Sunday, April 30, 2006

Stir-Fried Bamboo Shoots With Pacific Clams

Fruity Sweet And Sour Prawns


Fruity Sweet And Sour Prawns
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

Prawns are served during Lunar New Year as it symbolizes "He Ha Tai Siew" in Cantonese meaning abundance of happiness [full of laughter]. Indeed it is a joy to share a meal including this dish with my friend and her family on the 2nd day of Chinese New Year!

Other Prawns Dishes From My Kitchen [Click on photos to enlarge]:
Breaded Fried Prawns Fried Prawns Deep-fried Prawns With Vegetables
From left to right: Breaded Fried Prawns, Fried Prawns and Deep Fried Prawns With Veggies.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Double Boiled Birdnest Soup


Double Boiled Birdnest Soup
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

The fragrance from pandan leaves has permeated into the birdnests dessert and the taste was good! The taste of egg white in birdnests soup has almost disappeared!

Recipe:
Pure birdnest soup

Soak some bird nests in hot water for 1 hour or in tap water for 4 hours. Rinse with water twice. Drain well. Double boiled with enough of hot water to cover and pandan leaves for one and a half hours. Add rock sugar to taste

Friday, April 28, 2006

Stir-Fried Kai Lan


Stir-Fried Kai Lan
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

I like "Kai Lan", but Rika often says the stems are hard and woody :)

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Double Boiled Abalone Chicken Soup


Love the aroma and taste of this soup which goes well with "mee sua" or Jade noodles.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Savoury Fried Rice


Savoury Fried Rice
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

A delicious quick meal that my family and I enjoy when cooking ideas run out!

Someone told me that it is best to use left over rice for fried rice, but I would rather cook the rice using less water in advance for 3 hours instead so that it would cool well. The result was just as good.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Chocolate Chips Cookies


Chocolate Chips Cookies
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

These cookies are crispy, crunchy and not hard.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Black Bean Chicken


Black Bean Chicken
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

This is a dish appreciated by one of my four brothers. He asked where did I learn this dish after tasting it. Oh well, it is from a booklet of recipes that I requested by post. From Hong Kong, in fact! Until today my family and I still like it. Somehow the preserved salty black beans did wonders when cooked with chicken.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Wok With Clams


Wok With Clams
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

ER spotted this recipe from a magazine right before Chinese New Year. All the vegetables, asparagus, carrots, sweet peas and bamboo shoots, blended in so well with Fortune Pacific clams, which were canned. Nicely prepared, they have a nice fragrance and the taste and texture of abalone, yummy!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Shrimp Paste Streaky Pork

Shrimp Paste Streaky Pork

It is a "revival" of an old time favourite with reaffirmed information from an old friend. This dish is delicious! But, because of the considerable amount of fat and shrimps being high in cholesterol, be mindful to eat in moderation.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Stir-fried Beef With Mushrooms

Ginger Wine Chicken

Ginger Wine Chicken

Traditionally, ginger wine chicken is a special dish cooked especially for the new mothers during a month long confinement after given birth. It is nutritious and one of the must haves that is believed to get rid of the wind from the body.

Updates: I have just learnt today, Monday, September 11, 2006, ginger wine chicken/ yellow wine chicken is a Hakka dish :)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Squid In Bean Sauce


Squid In Bean Sauce
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

Orange Chiffon Cake


Orange Chiffon Cake
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

This cake is soft, light and airy, full of the fragrance and goodness of fresh oranges! Absolutely delicious!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Finger Food


Finger Food
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

Simple, but tasty snacks!

Drunken Prawns


Drunken prawns
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

It is a dish we learnt from scratch after eating twice during our December 2005 trip to Penang Island in West Malaysia. Um...not a bad attempt, the taste was very close :)

Ingredients used: Prawns, chicken stock, cooking wine, black fungus, wolfberries, ginger, glass noodles and green onions for garnishing. The main point here is to adjust the cooking wine to your own taste~

Here's the Penang version.
Drunken Prawns

Stir-Fried Cabbage With Thai Fish Sauce


The Knife Brand Thai fish sauce I am using now is a great addition to my resource!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Stewed Mid-Wings With Spices


Stewed Mid-Wings With Spices
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

I have been adding one or two more spices into this dish and the sugar was caramelized [not brown]. The taste was right.

