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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.

Ginger & Garlic Prawn Stir-Fry

1. Clean Prawns. Remove head and shell. Wash them clean. Wipe them with kitchen towel to make sure they are very very dry.

2. Add 1-2 tablespoon corn starch into Prawns. Let the Prawns be coated with a thin layer of starch.

3. Heat some oil in the pan. Fry Prawns till the outside starch layer turns a bit golden brown. Take them out and set aside.

4. Use the same pan. Add in a little more oil if needed. Sauté chopped ginger, garlic and spring onion till aromatic. Add in 2 tsp light soy sauce, and 2 tsp oyster sauce.

5. Prawns in. Mix well with sauce. And it’s done.

Don’t throw away the prawn shells and heads. They can be used to cook prawn stock. Just heat a little oil in a pot. Add in all the shells and prawn heads. Stir fry till pink. Add in hot water. Cover the lid. Simmer with low heat for 2-3 hrs. Ideal stock to cook noodles or soup.

Ginger Milk Curd

Ginger milk curd (姜撞奶 jiang zhuang nai)is a popular dessert in Guangdong area.

Ingredients:

Milk 120g

Fresh ginger juice 20g (if you don’t want it to be very strong, you can cut down a bit.)

Sugar 15g

1. Pour milk into a pot. Turn to low heat.

2. When small bubbles show up around the pot, add in sugar. Slowly stir to let sugar dissolve.

3. Turn off the heat. Set aside to cool down a bit till around 70 degree C.

4. Put ginger juice in a bowl. Quickly pour milk into ginger juice. Cover the bowl with a lid for 2 mins.

The milk ginger curd is done. The surface is already solidifried, and looks like bean curd. Very soft.

If you are a girl and you are suffering painful menstruation, you can try this dish. It will make you feel warm, especially your tummy. 🙂

Tom Yam Gong Soup

My husband and I had very good Tom Yam Gong Soup when we were in Bangkok. I really love it. Can’t wait to try after we come back.

I bought Tom Yam Gong paste from supermarket.

It’s a really quick soup.

1. Add 400 ml water in the pot. Add in chopped blue ginger and lemongrass. Bring to boil.

2. Add in whole pack of Tom Yam paste. Also with a little coconut milk to reduce its spiciness.

3. Stir with low heat. When boil again. Add in Prawns and straw mushroom. Simmer for several mins till Prawns are cooked.

4. Add in chopped onion, red chili, coriander and squeeze in a little lime juice. Boil for another 1-2 mins.

Serve hot.

Nice soup.

If there is any soup left, don’t throw away. Pour it over cooked noodles. Very delicious!

Green Curry Chicken

The green curry paste I used was bought from supermarket.

1. Heat a little oil in the pan. Add in chopped ginger and curry paste. Stir fry till aromatic.

2. Pour in 1 small pack of chicken stock and 150 ml coconut milk. Stir well and bring to boil.

3. Add in chicken. I cut chicken into slices before cooking so they would be easier to be cooked.

4. Simmer for around 10 mins. Add in French beans, chopped onion and red chili. Simmer for another 3-5 mins.

5. Squeeze in a little lime juice before serving.

Yummy!

Perfect to go with rice or noodle!

Sweet & Sour Sauce Prawns

1. Clean the Prawns. Cut off the whisker. Poke in the second last segment with a toothpick and pull out the intestine.

2. Heat some oil in the pan. Put all the Prawns in. Stir fry till each side turns red.

3. Pull Prawns to the side of the pan. Add in chopped garlic & ginger. Sauté till aromatic.

4. Add in 2 tablespoon tomato sauce. Stir fry with Prawns.

5. Add in 1 tsp cooking wine, 1 tsp light soy sauce and 1 1/2 tsp sugar. Quick stir to mix them well.

6. Pour in 4 tablespoon hot water. Cover the pan with lid. And simmer for 2-3 mins.

7. Remove lid. Turn to high heat. Reduce the sauce.

Prepare a Christmas Feast with a King Crab

Yesterday when my husband and I were buying groceries in a supermarket, we noticed there was sale of king crab. Turkey is too big for us to have for Christmas, so a king crab sounds a good idea.

Today when I got up, the first thing I needed to do is to defreeze the king crab we bought. Then I disassembled it into several parts.

