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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Har Cheong Fried Chicken

Came across this 'har cheong' sauce in the supermarket and decided to try this recipe.  I added some cornflour but it didn't turn out crispy.  Needs some improvement on this.  If I make this recipe again, I will replace the garlic with shallots.


2 chicken thighs - cut into smaller pieces
1 tabsp of chopped garlic
1 1/2  tabsp of 'har cheong'
1  1/2 tabsp of sugar
some oil


1)      Heat the oil in the wok.  Put in the garlic and fry for a while followed by the 'har cheong' on
         low fire.
2)     Continue frying the sauce for awhile.  Dish out.
3)     Marinate the chicken pieces with the sauce and sugar for at least an hour.
4)     Deep fry the chicken until cooked.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Egg Tea Soup Dessert

Made a pot of this dessert this morning and shared it with my colleagues.  I am sure a lot of people especially the youngsters have not tasted this Egg Tea Soup dessert before.  I too have not eaten this since when I was a teenager.  It is a sweet dessert.  One can find it in a those kind of eateries selling sweet dessert.  Do not be confused with those kind of tea eggs (with cracked egg shells in tact) which are commonly sold.  Those are savoury.


1 packet of Egg tea ingredients - get from Chinese Pharmacy shop. 
1.5 - 1.8  lit. of water
A few hard boiled eggs, shelled (set aside)
Sugar to taste


1)         Boil the packet of  tea ingredients in the water in a slow cooker for 6 hours.
2)         Put the in the eggs and sugar to taste.

Note:  If you are not using the slow cooker, boil for 2 hours and add a bit more water.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Red Bean Curd Chicken

Another simple way to cook this chicken wings.  All you have to do is to marinate the chicken wings
with a few cubes of red bean curd (lam yue) for a few hours or overnight.  Pan fry them on low fire until golden brown.  Cover the pan for 10 minutes so that the chicken wings won't be too dry.  Remove the cover and continue frying until done. 

They can be roasted in the oven too.  Put a piece of foil onto a baking tray and arrange the chicken wings on the tray.

5 chicken wings.  Cut into 2 and remove the tip.
3 pieces red bean curd (lam yue)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

White Fungus Dessert

Tasted this dessert long time ago at a pot luck gathering of my line dancing group.   Loved it instantly.    So here is the estimated recipe.


1  1/2 whole white fungus (suet yee) -  soak in water for a few hours.  Cut away the hard bottom part.
Gingko nuts (bak kor) - about 15 
1.5 - 2  litres of water
rock sugar or sugar to taste
pandan leaves (optional but they give the dessert a very fragrant smell)


1)        Put the white part of the white fungus into a blender.  Press the blender button just 
           to cut them into smaller pieces.
2)       Crack the gingko nuts and peel the skin.  The easy way to peel the skin is to soak the nuts in
          water and the skin will come off easily.  Cut the gingko nut to remove the centre filament which
          is bitter.
3)       Put the white fungus, gingko nuts, pandan leaves and the water into a pot and boil for at least
          1  hour.   Last add in rock sugar to taste.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Boiled Chinese Pear dessert

Another boiled  fruit dessert and this time is the Chinese pear.  This recipe serves two portions.  You can
also use a big green  apple  instead but have to add in some rock sugar as the green apple is a bit sour.


One big Chinese pear -  peeled and cut into cubes.  Discard the centre.
3  small candy dates or 2 big ones (Mud choe) 
400 ml water

Optional -  You can also add in a little bit of dried white fungus (suet yee).  Soak it in water. 
                  It will expand.   Cut out the top part only and discard the hard stem.


1)      Put all ingredients into the slow cooker and boil for at least  4 hours.  Serve it hot .  It is so
         refreshing when served cold on a hot day.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Boiled Apple with Aloevera dessert

A simple dessert which is easy to make.  To get the flesh of the aloevera, first cut away the thorny
sides of the leaf.  Then slice off the skin of  one side of the leaf.  Use a metal spoon to scoop out the transparent flesh.


One big green apple -  peel the skin and cut into cubes
1 or 2 pieces of Aloevera  -  flesh cut into smaller pieces
20 pieces dried red dates
some rock to taste

400 ml water


1)    Put all the ingredients into a slow cooker and boil for 4 hours.  The apple will
       disintegrate into the water.  Enjoy!