Monday, October 27, 2008

Stuffed Wings

Serves 2~3

Ingredients Amounts
Minced Pork300g
Corn flour2.5 tsp
Spring onions
(Chopped finely)
2 stalks
Salt2 ~3 tsp
Sesame oil3 tsp
Sugar2 tsp


1 tsp

Vegetable Oil

Sufficient for swallow frying

Chicken Wings


*Chicken Marinades: Salt, Pepper, Sesame oil and Soy sauce ( Each 2 tsp)
** Deep frying ingredients: 1 beaten egg, flour and bread crumbs

  1. De-boned chicken wings by cutting of the joints and slowly crapping off the meat from the bone. Break off the bones from the chicken and you'll get a boneless wing.

  2. Marinate the chicken overnight. Combine minced pork, spring onions, pepper, salt, corn flour, sugar and sesame oil and mixed well.

  3. Stuff the minced pork mixture into the boneless wings and bring to steam over medium heat for 10~ 15 mins.

  4. Roll the steamed wings in beaten egg and pat with flour and breadcrumbs.

  5. In a wok, pour in the oil and heat it upon medium heat. Swallow fry the wings till golden brown.

There's a stronge tint of Thai essence in my kitchen today. As you see, I made Shrimp toasts this afternoon and later in the evening, I made stuffed wings! Prince Charming was beaming with joy since this is the 2nd time I am doing it. (The last time was 3 yrs ago!)

I do not know how to make the dipping sauce, so we ate it with Tabasco sauce. It was nice but I think with the dipping sauce it would be excellent. Anyone has the recipe for the dipping sauce? :P

Shrimp Toast

Serves 3-5

Ingredients Amounts
Fresh prawns500g
Corn flour2.5 tsp
Spring onions2 stalks
Salt2 ~3 tsp
Sesame oil3 tsp
Sugar2 tsp


1 tsp

Vegetable Oil

Sufficient for swallow frying


Half a loaf

  1. Cut the edges off the bread and slice the edgeless bread into triangular shapes.

  2. De-veined the prawns and minced into paste form. Cut the spring onions into little pieces and mixed into the prawn paste.

  3. Season the prawn paste with salt, corn flour, pepper, sugar and sesame oil. Mix well.

  4. Spread the marinated prawn paste onto the triangular shaped bread.

  5. In a wok/frying pan, add in oil and allow the oil to cook over medium heat. Place the Prawn pasted bread into the hot oil and fry till golden brown.

Thank goodness it's Deevapali today, I finally had time to make these shrimp toasts! I have been yearning for public holidays and weekends since I stepped into my new job. I wonder if I should be happy that at least I managed to slot out some time for my kitchen or just moan over the fact that I am not making much foodies.

These Shrimp toasts were truly AWESOME! I bet you can munched on them non-stop once you started. It'll be good to snacked on them when they are pipping hot but well, really greasy I would say. They can be eaten without any sauce but Prince Charming likes them with Tabasco sauce and I like them with some mayonnaise. They make a good party appetiser and I can foresee making them for my Christmas party. Tee hee hee...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pan-fried Yam Cake

Makes two 6" cake pan

Ingredients Amounts
Yam, diced300g
Rice flour500g
Water or Stock1.8 litres
Minced chicken200g
Salt, Pepper and
5-spices powder
As desired
Dried shrimps
(soaked and chopped finely)

Spring onions
(Chopped finely)

2 small stalks

Vegetable Oil

2 .5tbsp + 1 tbsp

Sweet sauce

As desired

Corn flour

Gauge accordingly

  1. Heat oil in a frying pan and bring the diced yam, minced chicken and dried shrimps to cook over medium low heat. Scopped the cooked ingredients and set aside.

  2. In a big bowl, pour in the rice flour and add in some salt , pepper and 5-spices powder. Add 1.8 litres of water into the mixture and blend well. Make sure that it does not get lumpy.

  3. In a deep wok, add a little oil (approx. 2 tsp). Pour 1/4 of the flour batter into the wok and bring to cook over low heat. Add the cooked ingredients into the batter.

  4. Pour the remaining flour batter into the wok and cooked till the mixture gets thicken.

  5. Scooped the thicken mixture into cake pan and bring to steam over medium high heat for 30-40 mins. Allow cooling before slicing it up.

  6. Pat the sliced yam cake with corn flour. In another frying pan, heat up 1 tbsp of oil and when ready, bring the sliced yam cake to fry over low heat till golden brown.

  7. Sprinkle some spring onions over the yam cake and drizzle some sweet sauce over.

I made this yam cake for our breakfast on Tuesday. The cooking method is somehow similar to HongKong style Radish cake except that this is a simpler version. The original recipe calls for roast pork but well, having yam cake for breakfast is heavy enough, imagine having a roasted pork yam cake will be far too greasy for us.

As you know, it's been really long since I last hand-made some breakfast for my Prince Charming. The yam cake really makes his day, so its all worth while even though I'm really tired from work :) I'm getting better with my working environment now, so I hope I get to present more food entries here!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Crystal Jade Korean

Hello everyone, I'm back! Sorry for the long hiatus since I was really busy with my work. I don't really have the sufficient time to sleep, don't even mention about baking/cooking. Work have been piling since my 1st day and it has never stop since then :(

I hope when I get more adapted to my new environment, I'll get to bake and cook like I used to be. I am crossing my fingers here! Anyway, Prince Charming took me to Crystal Jade Korean at Centerpoint for our 5th Anniversary celebration. How time flies, just a wink and 5 years have passed.

I was the one who requested for Korean Cuisine since I always like Bibimbap. We used to frequent Picnic food court at Scotts for their authentic Bibimbap, a pity the food court is no longer around. I wonder where would the stall been relocated to cause I think they served the best bibimbap I've ever eaten! Stopping my talkative-ness and let the pictures drool your appetites ;)

Marinated Spinach

French beans

Marinated Bean sprouts

Ginseng Chicken Soup


BTW, we ordered a Set menu for 2 that cost about $79++. It also consists of Grilled Saba Fish and Stir fry vegetables and beyond that we ordered another Ala Ca-rte Seafood Pancake. Total damage = $90. With that amount of food, I think it's more suitable for 3 ~ 4 consumers cause we were ultimate bloated! :P

I would say the food is generally good but not as authentic. It would be good if only the side dishes were refillable! Do they?