23 June 2016

Takoyaki (Japanese snack)


First time making Takoyaki, I'm using a recipe given by a friend. The ingredients used are a bit different from the traditional Takoyaki as there are Parmesan cheese and milk in it. 

When I recount how I had tracked and bought the Takoyaki machine, I laugh at myself and I believe the friends who went through that moments with me will still laugh together with me too. That's how the life I had in Qatar, miss you all over here.

Yield: 38 pieces

18 June 2016

Sweet and Sour Sticky Short Ribs


This sweet and sour sticky short ribs is one of my family favourite dish! The original recipe called it Gao Sheng Pork Ribs (高升排骨)because of the portion of its ingredients. One part rice wine, two parts sugar, three parts Chinese white vinegar, four parts the light soy source, five parts water, the increase of its ingredients ratio, that's why they name it. I didn't follow the quantity of the original recipe because I don't want to add too much light soy source and sugar in it.  

It is a very delicious short ribs dish, and easy to prepare from our home kitchen. The secret for a delicious plate of sweet and sour sticky short ribs is you have to first deep fry the short ribs with low heat then turn to high heat before stir fry it with seasoning. This will ensure the short ribs is cooked and tender. 

17 June 2016

Red Rubies with Coconut Milk


This is another backlog post, made the red rubies dessert while I was still in Qatar. Bought the pack jack-fruit from Family Food Centre. 

Usually you will find this dessert on the menu of Thai restaurant. They called it Tub Tim Grob. The red ruby is actually water chestnut coated with tapioca flour and red food colouring. The crispy ruby and the sweet Jack-fruit match so well with coconut milk! 

Homemade the red rubies is fun, this dessert is lovely for summer! We are now entering the Winter session over here, miss the sunshine in Qatar where all the plants grow and blossom during their Winter session. 

16 June 2016

Kale Avocado Banana Smoothies


Kale is the popular vegetable at my home since I get to know of its nutrition facts. It belong to cabbage family and like other leafy greens it is loaded with lot of antioxidants, can help lower the cholesterol, etc. The best part is it can be added to our diet very easily, for instance, by adding Kale in salad or smoothies are some easy ways I usually do.

Just by simply adding a small bunch of Kale, the nutrient of this smoothies increase a lot! You can add whatever quantities of kale, avocado, and banana to suit your family taste, there isn't any fix recipe for this smoothies, if you like the smoothies to be more creamy and thick, add less milk. If you love the smoothies to be more runny, add more milk to it. Just that! 

15 June 2016

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake (8" round pan)



Trying out my new one piece Mondo 8" round pan, 4" height, I bought it online from Baking Pleasure. Well, because of this Japanese Cotton Cheesecake...my kitchen has a few new baking pans! Add to the previous attempts, this is the sixth!

Oh dear! Again! The surface peeled when I trying to flip the cake over. I use a different silicon cake mat not the Silpat mat! Put aside the sad incident....the cake texture is very good, soft, light and cottony cream cheese texture!