Friday, August 31, 2012

Sambal Tempeh Petai (Stinking Bean) 【叁巴丹贝臭豆】

Ever since I received the tempeh starter sent by a friend. I have been making tempeh at home. It is a good source of protein and is one of my favorite cooking ingredients back home. (You could now find tempeh at trader Joe's and wholefood, a good substitute to meat/fish!)

As my tempeh was growing at home, I saw frozen Petai/Stinking bean at the local Asian supermarket, it has been  a long time since I have petai, I just couldn't resist bringing a packet home.

This Sambal tempeh petai is a very healthy and really satisfying dish!

自从朋友给我寄来丹贝黴菌之后我就经常在家自己做丹贝丹贝是个非常好的植物蛋白质来源。刚好前几天在Hmart看见有泰国进口的臭豆(美丽球花豆/Petai/Power bean),是东南亚很特殊的一种食材。


Saturday, August 25, 2012

【奶香炖杂豆】Dal Makhni (Creamy Lentil Stew)


This creamy lentil stew is one of the best lentil stew I have ever had.. It is a good dish for party and get together. Though the preparation is time consuming, it is definitely worth the effort as it is the kind of dish that once one had it will never forget the taste.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Korean Style Pork Bone Potato Stew (Gamjatang) 【韩式土豆骨头汤】

I have always ordered this stew whenever I visited a Korean restaurant and have been thinking of of making it once at home.

I bought a box of neck bone from Korean supermarket last weekend, together with zucchini and potatoes from my garden, I made this super yummy stew for dinner!

I love the fact that it has got everything, from soup to protein to vegetables in one pot... good dish to dine alone!


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Quinoa Soy Bean Idli

Quinoa is said to be the super food and has the complete set of nutrients that human body needs to survive...
Idli is another high protein, high nutrients food... making idli using Quinoa just make it sounds so healthy and wonderful!

Don't you agree?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Okra with Minced Meat 【肉末炒秋葵】

This summer was one of the hottest summer in past many years, good for plants that thrive in hot weather, Okra is one of them.

I harvested a bunch last week and didn't have time to cook until today. I was thinking of making some con-gee for lunch, and this okra dish is simply perfect for go with it.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Gobi Paratha (Cauliflower Stuffed Flat Bread)【花椰菜馅饼】

Cauliflower is very good source of fiber and vitamin C, I liked it stir fried the Chinese way and sometimes just steamed it with some garlic sauce.

Making it as stuffing in Indian stuffed paratha (Flat stuffed bread) is also a very tasty to use this vegetable, a good way to eat yourself to health!


Saturday, August 11, 2012

【乾煸四季豆】Stir Fry French Bean the Sichuan Style





Last week was crazy busy for me again, had no time to shop for grocery and been surviving on take out and sandwiches from delis!

This weekend I was thinking of making something at home and was still lazy to go to the market. I went and check at my square foot vegetable garden and was delighted to find that the french bean is again fruiting so well. I harvest a bunch last week and didn't expect to harvest as much again this week!

Thanks to the good rain fall and sunny days right after! Nothing like fresh vegetables from your own garden! Right?

Monday, August 6, 2012

【印度小锅咖喱鸡】Karahi Chicken (Karahi Murgh)

Karahi在印巴语里就是镬或者铸铁锅的意思,所以Karahi Murgh就字面解释,就有点类似干锅鸡的意思。这道菜汤汁比一般的咖喱菜少,非常浓郁好吃。


A good friend moved out of the country and left me with a big box of spices, one of them being this Karahi Chicken Masala, it has been a long time that I made a chicken dish, thus I decided to make this tasty Karahi Masala Chicken over the weekends!!

And it turned out to be Superb!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Brinjal with Minced Turkey 【肉末茄子】

I love any dishes made with Brinjal, this Brinjal with minced meat shows up on my dining table quite frequently.

Mum planted some Brinjal this summer. I harvested a few last few days and made this delicious dish again today!