Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fried Egg Noodle w/Shrimps & Egg

They sell it in a packet at your local Asian grocery store. Cost about 3 euro here in Dublin. Something to try for a change. I love noodles so much be it an instant noodles or noodle soup or pan fry noodle. For any Asian originated person noodle related food is one of their favorites and everywhere you go, be it in Malaysia or Singapore you will see people selling noodle of all varieties. It's a delicacy.

For Asians, noodle are mainly for breakfast or late supper. Their main meals are mainly rice. For me, I can have noodle in any time of the day, be it breakfast, brunch, lunch, hi-tea, dinner or supper. It will definitely make my day. And here in Dublin, I have no choice but to cook one of my own. This is the closest I can get.

1 Packet Yellow Noodle
10 Shrimps
1 Egg
1 Stalk Spring Onion
1 Clove Garlic
1 Thai Chili (Optional)
A handful of Beansprouts
Sesame Oil
2 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
2 Tablespoon Chili Sauce
1 tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon Fish Sauce

Clean the shrimps and blanch them and place aside while heating your wok. Add oil and when hot add garlic in. Once it turns a little brown you can add in the shrimps and the Thai chili. A minute or two then you can throw in the egg. Stir them around for a minute before you can add in the noodle. Your stove must be in "high". Do not worry as it will not burn the noodle. Stir it for two three minutes before you can add in the sauces. Taste it and you know what to do next on what needs to be added...I hope so as if you are following my blog you should be good in adding sauces. Lastly, when the noodle is said to be done you can add the beansprouts and the spring onions. Give it a last stir and it's ready for serving. Enjoy...bring a friend as it's enough for two.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Salmon w/Variety Sauces

Fish it is. I would love to try other type of fish but there is not much options here.

4 Piece Salmon Fillet
1/2 Onion
Sliced Gingers & Garlic
Bak Choi (Chinese cabbage)
Spring Onions
Thai Chili
Oyster sauce
Sweet Soy Sauce
Chili sauce
BBQ Sauce
Cooking Rice Wine

Have all the sauces and them together with 2 cups of wine. Heat your wok and once hot add in the ginger and garlic before pouring all the mixed sauce in. On the other pot you can start boiling the carrots so that it get soft before you add them in the sauce.

Once the sauce is boiling you can add the salmon and the onions /chili in. One minute on one side is enough before you transfer it to 220 degree oven for 10-15 minutes just to crisp the outer part of the fish.

While waiting for the oven you can blanch the bakchoi. Then for serving you can spread the bakchoi on a plate and place the salmon on top of it. Great with rice and bread...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Let me tell you something...if I am really really clueless of what I want to eat and I am so bump to go out and yet there's no left over in the fridge...a packet of Instant Noodle is the solution to your appetite. Any instant noodle works as long as you know what to add in. It's like putting on cloth. If you know how to mixed and match then your outfit sure rocks!

1 pack of Instant Noodle
Few shrimps
Fish Cake
1 Egg
Dried Seaweed

Small pot! Boil water just enough to cover the noodle. Add noodle. Once boiling add in the gravy/condiments that come with it. Add in shrimps, fish cakes and a minute later you can throw in the egg. Seaweed last. Done! You can throw some spring onions or coriander and a fried red onions too. I feel like having one right now!

Baked Chicken with Varieties Sauce

This is a crazy recipe. You may think it is but it surely a good one. This can't never go wrong and trust me you will lick your fingers or your plates. Always my favorite!

2 Chicken Thighs (separate the thigh and the drumstick)
1 Onions
1 carrot
2 small potatoes
2 Garlic
Thai Chili
Black Pepper

Varieties Sauces:
Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
BBQ Sauce
Oyster Sauce
Sweet Soy Sauce

Boil the carrots until they are pretty soft. Slice the condiments and not too thin because you want to taste the textures of it. Mix all the sauces in a small bowl together with the black pepper. The using your baking pan you can place all those condiments at the bottom while placing the chicken on the top. Then you can pour the sauces all over the chicken.

