Post & Recipe in English and Chinese (中英食谱)
“A traditional pork dish for the Khek ”
Post & Recipe in English and Chinese (中英食谱)
“A traditional pork dish for the Khek ”
My kitchen pantry is always waiting to get stocked with the essentials. The first step to home cooking is to stock up the kitchen pantry with these basic yet essential food staples. They are nothing more than rice, oil, eggs and sugar. These 4 basic consumables allow me to fix up a quick meal or dessert at any time.
Unless you enjoy every single trip down to the supermarket, online purchase of just these simple basic food staples makes a great deal of sense.
Kong Que Foodstuff, a Singapore based online grocery marketplace, offers “out-of-this-world” prices on their daily consumables that every household needs.
As a food blogger and one who loves to cook, the quality of every food item is something I wouldn’t compromise with. For the same reason, I do not mind having these food necessities from Kong Que Foodstuff. Every item offered by them is comparable, at lower cost.
The comfort of getting from Kong Que the ingredients needed for my daily cooking and baking, I started to cook and bake even more often now! Not only I had my Kaya, cakes and rice dishes cooked with the foodstuff delivered from Kong Que, even the dishes showcased in the recent cooking variety program on Channel 8 I have participated in one of episodes were cooked with the eggs and sugar from them. The dishes turned out really great!
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I personally liked the Lon Sen Peacock rice (from their parent company) the most. The quality of the cooked rice is really ideal, making it easy for me to experiment all kinds of rice dishes as well as eating it on its own with dishes. The texture of the cooked rice is soft and fluffy, indeed.
I do like about their way of selling in bulks as that’s the way Kong Que could ensure that their prices will be kept mindbogglingly low. In addition to the low price, their door to door free & fast delivery to island-wide is a bonus to the customers. Remember, they accept only cash upon delivery, at the moment.
If you do cook or bake a lot, like me, I recommend this online groceries platform to you.
Something about Kong Que Foodstuff:
Kong Que Foodstuff is an online marketplace which provide low price food staples for every household so that we could get the necessary effortlessly. They welcome feedback from you in order to work better along the way, including their plan of expanding their shopping list.
Raw eggs in shell can be stored 3-5 weeks in refrigerator. :)
“=&0=&Stir-Fried Milk or Steamed Milk Dish, both are the best dishes you shouldn’t missed! 跟我在电视节目上煮的一样。不论是炒鲜奶还是蒸鲜奶，两种做法都是你不能错过的好佳肴!”
Once again, thank you for watching the cooking program, <Hey Chef! S2>, on Channel 8, which I had the honor to take part in one of the great episodes. From this experience, I learned to master this (century old) legendary Chinese dish and some special dishes which easily resemble at home. (Thank you thank you)
If you would like to cook these healthy yummy milk dishes, here I have the video in Toggle, for your reference:
<Hey Chef!S2 ~ EP 4>
Recipe in writing as well as my way of mastering it thru Chef Pung is also shared here:
A serving of my healthy delicious stir fried milk with seafood counts about 100kcal. Steamed milk counts about 80kcal.
I would like to thank also my guests who rendered their support and time to attend my food tasting session during the filming. Siew Jun of Monniker Cafe, and Daphnie Chong.
Tips: Try using the thicker type of cling wrap which meant for steaming purpose. It’s easily available at major supermarket.
* Put the milk dish to steam only when the water is rolling boiled.
* Toppings of seafood is added by choice and preference. Personally think it elevates the overall flavor of the dish.
* Pat dry prawns before marinating is the key to successful marination.
* To yield bouncy effect of the prawns, soak prawns in iced water and keep refrigerated for several hours.
Snacking is a healthy way to keep your waistline in check, but only snacking with the right food does. All my readers know I love food. So, snacking and tea-time are unavoidable to me. Many of us do snack on nuts and crackers, and of course, we want to have the most tasty yet healthy option when doing so. Yes, get the right snack food.
Boxgreen, a one-stop shop for healthy and delicious snacks, offers more than 50 mouthwatering options. They bring snacking to the masses in the most hassle-free way possible. Yes, simply purchase your snacks on BOXGREEN.
If you like the snacks to be delivered to you on regular basis, create a subscription account with them. Choose your snacks choices as well as subscription options of weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or bi-monthly delivery. BoxGreen will mail your snackbox to you accordingly and promptly.
Valentine’s Day is always romantic. Though we hope that everyday is just as great as the festive day itself, but who doesn’t wish it to be a little more special and memorable, and simply to mark the day.
If cooking dinner is not for you, you want to be brought to romantic candle-lit dinner, don’t you? Still, wish to do something for your loved one, how about a fanciful breakfast yo kick start your romantic day?
