23 October 2014

Hakka Yam Abacus Seeds 客家算盘子

My first attempt on yam abacus seeds was three years ago, really missed the chewy and bouncy texture! I want to make this for long, eventually the right moments come. Making this dish take lot of time, need to knead the yam dough then divide it into individual small seeds. I enjoyed the whole process, especially when scooping out the abacus seeds from the boiling water, too excited to find out the texture, I gobbled down a few pieces of pipping hot yam abacus seeds! Munching the chewy texture, I grinned widely and felt like dancing! 

Today, read a post by a blogger, she mentioned she was hiding from blogging when her creations get public attention. She afraid people might judge and comment on her thought, that's why she hide. Luckily, now she comes to realize that she shouldn't do that. I was touched by what she mentioned about "Having enough courage to share that piece of your heart and soul with the world." 

21 October 2014

Lor Mee in Balsamic Vinegar (Chinese Braised Noodles) 卤面

Lor Mee or Chinese Braised Noodles is one of the Penang street food I love since young. Usually the hawker sell the Lor Mee with braised egg, a few pieces of thinly sliced pork, and if you are lucky you will see one or two small pieces of Ngor Hiang or Lor Bak (fried pork roll) and it goes with yellow noodles, you can request to have yellow noodles mixed with rice vermicelli or only rice vermicelli by itself. For me, I always eat Lor Mee in rice vermicelli and without beansprouts, it is still the same until today. 

Fish Head Crab Bee Hoon 鱼头蟹米粉

The good thing about buying seafood from the fish market here is they are very generous! The fishmonger always throw a few more smaller fishes into my plastic bag after they have weigh the good we selected. I got many free small crabs, may be just half of my palm from the fishmonger too. 

I have a few big red snapper fish heads sitting in my freezer, as they have taken up lot of freezer space, I decided to clear some of them by cook-up the Fish Head Crab Bee Hoon dish.

The recipe is using my previous Fish Head Soup with adding four small crabs in it. By the way, I cut the crab into half to clean them, when taking photo I placed two side together and covered it with the shell so it looks nicer! I'm not that lazy, ok! Lol! This type of a-pot-dish is easy, fast and delicious! 

19 October 2014

Easy Tom Yum Soup

This is an easy version of Tom Yum Soup or Hot and Sour Thai Soup I made last week. Beside shredding some fresh herbs with food processor to make the tom yum soup base, I cheated by adding 2 heaped spoonful of store bought tom yum paste. The soup base is very flavourful with the aroma of lemongrass, galangal and the most I love is the fragrance of kaffir lime leaves. It has the aromatherapy effect when I was taking this soup! Lol! It is good just by taking this soup alone or it goes well with steamed rice too! 

Pumpkin Yakult Jam Bao / Steamed Pumpkin Yakult Jam Bun

这个包。。。是弄了pumpkin yakult jam 后就弄了。迟迟不post的原因是。。。捏的太难看了!!!但这几天都没开炉烘焙,只好硬着头皮交差了。包是捏得难看但是好吃的哟,馅是叉烧鸡肉馅。

08 October 2014

Homemade Salted Eggs 自制咸蛋

A few more days will end the long holiday for Eid's break. I love this kind of relaxing holiday with no rush to do or go anywhere. Sort out lot of things for kid and also clear the fridge as much as I can. The best is time come to harvest this homemade salted eggs!  

07 October 2014

Pumpkin Yakult Jam

When I was still wonder how am i going to do with my pumpkin, Ann from Anncoo Journal posted her healthy yummy Pumpkin Yakult Jam! I'm happy to give it a try as I have yakult in my fridge but the yakult here only have two types, one is original and one is low fat yakult. 

05 October 2014

Homemade Fish Balls 自制鱼丸

I have to learn making fish balls as they are not selling fresh fish balls in Carrefour, Geant and Megamart here. (If you happen to know any shop selling, please let me know) What we can get here is frozen fish balls. The good thing about homemade fish balls is Gabriel can eat as much as he likes because there isn't any chemical stuff in the fish balls which can trigger food allergy that cause skin rashes. I have made these fish balls a few times and he is totally alright after eating fish balls.

04 October 2014

Pumpkin Sweet Potato Carrot Soup

The Eid Holiday started from today, everyone is at home and I need to whip up a fast meal to feed the hungry tummy! Google the Internet for a while and a recipe which used lime zest in pumpkin soup attracted my attention. I want to know what it tastes like to have lime zest in pumpkin soup! The original recipe is using white wine in the soup but I omitted it because of Gabriel. I added about 100g potatoes and 1 tbsp turmeric powder into the soup to add that extra flavour. Love this thick soup to go with toasted bread, yes the lime zest in the soup really really taste good!!