Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dried WanTon Noodle

This is my simple version of Dried WanTon Noodle. Wanton noodles are made from wheat flour. We love WanTon Noodle that is "springy" in taste when cooked. There are some that goes "soggy" when blanched in boiling water. No wanton (dumpling) is served in this meal instead I have some cooked minced meat in dark soy and oyster sauce with asparagus mushrooms instead. Simple to prepare and great to taste, good for days where I have tight work schedule and still keep the family happy with a healthy meal at home....

All you need:
  • packet wanton noodle
  • some minced meat
  • dark soy sauce
  • oyster sauce
  • some asparagus mushroom
  • some green leafy vegetables
  • sprig of spring onion - chopped
  • 6 pips of garlic - chopped

Simple Process :

1. Heat the wok with a little oil, saute the garlic till aromatic, add the minced meat
2. Add the dark soy sauce and oyster sauce, a dash of pepper, stir fry
3. Add a small bowl of water to allow the meat to simmer for 10 minutes, add in the asparagus mushroom or other choices of mushroom
4. Add a little cornstarch to lightly thicken the gravy. As the noodle soaks up the gravy very quickly, do have extra gravy to standby

1. Blanched the wanton noodle in boiling water till it has soften - drain dry
2. Standby a plate with 1 Tbs dark soy sauce, 1/2 Tbs sesame oil, the green leafy vegetables
3. Put the drained noodle and mixed well with the mixture on the plate
4. Serve with the cooked meat and mushroom toppings on top

Eat Healthy at Home and Be Happy!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Rendang Vegetarian Mutton

Going for a simple n easy dish....A beautiful appetizing dried curry or rendang vegetarian mutton. The vegetarian mutton is a product of well seasoned mushroom stems which is obtainable from the vegetarian grocery shop or at the frozen rack at the hypermarket. I have been exploring how to cook the dried curry without using onions and glad that I have it done perfectly using blended cabbage as an alternate to give it a thick sweet taste. Yeah..I have found it! I learnt it from a friend who is superb in preparing vegetarian dishes.

All you need :

  • a packet of vegetarian mutton
  • half boiled potatoes - cut into cubes
  • 2 tomatoes - cut into wedges
  • 1/4 piece of cabbage - blanched till soft and blend
  • 4 Tbs curry powder for meat
  • 2 sprig of curry leaves
  • 100 ml milk
Simple Process :

1. Lightly pan fried the vegetarian mutton in oil - set aside
2. Mix the curry powder with the blended cabbage
3. Heat the wok with a little oil and saute the curry powder mixture and the curry leaves till aromatic
4. Add in the milk, half boiled potato, salt to taste and allow it to simmer till potato soften
5. Add in the fried vegetarian mutton and stir well into the mixture, add the tomatoes
6. Ready to serve

Have an Enjoyable & Healthy Meal!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fish Potato Cutlet

This is my yummy tasty fish potato cutlet which I have "recycled" from left over steamed fish. Great thing to do, no wastage as I have converted it into a yummy dish for all to enjoy. I used to buy fish potato cutlet from Lotus Restaurant (a famous indian cuisine restaurant in KL) as I love the aromatic spice in it. I love it so much and now I have recreate a close to similar recipe and now can enjoy it at home... :)) So it is a home cook fish potato cutlet.... the difference is more fish meat than potatoes as compared to the commercial ones. I find it simple and easy to prepare and happily everyone in the family love it.

All you need : make 12 pcs

  • 1 medium size fish (any fish that has plenty of flesh) - steam
  • 4 large potatoes - boiled n mashed up
  • 2 onions - chopped
  • 1 sprig spring onion
  • 2 Tbs curry powder
  • 1 Tbs turmeric powder
  • dash of pepper, salt
  • 1 egg
  • some cornflour - for coating before frying

