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Di San Xian (地三鲜)

Here comes one of my favorite dishes again. I found a type of Chinese green chili in the supermarket the other day. The specialty of this green chili is the skin is thinner than green pepper. It taste crispier, spicier and also a bit sweet. Good choice to make this dish.

1, Cut eggplant, potato and green chilies into small chunks.

2, Heat oil in the pan. More oil will be used in this dish cos potato and eggplant need to be deep fried.

3, Fry potato first, when they turn a bit golden on the edge, add in eggplant. Fry till eggplant turns brownish color.

4, Pour the extra oil out. Add in green chili and onion (optional).

5, Stir fry till aromatic. 

6, Add in 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp sugar. Stir fry evenly.

7, Sprinkle in chopped garlic and stir fry a bit.

8, Season with salt. If you want to color to be brighter, you can also use starch solution.

Pork Intestine Stir-fry (溜肥肠 Liu Fei Chang)

I know many people don’t eat pork intestines. But I like them.

Cleaning pork intestines may be a bit time consuming. Yet when you taste the dish after cooking, all the work is totally worth it.

  1. Remove the fat inside pork intestines. Just to make this dish a bit healthier.
  2. Put intestines in a big bowl, wash several times in water.
  3. Sprinkle salt and add in 2 tbsp vinegar. Wash and rub it for about 10 mins to remove all the dirt and the not-so-good smell.
  4. Wash clean in water again.
  5. Cut into rings.
  6. Add in light soy sauce to marinate them.
  7. Dust with starch.
  8. Deep fry till golden brown color with low-medium heat.
  9. Heat some oil, Add in chopped onion, garlic, and green chili. Stir fry till aromatic.
  10. Add in fried intestines and stir fry evenly.
  11. Add in 2 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp oyster sauce, 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce, and 1/2 tsp sugar. Mix well.
  12. Reduce sauce with medium heat.

Lime Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

chicken leg 3 about 700g

Small lime 10

chopped green chili 4 (you can use red chili too)

chopped garlic 4 cloves

light soy sauce 1/2 1 tbsp

sugar 1 tsp

salt 1/2 tsp

ice cold water

1, Put chicken into a pot, add in enough water. Bring to boil with high heat. Skim the soup and remove all the dirt. Turn to low heat and simmer for 40 mins.

2, Soak cooked chicken leg into ice cold water to let them cool down.

3, Squeeze 5 limes to get the juice and cut the rest 5 into slices.

4, Tear chicken leg with hand, remove the bone and tear chicken meat into small chunks.

5, heat a pan, add in 2 tsp oil. Saute chopped garlic and chili till aromatic.

6, add in light soy sauce, sugar and salt. When sugar is fully dissolved, off the heat and cool down.

7, Add lime juice into the sauce, mix well.

8, In a big bowl, add in chicken meat, sauce mixture and lime slices. Mix well.

Very refreshing for hot weather. My husband loves it.

Homemade Kimchi

I used 1 big Chinese cabbage, about 300g.

  1. Cut it into halves, then quarters. Remove the root. And chop it into smaller pieces.
  2. Put them all in a big basin. Add in 1 cup water and 6 tbsp salt.
  3. Let them marinate in salty water for 2 hours. Remember to flip and toss them a bit every 30 mins. After 2 hours, rinse them under water and drain.
  4. For the base: Prepare a sauce pan, add in 2 tbsp flour and 1 cup water. Warm it yo with low heat and keep stirring till it becomes very condensed.
  5. Pour the flour paste into the blender, together with 1 chopped onion, 1 tbsp ginger, 8 garlic cloves and 2 tbsp fish sauce. Mix them well and smooth.
  6. Pour the base into a big basin. Add in 1/2 cup chili powder. If you like it to be very spicy, you can add more. Mix well.
  7. Cut 1 medium carrot into shreds. 5 or 6 stalks spring onion into smaller pieces.
  8. Put all the vegetables into the basin and mix with base.

Store them in air tight container.

Pig’s Ear & Bittergourd Stir-fry

  1. Boil pig’s ear in hot water for several mins. Then rinse it under water and drain.
  2. Cut pig ear and bitter gourd into slices.
  3. Heat a pan. Add in some oil. Chopped garlic in first. Stir fry till aromatic.
  4. Pig’s ear is next. Stir fry for 2 mins.
  5. Add in bitter gourd slices. Stir fry evenly for 3 mins.
  6. Drizzle in a little light soy sauce. Put in chopped red chili, which will makes it more colorful and tasty.
  7. Season with salt at last.

 

I don’t know whether you like pig’s ear or not. It tastes crunchy due to the soft bone part.

Lemon Chili Sauce Chicken

1. Wash chicken clean. You can use chicken legs or chicken wings. I used chicken wings.

2. Enough water in a pot. Add in ginger slices, garlic cloves, bay leaf, lemon grass and a pinch of salt.

3. Put chicken into the pot. Bring to boil with high heat. Then turn to low heat and simmer for 15-20 mins or till chicken is fully cooked.

4. Soak chicken into cold water. Dry them and cut into smaller pieces.

5. In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon Thai chili sauce, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp sugar.

Spread sauce over chicken.

Chicken Leg Rice

1. Prepare chicken legs. Wash them clean. I used 3.

2. Place them in a deep pot. Add in enough water. Bring to boil. Skim the soup, remove all the floating dirt.

3. Add in 2-3 ginger slices, 3 cloves of garlic, salt to season. Cover the lid. Turn to low heat and simmer for 20-30 mins.

