Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fish Porridge

Here comes lazy mum delicious warm bowl of fried fish porridge for the family, fast , easy to prepare and good to eat.....yummy! Yes it is nice to have soft diet once a while. The porridge taste great with lots of fried chopped garlic and chopped fresh coriander.

Simply go through this process and enjoy a delicious home cooked porridge with no MSG...

Serve 4 person : 1.5 cup rice, 1 medium size fish

1. First have a medium size fish of your choice, cut into pieces, drain dry, rub a little salt on the surface and fry it till golden brown. Set aside

2. Steam the rice or cook it in the rice cooker with slightly extra water to get a soft texture

3. Scoop the cooked rice into a pot, add water about double the amount of the cooked rice and bring it to boil over medium heat till the rice grain looks "open up". It will take about 10-15 minutes
of boiling time depending on how soft the cooked rice is.

4. Add in some salt and the fried fish cutlets and allow it to boil for 5 minutes. Scoop it into bowl to serve and garnish with fried garlic and chopped coriander or alternatively spring onion and a dash of pepper

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sarawak Laksa

Yummy, yummy Sarawak Laksa. Simply delicious and it taste so good..just love it. It has a nice blended flavor of assam laksa and curry laksa. The hot steaming soup whets ones appetite.

With the ready to cook Laksa paste from Sarawak, this bowl of laksa can be easily prepared within an hour and ready to be served. If you do not have the paste then you need to gather these ingredients and get it blended - garlic, shallots, galangal, dried chilly, lemon grass, belacan and add tamarind juice, pounded groundnuts and coconut milk.

All I need to do is to boil the chicken and prawn stock and add in the paste and blend it with coconut milk and evaporated milk to smoothen the taste. Lime juice can be added to boost the aroma of the soup. Then garnished the bowl of noodle with shredded chicken, prawns, shredded omellette, cucumber and beansprout plus chopped corriander....... Wow truly Nice!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Yam Beehoon (Vermicelli) Soup

A yummy soup meal prepared by lazy mum for the family. This is Yam soup with Beehoon (vermicelli), garnished with fried shallots, spring onion and strips of omelette. A very easy and simple dish to prepare with little fuss. I have used the thick vermicelli that needs soaking for about an hour before blanching, alternatively you may used the thinner version for this dish too.

The base of the soup is made up of dried prawns and yam pieces. See the photo below.
This tuber root plant is obtainable from the fresh market. It's skin is rough and a bit hairy and the inner layer is a little slimmy. Just put under the running tap water to rid the slimmy feel before cutting into pieces.

To prepare soup : Serve 4 person

1 small yam - cut into pieces
50gm dried prawns
some shredded ginger
salt & pepper to taste

1. Heat a little oil and saute the shredded ginger and dried prawns till aromatic, add 1.5 litre water and allow it to simmer over medium heat for the next 20 minutes. Add the yam slices to allow it to soften. Add salt to taste.
2. The soup is ready once the yam has soften.


1. Blanched the soaked vermicelli till it is soften
2. Serve the blanched vermicelli in a bowl, pour the hot yam soup over it
3. Garnished with spring onion, fried shallots and omellette strips
4. A dash of pepper would taste good

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Chicken Porridge - Congee

Lazy mum presenting a simple and easy to prepare meal, chicken porridge. I just love to cook porridge simply because it is easy to prepare and nice to eat. I have garnished this chicken porridge with strips of roasted seaweed and fried chopped garlic.

All you need : Serve 4

1 big piece of chicken thigh
1.5 cup rice
2 slices of ginger
1/2 clove chopped garlic
some seaweed for garnishing - optional

Simple Process :

1. Put 2 litres of water to boil with the chicken thigh and ginger slices over medium heat for 30 minutes.
2. Remove the cooked chicken and set aside to peel the meat into strips
3. Add in the washed rice and allow it to boil for the next 30 minutes, keep stirring occasionally
till porridge looks starchy
4. Add salt to taste, add in the chicken strips
5. Serve with fried garlic and seaweed strips

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Black Pepper Onion Chicken

A simple and easy to prepare lazy mum's version of black pepper onion chicken. It turns out yummy! The wonderful aroma from the green chillies and onion really makes this dish mouth-watering. The dish looks pale as i have omitted the dark soy sauce as my son is trying to avoid taking dark soy sauce due to a fresh scar on his face. Well, color can be deceiving, it taste just as good, anyway. Try it * v *

