Monday, September 30, 2013

Old Cucumber Bean Soup | 老黄瓜黄豆汤

Soup is very welcoming on my dining table. Once I see this recipe, immediately book mark it because from the ingredients, I can confirmed it will be very tasty and healthy.

1 small size old cucumber
50g soya bean
1 small size carrot
2 blocks pork bone (optional)
5-8 red dates (optional)

1. Boil the pork bone about 2 minutes and rinse to clean with cold water.
2. Soak and clean the bean and red dates then put aside.
3. Peel and cut the old cucumber in chunks.
4. Add all the ingredients in 1.5 little of water and simmer for 2.5 hours.
5. Taste with some salt

Friday, September 27, 2013

Broccoli and Salmon Porridge | 西兰花和鲑鱼粥

The broccoli puree is from this dish.

For the salmon, I used to bake salmon which I found is easier if comparing to fry.

To process the salmon, apply 1 tablespoon saké to salmon, marinate for 5 minutes. Using paper towel to pad dry the salmon and apply pinch of salt. Bake in oven at 200°C for 10-15 minutes.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Shape Coloring #1

After the little monster bring back her coloring works from school, this is my 1st print out for him to color at home.

Hmn….i am satisfied with his work so far. Just found out that he still needs to sometime to practice his finger’s muscle. Keep it up my little boy!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Broccoli sauteed Button Mushroom | 西兰花炒蘑菇

I come out this dish using the leftover button mushrooms from Braised Chicken with waxed meat and mushroom. Nothing special in term of the vege matching, but I would like to emphasized that I used Extra Virgin Camellia Seed Oil (榨茶花籽油) in this dish. The outcome is very satisfying and you w’t even know there is Camellia Seed Oil if I do not tell you in front.

Healthy and good taste …. No regret to try!

1 medium size broccoli
5-8 button mushrooms
2 bulbs garlic
1 tbsp camellia seed oil

1. Broccoli and mushroom cut in cubes.
2. garlic chopped.
3. Heat camellia seed oil and add in garlic. Saute until aromatic.
4. Pour in broccoli and keep frying, add some water if it's too dry.
5. Add in mushrooms and saute until cooked.
6. Add pinch of saute for taste, dip up.

Some extra info about Extra Virgin Camellia Seed Oil (I copied from here)

LOHAS Camellia Seed Oil is 100% organic oil of the highest grade, Unrefined, this extra virgin oil is extracted from the first cold press of camellia seeds. Many types of unrefined oil have low smoke points, thus they are unsuitable for sautéing, frying and deep-frying but unrefined camellia seed oil has one of the highest smoke points at 220 °C, making it highly suitable for all Asian cooking styles, including deep-frying.
Has similar nutritive and culinary properties to olive oil, making it perfect for salads
High quality cooking oil remains stable at high temperatures
Rich source of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids and Vitamin E
Naturally high content of polyphenols (antioxidants)
Low in saturated fat; does not contain trans-fat
Does not contain chemicals or additive

Braised Chicken with waxed meat and mushroom | 腊肠冬菇焖鸡

I have a picky eater at home, other than fried rice….he just eat plain rice with some vege’s sauce. So, I tried out this dish and dip up the sauce for him to mix with the rice. He can finished 1 bowl of rice, made me happy and satisfied!

2 drumsticks
1 waxed meat
5-8 button mushrooms 
1½ tbsp thick soya sauce
3 bulbs garlic

2 tbsp soya sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
Pinch of pepper

1. Cut the drumstick in to small chunk, waxed meat cut in thick pieces, mushroom cut into half
2. Marinate the chicken in advance at least 1 hour.
3. Heat the wok with garlic, pour in chicken and sauté until it’s half cooked.
4. Add in waxed meat and mushrooms and continue sauté for 1 minute.
5. Add in thick soya sauce and stir evenly.
6. Add in water until can cover the chicken, turn heat to small and covered.
7. When the sauce is getting dry, turn off the heat and dip up.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Pork Chop with Tomato Rice |猪扒番茄饭

Recent these few days is raining day; day time heavy rain, mid night rain cats and dogs. I think my mood also following in this sequence. I called it raining mood. Body getting lazy…. 口淡淡  …. No much taste to eat.

However, my hb very excited send me a link about港式 叉烧 ….since I am lazy mood, I d’t want to clean my oven after baking this dish, thus I come out this 猪扒. And since I am口淡淡, I come out this 番茄饭.

Pork Chop Ingredients:
800g lean pork (cut in slice)
2½ tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp thick soya sauce
2 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp corn flour
2-3 garlic bulbs (chopped)

Tomato Rice Ingredients:
1 cup rice
1 large ripe tomato
pinch of salt
1 tsp olive oil

1. Marinate the pork and all the seasoning at least 2 hours.
2. Fry pork using non-stick pan until cooked and aromatic.
3. Peel tomato and chopped until very fine (you can blend it if you want).
4. Cook the rice with tomato, salt and olive oil.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Back to Ipoh | Delicious Chicken Rice

No water supply!!
This is what I am shouting early in the morning. No water supply ….how? Cannot cook, cannot wash….lucky I have few bottle of drinking water. So, quickly cook the porridge for the kids and packing to run away from this dry city.

