Thursday, July 27, 2006

Easy Prawns in Dark Sauce

These prawns are cooked simply with only a few ingredients bringing out the full sweetness and flavour of the prawns.

12 raw prawns (remove shell and de-vein)
1 red chilli , sliced
2 Tbsp fried onions
2 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp dark soya sauce
100ml water

Friday, July 21, 2006

Char Siew ~ Bbq Pork

I have tried making char siew from various recipes but this recipe posted by cwl at kc was unusual in that it uses tomato sauce and nam yue. The char siew were really good.

char siu
1½ kg pork belly, cut into thick strips

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Crispy Skin Roast Chicken

Ever since we bought a small convection oven, I love roasting chicken as this oven does such a good job. This is a chinese style roast chicken with a very crispy skin and is full of flavour. I have used the rotisserie for this recipe.

crispy skin roast chicken
1 whole chicken about 1.5 kg

2 tsp 5 spice powder
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt

Friday, July 14, 2006

Ayam Percik ~ Spicy Bbq Chicken

Ayam percik a popular Malay dish is acually chicken marinated with spicy coconut gravy and cooked traditionally over a charcoal fire. I first had this dish at a pasar malam (night market) in Malaysia, the smell and taste was just superb. I have adapted this recipe from jam at kc to suit the availability of ingredients available here.

ayam percik
1½ kg whole chicken, cut into 4 pieces

1 tsp Baba chilli powder or 10 dried chilli
1½ big onion or 10 shallots
3 garlic
1 lemon grass , slice thinly (use the bottom part only, about 6-7 inches)
2 cm ginger or ½ tsp ginger powder
2 cm fresh tumeric or ½ tsp tumeric powder
2 cm galagal (blue ginger)
1 Tbsp meat curry powder

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Ma Fah ~Crispy Twistie Biscuits

'Ma Fah' biscuits are my childhood favourite. The biscuit are hard and crunchy. The slightly fatter biscuits are not as hard as the thinner ones.

ma fah ~ chinese crispy twistie biscuits
1 cup flour
¼ cup powdered sugar
1/8 tsp salt
¼ tsp baking soda

½ egg
2 Tbsp egg or water (if required)

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Banana and Blueberry Muffins

I have made these banana and blueberry muffins several times and they have always come out consistently good. I am actually quite pleased with them, they look like shop ones. They are quick and easy to make.

Fresh out of the oven, the top of the muffins have a very nice crust. I am usually not good at making muffins but have to say these muffins are fool proof and most important, not dense.

banana and blueberry muffin
1 cup (150g) self raising flour
½ cup (75g) wholemeal flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Hoisin Nutty Roast Chicken

This chicken is another good variation for a chinese style roast chicken. It is full of flavour with a bit of sweetness and a slight nutty flavour. An easy meal as the oven does all the work.

6 chicken drumsticks

½ tsp black pepper
1½ Tbsp hoi sin sauce
½ Tbsp ground bean sauce (tauchu)
½ Tbsp peanut butter
½ Tbsp oyster sauce
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp soya sauce
½ tsp sesame oil
½ Tbsp minced garlic

Monday, July 03, 2006

Yee Chai Pang {Spiral Ear Biscuit}

The spiral ear biscuit bring back a feeling of nostalgia. As a child, I remember yee chai pang (as they are known in cantonese) being an all time favourite. The biscuit is savoury in taste, not hard but very crunchy and is also very moreish.

yee chai paeng
Makes : 48 biscuits

175g plain flour
1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/8 tsp Chinese five spice powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1/3 tsp salt
25g castor sugar

LinkWithin Related Stories Widget for Blogs