Monday, October 28, 2013

WB's Signature Steamed Fish :) And Flavorful Stir Fry Baby Spinach :)

True , True...enjoy while it lasts LOL!  I am enjoying WB's cooking by the days. I have another month of medical leave  and during this painful and yet blissful period , why blissful ?  I get to taste WB's cooking ! He will whip out nice dishesto surprise this steamed you see how he arranged the tofu and tomato around the fish ( wanna beat me when it comes to presentation - fine I let him win this time :p  ) and man ...look at the amount of gravy but just the same it is flavorful.  He added Domino's chilli flakes and sauteed garlic...err ...I don't know what else he added to make it so tasty.  He won't tell me....told me to enjoy for this is his signature dish ! LOL! well...alright since he is so secretive....let's not ask him :)  I suspected he just added soy sauce to the gravy  * wink  And the best thing was that he knew that I will surely want to showcase his cooking, thus he used my nice bowl and plate to serve his signature dishes LOL!

And can you see some of the roots of the baby spinach still attached to the spinach WB to do the washing and cleaning of the baby spinach..   I am forced to take in the roots together with the spinach LOL!  Oh , I must not complain or next time I have to cook myself.  He really did a good job with this dish.  It looks simple but it really flavorful.  He added some chopped perserved radish and sauteed together with the garlic and this make the veggie tasty.   Love it and truly , only WB can stir fry it to perfection. I lost to him when it comes to stir frying spinach.  I tend to overcook but his turned out green and fresh :)   Thank you WB for doing all the cooking the past few weeks :)  

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Stir Fry Pumpkin With Preserved Turnip

When I was discharged from the hospital, I was on anti-biotics and painkillers for two weeks and you can imagine my appetite was zero.  WB is such a dear!  He thinks of food that will whet my appetite and he cooked pumpkin with perserved turnip or cai poh .  And topped with deep fried anchovies. Gosh, I would never have thought of cooking pumpkin with cai poh...LOL...I gave him full marks for this dish.  It really did whet up my appetite :)  Love the crunchy and flavorful cai poh and not to forget the crispy and crunchy anchovies.  Delish!  He cooks better than me :)  And I am going to enjoy all my meals from now....I kind like this phrase now...enjoy while it last! LOL! I asked him how he whipped this up and this is how how prepared it...easy and yet delish!

Stir Fry Pumpkin With Preserved Turnip


2 cups of pumpkin cubes
2 heaped tbsp of preserved turnips/cai poh
2 bird eyes chillies- chopped
2 pips of garlic - chopped
1 tbsp of canola oil/vegetable oil
1/2 cup of water
a pinch of salt for taste

2 tbsp of fried anchovies for garnishing


in a wok ,heat up oil, saute the garlic and preserved turnips till fragrant. Add in the pumpkin cubes and continue to stir fry for a few minutes, add in water and salt to taste,  simmer over low heat till the pumpkin is tender.  Add in chillies and stir fry till well mixed. dish up and sprinkle the fried anchovies as garnishing before serving.

note: this dish serves well with teochew porridge  besides plain rice

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Kampar Jau Yun

We made this as soon as I saw this recipe on Wendy's blog during the MFF event for Perak and true to what she posted....this is a must try fishball.  Love the crispy and chewy texture.  I have never tried the real thing so I can't compare but we loved it especially WB can't stop eating them. So that it what matters coz he helped me in making these yummy Kampar Fishballs :) Easy to prepare and you cant stop eating at one...very addictive especially if you eat this with cold beer...nice finger food...healthier than eating the keropok :P  

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pan Fried Tao Pau....Healthy Finger Food

This is my favourite snack.....pan fried tao pau/layers of fresh beancurd skin compressed into a square block. You can add them to your vegetarian dish as I sometimes do. Click here to see how you can add them to your other dishes.  I like to eat them as snacks while watching my tv dramas or as light supper.  I asked WB to get me a few blocks of tao pau skin when he goes marketing in Kg.Simee :p, so that I can enjoy snacking on these finger licking good slices of tao pau when the appetite is not good. Too much anti-biotics and painkillers the past one week has taken away my appetite ;( . thank God for these tao pau skin, I was able to feed my stomach and not leaving the gastric juice to accumulate!

This is how WB prepared the tao pau ...he cut them into 1/4 inch thick slices, sprinkled some mixed herbs salt and Dominoes chilli flakes on both surfaces . He pan fried them till it is crispy on the outside and yet soft and tender on the inside. Love the mixed herbs salt that Jo bought for me from BIG :)

Have a great day!

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