Go… go … go …no other better town than this----Ipoh :)
Surprisingly, my other 2 sisters also heading to the same time as us ….thus we managed to meet up in my father’s house.

Cucu with popo

My 2 monsters and gong gong

Let’s me share with you what I had for the dinner.

Hmn….this is not the so called famous 牙菜鸡, this is 1 of the normal shop which serve牙菜鸡 and 鸡丝河. But you will surprise the taste is definitely delicious.

Meatballs (pork) soup

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Fungus Apple Dessert | 雪耳萍果糖水

I used to drink this dessert when I am my 1st and 2nd pregnancy. During the time, I am very keen to drink soup, once without the soup…then I am craving for this dessert.

Fortunately, this is very easy to cook. I believe this dessert can be served anytime as you like.
I only realized fungus is such a wonderful food after I consumed so many time of this dessert.
Let’s share it out with you with some fungus’s functions:

  • Improve strong fine
  • Nourish kidney
  • Intestines
  • Improve “qi” and blood
  • Strong heart and brain
  • Refreshing and beauty
  • Rejuvenation
  • Longevity


With this very economy dessert, I think I should start cooking it once a week for my family.

You can replace the apple with other fruits like pear, papaya or gingko and red dates.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

2 Years Old Toddler Recipe | 2 岁食谱肉丝西兰花粥

I am really running out of idea what to cook for the little small monster as she is now getting choosy on food. This is 1st time I home cooked this kind of fine flake pork (肉丝) for my girl. Huh…..lucky she likes it. 

In this meal, I had added in 1 scoop if broccoli puree to balance up the nutrition and bring up a better taste.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Chayote Black Bean Soup |佛手瓜黑豆汤

Chayote is rich nutrition if compared to it’s other gourd family like melons, cucumbers and squash. It’s calcium is 2 times than cucumber, melon and squash. Iron level is super high which 4 times of pumpkin and 12 times more than cucumber. Huh….. it’s really super food. Of course, there no reason for me d’t cook this wonderful food for my family.

From what I found in internet; this food also good for children mental development, male and female infertility and ease of elderly vision loss.

1 medium size chayote
1 medium size carrot
250g spareribs
5 g wolf berries
50g black soya bean

1. Boil the spareribs about 2 minutes and rinse to clean with cold water.
2. Soak the wolfberries until soft and rinse to clean.
3. Soak black soya bean for about 3o minutes and rinse clean.
4. Peel the carrot and chayote and cut in chunks.
5. Add all the ingredients in 1.5 little of water and simmer for 2.5 hours.
6. Taste with some salt.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sport Day 2013 | 运动节之2013

Sport Day, it’s a very common event which organized in school and kindergarten. When we sourcing any school or kindergarten before we make decision to enroll our kid, have you ever concern whether there is Sport Day during the fiscal year?

Honestly speaking, I did. When I see there is Sport Day in the program list. I will add point to the kindergarten.

I always like to have a balance learning environment for my kids. Not very academic driven or curriculum driven. I would like my kids can enjoy during learning process. Organizing Sport Day event is showing the school’s effort for the student to let them enjoy, interact with each others, even moderate physical activity has been shown to improve a child’s skill at arithmetic, reading and memorization.

This is Austin’s 1st time participating in Sport Day. Well, not only new to him, but also new to the parent as 1st time attending my kid’s Sport Day too.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Pork minced fried rice | 肉碎蛋炒饭

I am not sure whether other mummy out there is also having the same situation like me. When you have a 3-4 years old kid, if he/she starting to request what kind of food he wanted to eat.

Austin starting to ask for fried rice recently. Even I counter offer him other I thought is much more delicious food….he just give me this answer “dun want!"
As long as I asked him what does he wanted to eat ….the thousand n the only 1 answer is “fried rice”.

I am running out of idea what kind of fried rice for him at the same time I am also concerning the heaty part will caused.

Please let me know if you have any better idea.

1 bowl pork minced
2 kampung eggs
3 cups cooked rice
1 tbsp garlic chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp olive oil (for pork minced)
2 tsp thick soya sauce
Spring onion for topping (optional)
1 tbsp soya sauce
Pinch of salt

1 tsp corn flour
1 tbsp soya sauce
Pinch of pepper

1 tsp thick soya sauce

1. Marinate the pork minced with the seasoning and set aside.
2. Lightly beat the eggs and set aside.
3. In a non stick pan, heat up 1tsp olive oil and add in half of the chopped garlic, fry until aromatic.
4. Add in pork min and keep frying until cooked, dip up and set aside.
5. In a clean wok, heat up the oil and add in the remaining garlic chopped. Fry until aromatic.
6. Pour in all the rice and fry around 2 mins, add in the egg and continue fry.
7. When the rice mixture is getting dry, add in pinch of salt and soya sauce and fry until mixed.

8. Dip up and topping with minced pork and spring onion.