For the central body, I took the Shell off. Then picked the meat out. Heat a pan, melt a small piece of butter. Put the meat in. Sauté a bit. Add in 1 tablespoon flour. Quickly stir. Then add in 3-4 tablespoon milk. Stir slowly and evenly to let it reduce to white sauce. Put the crab meat white sauce into the shell. Sprinkle cheese. Put into oven ( 200 degree C, 8-10 mins) or till cheese melts.

Crab legs can be divided into three parts: thigh (fat end), middle parts and thin end parts.

For the fat thigh, I used them to cook spaghetti:

Heat a piece of butter in the pan. When melted, add in crab leg. Stir fry a bit. Then add in chopped garlic. Stir till aromatic. Pour in a little white wine. Simmer a little. Season with salt and black pepper. Add in chopped parsley and cooked spaghetti. Quickly stir evenly.

For the middle crab leg parts, I roast them with garlic butter. Put a small chunk of butter in a bowl. Add in chopped garlic, a little salt and pepper. Blend well. Cut half the shell off ( or even less). Then spread garlic butter onto meat. Put into oven. 180 degree C and 20 mins.

For the thin ends, I cut them into smaller pieces. Marinate with a little cooking wine and corn starch. Heat a little olive oil in the pan. Put the crab leg pieces in. Stir fry for 2-3 mins. Add in chopped ginger and spring onion. Quickly stir fry. Add in a little cooking wine, light soy sauce and oyster sauce. Quickly blend evenly and serve hot.

For the claws, I used them to cook light soup. Put crab claws, corn pieces, Chinese yam, mushroom, ginger shreds and spring onion pieces into a pot. Pour in 1 1/2 bowls of water. Turn to high heat. When water boils, put in salmon slices. Turn to middle heat and cook for 3 mins. Add in 1 tsp sweet cooking wine and salt. Cook for another minute.

And that’s it. Our Christmas feast made by a king crab.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Homemade Kimchi

I love Chinese cabbage. I also love spicy food. There is no reason for me not to love kimchi. Kimchi can be easily bought from supermarket. Yet, I still want to try to make it by myself.

1. Prepare a head of Chinese cabbage. Remove the root. 

2. Cut cabbage into 4 part. And rinse under water. Clean each leaf.


3. Sprinkle salt ( I used sea salt) onto each layer. Let it rest for 2-3 hours.

4. In saucepan, pour into 1 cup water. Add in 2 tablespoon glutinous rice powder. Heat and stir at the same time. When the glutinous Rice powder dissolved, add in chili powder. You can taste when you add it. Stop when you think it’s spicy enough. Stir evenly.

5. Off the stove, add minced garlic, minced ginger, minced 1/2 pear and minced 1/2 apple. Mix them well.


The chili sauce is done.

6. Pour the water come from cabbage out. Rinse cabbage with water to wash the salt away. And squeeze the Chinese cabbage very hard.

7. Put the cabbage in a clean container. Spread chili sauce evenly on each layer of cabbage.


Finish with all the Chinese cabbage.


Make a label on the container with the date on it. 


You can have it after 3 days. Love it!


Good to go with BBQ pork or gyoza.

Cola Ginger Tea


My hometown is in Shandong Province, which lies in northeastern part of China. Winter is cold there. When my husband and I visited my family several days ago, my mom caught a cold due to cold weather. She couldn’t stop coughing, sneezing and she had severe running nose. So I made cola ginger tea for her. 

First, I poured half bottle of cola, which is around 1 L into a deep pot. Then put in many ginger slices. If you want the tea to be strong, you can add more ginger. Turn to high heat. When the tea boils, turn to low heat and cover the pot with lid. After around 5 mins, remove the lid, and you will smell strong ginger. It’s done. 


My mom drank a big bowl of warm ginger tea I made. She felt much better. Less sneezing and running nose. 

Ginger Pork


1. Chop pork into thin slices. Marinate the pork with a little cooking wine, light soy sauce, salt, sugar, ginger and corn starch for 10-15 mins.

2. Prepare the sauce: 1 tsp ginger granulate, 3 tsp water, 1 tsp light soy sauce, salt, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp cooking wine.

3. Heat a little oil in the pan. Stir fry pork slices till both sides turn golden brown.

4. Add in sauce. Cover the pan with lid. Braise for around 3 mins till sauce becomes very condensed.