Chicken Curry Puff

Another delicious recipe from my grandmother.  Continue reading

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Technical Troubles: Cooking Rice in a Pot

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Most asians (I think) nowadays have a rice cooker at home to cook rice because rice is such a staple. But over in my house, we do not use a rice cooker. We use this magic cooker thermal pot thing so we’ll have to cook the rice on a stove first before putting it into the thermal pot. The whole point is to save energy (aka gas bills) because the rice just needs to be around half-cooked and putting it into the thermal pot (which doesn’t use any electricity at all) will do the rest of the cooking. Therefore, I am quite familiar with cooking rice without using a rice cooker and am rather proud of this fact haha. Most of my friends of around my age do not really know how to do it so let me boast a little and show how it is done.

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Chinese Braised Peanuts

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I love those peanut appetisers they serve in chinese restaurants. Not those fried peanuts but those kind that I’ve always thought are steamed. It was not till I went to google for recipes then I realise that they are actually boiled. Anyway, I prefer those made by the restaurants themselves to those that’s like from cans. I don’t really like those canned braised peanuts ’cause they’re too sweet. So I attempted to recreate my own restaurant peanuts and yay it was not too shabby haha! Continue reading

Ban Mian 板面

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I read an article about ikan bilis (anchovy) powder on noobcook so I decided to make some. It was quite tedious ’cause the blender I had wasn’t really meant for turning dried stuff into powder form. But after a grueling afernoon trying to squeeze powder out of my ikan bilis, I was left with a container of home-made “msg” and no use for it lol. My mother suggested making our own ban mian. Continue reading