Sunday, June 29, 2014

【芋头糕】Steamed Yam Cake/Orh Kuih



芋头糕,萝卜糕和金瓜糕是星马人经常在早餐和茶点吃的糕点。我们喜欢把糕点沾上特制的叁巴辣椒酱或甜酱,再配上一杯浓浓的咖啡乌(就是不加奶只加糖的黑咖啡),实在是简单又风味十足的茶点。

This was my all time favourate for breakfast and teatime. I never fail to get one from the Pasar malam or morning market whenever I sees one. But the sad thing is, even in Malaysia, a good Yam cake is still hard to come by.

This version I made didn't call for dark soy sauce, it is whitish in color. The one we normally had back home is brown in color, their taste are similar, with or without dark soy sauce.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pumpkin Rice 南瓜饭



My mum used to make this Pumpkin rice back home, there are similar dishes made with yam, Chinese mustard (Gai Choy) and long bean.

It is prepared almost like Spanish Paella, the rice is cooked together with ingredients and seasoning in a pot/wok, and later simmer to perfection.

Its simply irresistible as the tastes of yam, meat and other ingredients were all well blend into rice, every spoon of it is a charm! All you need is another bowl of soup, and that is! A great dinner already!

咸饭是我們家乡老人常做的一个饭食,比較常做的咸飯有菜豆饭,芥菜饭,芋头饭和南瓜饭等等。

就是把蔬菜类食材加上香菇,虾米,葱蒜和五花肉焖好,再炖一锅汤,就能美美地喂饱一家子。

很方便,又美味喔!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Plain Paratha (Pan-Fried Indian Flatbread) - Type 1



Couple of years back a lady posted a "Chapati" post on the website I frequent, it was all good but the bread she posted was really a Paratha rather than Chapati, I tried to explained her the difference. To my surprised, she took it very defensively and told me that she can't be wrong mainly because her neighbor, who is originally from Hyderabad was her teacher in this matter. Who am I to argue with an Indian origin, right?

After that episode I have been meaning to write about paratha and chapati, my plan is to write about three different ways to make plain paratha. And here is the first one.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Thai Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang ไก่ย่าง) 泰式烤雞



Remember the Thai Sweet Chili Sauce I made back in March? I used it for everything I could think of,but in Thailand, this sauce is supposed to be consumed with grilled chicken (Gai Yang ไก่ย่าง). 

They taste best together, the sweet and sourness in the sauce balance the spiciness and pungent taste of cilantro in the chicken, it is simply irresistible!

記得我早前做過的泰式甜辣醬嗎?我們家幾乎什麼可以沾醬的都用上它了,就除了它本來應該配上的泰式烤雞。在泰國,甜辣醬是必須和烤雞一起吃的二者不可缺一。吃烤雞沒甜辣醬?不行!甜辣醬不配烤雞?也不行!

甜辣醬咱們吃了不少,也該是時候做一次它的老搭檔--泰式烤雞啦!這可是我在泰國最喜歡的街邊小吃之一噢!

Monday, June 9, 2014

【黄金木薯糕】Bingka Ubi (Baked Cassava Cake)



木薯是一个東南亚很普遍的食材,可以做成糕点、菜肴、做主食还可以削片炸成木薯片,然后加上特制的辣椒酱,就是很好吃的零嘴了。 

这个木薯糕的做法有好几个,可以蒸,可以烤,还可以用香蕉叶包起烤或者蒸。除了做法的不一样, 这个糕点的食谱也很多,有加鸡蛋、不加鸡蛋的,也有用黄油、不用黄油的。

有人喜欢糯一点的,有人喜欢结实一点的,有人喜欢甜一点的,有人喜欢奶香的,有人喜欢椰香的。反正做法很多,我尝试过很多不同的做法,今天记录的这个食谱是我按自己喜欢的口感和味道调整的,做过好几次都很成功,所以写个帖子记录一下。

Cassava is the equivalent of potato at where I came from (i,e South East Asia) it could be used in many different dishes,  this sweet tasty cake is one of them.

There are many ways to prepare this delicious cake, it is normally prepared as a steamed dish as oven is not a very common cookware in SEA, it could also be wrapped in fresh Banana leaves and steam /grill.

I personally like to prepare mine in the oven as it gives a beautiful crunchy looks and texture to the surface of the cake and makes it all the more tastier.
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