Monthly Archive: May 2011

May
25

Galangal or “Blue Ginger.”

he Galangal or Blue Ginger.

The Galangal This root-bulb is from the  Rhizome family! It looks quite similar to the Ginger, but it is Not! Ginger is yellow to pale brownish in colour, depending on it being young or old.         Galangal is lightly reddish on surface of the bulbs.  Galangal skins are much tougher compared to the ginger, and does not bruised as easily …

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May
24

The Ginger

Ginger (young)

This is a photo of how a young ginger looks like. I had used some in boiling my light syrup for my Green Tea Pearls and Sweet Potatoes, which was posted yesterday. Ginger imparts a pleasant Gingerly, mildly Pungent flavour to any sweet Syrup, Soups or Stir-frys! Ginger is rich in Mineral salts and warming to …

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May
23

Green Tea Pearls and Sweet Potatoes.

Green Tea Pearls and Sweet Potatoes in Light Syrup

“Dessert?  What! You call this dessert?” Yes! Please let me explain…..thank you! In most Asian countries the locals use all the ingredients that they can find to cook them into all sorts of variety of ways to present food, like “Si-fu,” (Master Chefs) themselves! We all admire our Elders and Parents that cook very well as …

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May
22

Mackerel Fish in Black bean n Fermented Soya Beans.

Mackerel simmered with Black Beans and Fermented Soya Beans.

Before it got dark last Friday evening, I decided to hurry to the Fish shop to buy some fish to cook for dinner. The shops are 15 mins, walk for me as I am bit slow! Yes, that would be like doing a brisk exercise for myself too, as I really needed it! So, off I went …

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May
19

Fried Kangkong (water-convolulus)

Salmon & Oysyers, Convolulus stir fry.

About 7 hours ago, we were invited out to celebrate a close family friend’s “Surprise Birthday Dinner Party,” at their favourite restaurant, but it had been booked out! So, we were redirected to go to the nexxt one which was also quite popular. There, so many dishes……..two plates Golden Crispy Squids, 2 plates Stir-fried Chicken in Plum Sauce,  3 Sizzling hot …

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May
17

Have a nice cup of Tea and home hand-fried Prawn chips

A cup of Tea & home hand-fried Prawn chips

When I was young, I used to snack occasionally on chips made out of prawns, sago or tapioca. In the prawn chips there were also tapioca flour to bind it together to make into a dough, steamed and then sliced thinly and dried in the Sun. However these were conveniently sold “ready to eat” in the grocery …

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May
15

Sweet Potato Roti

Roti brushed with beaten egg

This morning I steamed 2 Sweet potatoes using my Talumbi Pot, in Microwave oven!  It can be baked as well. I pan-fried two pieces of Indian Prathas, or in Malaysia we called it, Roti Canai. Added half a beaten egg to each piece of roti as I turned it over in tawa-pan until golden brown. Spread some …

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May
14

Prawn Soup with Eggs, Veg., and Mung Bean Vermicelli

Seafood Soup with Eggs, Veg. and Vermicelli

Seafood Soup with Eggs, Veg. and Vermicelli Chinese green leafy vegetable (Tang Choy) Mung bean vermicelli soaked in water (5-10mins) Ingredients:- 1/2 cup soaked, drained and slightly pounded dried prawns 1 serve Mung Bean Vermicelli(noodles). soaked 5-6 slices of fresh ginger 1 clove finely chopped garlic 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 teacups water …

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May
12

Dried prawns based stock to a nourishing soup

Seafood stock into a Soup

Would you like to see how I poached eggs in a Seafood stock made from scratch using Dried Prawns and a Leafy green Chinese vegetable form our balcony? These are some of the pictures to show you. Have a Good Day! Nancy Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

May
10

Two Bean Soup in Tea-cup

Two Beans Soup

I had presented my Two Bean Soup in a cup made from a real coconut shell! I think this is a great way to make use of the multi-purpose coconut! It is light and easy to pack on your camping trips! I am at home now and having the same soup in a porcelain wide cup! …

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