4. Turn off the heat. Take the chicken out.

5. Prepare 1 cup rice. Wash and drain. Turn on the rice cooker. Cut in 1 small cube of butter. When butter melts, add in 1 tsp chopped garlic and 1 tsp chopped ginger. Stir fry till aromatic. Add rice in. Stir fry a bit. Pour in 2 cups of chicken soup from the pot. Add in a pandan leaf knot. Cover the lid and cook the rice.

6. Place chicken legs in a bowl. Add in 1 tablespoon light soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon dark soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce and 1 tablespoon honey. Mix chicken with sauce well.

7. Into the oven 200 degree C for 20 mins. Flip over in the middle.

Serve the chicken leg with rice and chili sauce.

My husband loves it, especially chicken leg.

Long Bean Stir-fry

I love green and crunchy long beans. And it’s a very simple dish to cook.

  1. Wash long beans clean. Cut into medium strips.
  2. Boil a pot of hot water. Add in 1 pinch salt and several drops of oil. Add long beans in and boil for 4 mins to make sure they are completely cooked. Then soak them in cold water and drain them.
  3. Heat a pan. Add in 1 tsp oil. When oil is hot, saute chopped 2 or 3 cloves of garlic and 1 red chili till aromatic.
  4. Add long beans in. Stir fry for 1 min.
  5. Add in 1/2 tsp light soy sauce and 1/2 tsp oyster sauce. Quickly stir fry evenly.
  6. Season with salt.

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You can choose not to add chili if you don’t want it to be spicy at all.

This cooking method can also be used to stir fry lady fingers.

Duck Gizzard & Chili Stir-fry Recipe

I like duck gizzard, and I also like chicken gizzard. Actually, when I was little, I didn’t eat any animal gut, mainly because I didn’t dare to. But there was one time, my neighbors had a BBQ party. They also gave us some skewers. One of them was chicken heart. I thought I just gave it one bite and see what it tastes like. After that bite, I fell in love with chicken heart immediately. Then later, I dared to eat gizzard, which is also yummy to me.

This dish is a quick stir-fry. And it’s a combination of duck gizzard and spicy flavor.

1. Cut duck gizzard into slices. For about 1 cm.

2. Chops 2 cloves of garlic, 1 stalk spring onion, 2 green chili and a little ginger.

3. Prepare the sauce: 1 tablespoon cooking wine, 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp corn starch and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix them well in a bowl.

4. Heat a pan. Add in 2 tsp oil. Sauté ginger and garlic till aromatic.

5. Add duck gizzard in. Quickly stir fry with high heat for about 2-3 mins. They will turn white in color.

6. Add in green chili, stir fry till chili flavor is out.

7. Pour in the sauce. Let gizzard mix with sauce evenly. And reduce the sauce a bit.

8. Finally, sprinkle spring onion. Stir fry a bit. And ready to serve.

My First Try On Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is a Malay dish. When I first came to Singapore, I tried it. But didn’t have any deep impressions on it. The specialty of it lies in rice, which is cooked with coconut milk. But when I had it before, rice was cold, so I couldn’t taste the fragrance of coconut milk.

The other day, I tried cooking rice with coconut milk, the rice turned out very nice. So I bought pandan leaves, lemon grass, sambal chili sauce and decided to cook my first nasi lemak.

Rice part:

1 cup rice ( I used the ones with some brown rice mixed in)

70 ml coconut milk

1 1/2 cup water

1 stalk pandan leave (make into a knot)

1 stalk lemon grass (pat lightly with knife)

1/2 tsp salt

Put all the ingredients above into rice cooker and press the cooking bottom. Trust me your kitchen will smell so so good.

For side dish, I chose to fry yellow strip fish (kuning) and chicken wings. Also served with peanuts, anchovies, egg and cucumber.

Place Yellow strip fish in a bowl, sprinkle salt and white pepper.

Put chicken wings in a big bowl, add in 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp whit pepper, 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1 tablespoon corn starch, 1 tablespoon rice flour and 50 ml coconut milk. Mix well and marinate for a little while.

1. Heat a lot oil in the frying pan or pot. Add in dried anchovies, fry till golden brown. Dish them out. Fry peanuts till aromatic and brownish.

2. Fry yellow strip fish with low heat. Dry the fish before frying. Be careful of the hot oil. Frying fish till bone is also crispy. (My husband loves crispy fried yellow strip fish).

3. Last fry chicken wings. Also use low heat. Fry chicken till golden brown.

Spread a banana leaf over the plate. Place rice in the middle.

Around rice, place fried fish,

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fried chicken wings,

peanuts, anchovies,

boiled (or fried ) egg, cucumber slices and don’t forget the sambal chili sauce.

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Serve hot. That’s also very important.

Here is the first nasi lemak I cooked. My husband was astonished when I brought the plate in front of him. He loves it very very much. He said it’s the best nasi lemak he ever had. 🙂

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I also love it. Now I finally realize why nasi lemak is a popular dish here in Singapore. Rice is very rich, full of coconut fragrance. I just can’t stop having it. I also very like sambal chili sauce. It’s very different from Chinese mala chili sauce. It tastes a bit sweet and its spicy is perfect. I also ate all the sambal chili sauce on the plate. 🙂