Friday, April 28, 2006

Simple Dinner & Update

Featuring one of my everyday dinners. Look at the date, it has been a while back. Have been getting lazy these days, not sure whether it's pregnancy related or not. :P

Spring onion omelette

Spicy ground pork with sliced tau kwa

Stir-fry baby dou miao

Oh man, I'm getting the pregnancy brain which makes me very forgetful these days. I forgot to video call my mom two weeks in a row!! Beat me, I hardly being this forgetful before. Another thing is I think I also becomes a blur queen because I can't tell whether I have felt the baby moves or not. People said you will feel it sooner with your 2nd because you should know how it feels like right? But blur queen here, can't really tell whether it's the baby or just my inside shifting. I thought I felt some kicks, but can I really feel kicking this early?? It's supposed to be flutters right? So, I don't know.... Which made it worst was my OB couldn't detect my baby heartbeats for the longest time during the last visit. I was almost sweating thinking of the worst because it never happen with Evy. Luckily she found it after what seem like forever. I would definitely feel much better if I can feel my baby moves, at least then I know he/she is okay. The unknowning is pretty scary especially now we are equiped with all the knowledge from the web. It helps but it also makes one wonders.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Ma Po Tofu

This is my version of Ma Po Tofu. I have been cooking this dish for a long time using some easy to find ingredients. If any of you want the recipe, let me know. However, it won't have the exact measurement since all of my homecook recipes are agar-agar (estimation from experience), but at least you would know what ingredients to use. Even my hubby who normally doesn't like tofu finish this up.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Calling all mommies!!

I need your help. Can any mommies suggested what chicken soup to cook? There are books on confinement food and soup but they aren't any on food for pregnancy out there.

What I saw on T.V. whenever someone is pregnant, for the poor people in China, they would say eat boiled chicken eggs. As for the rich, go boil some chicken soup. But they only mention chicken soup, but what kind of chicken soup?

Well, at least I know no dong kui now. I actually cooked that soup when I was in my 2nd trimester with Evy a couple of times. Never experience any contraction though and only stopped when I asked my OB whether it's safe or not. And since she is a caucasion, she won't know a thing but since she said since this herb was associated with women reproductive system (I told her that), she said better not to take it. Ha, if I knew that it will cause contraction, I might cook it to drink at my last 2 weeks of pregnancy just to bring on the contraction. Hehehe... Do you think it's advisable? Hey, at my last 2 weeks of pregnancy, I become very desperate and willing to try anything.

Okay, what chicken soup do you recommend?

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Orange Chiffon Cake

I made orange chiffon cake today mainly because I got a dozen free eggs from a recent grocery shopping. I still have a dozen at home so need to find a way to use it.

I made this using my Pandan Chiffon Cake recipe, just changed some of the ingredients.

I didn't add the orange food coloring thus the yellow color. Normally I would add it for the nice orange color.

I added orange icing after I shared the huge piece with my daughter because I found it not sweet enough. Oh yeah, guess I love sweet stuff too. :P

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Penang Assam Laksa

Penang assam laksa, one of my favorite noodles to eat. I have been craving for it for quite sometimes and finally got all the ingredients, even got the prawn paste from aunty Lily the other day. Hence, no more excuse and viola! Well, it's not difficult to make with Hup Loong premix and canned sardine. Very easy actually, most of the time spent would be shredding the ingredients.

To serve with: Finely shredded cucumber, pineapple, red onion, iceberg lettuce, chilli padi, mint leaves (I couldn't find fresh one thus omitted it), lime slices (to drizzle on top) and prawn paste.

When stirred and ready to savor. :)

Best thing about homemade assam laksa is I put lots of fish and big pieces too!! I was so disappointed at the assam laksa served in M'sia, I tried the one at KLCC food court and some shopping centre food court, hardly could see any fish at all and the serving was so small. :(

I just found a Vietnamese grocery store in Denver selling Hup Loong assam laksa premix, what a thrill because now I know whenever I crave for assam laksa, I can cook it and eat it anytime I want. Don't have to day dream about it anymore. :)

Monday, April 03, 2006

Fried Fish

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Featuring one of my home cook dishes.


~ 1 Tilapia fish fillet
~ Thinly shredded gingers

Batter for fish:
Self rising flour, salt & black pepper. Mixed in with enough water to make a thick batter.


Heat up oil, made sure the oil is hot, if not the fish will stick to the wok. Or use a non-stick skillet. Dipped the fish fillet in the batter and slowly put it into the hot oil. Deep-fry both sides until golden brown. Dish out. Add in the shredded gingers and deep-fry until crispy, dish out and place on top of the fish. You can drizzle some soy sauce on top. Serves hot!