Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sambal Blachan Cauliflower with Asparagus


Sambal Blachan Cauliflower with Asparagus
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

This is a refreshing and yummy combo cooked with spicy ground ingredients.

Assam Sea Bream


Assam Sea Bream
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

Assam fish, for those who love this dish need no introduction, right? Anyway, Chinese leeks instead of ladies' fingers are a tasty vegetable to add in.

Sliced Soy Sauce Pork


Sliced Soy Sauce Pork
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

The ingredients used to make this are the same as “Soy Sauce Chicken with Rose Wine”, which is available here.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Stir-Fried Vegetable with Wheat Gluten


Stir-Fried Vegetable with Wheat Gluten
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

This dish is not only pleasing to the eyes, it was delectable.

Udon with Soy Sauce Chicken


Udon with Soy Sauce Chicken
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

In this meal blenched udon was tossed with soy sauce chicken gravy, garnished with pieces of stewed soy sauce chicken with rose wine and served with blenched long cabbage leaves.

Soy Sauce Chicken with Rose Wine + Recipe


Soy Sauce Chicken with Rose Wine + Recipe
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

I was inspired by this recipe and soon started looking for “mei gui lu jiu” or rose wine. My neighbourhood supermarkets do not carry this cooking wine and only managed to buy it from Yue Hwa on second attempt.

I followed the original recipe faithfully, but half an hour into the cooking, I realized that the gravy was too light in flavours. Hence, I searched the net for more information and finally made adjustments by adding more spices and seasonings. At the end of the cooking, I was rewarded with thicker, delicious and aromatic gravy that I prefer.

The Original Recipe:

Ingredients:
1.5 kg chicken
2 sticks cinnamon
1 tbsp cloves
1 large piece of dried Chinese Mandarin orange peel
50 mls Chinese wine [mei gui lu jiu or rose wine]
50 g rock sugar
200 mls dark soya sauce
Water – enough to cover ¾ way up the chicken

The extra spices, Chinese herbs and seasonings I put in:
2 pcs star anise
3 pcs gan cao 甘草 [licorice root]
3 pcs dang gui
½ tbsp sugar
½ tbsp dark brown sugar
Pinch of ajinomoto and salt to taste

Please follow the instructions of cooking soy sauce chicken with rose wine from here.

Sayur Lemak


Sayur Lemak
Originally uploaded by Food Trails.

Shown in this photo are cabbage, glass noodles, and prawns in creamy coconut gravy.

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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