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Homemade Pork Floss

Actually I didn’t know where floss can be used except bread until my husband told me he used to add floss in porridge. And the other day, when I was in a supermarket shopping for ingredients to stuff my fridge, I noticed that a box of 300g lean pork is s$3.5 while a small box of pork floss is over S$5.0. I was like “hmm, since lean pork is much cheaper, maybe I can try to make pork floss by myself.”

Actually, making pork floss doesn’t need many ingredients, but it does requires a lot of patience.

1. Cut lean pork into slices around 1 cm thick.

2. Place pork into a pot. Add in enough cold water about 2-3 cm higher than pork.

3. Turn to high heat and bring the water to boil. Skim the soup, remove the foam. Add in ginger slice, star anise, 1 tablespoon cooking wine and 1 tsp salt. Cover the lid and simmer for 30 mins.

4. Take the pork out. Cool and let them dry.

5. Put all pork into a zip bag. Use rolling pin to pat the pork till there is no more big lumps of meat. If there is still big chunk of pork, you can tear it into small pieces by hand.

6. Heat a pan. Add in 2 tsp oil. Turn to lowest heat.

7. Add pork in. Stir fry with patience till pork starts to become a bit fluffy.

8. Add in 1 tablespoon light soy sauce and 1 tablespoon sugar.

9. Stir fry till pork fully mixed with soy sauce and sugar.

10. Put fried pork pieces into a blender. Blend till they become completely fluffy.

11. Then put them back into the pan. Stir fry to dry them up.

12. Spread them in a big plate. Cool down and also to dry up completely.

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Curry Pork Chop Rice

I have cooked fried pork chop for many times.

1, sprinkle salt and black pepper over pork chop.

2. Coat pork chop with flour.

3. Dip in egg.

4. Coat them with bread crumbs.

5. Deep fry till golden brown.

For the curry part, I use curry powder.

1. Add 2 tablespoon curry powder in pan.

2. Add in 1/2 cup water and 2 tablespoon honey. I used honey to make it less spicy. If you want it to stay spicy, you can add less honey.

3. Bring to boil. Then reduce to condensed.

Put fried pork chop and rice in a plate. Top rice with a fried egg. Then pour curry sauce over it.

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!

Pineapple Rice

I bought a whole pineapple from supermarket. Cut at the 1/3 height. Use knife and spoon to scoop the pineapple out. Set the pineapple shell aside. Cut the pineapple into small chunks.

I also used a pineapple rice paste bought from supermarket.

1. Clean Prawns. Take off the head and shell.

2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Fry the Prawn head and shell. Then discard them.

3. Sauté sausage dice and Prawn for around 3-5 mins till Prawns turn red.

4. Add in cooked rice and paste. Quickly stir fry for 2-3 mins.

5. Add in pineapple chunks and thawed vegetables ( I used frozen green peas). Stir fry for another 3 mins.

6. Place fried rice into pineapple shell. And serve hot.

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!

No-failure Oven Roasted Chicken

I tried it several days ago and my husband loved it.

First, prepare marinade. In a sauce pan, add in several ginger and garlic slices. Pour in 50 ml cooking wine and 100 ml light soy sauce. Add in 3 tablespoon sugar and bay leaves. Turn on the stove and heat it till sugar melted. Then turn off the stove and set it aside.

For the chicken, here I used a half chicken. Use a toothpick to poke it several times so that marinade can work better.

Put chicken in a zip bag or a container. Pour the marinade in. Give it a good massage. Then put the lid on and put into fridge for overnight or even longer like one day or two days.

When it’s ready to cook, preheat oven to 190 degree C. Bake for 40 mins.

You can wrap the chicken wing with aluminum foil to prevent it getting burnt. ( I should’ve done that earlier).

Lemon Prawn

It’s a very simple dish to cook.

Prepare sauce: 50g lemon juice, 50g sugar and a little black pepper powder. Mix them well.

Clean Prawns and prepare some chopped garlic and green onion.

1. Heat some oil in the pan. Put the Prawns in. Stir fry till Prawns turn pink.

2. Add in chopped garlic and fry till aromatic.

3. Pour the sauce in. Turn up the heat a little. Quick stir fry to let each Prawn be coated with sauce.

4. Sprinkle chopped green onion as garnishment. Quick stir and ready to serve.

The Prawns are very bright and shiny in color due to the lemon sauce. And it tastes very tender and juicy. You will not stop licking your fingers. My husband loved it.

Easy Egg Sandwich

Ingredients:

1 hard boiled egg

2 crispy butter rolls

Mayonnaise

Tomato slices cucumber slices

Butter 5 g

Salt

Black pepper

1. Mash boiled egg in a bowl. Season with salt, black pepper and 1 tablespoon mayonnaise. Mix well.

2. Mix butter with 2 tsp mayonnaise in another bowl.

3. Cut butter rolls with a knife.

4. Brush the cutting surface with Butter mayonnaise mixture.

5. Add in tomato and cucumber slices. And mashed egg at last.