with ground peanut.

 

Homemade Simple Chedol

I was planning to make Chedol all by myself. Yet I couldn’t find mung bean flour at the supermarket. So I just bought the packed green pandan part, which made it a lot easier for me to prepare this famous dessert in Singapore & Malaysia.

Above are the main ingredients needed: coconut milk, cooked red kidney beans, green pandan part, gula malaka syrup.

Coconut milk: 200ml coconut & 1 pinch salt in a pot. Heat it and stir at the same time. Just turn off the heat when the coconut starts to bubble up. Cool Down.

Gula malaka syrup: 100g gula malaka, 50g water, 1 pinch salt. Put them in a pot. Heat it till gula malaka completely dissolved. Cool down.

Add ice cubes into a blender. and grind the ice.

In a bowl, Add in ice, coconut milk, green pandan part, red beans and top up with syrup.

Steam Baby Chinese Cabbage with Glass noodles (粉丝娃娃菜)

  1. Prepare 2 baby Chinese cabbage. Wash them and cut off the root. Then cut into quarters. Arrange them in a plate.
  2. Chop 4 garlic cloves. Soak glass noodles in water till soft and drain them. Cut a bit, if you don’t want them to be too long. Soak dry shiitake mushroom in water. Then chop mushroom into dices.
  3. Heat a pan. Add in 2 tbsp oil. Fry garlic till aromatic with low heat. Add in mushroom and fry a bit.
  4. Add in 1/2 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp sugar and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix well. Add in 1 tbsp mushroom water.
  5. Turn off the heat. Put glass noodles into the sauce. Toss a bit to let noodles completely mix with sauce.
  6. Place glass noodles over cabbage and  pour all the sauce over the top.
  7. Steam over boiling water for 10 mins.

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Qing Long Cai & Bean Sprouts Stir-fry

I have never had Qing Long Cai before I came to Singapore. It looks like leek, and tastes also like leek. It’s a good match with bean sprout.

  1. Prepare all the vegetables. Wash them clean and drain. Cut Qing Long Cai before stir frying it.
  2. Heat a pan. Add in 1 tsp oil.
  3. Sautee chopped garlic till aromatic.
  4. Add in bean sprout first. Stir fry for 2 mins or till they got half done.
  5. Add in Qing long cai. Stir fry evenly for about 3 mins. Qing long cai will turn darker in color.
  6. Add in 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp oyster sauce, 1/2 tsp salt.
  7. Toss evenly and ready to serve.

Home Cooked Food for My Dog Charlie

My husband and I got this poodle Charlie last month. Ever since this little cutie came to our house, our life completely changed.

I feel so lucky to have such a little playful buddy as our family member.

Most time, Charlie has dog food which was bought from pet store. But sometimes, especially on some big occasion, I will cook for him.

Actually, cooking for dog is much easier than cooking for human, as there is no need to season or to make different flavor. Home cooked dog food has a very simple rule – boil.

Ingredients I use are always chicken breast, potato and carrot. Charlie is only 3 kg now. He was 1.5 kg when he first came. So Charlie has very little appetite. He can’t eat too much.

The very simple way to deal with ingredients is to chop everything into small dices. You can choose 1 vegetable and 1 meat. For example. I always chop chicken breast (about half of my palm size), 1/4 of a medium potato, or 1/4 of a medium carrot. You can adjust the ratio. Put them into a bowl, add in enough water covers everything. Bring to boil, then turn to low heat and simmer for 15 mins or till they are completely cooked.

There are 2 ways I used to cook for Charlie.

  1. Cook meat & vegetable and rice separately. Cos most time, I also need to cook for me and my husband. So Charlie’s meat & vegetable will be cooked in a small pot. After they are done, I will just add in 1-2 tbsp cooked rice from rice cooker. Mix them well. Cool down and give it to him.

2. Cook meat, vegetable and rice together. This way is much simpler. You just need to put everything into rice cooker. I usually cook 2 meals at one time for him. Then I can save the rest and keep in fridge. He will enjoy for the next meal. Food cooked this way is nicer since it will give rice more flavor.

Charlie  obviously like cooked food much more than dog food. He’s often distracted by the sound while he’s having dog food. He needs to go and check. But when he’s having home cooked food, he’s more concentrated and cannot wait to finish them all.

 

Pickled Cucumber

  1. Prepare cucumbers (mine about 250g). I used regular ones, you can also choose mini cucumber. Wash them clean. Trim two ends and cut into halves.
  2. Let them dry with flowing air till the surface is dry.
  3. In a sauce pan, add in 1/4 cup light soy sauce, vinegar 2 tbsp, sugar 1 tbsp.
  4. Bring to boil. Add in cucumber and boil for about 30 sec.
  5. Take cucumber out to cool down. Also let the marinade cool down.
  6. Arrange cucumber in an air-tight container. Pour in marinade.
  7. Put into fridge.

After 2 days, the flavor will go in.

Perfect choice for white porridge.

Sambal Chili Sauce Eggplant

  1. Prepare a big eggplant. Cut into pieces. Put them in a big bowl. Sprinkle salt over them and leave it there for about 15 mins. Water will come out. Squeeze eggplants to get all the water out. This step will make eggplant absorb  less oil.
  2. Add oil, a bit more than usual into the pan. Fry eggplants till the edges turn golden brown. Take them out and set aside for later use.
  3. Heat the pan again. Add in 2 cloves chopped garlic. Stir fry till aromatic.
  4. Add in chicken bites, you can also choose minced pork or beef.
  5. Stir fry till chicken turns slightly golden brown.
  6. Add in 2 tbsp sambal chili sauce. Stir fry evenly.
  7. Add fried eggplants. Season with 1 tsp fish sauce and 1/2 tsp white pepper.
  8. Simmer for 3 mins.
  9. Garnish with chopped spring onion.

Avocado Egg (Deviled Eggs)

I used 4 eggs and 1 small ripe avocado in this recipe. You can adjust it according to your preference, use more eggs, less avocado or less eggs and more avocado.

  1. Boil eggs till they are hard boiled.
  2. Cut each eggs into halves. Gently scoop out the egg yolk.
  3. Put egg yolk and avocado in a bowl, mash them with a fork. Ripe avocado will make it a lot easier. I just mash them coarsely, so there is still avocado chunks in it.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Squeeze in 1/2 lime juice, 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise.
  6. Mix well till fully combined.
  7. Scoop egg yolk & avocado mixture with a spoon and put into the egg white.
  8. You can sprinkle some more black pepper or smoke paprika  powder.

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They are super easy to make and healthy too.

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Prawn & Glass-noodle Stir-fry

  1. Soak glass noodles in water till softened and drain them. Prepare sauce: 1tbsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce, 1/2 tbsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tbsp sugar. Mix them well in a bowl.
  2. Clean and trim prawns. Marinate them with cooking wine, salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a pan, Add in a little oil. Fry prawns till red on both sides.
  4. Take the prawns out and heat the same pan (no need to wash).
  5. Saute chopped garlic and ginger till aromatic. Add in chopped shiitake mushroom (optional) and stir fry for 2 mins.
  6. Add in glass noodles. Also pour in sauce. Use chopsticks to stir glass noodles to let them be coated with sauce.
  7. Pour in 1/4 cup stock. Turn to low heat and lid on. Simmer for 5 mins. Add more stock if it gets dry.
  8. Add the prawns and red chili shreds in. Mix well. Maybe a little more stock and lid on for another 3 mins.
  9. Lid off. Stir with chopsticks evenly.

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Garnish with green onion.