Simple Process

  • Get started by steaming the fish and let it cool, debone and set aside the fish meat
  • Boil the potatoes and mashed it up
  • Put all together in a large bowl - fish meat, mashed potatoes, chopped onions, chopped spring onions, curry powder, turmeric powder, salt, pepper and beat in the 1 egg and mixed it all up into a "dough" like
  • Pat some cornflour on your palm and make small flat round pieces from the mixture
  • Heat the wok with some oil over medium heat, coat the fish cutlet with cornflour and fry till golden brown, drained the oil
  • Ready to Serve

Happy Trying and Enjoy A Simple Dish!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Jolly Rice Noodle

This is my new creation for fried "shorty" rice noodle aka loh si fun and my family love it - it's jolly good to eat! :)) It is simple to prepare and fast to cook, served within 20 minutes. I have it fried with cut pieces of dried chilly, chicken meat, cabbage with dark soy sauce and garnish with fried baby anchovis..... It is not spicy hot but just to add a nice aroma from the dried chilly. The fried baby anchovis gives an added flavour to the noodle!

All you need : Serve 3
  • a packet of rice short noodle (loh si fun)
  • a piece of chicken breast meat - cut into cubes
  • some cabbages - cut into strips
  • 4 pcs of dried chilly - cut into 2 - 3 cm in length
  • 1 clove garlic - chopped
  • handful of baby anchovis
  • 1 sprig of spring onion - chopped
  • fish sauce n dark soy sauce

Baby Anchovis - wash, drain dry and fry till crispy

Simple Process :
  • Wash, drain dry baby anchovis before frying it till golden brown, set aside for garnishing
  • Heat the wok with a little oil and saute the dried chilly for 2 minutes, add in the chopped garlic and saute till aromatic
  • Add in the chicken and stir fry till fairly cooked, add cabbage and stir fry
  • Next, add the rice noodle and a few drops of dark soy sauce and fish sauce in it, stir to mix evenly
  • Keep stirring well for next 5 minutes and dish out
  • Ready to serve, garnish with the fried baby anchovis and chopped spring onions

Have a Happy Meal!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Coconut Candy

Let's go for something real SWEET..Yes COCONUT CANDY! It is a long time since I last made this delicious candy...well, nice to indulge in something sweet once a while. This coconut candy is kind of creamy in taste and sweet. It is made up of grated coconut, full cream evaporated milk, sugar and butter. Kids would love this very much, it's up for grabs..hahaha!

All you need :
  • 2 grated coconut
  • 250 gm evaporated milk
  • 400 gm sugar
  • 50 gm butter
  • pinch of salt
  • edible colouring (optional)
Simple Process :
  • Add the sugar, milk, salt together with the grated coconut in a non stick pan and stir over low heat
  • Keep stiring till sugar dissolved completely and till you see the content started to crystallized at the side of the pan. Add butter and keep stirring.
  • Total time required is about 40 minutes of constant stirring to avoid burnt at the bottom of pan.
  • Pour the candy into a greased plate and pat it evenly on the surface
  • Leave it to cool and refrigerate for few hours before cutting into pieces for storing into containers

Enjoy a Sweet Candy!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Chai Kueh - Vegetable Dumpling

This is a beautiful vegetable dumpling or fondly known as "chai kueh". Look at the beautiful opague skin and its softness. Cheers to my dear hubby for his first attempt in making this delicious vegetable dumplings for us. Somehow he is good in "kueh" and has all the patience to knead the dough... great effort, muuuach! The skin recipe was adopted from a cookbook by Agnes Chan - Nyonya Kueh. The shape and filling of the dumpling has been modified totally to our own preference. This vegetable dumpling goes very well with garlic chilly lime.. taste so good!

This is the same vegetable filling found in my post for Green Croissant

What do you require for the Dumpling Skin ? About 30 pieces

  • 150 g wheat starch aka "tang mien" flour
  • 150 g tapioca flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 400 - 450 ml boiling water
  • 2 Tbs shortening
1. Put wheat starch, tapioca flour, salt into a bowl, pour in boiling water and stir quickly
2. Cover and leave aside for 15mins. Add shortening and knead into a dough
3. Roll dough into a long cyclinder and divide into pieces
4. Flatten each piece with a rolling pin, roll it thin
5. Fill the flatten dough with the vegetable filling and pleat to seal the dumpling
6. Steam with high heat for 10mins till dumplings are translucent
7. Remove and brush with cooking oil
8. Serve with chilly sauce

Taste so Good!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Yummy Gravy Rice

Look at this simple to cook yummy rice. A delicious thick gravy poured over the cooked rice and served hot... wow! Lazy Mum enjoys cooking something simple and good to eat for the family and most of all it is being appreciated.. :)) That's wonderful!

