Post & Recipe in English and Chinese (中英食谱) “Love this, if you like it; Like this, if you hate it. 喜欢的会爱上它；讨厌的会喜欢它.”
My way of surf & turf, meat in squid. Cooking the relatively bland squid dish with a good recipe is essential. I have mine which I think goes really well with just a plate of steamy hot rice! Even for someone who doesn’t like squid, you wouldn’t be resisting it!
“Simple ingredients, for a good enough hawker treat at home.”
Satay, barbecued chicken on-stick, is one of the famous Singapore/ Malaysia hawker food that everybody loves!
I have always wanted to cook satay at home, but the extended peeling & chopping, blending and long simmering preparation put me off. Only until today, my satays are finally served on the dining table. We loved satay, but I was a little skeptical to eat too much of the store-bought. Papa pressed me to make some of my own instead.
“Grilled fish with Asian mushroom sauce that tingles your taste bud”
This recipe was created for my Christmas dinner in 2010. We had chicken chop the year before, and so, I thought of cooking grilled fish this time. I always have craving for grilled fish fillet recently, but I always cook Chinese meals, if not pasta dishes in normal days. So, this Christmas gave me a good opportunity to explore this grilled fish recipe since I usually cook Western meal for Western festivals as it sounds more appropriate to such celebrations. Further more, grilled fish is much easier to prepare and cook. I wanted a quick cooking for this festive dinner so that I could spare some good time for making my own log cake.
“Pan-seared/ grilled or broiled, this easy-making pork chop tastes simply great! And, learn some tips on how to cook perfectly-sautéed button mushroom here.”
An idea for home candle-lit dinner, even in some busy weekdays. I really find it more relax, convenient and very comfortable to have good meals at home, especially after long day work.
Anyway, this well-seasoned pork chop with is easy to prepare. So, plan to have dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes. Serve with side dishes of vegetables and mashed potato or raisin rice for a comforting and well-rounded western meal, or to prepare it for your outdoor barbeque party. Another good way to enjoy this juicy delicious chop is simply have it with steamed rice, for a lunch box.
Today’s weekday, and no homecook dinner for the family tonight. Why? I had a company Barbeque party this evening. I am one of the four Welfare Committee Members of my company. So, no doubt, I have had a busy night, in fact, for the past 2 – 3 nights, for preparations. One of the preparations – FOOD. Each of us (the women committee) prepared 1 – 2 types fo raw food. The rest of the food, ordered from wholesale delivery.
I, prepared prawns and pork chops, the night before.
“Its sweetness and ‘lemon grassy’ flavour are just soooo yummy”
I tried this new creation for dinner last evening. Using of the tenderloin part, and I sliced the pork into very thin and small (about 1 cm thick, half the palm-size) pieces as my first trial, to allow quicker cooking. It really was, and so, with just about 25min of baking time, your dish would be up to serve.
However, I reckoned thicker slices for baking or grilling method, if possible. Instead of 1cm thickness, make it 2cm. Reason being, thicker slice tastes more “meaty” and juicier. Yes, my first trial told me. :)