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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dragonfruit Agar-agar

1 packet dried agar2 strips (20 gm)
1 dragon fruit
sugar to taste
3 screwpine leaves (pandan leaves) - optional
1.2 litres  ml water or as per instructions printed in the packet.


1)     Wash the agar2 strips.  Put the agar2 strips and pandan leaves into the water and boil until it dissolves.
        Add sugar and off the fire.  Sieve the mixture.
2)     Cut the dragonfruit into small cubes and set aside.  Take 1/3 of it and run through a sieve to get the
        juice.  Pour the juice into the agar2 mixture to give it the red colour.
3)    Put the remaining dragonfruit cubes into desired moulds and pour in the agar2.  Let  cool before
       putting them into the fridge.  Enjoy!

Assam Flavoured Prawns

Another suggestion of cooking prawns from friend Jo. They are yummy too.


7 big prawns - washed and deveined
1 heapful of tamarind paste (assam ko) mix with 1/4 cup water  -   Mix together & add in
                                                                                                     2 tabsp of  sugar                                              

2 tabsp of tomato sauce
2 tabsp of chilli sauce
Lea & Perrin sauce - a few dash
1 tsp sugar (to taste)


1)      Marinate the prawns in the tamarind liquid  for at least a few hours.
2)      Take out the prawns and sieve the tamarind mixture. Set aside.
3)      Heat up the pan and put in some oil.  Pan fry the prawns until cooked on both sides.  Dish out.
4)      Using the same oil, put in the tomato sauce, chilli sauce and sugar and stir for a while on low fire.
          Pour in the tamarind mixture.  Add in the prawns and a few dash of  the Lea & Perrin sauce.
          Stir for a while and they are ready.

Shanghai Mooncake

Today is Mooncake Festival and here is my blog to celebrate this occassion.  I have not made  mooncakes for quite a number of years but this year I have decided to make these Shanghai mooncakes.  It is very easy to make these as  the lotus paste can be bought from the baking shop.  The salted egg yolks are the 2nd batch  of duck eggs  from the salt solution which I used in my earlier blog.  I am happy that  friends and colleagues like these moomcakes.