Last weekend, I just don't feel like eating rice , so I told Daddy " Hey, let's have hot pot, we the local here called it the steamboat . And surprisingly he said " Yessss.... " LOL! So, we went out early on Saturday morning to do our marketing and bought our favourite food for the steamboat. Needless to say, yours truly has been set free from the cholesterol diet list, which I put myself on , thus get to enjoy some seafood and favourite arteries clogging kidneys , mud crabs , clams and shrimps. My cholesterol reading came out to be 4.3 perfect for my age :p so I can well afford to indulge in all these sinfully rich food. As my motto for this year is ..." eat in moderation " don't deprive myself of these arteries clogging goodness and die an unhappy woman...LOL! The most important thing is the chicken broth for the steamboat and the chilli sauce for the cooked ingredients. Since , we both wanted something simple and yet nutritious, so opted for the chicken broth with soloman's seal ( yuk chok ) and fresh cordyceps and a tablespoon of wolberries. As for my family, another must have item is the garlic oil . The wonderful fragrance of fried garlic truly makes the whole steamboat taste good.
The clear broth soup in the steamboat pot is placed on a hot plate . This hot plate is useful for steamboat and has been serving us for years . We bought it when the Piggies were young , we used to take them for holidays and we will bring this with us. * shhhh don't tell the hotel management people .......now we used it for steamboat mainly ** Steamboat for just the two of us...the two
lovebirds oldies at home :P Steamboat just for two can be fun too.....eat and chat of old times and walking down memory lane can be sweet at times. The best thing about steamboat is the fellowship not just the food before us...that is secondary of course LOL! and for me a time of shooting away with my cam. Dad cooked and I eat...can ? hehehehe
fresh enokitake and grey and white oyster mushrooms
a must have for steamboat
2 mud crabs, 10 shrimps and half a kilo of clams and
some edible jelly fish
beef balls, fish balls and stuffed tofu from the famous mee stall in Ipoh
and we have pork tenderloin, kidneys , liver and chicken fillets
the shrimps were fresh ...drizzle with the garlic oil....my gosh it was good :)
sweet and the texture was springy !
the crabs was so sweet...yummyummm
the cooked kidneys were delicious....I normally won't indulge in this
but since I have not eaten this for sometime, thought I will indulge
for this once.....* tongue sticking out in guilt
the jelly fish tasted good too.....wobbly and yet springy and so fresh !
and this is my favourite...I ate the whole 1/2 kilo of clams..so sweet
and the clam is meaty too...really satisfied my craving for seafood :p
and since the weather was hot...a glass of cold beer to
finish off the scrumptious dinner........
I love steamboat...coz I can sit back and relax
coz there is one cute oldie to
cook for me..hehehee
* To my Piggies..this is what we had last Saturday ........
have fun drooling here and guess how much
you both have missed .....LOL ! wicked momsie here
send her love through these pictures :p * I can't push back my tongue
for I stick them out so often **
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