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Cereal Prawns (麦片虾)

Both my husband and I love this dish very much.

Ingredients:

large prawns 8

1/2 beaten egg

1 tbsp flour

1 tbsp corn starch

1/2 tsp salt

curry leaves 20-30

red chili 3 (cut into rings)

cereal 1 cup

milk powder 1 tbsp

sugar 1 tbsp

salt 1 tsp

butter 1 tbsp

oil 1 tbsp

1, Clean prawns. Put them in a big bowl. Add in half beaten egg, flour, 1/2 tsp salt, corn starch. Mix well.

2, Deep fry prawns till golden color and crispy.

3, In a small bowl, mix cereal, milk powder, sugar and salt.

4, Heat a pan. Add in butter and oil. When butter melts, add in curry leaves and red chili. Stir fry till sromatic.

5, Add in cereal mixture. Stir fry till slightly golden color.

6, Add in fried prawn. Stir fry evenly.

Prawn Paste Chicken (虾酱鸡)

Ingredients:

small chicken drumsticks 12-14

Prawn paste 2 tbsp

White pepper powder 1/2 tsp

Oyster sauce 1 tbsp

Chinese cooking wine 2 tbsp

Sesame oil 1 Tbsp

Sugar 1 tbsp

Flour 5 tbsp

Potato starch 5 tbsp

Baking powder 1/4 tsp

1 beaten egg

Water 50ml

Oil for frying

1, put all the chicken drumsticks into a big bowl, add in prawn paste, sesame oil, white pepper powder, oyster sauce, Chinese cooking wine, and sugar. Mix well, marinate for at least 3 hrs.

2, in a bowl, mix flour, starch, baking soda.

3, add in 1 beaten egg and water. Stir well till smooth.

4, heat enough oil in a deep pot. Test the oil temperature by dropping in a very tiny chunk of batter. If the batter flows up immediately, it means the temperature is ok.

5, dip chicken into the batter and fry till golden brown.

Hokkien Prawn Noodle (福建虾面)

I didn’t add thin bee hoon, as I didn’t have any at home.

  1. Separate prawn sell, head and meat. Heat a pan, add in 1 tsp oil. Stir fry 3 chopped cloves of garlic and 1 chopped shallot. Add in prawn head and shell. Stir fry till red. Pour in 1 L water and add in pork ribs. Also add in 2 tsp white pepper, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp fish sauce and 10g rock sugar. I used pressure cooker to cook them for 20mins. Drain the soup, then the broth is ready.
  2. Add 200g pork into a pot, add in enough water, add in 2 ginger slices and boil for 15 mins. Cool down and cut into slices.
  3. Poach squid and prawn meat in the broth. Cut fish cakes, chives into strips.
  4. Heat a pan, Add in 2 tsp oil. Beat in 2 eggs. Stir fry till solidify.
  5. Add in 300g yellow noodles, 150g thick bee hoon. Stir fry evenly.
  6. Add in 1 cup broth. and season with 2 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce, keep stirring.
  7. Add in prawn, squid, pork, fish cake. Stir fry a bit. Then add in another 1 cup broth.
  8. Sprinkle bean sprout and cover with lid, simmer for 4 mins.
  9. Sprinkle chives. Stir fry evenly for 1 or 2 mins.
  10. Serve with lime and chili sauce.

Chicken Drumsticks Stew

1, Heat a pan, add in 2 tsp oil.

2,When oil is hot, add in chicken drumstick. Mine chicken drumsticks are quite big, I used 3 of them, about 400g.

3, Fry chicken drumstick with low medium heat for a while till slightly golden brown.

4, Set chicken aside. Use the same pan, no need to wash it.

5, Add in chopped 1 onion, 4 cloves of garlic. Stir fry with low heat till onion turns translucent.

6, Add in chopped green chili. You can also choose bell pepper. I just like it to be a bit spicy. Stir fry till aromatic.

7, Add in 1 can of diced tomato, about 400g. Stir fry and simmer for 5 mins.

8, Add chicken into the pan. Pour in stock or water enough to cover all ingredients.

9, Add in 2 tsp sugar, a bit bay leaves. Bring to boil with high heat. Then reduce to low heat and simmer for 40 mins.

10, Off the lid and turn up the heat. Reduce the sauce a bit.

11, Season with salt.

The sauce goes with both rice and pasta.

Sweet Potato Cake Coconut Cake / Kueh

1, Boil 300g sweet potato till fully cooked.

