Sunday, 22 May 2016

Chinese Meat Sauce Noodles (Zha Jiang Mian)


It's been almost a month since my last post.  Our house are busy with visitors for the past few weekends, simply because we are looking out...for a better environment of course.  Those visitors are our potential house buyers.  As we had confirmed with a buyer now, is time for me to get back to the kitchen and do something that I like before we busy with packing again.

Today I am sharing another Chinese recipe - Chinese Meat Sauce Noodles.  This Chinese Meat Sauce noodles also has been named as Chinese spaghetti.  The minced meat are cooked with thick sweet bean sauce and for those who loves it to be spicy, you may used chili bean sauce like me.  In these bowls of noodles has varieties of taste in it that you'll like - sweet, spicy, salt and the cool fresh garnished vegetables.  As for the noodles, I had used my all time favorite "udon" because I always prefer something that not too soft when you bite the them.  

Give a try on this recipe if you're looking for some different way of making spaghetti!

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Deep Fried Spring Roll with Curry Chicken Fillings


Yesterday my hubby has reminded me that I did not cook curry for quite some time.  Knowing curry is one of his favorites and he had hinted me to cook, I had this idea - curry chicken with potatoes and turned them into spring rolls as snack for our weekend tea time.

This recipe of spring rolls does not need any dipping sauce to go with it as the taste of fillings are juicy and flavorful enough with spices.  You may reduce the portion of the ingredients if you do not like the level spiciness to be too strong.  Both of us just satisfied with the taste of them! 

Is another simple and easy snack recipe for home-gathering or party, hope you like it too!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Chinese Style Fried Spicy Calamari


I know I don't post seafood recipes regularly as both my hubby and myself a little conscious with our diet.  But, I was craving for calamari lately.  

Deep fried calamari is the common method, but then, I wish to add in some Chinese touch in my recipe.  I had added with Chinese five spices powder in the spices mixtures and "chili padi" or bird chilies to boost-up the spiciness.  

This will be another easy to prepare recipe which suitable for any occasions, hope you like it too!

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Braised Chicken with Bitter Gourd


I am sorry for not able to do a posting last weekend, as we were having network problem at home and that forced me to take a skip on my blog.

Today, I wish to share a classic Chinese recipe, a popular dish for Chinese in South East Asia  - Braised Chicken with Bitter Gourd.  I know some of you will not fancy with bitter gourd due to the bitter taste, well, I am one of them too!  As age catching up, I started to appreciate it and you won't believe it, that bitter gourd has became one of my favorite vegetables.

Normally, this dish cooked using the Chinese fermented beans, either is the black or the yellow.  My late mum used to used the yellow type but since I was married, I was introduced to the black fermented beans for this dish by my hubby.  After trying on both types separately, I decided to try to use both types in this recipe.  I able to get the balance of taste from both type of the beans, which I think all of you will love it too!  Perfect to go with plain rice.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Beancurd Skin Roll (Fu Pei Guen)


I am sure whoever loves Chinese food will automatically falls in love with "Dim Sum" too.  Dim sum is a style of Cantonese cuisine prepared in small bite-sized portions of food that traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates.  There so many varieties of them, which normally are carted around the Chinese restaurant for the customers to choose while seated at their tables.

Today I am going share a recipe on one of my favorites dim sum - Beancurd Skin Roll or "Fu Pei Guen" in Cantonese.  This dim sum normally can be served in two different way - deep fried or steamed after deep fried.  I love both of them, so, I will share both ways.

As I had just got a new meat mincer just a few days ago, I wish to try it out.  It does not fails me, as the texture of the minced meat is so much better compared with those I bought directly from the market.  It just blend well with the prawn meat and other ingredients.  Oh yes, before I forgot, to make the fillings more smoother, I used mixtures of minced and ground meat.  

Believe me, it's easy to prepare and is not as complicated as you thought and am sure you will love them than those serve in the restaurants.