Sunday, 5 July 2015

Baked Cheesy Chicken Wonton Cups

If you were given a task to prepare an appetizer for a party, potluck, picnic or gathering, what will you prepare?  There is one which I had in my mind and wish to try out for quite some time, that is baked wonton cups. 

Baked wonton cups can be easily prepared and be invented in so many designs of flavors of fillings.  It can be blended with meat, fruits, vegetables, etc., etc....  

This is my first trial, I would like to try with chicken meat mix with colorful bell peppers and add in with some spiciness when I stir-fried the fillings.  I just use some chili flakes, you may ignore them if you don't like them, as it will still taste good when those cheeses topping melted after baked.

So, if you wish to prepare something look classy and presentable yet yummy, try this out!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Traditional Chinese Steamed Pork-Patty with Salted Egg Yolk

It was totally a bad experience for all Sabahan (including me) for the past two weeks.  The first ever earthquake in Malaysia took place at the our most popular tourist spot, the Mount Kinabalu on the 5th of June at 6.0 magnitudes.  I was alone at home and was in the middle of preparing to go out when it happened.  I thought I was not well and collapsing and at that particular moment I felt like the house is going to turn upside down and I started to hear people screaming and strong running footsteps from my apartment. Without hesitation, I grabbed my handbag and ran out of my apartment too.  Once I was out of the eight storey building and managed to get hold of my husband on the mobile, whom also experienced the same tremor in his office and had confirmed it was an earthquake.

The aftershock had caused my health level went down tremendously, even until now was not fully recovered.  Same goes to my appetite has dropped too.  Suddenly this dish pop-up in my head - steamed pork-patty with salted egg yolk.  I remembered this was what my late mom always like to prepare for me when I am not well and it was suppose to go together with plain rice porridge.

I grown-up from a very conservative Chinese family and I have been always explored with traditional Chinese cooking.  Steaming pork patty is one of them.  It was always blended with either preserved vegetables, salted fish, etc., but the most I liked was when it matched with salted egg yolk.  The minced meat is preferably self-chopped, as then it will produce good tenderness on the patty.  This dish will perfectly go well with plain rice or rice porridge and is simple to prepare.  I promise you will love it very much like I do!

Monday, 1 June 2015

Kung Pao Chicken

Hi everyone, I am back!  Time flies.... It has been exactly six months since my last post, that is, on the eve of the 2015.  Feel so bad for leaving this blog un-touch for so long. The first six months of 2015 indeed were an aggressive and adventurous for me in both my working career and personal life.

Now that everything has almost stabilized, is time for me to get back to the kitchen to try on some recipes out and share with all of you.  

Today, I am going to bring you a very popular Chinese dish - Kung Pao Chicken.  I believed this dish is not only popular in Asian countries, but has reached out to other parts of the globe too.  I remembered I had made this dish during the Chinese New Year and had shared out on my personal Facebook's Timeline, I was surprised by the over-whelming responses, even some are not local or non-Chinese.  So, for sure I knew this would be one of the looking forward recipe.

My original version of Kung Pao Chicken spiciness level is quite high and I am sure some of you will not able to take it.  No worries, I have my way to assist you in this area and make sure you it will not run away too far from the original taste and save you all the hassle to order a takeaway from the restaurants.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Sweet & Sour Pineapple Meatballs to end #2014

It was three months since my last post on this blog.  I wish to extend my thousand apologies to all the readers or viewers of this blog.  Its been busy months since then......(sighing).

Today marked the last day of 2014, a year full of challenges in Malaysia.  With a complicated heart while writing this post as we Malaysians had confirmed a bad news on an airline tragedy happened three days ago.  But life still have to goes on, my writing has to go on, this blog has to go on.... Let's say good-bye to 2014 and welcome 2015 with a positive heart.

This recipe is an idea to welcome the new year, perfect for home parties or gatherings.  Sweet and Sour Pineapple Meatballs is the name.  You can cook it as a dish or you can make it as a snack or bites food if you are organizing any parties, potluck or gatherings.

I choose to use minced pork meat but you have a choice of beef or mixture of both.  I prefer to deep fried the meatballs before I combine them with the sauce.  As for the pineapple I used sweetened can pineapple chunks.  Please don't throw away the juice, as I will use it as one of the sauce ingredients.

Let's get into the kitchen and I will show you how make this yummy meatballs.  

Me and my hubby (the photographer behind this blog) would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a great Happy 2015!  We will come back in some new changes of the features of this blog, stay tune!