All you need for the Gravy :

  • some fish balls - slice thinly
  • some fish cake - slice thinly
  • 1 pc chicken breast meat - cut into cubes
  • 1 carrot - slice thinly
  • 1 pkt sweet green pea
  • some chinese cabbage - cut into pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 pips of garlic - chopped
  • 3 Tbs cornflour - mixed with 1 Tbs water
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 Tbs cooking wine **optional
Simple Process :
  • Heat the wok with a little oil and saute the garlic till aromatic
  • Add in the chicken, fish ball and fish cake and stir fry till chicken turned white
  • Add in the 500 ml water, chinese cabbage, salt to taste and let it simmer over medium heat for 15 mins
  • Next, add in the carrot and sweet green pea and allow it to simmer for 5 mins
  • Stir in the cornstarch, bring to a quick boil, add the cooking wine. Lastly, drop in the beaten egg and a quick stir, off the heat.
  • Pour the gravy over cooked rice and serve

Have a Wonderful Meal ^ _ ^

Monday, July 6, 2009

Chinese-Fried Noodle

A simple and easy to prepare Chinese Fried Noodle. It looks rather plain but taste simply great to eat along with Sambal Belacan (chilly pounded with roasted dried shrimp paste). This style fried noodle is a speciality from the northern part of Malaysia. As in the central part, the noodle used is fat and looks like Udon and fried with dark soy sauce. The fresh noodle is fried with prawns, meat, beansprout and green leafy vege. It is good to have during days when lazy mum has a busy schedule as it is fast to cook and good to eat..... :))

All you need : Serve 4
  • a packet of fresh noodle - wash before use
  • some medium size prawns
  • some chicken or pork
  • some beansprout
  • some green leafy vegetable
  • 1 clove garlic - chopped
  • 1 big onion - chopped
  • sambal belacan ** (home made or buy it from the shelf)

Simple Process :
1. Heat the wok with some oil, saute the garlic and onion till fragrant

2. Add the prawns and meat, stir fry till meat is lightly cooked

3. Put in the washed noodle, add 1/2 bowl water, close the lid of the wok and let it cook over medium heat for 5 mins

4. Add in the vegetables, beansprout and stir well till the gravy thickens within the next 10 minutes

** dark soy sauce can be added if you wish to have a dark color noodle

Enjoy Your Meal!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fried Meat Dumpling "Sui Kow"

Fried Meat Dumpling or Fried Sui Kow a dish where everybody loves to eat, simple to make and good to eat... Get a good quality "wanton skin" from the fresh market which gives a good crispy bite when fried. This dish shared the same tagline of Chipsmore biscuits "now u see it, now u don't"...hahaha! Using this same recipe, you may also cook dumpling in soup. The soup base can be from anchovis or chicken. The waterchest nut are added to give extra sweetness to the dumpling and also provides a crunchy feel when it is bite on just as the black fungus too.

All you need : for 2o pieces of Dumplings

  • 200 gms of minced meat - pork or chicken
  • 2 sprig of spring onion - chopped finely
  • 5 waterchest nut - chopped finely
  • 1 large black fungus / woodear mushroom - soaked and chopped finely
  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • dash of pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 2 Tbs cornflour
  • 20 pcs of round Wanton skin

Simple Process :

  • Mixed all the ingredients together and put a spoonful into the wanton skin
  • Wet with water at the edge of the skin and fold into half, ensure it stick together
  • Heat some oil in the non-stick pan (just covering the pan) fry the dumpling till lightly brown on each side
  • Dish out and drain the excess oil
  • Ready to Serve

Have a Happy Meal....