Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Breakfast : Black Sesame Bread

This black sesame bread was a sample bread from a bakery. It was not in the market yet.
How did I get this ? It was given by a friend.
How was the taste ? It didn't taste any sesame aroma and it was more salty than the usual bread.

Breakfast Menu :
1. A Piece of  Black Sesame Bread with Butter and Nutella.
1. A Mug of Coffee with Milk

Photography of the day : Plants from backyard.

Monday, 27 February 2012

3 Seeds Capsicum

I bought 7 green capsicums .
So, I have to keep eating capsicums for a few days continuously.
This capsicums has only 3 seeds.

Lunch Menu :
1. Green Capsicums - no salt.
2. Braised Pork Trotter with Chinese Mushrooms 
3. Fruit - Mandarin Oranges 

Sunday, 26 February 2012

A Light Breakfast But A Heavy Lunch

A Light Breakfast Menu:
1.Beehoon Soup ( Rice vermicelli Soup )
 - with only few pieces of lean meat and half of a hard boil egg. 
- This breakfast is low fat and it can be the weight loss idea for a light and healthy breakfast .
- I added in some salted black bean and fermented bean paste with chilli to enhance the taste of the soup.
2. Coffee - no sugar

But ,.............

A Heavy Lunch Menu ( RM4.50, from the restaurant ):
1. Roast Duck
2. Char Siew
3. Chicken Liver
4. Slices of Cucumber - from my fridge  
And a lot of chilli sauce

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Set Lunch Of ICCClub

Lunch at ICC Club , Ipoh.
3 of us ordered the " Special Set Meal B-1", RM35 .
We ordered another Lemon Chicken which was not lemony enough although the chicken skin was crispy.

Set Lunch Menu :
1. Thai Hot and Spicy Tom Yam Soup - Only has tom yam taste but not "tom yam" enough in the ingredient. 
2. Stir Fried Kailan (Kale) with Salted Fish.
3.   Deep Fried Dory Fish with San Mei Sauce - but the sauce taste "oyster" for me.
4. Egg FooYong - No char siew but with prawn , julienne of carrot and slices of onion.
5. Where is the coffee and tea ? - They only provided Chinese Tea.
6. No dessert ? Yes .No Dessert at all !

Lemon Chicken was not included in the set lunch menu.

A simple printed menu.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Sour and Spicy Vegetable Soup

I like sour and spicy food very much , the hotter the better. 
That's the only vegetable soup for dinner and no other dishes at all.

One Dish Dinner Menu  :
1. A bowl of Sour and Spicy Vegetable Soup.
2. Dessert : Fried arrowhead root and peanut biscuits - from my neighbour.

Sour and Spicy Vegetable Soup :
Ingredient :

1 Onion
2 cloves of garlic
3 Lemongrass
1 Galangal
Slices of ginger
1 tbsp of tamarind ( assam Jawa)
3 chilli padi ( small  red chilli)

seasoning  : salt and pepper

4 pieces Chinese Cabbage
3 small tomatoes
2 lady fingers

Method :
1. Fry garlic and onion until fragrant + lemongrass + galangal + ginger + chilli padi  .
2. Add in tamarind + water ( depends on how much soup you would like to have) and let the water boil.
3. + vegetables ,cook until vegetable soft.
4. + salt and pepper.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Stir Fried Black Pepper Pork Slices

IMG_2145 Dinner : stir fried black pepper pork slices , french beans and green capsicum

Dinner at 9pm.
There were 2 types of vegetables but I fried them in the same frying pan as I was too hungry to separate both of them.

Dinner Menu :
1. Saute French Beans and Capsicum - no salt.
2. Stir Fried Black Pepper Pork Slices.

IMG_2149  Capsicum and french beans - green

IMG_2147 Stir fried black pepper pork slices

Stir Fried Black Pepper Pork Slices:
Slices of pork tenderloin *
fish sauce
black pepper
dark soy sauce 黑酱油 

Method :
1. Marinate pork slices with fish sauce + sugar + black pepper + dark sauce.
2. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan  + garlic + pork . Stir fried  for 2 mins .
3. + 1/10 cup of water , cover.  Fried again for another 2 mins until the water dry up.

* The important thing to remember when cooking pork tenderloin is not to overcook the meat or it will become dry out and toughen.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Tea Break : Cookies and Vietnamese Coffee

IMG_2154 Tea break : Chinese New Year Cookies and Vietnamese coffee

There are still some cookies left over although Chinese New Year was over.

They will become my afternoon snack these days.

