Friday, October 30, 2009

Chinese Style Fried Vermicelli

A simple and easy to prepare delicious meal, free from MSG. This is a simple Chinese style fried vermicelli and takes less than 30 minutes to get it cooked and ready to eat...steaming hot! Great isnt it, and most importantly everyone have a good and happy meal :))

All you need: serve 5

  • 3 pieces of vermicelli - soak for 20 minutes
  • 150 gm prawns
  • 1 pc of chicken breast meat
  • 2 stalks of green leafy vegetable
  • 50 gm beansprout
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 Tbs fish sauce
  • 2 Tbs light soy sauce
Simple Process :

1. Heat the wok and saute the chopped garlic till aromatic
2. Add in the prawns and chicken meat and stir fry till prawns turn pink and meat turns white
3. Add in 1/4 cup of water, fish sauce, light soy sauce and allow it to simmer for 3 minutes
4. Drop in the soaked vermicelli and green vegetables and cover the lid of wok, lower the heat for 5 mins
5. Lightly stir to mix the vermicelli with the ingredients for the next 3 minutes
6. Lastly add in the beansprouts and stir to mix well till beansprout soften for the next 3 minutes.
7. Ready to Serve

Have a Good Meal at Home!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Yum Yum Vegetable Nuggets

This is a plate of tasty vegetable nuggets cooked with dark soy sauce and the wonderful curry leaves which gives a beautiful aroma to the dish, it's Lazy Mum's latest creation. Simple and taste good. The vegetable nuggets is made up of soy beans and mixed vegetables. My kids simply loves this dish and when served it is "now you see it, now you dont" :)) Wow.. it is fun to see the kids really enjoying this simple dish at the dinning table.

All you need:

  • a packet of vegetable nuggets
  • 3 sprigs of curry leaves
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1 Tbs dark soy sauce
  • 4 Tbs evaporated milk
  • 4 pips of chopped garlic

Simple Process :

1. Lightly pan fried the vegetable nuggets till golden brown, set aside
2. Melt the butter in the pan and saute the garlic and curry leaves till aromatic
3. Add in the dark soy sauce, evaporated milk and stir in the pan fried vegetable nuggets till it is well coated with the sauce.
4. Once the sauce has thickens, dish out and serve out with warm rice.

Have a happy meal free of MSG at home!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Stir Fry Fish

A delicious fish dish for the family. We love stingray cutlets as it has soft bones and most importantly the meat is tender and fresh. I had it stir fried with dried chilly and onion and complete it with dark soy sauce and oyster sauce.... So Yummy! It goes well with warm rice.

All you need :

  • 2 pieces of stingray cutlets - cut into small pieces
  • 4 dried chilly
  • 1 big onion - cut into wedges
  • 1 Tbs oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
Simple Process :

1. Heat the wok with a little oil and saute the dried chilly together with the onion till aromatic
2. Add in the fish and stir fry for 3 minutes, add in the oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, 3 Tbs water
3. Mix well and allow it to simmer over low heat
4. Allow it to simmer till gravy has thickens
5. Ready to serve

Have a healthy meal at home, free from MSG!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fried Yam Bean Roll

Look at this delicious fried yam bean (bangkuang) roll aka fried sar kok. This speciality comes from Ipoh and can be found in food stalls that sell "Yong Tau Foo" with its well known smooth hor-fun aka rice noodle.

This is my first attempt making this delicious piece and was overwhelmed as it turns out just beautiful and taste great! After all, it is not that difficult to make and I am so happy I have finally know how to make it, thanks to the The Star Metro publication featuring the Perak state kopitiam fare not so long ago. I have modified the recipe slightly to suit our own taste.

All you Need :

1 yam bean (bangkuang) - about 500gm
150 gm fish paste
100 gm plain flour
1/2 cup fried shallots
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
some pepper
3 sheets of beancurd skin - 18 x 20 cm

Simple Process:

1. Chopped the yam bean coarsely
2. Next, mixed together the chopped yam bean with the fish paste, flour, fried shallots, salt, sugar and pepper
3. Scoop 5 large scoop of the mixture and lay it on top of the cut beancurd skin, then roll up the mixture tightly on the beancurd skin. Seal the edge of the roll with flour paste. The diameter of roll can be approximately 5 cm in size.
4. Heat the steamer on high heat and steam the roll for 8 minutes, allow it to cool before cutting into pieces. The size can be around 1 to 2 cm thick, it is your preference.
5. Next, heat the wok with some oil and pan fry the cut yam bean roll till golden brown or till it is crispy.
6. Drain the oil before serving hot.

The End Product....Tasty Fried Sar-Kok

Have Fun trying it out, no MSG eating at home!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Dried Spinach Noodle

Hey...look at this bowl of delicious dried spinach noodle with crispy chilly anchovis. It is a simple meal for the family and it taste great.... I have garnished the noodle with minced meat, japanese sea spinach, half boiled eggs and a spoonful of sambal ikan bilis.. Yum! Yum!

The purpose of the half boiled egg is to enrich and smoothen the blanched spinach noodle. Spinach noodle comes in a dried pack and easily obtainable from hypermarket or the grocery stores.
Simple Process :

1. Stir fry the minced meat with some chopped onions adding light soy sauce, oyster sauce to give it a good flavour, set aside
2. Prepare the half boiled eggs and set aside
3. Soak the japanese sea spinach to soften it, no cooking is required
4. Just blanched the dried spinach noodle, garnish it with the half boiled eggs, cooked
minced meat, japanese sea spinach, add 1 Tbs crispy chilly anchovis and serve

This is how the plate of noodle looks like when it is all mixed before rich and delicious!

Have an Enjoyable n Happy Meal!