Your oven should be hot by now at 220 degree. Place it at the bottom rack and be sure not to burnt them. After half an hour I think the upper side of the chicken should be turning brown. Then you can turn them. I like to turn the skin part last as I love the taste of it not that water soak soft. Then when it turns brown and the gravy sizzles at the bottom...it should be done.

Can be serve with either bread or steam rice.

Mixed Seafood with Mixed Veg

Well...it's not really a mixed seafood though but it's shrimps and fish cake stir fry with mixed vegetables and baby spinach. If you are not too sure of what seafood to choose for your dinner then the best answer for that would be getting all sort and mixed them together. So menu for dinner is stir fry shrimps with fish cake and mixed vegetables.

15 Tiger Prawns
2 Sticks of Fish Cake
Several Baby Corns
Several Snap beans
Baby Spinach
Thai Chili (Optional)
Sesame Oil
Oyster/Sweet Soy/Fish Sauce
Cooking Rice Wine

As usual heat up the wok. Add oil and once hot add in garlic and onions. Once they turn a little brown you can add the baby corns as the cook longer than most of the ingredients. Add in the sauces and the wine enough to cook the baby corns. If you think the baby corns are done then you can add in the cucumbers, snap beans, shrimps and the fish cake. Taste it and once it sizzles once more your meal is ready. Last is to add in the spinach. Serve with steam rice. A great light meal...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Went out today doing some groceries for the weekend. Bought some stuff from the Asian store as my wife wants to make some "wanton wrappers" use for making wanton soup. Later we went to my favorite butcher buying some meats and my gosh there were tons of people queuing. There I saw Venison and decided to get some. That's for our lunch tomorrow.

On our way back my wife is craving for "Kung Fu Kueh Tiaw" at a local Malaysian Restaurant. I ordered a "Nasi Lemak" which turned out to be nice that satisfying. Hers was pretty good though.

I have not been keeping up with my posting and I have to post everything today. During the week there were many cookings happened here. I just non stop cooking. And I know for sure that for as long as I live my love for cooking would be my favorite things to do.

500gm peeled Tiger Prawn
2 Fish Stick
Handful of Baby Corns
Handful of Snap Beans
Small portion of Cucumber
1/2 Big Onions
Thai Chili
Black Pepper
Oyster Sauce
Sweet Soy Sauce
1 table spoon fish sauce
Cooking Wine
Sesame cooking oil

Heat the wok. Oil in! Once hot blackpepper, onions and gingers in. Then add the baby corns. Stir them for a minute before you add those sauces. Once they are sizzling hot then add in the wine. If you think the baby corns are done then add in the fish sticks, snap beans and cucmbers. Soon after you can add the prawns. Your dish should be done in two minutes.

Good for party of four and great with steam rice. Enjoy...

Siu Mai (Minced Pork Parcels)

There are times when you long to eat something that reminds you of home...I mean a place where you are originally from. I am an Asian origin born and raise in Sarawak. Came from a little town in the central region of Borneo or Sarawak I am more of a traditional guy who has no limit in my taste for food...

Today I am thinking "Siu mai" ...spiced up minced pork wraps in wanton wraps. They are good for starters or light late night snacks. Easy to prepare and you can preserved them for days for later consumptions.

300g mince pork
200g prawn (peeled and chopped finely)
4 pieces water chestnuts (chopped finely)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp of sugar
1 tablespoon soya sauce
1 tablespoon chinese cooking wine
1 egg
1 1/2 tablespoon corn flour
20 pcs wanton skin

Cooking Methods
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl (except wantan skin). Let it rest for an hour. Put about 1 tablespoon of ingredients into each wanton skin, fold the edges, and place in a greased steaming rack. Steam for 15 - 20 minutes until cooked. Serve with sweet chili sauce. You can make these in batches, and freeze them for up to a month.