Saturday, April 4, 2020

【素炸三明治】Stuffed Bread Pakora



最近因为Covid-19 冠状病毒肆虐,州长两周前就下了禁足令,好多餐厅和超市都暂时关门了。呆在家里没事,就做点想做很久的小点心。

以前在印度的时候,租住的小区门口有个小咖啡馆,这款素炸三明治是他们家的招牌点心,很多人排队买来吃,俊爹也很喜欢。

很多年没吃这款小点心了,材料家里都有,就给因在家上班一直开会的男主人做一次吧!

We have been ordered to Stay-At-Home by the authority to combat spreading of COVID-19,  since staying home means I have to make three meals a day. I decided to make a few dishes that I have been wanting to make for a long time.

This Stuffed Bread Pakora is one of them, we used to order this pakora as late afternoon snack at a small cafe near our rented apartment in Bangalore, it has been years since I tasted it.

Friday, March 20, 2020

【英国热威士忌饮】Hot Toddy to fight the Cold


十六岁的时候我到日本当交换生,去的时候正值严冬,一下飞机我就感冒了。后来一直咳嗽不停,吃了好些药都不好。

一天夜里我又咳得睡不着觉,寄宿家庭的爸爸给我弄了一杯这个威士忌热饮,一杯下肚整个身子暖暖地,咳嗽也止住了,那还是我第一次喝酒呢!第二天醒来感冒居然就真的好了一大半。

虽然不知道是不是这款热饮的功劳,平时感冒如果症状不是特别严重,我会弄一杯热威士忌饮当药喝,既能减缓症状,也能提升病时的睡眠质量,让感冒更快好起来。

Years back, I went to Japan as an exchanged student and contracted cold during my stay, the cold symptoms lasted for weeks even after taking some medication.

One night I was coughing so bad that I couldn't sleep, my foster father made me a cup of this hot toddy to help easing my pain, it was my first encounter with alcohol and it was tasting quiet good. 

My cough and cold magically improved the day after I had the hot toddy, though I wasn't sure it was the medicine that I took finally started working or that this hot toddy really did lived up to its fame.

In any case, it is a very nice soothing drink that relieve cold symptoms and helps one sleep better when I was under the weather. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

【葡萄牙烧海鲜】Portuguese Grilled Seafood



马来西亚吉隆坡茨场街有档卖烤鱼/海鲜的生意非常好,几乎每一天都可以看见小摊子前排得长长的人龙,等上个把钟为了吃上这摊有名的特色葡萄牙烧鱼/海鲜是很平常的事。

这道烤鱼/海鲜非常香辣,口味非常刺激,和葡萄牙有什么渊源,就无从考察了。不过根据口味来判断,这道菜像是结合了马来西亚当地的辛香料和葡萄牙菜的做法,大概是葡萄牙统治时期带来的一种烹调模式。就这样一直流传下来了。

Portuguese grilled seafood/fish is a very famous dish in Malaysia,there is one stall in Petaling Street KL that used to be one of the famous grilled fish stalls in Kuala Lumpur, there used to be such a long waiting time to get to eat one meal at the stall.

And I can completely understand why! This tangy,spicy seafood grill is so tasty that even after years, I still miss the taste of it. So much so that I replicate it at home.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

元宵节快乐!【梅花汤圆】Happy Chap Goh Meh!【Plum Blossom Rice Balls】



2020 年春节是这么多年来过得最闹心的,天天捧着平板电脑看新型冠状病毒的新闻,跟着一则则新闻流泪难过。

不知不觉就到了年十五了,带着我做的梅花汤圆来祝贺大家元宵节快乐,希望2020年世界和平,家家都平安健康!

The Chinese New Year of 2020 is a very difficult one for all the Chinese in China and around the world... I spent a lot of time following the news of the 2019 coronavirus, I cried reading some of the heroic acts of common people in, and around China. We are all common people trying hard to live a meaningful life...

