22 January 2012

Prosperity Dragon Yu Sheng 发财龙鱼生

Yu Sheng (Raw Fish Salad) is a must have dish for my family in Chinese New Year. This year lot of restaurants have jazzed up the salad with elaborate styling. I saw the photo of the Dragon Yu Sheng at Pan Pacific Singapore's Hai Tien Lo yesterday and decided to copy the deco.

It did take times to plate and decorate the Yu Sheng, however, my version is far from the Hai Tien Lo master chef's one :) His shredded carrots is long and it makes the Dragon looks strong and tough. Anyway, my family members are impressed with my Dragon Yu Sheng ^_^  

Wishing All A Prosperous Lunar New Year!

sliced salmon
2 packs of jelly cuttlefish, boiled in water for 5 mins
shredded carrots
shredded radish
2 smalls shitaki mushroom
spring onions
preserved melon strip
preserved brown melon strip
preserved cucumber strip
preserved leek strip
white sour ginger strip
red sweetened ginger strip
sweetened lime strip
mashed peanuts
fried sesame
pepper powder
cinnamon powder
raw fish sauce

19 January 2012

Wishing You A Happy & Prosperous Year Of Dragon

Hi friends, thank you for visiting my blog while I was away for 3 weeks holiday. The wishes you leave for me warm my heart!

This year is a special year for me and my family. I'm thinking of slow down the pace in my kitchen and spending more quality times with my dearly hubby and son. Yes, hope to fulfill this point in the year of Dragon! There are many things I want to achieve and fulfill in life, hope this year is a good start for me and my hubby to make things happen.

Yes, 3 weeks of break from Internet is good! It clears my mind and thank God for giving me new vision. New direction of what me and my family need to chase after. I'm still in the process of tidy up my photos will share with you once I'm done. 

I didn't intend to start my baking so soon, but Gabriel's school is organizing a potluck party on Friday to celebrate Chinese New Year. I baked two 8 inch chiffon cakes for him to bring to the party. Why chiffon cake? because my boy loves it! The step to make the chocolate chiffon cake is a bit different, the oil, milk and sugar were boiled and add in the flour mixture to cook until the batter no-longer stick to the pot before mix in the eggs and egg whites. The recipe is from Carol.

Let us usher the year of Dragon in high spirit!!

May Good Health and Wealth embrace you and your family always!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!