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Stir Fried Pork Tenderloin with Yam

Chinese, Pork, Vegetable July 2nd, 2007

yam and pork stir fry

This is the third of a series of recipes using yam. When there is only 2 of us (my wife and I) to finish up a whole yam, we have to cook it in different ways as there is no way we can finish a whole yam in one sitting.

Anyway, as yam is sweetish in taste, it is suitable to fry it together with pork tenderloin (the most tender part of pork). I prefer this compared to potatoes as potatoes are not as flavourful. This is not the well-known dish of yam with belly pork slices but more alike the recipe using potatoes and is served in many chinese homes. Again, it is pretty simple to cook and comes in two distinct processes. Read the rest of this entry »

Fried Yam and Nian Gao Sandwich

Chinese, Dessert June 29th, 2007

yam nian ko

I have a problem naming this dessert. You see, I have no problems with yam. But I have a problem with the other ingredient namely nian gao. Nian Gao is mandarin for the word Year Cake. Nian is Year and Gao is Cake. In Hokkien dialect, it is known as Tee Kueh (sweet cake) and in the Cantonese dialect, it is known as Nin Kou (Year Cake). Nian Gao is sweet. Very sweet. It is made of rice flour, very sticky and traditionally thought to be a form of sweetener offered to the Kitchen God just before the Chinese New Year so that the Kitchen God will say good things about the household. Anyway, after much thought, I decided that I will call this the Fried Yam and Nian Gao Sandwich. Read the rest of this entry »

Homemade Tofu with Mini Treasures

Chinese, Dinner, Lunch, Tofu June 20th, 2007

homemade tofu

Homemade tofu is pretty simple to make if you have soyabean milk (unsweetened), egg white, salt and full cream evaporated milk (Ideal Milk). Just mix the ingredients together (according to the recipe, of course) and you will get silken tofu after steaming the same. In fact, the silken tofu can be as smooth and silky as those sold commercially.

Once you have made the tofu, the topping is pretty much up to your creativity. My wife stirred up four ingredients together and I decided to name them Mini Treasures just to add a little glamour to an otherwise simple home cooked meal.

This is my wife’s recipe for Homemade Tofu with Mini Treasures Read the rest of this entry »

Ginger Sauced Chicken

Chicken, Chinese, Dinner, Lunch June 15th, 2007

chicken ginger sauce

Once in a while when I eat out at “mixed-rice” stalls (stalls which sell white rice with a mind-boggling choice of side dishes which you can choose and be priced accordingly), I will eat this dish – Ginger Sauced Chicken. Well, I confess that I don’t actually know the real name of this dish but since it is a ginger sauce based dish with chicken, I reckoned it should be called Ginger Sauced Chicken.

After a few tries outside, I attempted this dish and it turned out quite okay. Only thing is I haven’t actually perfected the art of having the chicken nicely fried without having too thick a batter. Whilst the picture above was as a result of what I cooked, I am modifying the recipe a bit into what I think would be better. You can actually fry the chicken pieces beforehand or don’t. It is up to you really. But the highlight is the ginger sauce. Give it a try.

This is my recipe for Ginger Sauced Chicken Read the rest of this entry »

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