Tea Break  Menu : 
1. 5 pieces of  Chinese New Year Cookies ( flavour  ?  Not sure. ) 
2. A mug of Vietnamese Coffee.

IMG_2156 Chinese New Year cookies

IMG_2171 Green arrangement

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Chicken Curry and Vegetables

IMG_2134 Dinner : Chicken curry and vegetables

I have been cooking too much green capsicums.
You can almost see them in every of my meal recently.
Don't I get bored of eating it ?
Yes , almost.

Dinner Menu :
1. Chicken Curry 
2. Stir fried Chinese Cabbage and Green Capsicum with Fermented Salted Beans ( 豆瓣酱)

IMG_2133  Chinese cabbage , green capsicum with fermented salted bean , 黄白,灯笼椒炒豆瓣酱

IMG_2130 Chicken Curry

Monday, 13 February 2012

Steamed Chicken with Salted Fish and Lap Cheong/ Chinese Sausage

This Steamed Chicken with Salted Fish and Lap Cheong / Chinese Sausage  (腊肠咸鱼蒸鸡) is the all time favourite dish on the dining table.
I shot this at Claire's kitchen before going out for the buffet dinner.
She told me that I bought her the cookbook as a present when she got married few years ago. Did I ? ( I 've forgotten about it  ! )

Claire's Dinner Menu:
1. Steamed Chicken with Salted Fish and Lap Cheong :
Seasoning : dark soy sauce, sugar , shao xing wine ( 绍兴酒), julienne ginger.
Garnished : spring onion and red chilli.

2. Stir Fried Broccoli and Cauliflower - I had left before the dish was done. So , I only got to shoot the raw one :) ! 

IMG_1698 咸鱼腊肠蒸鸡 ,Steamed chicken with salted fish and lap cheong-after steaming

IMG_1700 Broccoli and cauliflower

Saturday, 11 February 2012

3 Women And Their Breakfast

IMG_2042  Prawn Mee , 虾面

These breakfast were ordered by 3 women.
I am the one who always hesitate what to eat when I go to a new eatery .
My friend strongly recommended prawn mee ( prawn noodle). 
It proved that she was right !

< Breakfast Menu for 3 Women >

1. Prawn Mee (虾面)- with big prawns , 1/2 hard boiled egg,vegetable and topped with some crackers. 
2. Shredded Chicken Hor Fun( 鸡丝河粉 ) - served with prawns, pork slices and chives.
3. Extra Hot and Spicy Ban Mian ( 麻辣板面)-pork , vegetable and fried anchovies.

IMG_2045 鸡丝河粉, Hor Fun with chicken stripped, gai si hor fun

IMG_2046 麻辣板面,hot and spicy ban mian ( noodle )

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Spicy Lemongrass Pork

IMG_2179 Dinner : Lemongrass pork and dried chilli , vegetables

I like the taste of lemongrass.
That is the first time adding lemongrass to pork.
It was quite a pleasant dinner with a bowl of barley water after having spicy food.

Dinner Menu :
1. Spicy Lemongrass Pork 
2.Green Capsicum - boiled in water ,without salt and oil
2.French Bean - boiled in water , without salt and oil
4. Dessert - Barley and ginkgo nuts water - from neighbour

IMG_2185 Green capsicum , no salt no oil

Spicy Lemongrass Pork :

Spicy lemongrass paste :(Ingredients pound with mortar and pestle, and fry until fragrant later.)

2 stalks of lemongrass
5 dried chilli
5 cloves of garlic
1 onion

a sprig of curry leaves

Method :
1. Marinta pork with cornflour + salt + black soy sauce + sugar.
2. + spicy lemongrass paste + curry leaves ---- fry for 1 mins + 30 ml water( depends on how much meat you use) . Cover and cook until the pork almost dry up.

IMG_2184 Lemongrass pork with dried chilli, peppercorns, curry leaves , fish sauce and sugar

IMG_2189 French Beans no salt and no oil

IMG_2191 Dessert : Barley water

Monday, 6 February 2012

Breakfast : Blueberry Jam and Cheese on Toast

IMG_2108 Breakfast : Blueberry jam on toast and coffee

Eating bread is the most convenient way for me in the morning.
I needn't to spend time going out to eat those local breakfast items (such as fried beehoon or nasi lemak  although I like them very much ). They are too oily and high sodium food.
I only take local breakfast once in the blue moon.

Breakfast Menu
1. Blueberry Jam and Cheese on Toast
1. A mug of Sumatra coffee

IMG_2111 Blueberry jam on toast


Photography of the day : Little Green leaves on moss
IMG_2118 Little green leaves on moss
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