Sunday, April 6, 2014

English breakfast with homemade hashbrown

Scrambled egg, sausage onion and hashbrown.

Scrambled eggs:
Beat an egg with about 5 spoons of milk(estimated).
Scramble it while frying for about 30 seconds on a buttered pan.

Sausage onion:
Use yellow onion cut into cubes.
Cut the sausage diagonally.
Butter the pan, then fry the sausages first for a few minutes then add in the onions.
Fry for about 5 minutes and serve!

1. Wash and peel potato.
2. Shred potato and wash with cold water, to wash off the starch.
3. Dry the potato and mix with pepper and a pinch of salt.
4. Butter the pan, then spread the potato onto the pan.
5. Fry til golden brown.
6. May add mozzarella cheese for taste.

Baked beans can be another side as well.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Spaghetti with mushroom sauce. Cabonara perhaps?

I don't cook often, but when I do... YUM!!
Spaghetti with mushroom sauce. And butterhead salad with Kewpie deep roasted sesame sauce drench.

Mushroom sauce ingredients: (may vary according to what I have in stock. XP)
1. Cream of mushroom soup (may use cream of chicken too)
2. Onion
3. Sausage
4. Crabstick
5. Carrots (cut into cubes)
6. Button mushrooms
7. A pinch of sugar
8. A teaspoon butter to oil the spaghetti and fry the sausage.
9. Hot water, half a cup
10. Cheddar cheese for topping (or any cheese of my preference/in stock)

How to:
1. While boiling hot water for the spaghetti, I started cutting up the sausage, crabsticks, carrot, onion, mushroom, however shape I like it to be.
2. Once the water is boiling, I dumped the spaghetti, about 10 straws of it and leave it for about 5 - 10 minutes.
3. While the spaghetti is boiling, I continue cutting whatever I still need to cut.
4. Once the spaghetti is done, I serve it on a plate and chunk a lil butter in it and mix it, so the spaghetti won't stick together when it's dry.
5. Oil/Butter the wok, once it is hot, chuck it in sausage and crabstick. Stir fry them for about 1 minute, then add in the onion. Stir fry for another 2 minutes or so, then dump in the mushroom and carrot cubes.
6. Stir fry for about a minute or 2, pour in the cream of mushroom and the hot water.
7. Stir the mixture a lil and let it simmer for about another minute or 2.
8. Now I can bathe the spaghetti with the sauce and add on the salad sides.

Bon appetite!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spinach soup and mixed vegeom dish

Spinach soup ingredients:
1. Green spinach (Bayam hijau)
2. A handful Chicken meat, any parts will do.
3. Wolfberry
4. Salt to taste
5. 750ml water

Boil the water with the chicken meat and wolfberry for about half hour.
Put in the spinach and continue boiling for another 15 - 20 minutes then add in the salt and give a slight stir.
Voila! Homemade soup!

Mixed veg-omelette dish ingredients:
1. An egg
2. A little carrot, tomato, long beans, onions (actually any normal vege in chinese dish will do, go for the texture, colour and taste)
3. meatballs
4. garlic and shallots
5. soysauce, oyster sauce, salt, sugar

Fry the garlic and shallots in some oil til it's fragrant.
Add in the meatballs and stirfry for a few minutes.
Now add in the vege, usually the toughest one (carrots) first, and softest (tomato) later.
Add a lil oyster sauce, salt and sugar for taste. Stir fry a lil.
Add in the egg and beat it in the pan for about 1 - 2 minute then pour in a lil soy sauce.
Stir fry till you are satisfied with the colour and frangrance.
Aaaand we're done!

p/s: You can cheat by stirfrying leftovers from the packet-ketchup dish in the previous post and adding in an egg to the dish. Then just season with a lil soy sauce will do.

p/s 2: I usually do a trial and error method for the measurement of seasonings.  Observe and learn from the elders, that's my advice.  They do it the same way too, don't they?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

15 min meal - Croissandwich

Croissant sandwich and 2 vege sandwiches

Crunch into a whole lot of vege (cucumber, tomato, coral salad) with extra calories from the buttery croissant and cheese with a ham in between!
First, toast the croissant layered with the ham and cheese. About 5 min will do.
After that, layer in your greens and reds and yellow even.
Don't forget to pour in some Kewpie deep roasted sesame sauce. You can spread in some mayonnaise or mustard or sauces of your choice.  

Munch it up! Enjoy!

Salted egg Pucuk Paku

Pucuk paku telur masin

This was a meal I had at home with my sister when our parents were away.
I stir fried the yolk of a mashed salted egg yolk til it was bubbling and added in the pucuk paku.
Seasoned with a lil oyster sauce and 3/4 teaspoon sugar.
We had it wrapped in coral salad, with cherry tomatoes and meat cubes.

From packet ketchup into a dinner dish

I have recently been bugged by a dilemma between eating out or homemade solo meals. 
One requires extra budget from my not-so-fancy job, while the other prolong hunger time after work.
Well, I found a balance and slowly starting to like the creativity it takes for a kinda-lazy chef to whip up a meal!


sweet-sour chicken balls
 Turning packet ketchup into sweet sour sauce was genius! I have these packets lying around from takeaways and I never use them in sandwiches. So yeah, why not this?!
I dilute the sauce with some boiling hot water and add them into the dish.

Ingredients I saw in fridge:
  • chicken balls (from a steamboat party)
  • green beans from Bukit Tinggi bought 2 weeks ago
  • carrot (took 1/3 of it)
  • half a tomato
  • onion
  • oyster sauce 
And some salt, sugar and starch.

Stirfry them all and let the dish simmer about 3 minutes on the stove. And we're done!

It may be a loner's meal, but a full loner is a happy loner!