Today is the last day of Chinese New Year, I decided to write a post on this beautiful Plum Blossom rice balls, with it I pray for safety and health for people in the world.

Happy Chap Goh Meh to all that are celebrating!

Monday, February 3, 2020

大桔大利【桔子豆包】 Chinese Mandarin Tau Sa Pau


年初九家乡的习惯是要拜天公的,今年因为新型冠状病毒肆虐,所以我也没什么心情过节。

一晃眼就到了年初九,看见家人们寄来拜天公的照片激起了我的思乡之情,刚好是星期日不需要出门,就做了几个桔子豆包吃吃。

带着做好的桔子豆包祝贺大家2020春节大吉大利,平安健康。希望世界和平,病毒早日湮灭,武汉加油!

I made these Mandarin steamed buns on the 9th day of Chinese New Year, when I posted the pictures of these buns on my FB page, many of my friends thought there are real Mandarin oranges!

It was so much fun making them!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

【古早味咸蛋糕】Traditional Steamed Sponge cake with Minced Meat



小时候过年过节的时候,我们会做传统的“鸡蛋糕”(Guay Neng Koh)吃,在电动搅拌机并不普及的时代,做蛋糕是一大家子轮班用大大的弹簧大力搅拌而成的。家里祭祀祭祖时,都要做这个鸡蛋糕,用村里人自己养的土鸡生的蛋,做出来的蛋糕分外香甜。

传统鸡蛋糕可以还可以变化做出精致版的这款加上肉臊的咸味蛋糕,虽然它叫做咸蛋糕,其实口味是葱香咸甜的,一种闽南人都钟爱的丰富味道,也是我忘不了的童年和家乡味。 

I made Traditional steamed sponge cake/Kuay Neng Koh for the Chinese New Year celebration few days back. The same recipe can also be use to make this "Salted cake", which has minced meat with fried shallot added to the cake as filling, a type of savory cake that also smell heavenly with the shallot added to the mix.

It is an upgraded version of the simple steamed cake, a heritage delicacy that carries in the family for generations, it is very tasty and has the taste of home and my childhood.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Happy Chinese New Year 【富贵萝卜花】Blossoming Rich



时间过得真快,一转眼就到了除夕夜。带着我做的富贵年菜来跟大伙儿拜年,希望大家鼠年健康、如意、顺利!

It is the time of the year again, it is Chinese New Year!! 

Here is one of my Chinese New Year dishes to wish all my family and friends a very Happy Lunar New Year of 2020!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

【椰香红豆烤年糕】Baked Adzuki Bean Nian Gao



这款年糕我几乎每个过年都要做一次和朋友聚餐时带去,今年暑假回娘家的时候做了两次给家人吃,他们都很喜欢,弟弟还说是一款吃了就停不下来的点心呢!今早和妈妈视频的时候她提起说想要这个年糕的食谱,想新年的时候做了请朋友们吃。

这款年糕网上食谱很多,我也忘了一开始用的是谁的食谱了,今天记录的是我按自己口味微调了的配方,希望大家会喜欢噢!

This version of Nian Gao is my go-to whenever I have a Chinese New Year gathering here in the States, a dessert that is easy to make and loved by many.

I made this cake for my family back in July during my visit and they loved it so much that I had to make another one before leaving for the States!Mom has been asking for the recipe since my returns, and since Chinese New Year is around the corner, it is about time to make it again and to record the recipe!

Sunday, January 5, 2020

【肉末烤茄子】Grilled Eggplant with Minced Meat



我家冰箱里几乎每天都会有一盒多用途肉臊冷藏着,它是个用处非常多的一个常备食材。今天来写个我家经常做的微波炉版肉末茄子,这是只要有做好的肉臊,十分钟就可以上桌的快手菜。非常简单也非常美味。

I always have a box of Minced Meat Sauce in the fridge, it is a very versatile and useful ingredient for cooking.

Today I am going to use it to make a type of grilled eggplant that I make very frequently, it takes only about 10 minutes to prepare if you already have the minced meat at hand.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...