2, Remove the peel and cut into small pieces.

3, Add them into blender with 200ml coconut milk. Blend till smooth.

4, Add paste into a bowl. Add in 2/3 cup tapioca flour, 1/2 cup corn flour, 100 ml water and 1 pinch salt. Whisk well.

5, Boil 300ml water with 1/2 cup sugar till sugar fully dissolved.

6, Add sugar water into the paste. Stir well.

7, Grease cake pan with oil. Pour paste into the pan. Steam over hot water for 15 mins.

8, In a bowl, mix 200g grated coconut with 1 pinch salt. Steam for 5 mins.

9, Cut steamed cake into smaller pieces and roll in coconut flakes.

粽子 Sticky Rice Dumplings With Red Bean Paste Filling

I’ve made zong zi before. This time, I decided to make some with red bean paste filling.

Main ingredients:

big bamboo leaves

sticky rice

red bean paste

kitchen twine

Bamboo leaves should be soaked in water overnight. Cut off the leaf stalk before wrapping. Sticky rice should also be soaked for hours, I usually soak them overnight.

Use bamboo leaves (1 or 2 ) to make a funnel shape at one end. Add into 1 or 2  tbsp rice, then add in red bean paste as many as you want. 🙂 Top with another 1 tbsp rice. Cover it with the rest bamboo leaf and wrap with twine.

Boil them in pressure cooker for 30mins.

Yum! 🙂

I also tried to use sago instead of sticky rice. If you use sago, better not cook them with pressure cooker, cos sago is much easier to cook.

But I like sticky rice more, sticky rice taste more chewy.

Min Chiang Kueh (Apam Pancakes/ 面煎粿/曼煎糕)

Ingredients:

Flour 1 cup

Baking soda 1/2 tsp

Instant Yeast 1/2 tsp

Sugar 2 tablespoon

Egg 1

Water 3/4 cup

Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl. Then cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for 30-40 mins.

For the filling:

Pan-toasted white sesame 1/4 cup

ground peanut 1/2 cup

Sugar 20g

Mix them well in another bowl.

1, Heat a pan on stove. Grease it with oil. Scoop batter into the pan. tilt pan to spread the batter. Keep low heat. Cover the lid for 3-4 mins.

2, Sprinkle   ground peanut & sesame filling in it.

3, Cover the lid for another 2-3 mins.

4, Use a spatula to fold the pancake from one side to the other and press lightly.

I also made one with red bean paste filling.

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.

 

Kueh Dadar

I’m so obsessed with Malay dessert recently. Today I tried to make Kueh Dadar.

Ingredients:

pandan leaves 40g

water 100ml

flour 100g

coconut milk 250ml

oil 1/2 tbsp

salt

egg 1

gula malaka 100g

coconut flakes (grated coconut) 250g

water 1 1/2 tbsp

Padan leaves knot

1, Cut pandan leaves into small pieces. Put them into blender with water. Blend till smooth.

2, Strain them to get pandan water 100ml.

3, In a big bowl, add in flour, pandan water, coconut milk, egg, oil  and 1 pinch salt. Whisk till the batter becomes smooth. Set aside for later use.

4, In a pan, add in gula malaka (finely chopped), coconut flakes, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 1/2 tbsp water, Also add in a pandan knot. Stir fry with low heat till they are fully mixed and turns brown color and moist.

5, Heat a pan, Brush it with oil. Use a ladle to scoop some batter and pour into the pan. Tilt the pan to spread the batter evenly.

6, Cook till the bottom side of crepe is done. and flip over to cook the other side for several more seconds.

7, Put the crepe on a plate. Add some coconut filling at one side. Wrap it by 3 sides and roll it to the other end.

Taste very nice!

Simple Yogurt Cake

Because all the ingredients I used are for 2 cakes. So please halve the ingredients if you only need to bake 1 cake.

Ingredients:

plain flour 330g

ground almond 60g

baking soda 2 tsp

baking powder 1 tsp

eggs 3 large ones

yogurt 360g

sugar 350g

vanilla 1 tsp

canola oil  1 cup

Preheat Oven to 180 Degree C.

1, Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, ground almond, baking soda, baking powder) in a big bowl.

2,In another bowl, beat in eggs. Whisk well.

3, Add in yogurt, mix well.

4,Add in sugar, oil and vanilla. Stir well before adding the new ingredient.

5, Add batter into the pan.

6, Into the oven for 40 mins. Remember to check with toothpick.