Friday, February 20, 2009

Spicy Tomato Penne

I did these for my lunch yesterday. Yes, yesterday and I only posted today. The penne were the wholemeal kinds and I think they tasted much chewier than the usual ones.

Got myself a small can of Tomato paste, some celery, tomatoes and here it goes!
I boiled these beautiful pasta in a pot of chicken stock, diced the celery, onions and tomatoes, found some chilli padi in the fridge and wheeee, I thought a spicy version sounds good.

So here it's done-

  1. Add some olive oil in a sauce pan. Stir in the diced onions and stir a little.

  2. Pour in the celery and cooked them in the heat (Celery are very crunchy vegetables so I cooked them first before adding in the diced tomatoes). Add in the diced tomatoes shortly.

  3. Grab some ham/bacon (cut them into small slices in advance) and mix them in.

  4. Scoop the cooked penne and stir thoroughly into the mixture.

  5. Take some Tomato paste and mixed them evenly into the cooked ingredients. Add in a little chicken stock left behind from the boiled Penne.

  6. Season with some salt, sugar and chili padi.

  7. Garnish with some sliced egg and cheese. Ready to serve!

Ah, you caught me spoiling the slice egg!

I made 2 portions - One for Esther and the other for me. Esther said it was good maybe she was just being kind? There were some leftovers and Prince Charming ate them all up. He said it was delicious and maybe I could cooked some for him to bring to the office for his colleagues. A little too late by then but I'll do it some other day :)

On a side note, I did 鳳梨蝦球 for Prince Charming as dinner just now. I am not trying to say that I'm good with cooking but they were really awesome. Credit goes to the fresh big prawns I got from NTUC. I believe when you use really fresh ingredients, you don't need much seasoning cause they will taste as perfect it is. Of course, I wanted to snap some pictures but by the time I did them up, it was all gone! I'm going to do them again very soon and by then will post up the pictures and the as simple as A-B-C recipe.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Ju Shing Jung

It was my Prince Charming's hatch day on Friday and well you know, my current workload is exaggerating heavy and I am not allowed to take any leave for this 2 weeks - Oracle closing in preparation!

Left with pretty no choice, I promised Prince Charming that I'll bring him for a nice meal and suggested Korean BBQ since he has been nagging about trying it out donkey years ago. The decision is now with him - Crystal Jade or Ju Shing Jung. He chose Ju Shing Jung since Audrey blogged about it and she was raving about the food. I was pretty happy with his decision since Ju Shing Jung is located at East Coast Park and that means more silent time with him - We don't have to face the downtown crowd that much!

The whole dining experience was relatively nice with good service at the restaurant. The restaurant is spacious and looks like the office canteen in those Korean dramas. We both went for the Lunch BBQ buffet that comes with unlimited 3 choice of pork and 1 chicken, plus all side dishes (kimchi etc) and yes, also a lunch special (Bibimbap, Saba fish etc). Afforable I would say, $29++ that can burst your stomach.

It's our first time trying out Korean BBQ so I couldn't comment much. Overall, it was good. Pretty decent menu and very helpful and friendly staffs. Generally, it is a good place for gathering since their seatings are so spacious ;)

A big feast of Korean side dishes and the sizzling pork belly!

Lettuces and sauce for wrapping up the BBQ meat.Yummy!

Clearer view of the side dishes (not all though). I love the octopus kimchi best!

The grill with our BBQ stuffs

My lunch special - Bibimbap

Prince Charming's lunch special - Grilled Saba fish

The wrapped BBQ meat taste really good!

The staffs helped to BBQ your food

Note 1: Prince Charming was a littleeee too happy with his wrap and he gave me a weird expression so I photoshopped his face in case he starts screaming at me for posting this up :P

Note 2: Photoshopped my face because I was eating with my mouth wide open! >.<

"주 신 정"

한국식 전통 숯불구이 전문점
1018 East Coast Parkway #02-01
Singapore 449877(Burger King 2nd Floor)

Friday, February 06, 2009

Yokoso Yokoso

I know it has been really....................................... long since I updated my blog.
Can't help it because time is never enough for me :(
I wish I could have 72 hours a day!

Anyway I made some sushi on Wednesday for dinner.
Finally, my rolling skill is improving! :D

Oh BTW, Evan commented that my sushi look more like Korean's Kimbap. Hehe!
I am nodding seriously cause, it looks like only the Kanikama and Tamago are relatively closer to the Japanese Sushi style. Tell me, when have you ever seen hotdog in Japanese Sushi? :P

Yokoso myself back to blogging! ;)