Stir-Fried Leek With Beancurds


This is a dish that my mother will cook during the Chinese New Year. It is a tradition in my household too. Just like my mother I used fish sauce to enhance the taste of this dish.

Other Beancurd Dishes From My Kitchen:
Egg Tofu Stir-fried Bean Sprouts Braised Tofu
From left to right: Egg Tofu, Stir-fried Bean Sprouts With Tofu and Braised Tofu

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Scallops and Pork balls Porridge

Stir-fried White Melon


Stir-fried White Melon
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

White Melons
White Melons

Spicy Mackerel Steaks


Spicy Mackerel Steaks
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Roast Mustard Wings


Roast Mustard Wings
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

This is one of our favourites where the oven does all the cooking. The combination of Colman’s mustard powder and spices have rendered the meat flavourful and tender. It is not too hot or spicy for the children. This is a wonderful food for any gathering and was a delicious finger food during our bus ride to Penang Island. Need advance preparation though, but worth the effort.

Fried Japanese Noodles


Fried Japanese Noodles
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

This is my favourite version of cooking udon/Japanese noodles with meat, prawns, mushrooms and leaves of long cabbage.

Other Noddle Dishes From My Kitchen:
Chao Mian/Chow Mien Fried Abalone Noodles
From left to right: Hokkien Mee, Fried "Mi Tai Mu" and Abalone Noodles

Rock Melon Peach Yoghurt


Rock Melon Peach Yoghurt
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

A cool rock melon peach smoothie, which Rika blended with ice, to go with our homemade pizza :)

Stir-fried Broccoli


Stir-fried Broccoli
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.



Other Broccoli Dishes From My Kitchen:
Stir-fried Assorted Veggies With Mince And Fish Sauce Stir-Fried Baby Corns

Shredded Chicken Omelette


Shredded Chicken Omelette
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

If you have leftover roast chicken breast/meat, this is something delicious that you can consider.

Just mince the boneless chicken breast, dice 1 or 2 tomatoes with seeds removed, peel and slice an onion and chop 2 stalks of green onions/spring onions and add them to 3 or 4 slightly beaten eggs. Season the mixture with salt, pepper and vetsin and cook this mixture using a non-stick wok~

My Version
Recipe:

Ingredients
½ boneless roast chicken breast
1 - 2 tomatoes – removed seeds and chopped
1 onion – peeled and sliced
2 stalks of green onions – chopped
3 – 4 eggs – slightly beaten
Salt, pepper and vetsin to taste
Olive oil for cooking

Variations [Click on photos to enlarge]:
Chives Omelette Long Beans Omelette Rosti Omelette
From left to right: Chives Omelette, Long Bean Omelette and Rosti Omelette.

Ice Blended Mango Peach Yoghurt

Roast Chicken with Macaroni Salad


ER’s colleague first introduced this delicious macaroni salad to us. I like the rich taste of mayonnaise. While I am more inclined to cook Asian food, Rika prefers western cooking.

Salted Vegetable Soup


Salted Vegetable Soup
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

A soup of all time favourite...we either have it with rice or eat it as rice vermicelli soup...appetizing! This is a wholesome soup…ingredients include spareribs, tofu and vegetables.

Stuffed Marrows


Stuffed Marrows
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

Stir-fried Leek Flowers


Stir-fried Leek Flowers
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

Once a young mother on the bus asked me for the name of this vegetable and how to cook it. And I have friends who said it is “tough” to eat. May be they did not remove the thin membranes covering the stalks as I did. So, when using leek flowers do remember to that before cutting them to required lengths. Do this, they taste much better~

Old Cucumber Soup


Old Cucumber Soup
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

My youngest uncle had tried to cook this soup once when I was a teenager. Well, he did not remove the seeds of the cucumbers! In the end I had to strain the soup!

Chocolate Puddings


Chocolate Puddings
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

These "cupcakes" are soft, light, full of chocolate flavours and delicious!
JenzHomeKitchen Welcome to my food blog, happy browsing and enjoy!

Glad to say, due to the long period of exposure to wholesome home cooking, inherited some of my mother's skills and coupled with further enhancement of adapting to established recipes, I am delighted to be able to concoct some recipes that I named: My version, which is bundled under "assortment of recipes" in this homepage :)



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