Don’t be deceived by the extensive steps I have listed for you in my recipe. I got my sets done within an hour, really. :)
Happy Valentine’s Day!
A serving counts about 450kcal.
Tips: Adjust the amount of milk in pancake batter. Its consistency cannot be too watery.
* Dried flowers can be purchased from supermarket, Chinese medical halls in shopping mall, and of course, organic tea shops.
* Lavender buds are strong in flavor, go easy on the garnishing.
* Instead of individual cheese, may use mixed cheese or pasta cheeses which is readily packed from supermarkets.
“Super light & fluffy scrambled egg on toast, breakfast, anyone?”
This is definitely the simplest, yet not so easy kind of egg cooking. To cook perfect scrambled egg, the end product must be moist as well as feeling light and fluffy. Other than the control of the fire temperature, there is one thing I have to add, to make it much easier to achieve the desired texture of the scrambled egg. Milk. Ratio of just 1 tablespoon of fresh milk to 2 large eggs.
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of fresh milk
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 tablespoon of cooking oil or butter
A serving of my scrambled egg counts about 165kcal.
Tips: Do not over scrambling the egg. Pause for moments, when necessarily.
* The process of cooking takes less than 3 minutes. Heat off when the egg looks almost set. The remaining heat in the pan will cook the egg further.
* For better tasting, I reckon using butter in place of cooking oil. Or, both (half/ half). :)
* There is no flavouring motive to add Chia seeds, it’s purely personal healthy preference. :))
I would say Japanese inventions are brilliant, including their contribution to creating flavorful yet simple food. When we learned to combine the delicious Chinese food with smart Japanese food, what we often get would be delicious smarty food! It’s just a saying, not limited to…. Lol.
Coming back to my golden fried rice, it’s not anything new to cook up this golden fried rice where each grain would be coated with the yellowish yolk to present a plateful of “golden” appearance dish. However, if you ask me, I wouldn’t be bored to add interesting elements to this wonderful goodness, and bring it to a whole new level of tasting.
Simple, quick, hearty, presentable… and still, it’s simply simple that could be done in just 10 minutes. Taste wise? It’s definitely look and taste better than your ordinary fried rice! :)
The Japanese rice toppings? There are plenty of variations in the market. I happened to get two kinds i.e. Sesame bonito and salmon silver fish flavours, from one of the food fair carts in Isetan Westgate. My apology if it’s not a permanent stall there. No worries, different brands or slightly different combinations would be sold in Isetan and other Japanese supermarkets. Just look for salmon flavored rice toppings.
A serving of my golden fried rice counts about 250kcal.
Tips: Use cold or cooled rice. It’s not necessary to be overnight rice, but if you are using “fresh cooked rice”, cook it with slightly less water than usual so that it will not be too soft and moist to fry. Cool the freshly cooked rice before use.
* Optional sides e.g. Prawns, Japanese fish cakes, shredded chicken, and etc, can be added to the egg fried rice.
I posted my new creation for Spicy Pork wrap (See Recipe) dinner just couple of days ago, my family had been asking for it, again… However, I decided not to make that again so soon, because I had more wrap recipes which I was so keen to try out! Here’s one of them…..
Yes, if you are very keen to try out the wraps, but wondered how to fix more than a meal with it, just to let you know that Mission Foods are now having a great promotion on giving away free recipe booklet with every purchase of two packages of wraps. With this recipe booklet by Adam Liaw, it was easy to finish using up my wraps, even by small family.
One of my favorites among the Adam Liaw’s recipes is this super simple Japanese egg wrap that well-liked by all ages. Simple ingredients with simple cooking steps, all ingredients are available at major supermarkets. If mayonnaise isn’t your preference, try adding Japanese sesame sauce, instead. It works as well. :)
Another recipe which I liked best is the smoke salmon wraps with special mustard-dill mayo sauce. I intend to make that for lunch soon. To check out more, you may wish to get a copy of this recipe which comes with your purchase of Mission wraps.
A wrap counts about 300kcal.
Important trick: To make the wrap taste much better, softer and more fluffy, heat up the wrap on a heated dry pan is essential. Simply place the wrap on the pan for about 1 minute each side, some browning spots are expected. Adding of oil to the heated pan is not necessary.
Do not also over heat the wrap, unless you liked it to be crisped or made into taco or quesadilla, heat on pan for longer time (about 3-4 minutes each side) on super low heat, shape by bending into half and hold (use a turner if it’s too hot to handle), wait for it to cool and harden into crisped wrap (taco shell).
If you liked it spicy, mix in the Sriracha hot sauce which I’ve mentioned in my previous post. It was superb!
Tips: Kewpie mayonnaise is the Japanese mayonnaise easily available at supermarkets. See example in above photos collage.