Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dinner

Went for a lap around the company today after work, and shot a few balls at the basketball court, then came home for dinner...

I have 2 types of food stocked up at home...



In the end, persistence won over indulgence for the day... =P


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Chef Leong 重出江湖

3 simple dishes for 3 people to kick things off...

Stir Fried Potato and Sausage

Ingredients:
1. 2 x USA potatoes
2. 2 x Ayamas chicken franks (sausages)
3. Salt for seasoning

Steps:
1. Peel and dice the potatoes.
2. Dice the franks.
3. Heat some oil, throw all the potatoes into the wok, make the oil jump everywhere.
4. Pour a little bit of water in (next level oil jumping maneuver).
5. Cover the wok, simmer for 2 minutes.
6. Add the franks, and a pinch of salt, stir for another 2 minutes.
7. Serve.


Ah Leong's Stir Fried Iceberg Lettuce Special

Ingredients:
1. 1 x whole iceberg lettuce
2. 1 x egg
3. 3 x garlic clove
3. Salt and soy sauce for seasoning

Steps:
1. Deconstruct the lettuce into pieces, soak in salt water for 1 minute (pesticide removal maneuver).
2. Rinse the lettuce with clean water.
3. Finely chop the garlic.
4. Heat some oil, throw the garlic in, stir for about 10 seconds, make sure the oil pops around the kitchen.
5. Throw the lettuce in, stir till the vegetable shrinks considerably.
6. Add in a pinch of salt and a lot of soy sauce and stir for another half a minute. For an angmoh touch, can opt to replace soy sauce with Lea Perrins Worchester Sauce.
7. SPECIAL: Pop 1 egg into the mix, stir for another half a minute, gives the dish a different dimension.
8. Serve.


Ginseng Chicken Soup

Ingredients:
1. 1 x mom's ginseng soup pack (free of charge, obviously, otherwise I won't have it at all)
2. 3 x chicken drumstick
3. Salt for seasoning

Steps:
1. Marinate drumsticks with slight pinch of salt overnight.
2. Boil some water using the electric kettle.
3. Cut open the pack, pour everything into a soup pot, Add 2.5 liters of water, start boiling.
4. Put the drumsticks into a bowl, pour the boiling water from the kettle, let the chicken stay in there for 1 minute (chicken smell nullifying maneuver).
5. Wait for the soup to boil, throw the chicken in.
6. Turn the fire to low, let the soup cook for 90 minutes.
7. Add in a pinch of salt for added flavor.
8. Serve.


The most important step of all, after all the above mentioned steps...

EAT THEM ALL UP!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Seafood Lunch

Took a break from cooking bacon strips this weekend, went to Butterworth with a couple of friends for a seafood lunch...

The restaurant we went to was... well... the signboard outside the eatery said Restoran Nelayan, but when we went in, it has another name... Kantin Ah Chong. It's located somewhere by the sea side, beside a fishing village...


Apparently, this 'canteen' is a prime location for seafood dining over in the mainland. 3pm and still there's customers pouring in. The picture above is kind of deceptive though...

5 of us, ordered 5 dishes...

1. 帝王菜炒三拜 Emperor Vegetable (literal translation) in Sambal


2. 啦啦 Steamed La La


3. 黑狗鸡 Guiness Stout Chicken


4. 虾姑 Heh Koh (Mantis Prawn)


5. 麦片虾 Oats Prawn


All the dishes are very nice, and very fresh. And at RM91, I guess it is a quite reasonable price for 5. Just look at the prawns and the la la...

I suspect this will be a new place for the friends to bring their visitors for mainland culinary besides the usual keh kia @ Ong Cheng Huat Seafood...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Worst Bak Kut Teh Ever!


Noticed a new Bak Kut Teh shop open beside Home's Cafe @ D'Piazza Mall last week, it was fully packed with customers, to the outside. The name is 宝香绑线肉骨茶 Pao Xiang String Tied Bak Kut Teh...

So yesterday, I persuaded my housemates to go there for dinner...

Initial impression was great, the restaurant was adequately decorated, and they have their own customized set of utensils for food and tea...



Then I noticed something weird...


Why the hell would beer show up in a bak kut teh eatery?

The bak kut teh here is not similar to what we are used to in the stalls, instead 1 pot of mixed ingredients, here they segregate by parts of the pig, and each part is a dish by its own.

We were trying to lose weight, so we ordered button mushroom, golden needle mushroom, pork belly, a vegetable, and u ja kueh (油炸鬼).

When our food arrived, things began to unravel badly...


You look at the portion of the dishes, the 3 items combined would make up for the quantity we normally get in a 1 person portion in other bak kut teh stalls... The soup had no sign of herbs, just salty... The vege was poorly cooked and tasteless...


The only thing good is the u ja kueh... crispy...

And how much do all these cost?


Now RM39 is not too expensive for 3 person for a bak kut teh meal, but imagine paying that for a 1 person portion, and we didn't even order any meat dish! And the soup which has no hint of any herbs in it!

Sorry to say, I'm never gonna patronize this shop again... unless someone belanja, then maybe I will try their meat dish... which is more expensive...

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Lunch of the Day

While doing some random grocery shopping in Jusco today, something in the non-halal section caught my attention. It prompted me to part with RM10.90...


I had decided on a simple lunch of noodles, vege and some organic sauce that mom gave me on my previous trip back home...


But since I bought what I bought, it sees like today's lunch are destined to have extra toppings...

Bacon strips...


And bacon strips....


More bacon strips...


Scrambled egg on bacon oil...


End product of my lunch today...


Yum yumsss~~~