What you need :

  • 1 piece of chicken breast meat - cut into small think slices
  • 2 big onions - cut into slices
  • 2 green chilly - cut into slices
  • grounded black pepper - amount is your choice
  • 1 Tbs cornflour
  • 1 Tbs oyster sauce
  • 1 Tbs dark soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs chinese cooking wine
  • salt to taste

Simple Process :

  • Marinate the chicken meat with the cornflour, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce and cooking wine for 30 minutes before cooking
  • Heat the oil in the pan, saute the onion and green chilly till aromatic
  • Add in the marinated chicken meat and stir fry till chicken meat turns white, sprinkle the grounded black pepper and mix well
  • Add a little water, lower the heat, and allow the chicken to simmer till cook
  • Ready to serve within 20 minutes of cooking time.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Baked Salted Herbal Chicken

Look at this delicious baked chicken. Yes, it is simple and easy to prepare especially for those who enjoy no fuss cooking and short preparation time. All you need to do is just clean and drain dry the chicken, rub it with salt all over and let the chicken sit on some fine gingseng roots or alternatively I do use "tangkwei" (another blood nourishing herbs), sometimes. Then, wrap it up well with tin foil or baking paper.

Heat the oven at 250 degrees celsius and baked the wrapped chicken for 45 minutes.....that's it!

When it is cooked, you get to smell the beautiful aroma of the herbal chicken.

I have it served as a set meal for the family. I served it with Garlic Fried Rice...Look at this.... :))

Simple and a delicious Set Meal for the family, try it!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Spore Fried Bihun

Here comes a simple and easy to cook fried vermicelli or "bihun". Ermm, some named it Singapore Fried Bihun and how the name came about, I am not too sure... Anyway, my kids labelled it as Tomato Sauce fried bihun... * v *

Simple Ingredients : serve 4

  • 1/2 packet of bihun - soaked in water for about 15 mins to soften
  • some shredded carrots
  • 1 cup beansprout
  • 2 big red onions - cut into half ring
  • 2 pieces beancurd
  • 200gms shelled prawns
sauce ingredients : 2 Tbs curry powder + 4 Tbs tomato sauce + 1 Tbs fish sauce, add with 1/2 cup water

Simple Process :
1. Heat the wok with some oil and fry the cut pieces of beancurd till golden brown, dish out
2. Heat the wok with some oil and saute the cut onion till aromatic, add in the prawns and stir fry for 1 minute.
3. Add in the soaked bihun and the sauce ingredients, add 1/2 cup of water and stir to mix well with the sauce, lower the fire and close the lid of wok for 5 mins
4. Add in the beansprout, shredded carrots, fried beancurd and mix well with the bihun, stir fry for 4 - 5 mins
5. Ready to serve and garnish with chopped parsely. You may squeeze in the lime juice to boost the flavour.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Kampung Fried Rice

Hi there... here I am... Thank you so much for continuously visiting my Blog and a special thanks to Amy B for your encouraging words... Wow, it has been quite a while staying "inactive"...

And to start off, here is a simple and delicious meal called Kampung Fried Rice. "Kam-pung" means Village. This fried rice is commonly served in Indian Muslim food outlets and it easy to prepare and taste great... Have fun cooking when you have left over rice at home....
When you cook at home, you can control the level of oil for healthy eating....

Look at this....simple and easy to cook.....just simply vegetables & eggs..

Simple Ingredients :

2 bowls of cooked rice

2 Eggs

Handful of shredded Cabbage, Carrots, Sawi (green leafy vege)

6 pcs Chilly Padi (small + spicy + nice aroma)

1 chopped onion

1 tsp anchovis granules

1 tbs dark soy sauce

Simple to Prepare :

1. Heat 2 Tbs oil in a wok and saute the chopped onions, chilly padi till aromatic

2. Add in the shredded vegetables and stir fry, next add in the anchovis granules, dark soy sauce, mix well

3. Put in the rice and stir to mix well till even coloured, a pinch of salt to taste

4. Push aside the rice, add few drops of oil and break the eggs in, allow the eggs to be slightly cooked at the sides

5. Finally, bring the rice on to the eggs and give it a good stir to mix well

6. Ready to Serve...Hot + Delicious!