Food and Me
Monday, January 28, 2008
Hard to buy ingredients during this period
Spicy cabbage noodle soup !
Went to Junction8 to get something and decided to settle for some ban mian or yong tau foo. BASKET ! The food court is under renovation until april...
I'm hungry...so i rushed home and got this done.
Took out cabbage, mushrooms, udon noodles, kimchi, korean chilli flakes, vinegar, fish sauce and fat free chicken stock.
Put everything into a pan and cook for around 15 mins or more.
Hot and Spicy noodles !
Nice ! now my stomach is feeling so hot..
Bush bush bushes..
Stir-fried tempeh with vegetables
Some leftover vegetables.
Beansprouts, shitake mushrooms and spitbeans ? ( i am not sure what it s called )
Oh yes, and Tempeh, it is a kind of fermented beans, very nutritous and healthy..usually eaten by Malays..
Once again, i heated up the wok, sprayed some olive oil, put in everything and stir fried for a bit.
Then, i added soy sauce, korean chilli flakes, salt and some water.
Turned out fine =)
Chicken rice with sliced ginger and mushroom
Oh, saw this recipe on the papers today and decided to try it myself. I made some changes to the ingredients by the way.
Firstly, i chopped up the chicken breasts, mushrooms and ginger.
Heated up the wok and poured some sesame oil onto it. I thought sesame oil would be more appropriate for such a dish rather than olive oil.
Then, i put the ginger in and fry them for a while before adding in the mushrooms and chicken.
When chicken looked almost done, i added oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, soy sauce and some white pepper.
Seemed a little dry, so, i added some water.
Stir-fried for a bit more, i poured 3 scoops of rice with 6 1/2 scoops of water into the wok.
Lastly, i transferred everything into the rice cooker and let it cook.
DING ! Ready to eat !
Garnished with spring onions, chilli padis and white pepper.
Oh, i made soup too, cabbage with carrot soup. Simply by putting the chicken breast bone, cabbage and carrot altogether into a pot, add water and salt and boil until vegetables soften up.
Good soup for a cold day..unfortunately, it wasn't cold weather at all =(
Bottomless PIT !
Stir-fried UDON !!!
Came back from my usual exercise routine and was terribly hungry ! Haa !!
Before i went to have my shower, i prepared all the ingredients first. Chopped the vegetables and stuff.
Heated up the pan. Sprayed some olive oil and stir fried chopped garlic and prawns..took them out and stir fried vegetables. Then, added prawns back and fried for a while more till i threw the noodles in. Mixed it with my home made sauce, added some water and shimmered it for 10 mins..
After Shower... noodles disappeared !
Sesame oil, oyster sauce, ketchup, soy sauce, dark soysauce, salt, black pepper, vinegar and some molasses.
Cai xin, carrots, bean sprouts, shitake mushrooms, spring onions and red chilli.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
He smiled at me ?
Simply love Sunday mornings....
Starved or Stuffed ?
Not everyone's favourite vegetables ?
I can be very sure that this isn't everyone's best friend.
I already have alot of friends who don't like mixed vegetables...i'm not sure why, all i know is..they are one of my favourite vegetables..easy to prepare and colourful haa !
Normally i get a packet of them from the Supermarket and store them in my freezer, whenever i'm low on vegetables and want something fast, i'll use them =)
Anyway, let me introduce you my best friend, mixed vegetables..sorry best friend, you're going into my stomach as breakfast HAA ^^.
Liked the crunch
Yellow bean soup
This is my dinner, i wanted to make a soup for my noodles but i felt too full to consume carbs so i made it into a soup.
Soup was made using ikan billis ( archovies ), dried squid, lean meat, yellow beans and mushrooms.
I also added salt for some flavouring.
Garnished with coriander ( my favourite ), some sesame oil and white pepper.
Good warm soup for a night...unfortunately we dont have winter here =(
*Burppppp* Excuse me..^^,
YES ! RICE ~
Dried らーめん with spicy black bean paste minced pork
Finally a decent lunch...
Got MILK ?
Red Yellow and Green
NEVER AGAIN !
Ton ton tonnn !
Just wanna try and see how it would turn out.
Grilled instead of the normal deep-fried ones.
Marinated the meat with salt and pepper.
Placed them over flour, dipped into beaten egg and then laid onto bread crumbs.
Grilled on a metal grill for 20 mins, abit charred on the edges, maybe i should have used a lower temperature. Will do next time.
Tasted fine with BBQ sauce =)
Oops, i did it again..
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
My ' CRUST '...
Felt like having some pizza so i went to the supermarket on my way back from work to get some green, yellow and red peppers, mozarella cheese and tomatoes.
I wanted to try to make my own crust with wholemeal flour mixed with white flour. Only to find out that i didn't have those at home. I went ahead with buckwheat, rye and some white flour..
I have not really tried making my own pizza crust before, this was considered my 1st attempt. Turned out fine. Crust was chewy instead of those regular pizzas you have at Pizza restaurants..
Buckwheat, white and rye flour.
Mixed together with some water, added salt and some dried basil and tomato seasoning. Kneaded, put onto a lightly oiled pan and place it into the oven, baked at 200 Degree Celsius for 6 mins.
Mushrooms, onions, green, red, yellow peppers, tomatoes, grilled chicken breast, dried basil and mozarella cheese.
Base sauce :
I used salsa instead of regular tomato sauce, was in a hurry =)
Spreaded sauce over the crust, placed toppings as i liked and sprinkled with mozarella cheese, popped into oven, 220 degree celsius 20 mins.
Forgive my awful looking crust as i didn't have a proper flat surface for me to roll the dough and such =(
Bitterly Good ~
Came back home, ransacked the refridgerator and found some bittergourd, it is one of my favourite vegetables. I don't think many people enjoy eating this vegetable as it has a bitter taste. So, i thought of making an omlette outta it.
Stir-fried the bittergourd slices for a bit until it slightly changed in colour and softened. Dash of fish sauce for some flavouring and lastly, i poured the 2 beaten eggs onto the vegetables. Let it cook for awhile and ate it.
Bittergourd and 2 eggs + 1 apple (^^,)