Sunday, June 29, 2008


I used to buy Mochi or Moah Chee from night market or street vendor.
It is soft and delicious with sweet filling like, green bean paste, lotus seed paste, red bean paste and black sesame paste.
This recipe come from Florence, she use mango filling but i use green bean paste instead, the only thing that left in my fridge.

To make green bean paste, steam half cup of peeled green bean with a cup of water and sugar(as u need) blend until smooth(but not watery) and firm enough to shape it into small ball.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Yeh Liu Geopark

Queen's Head Rock

The pictures was taken last Sunday in Yeh Liu Geopark, northern part of Taiwan.
Beautiful and unique shape of the rock attract many tourist's attention from around the world.
The tour guide also speak English, Korean and Japanese

Tofu and prawn

Healthy and easy dish with no oil, ready in 10 mins.
Here are what you need

Corn starch
Oyster sauce

- Marinate prawn with cornstarch and few drops of sesame oil.
Cook a cup of water over medium fire, add oyster sauce and dash of salt and pepper.
Stir in tofu, cook for 1 minute, add prawn and stir quickly.
Remove from heat and sprinkle with sliced scallion

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Kimchi Fried Rice

I love the sour and spicy flavor of this Korean preserved vegetable.
For me, it best goes with beef, like stir fried kimchi with beef, kimchi beef hotpot, or kimchi fried rice. And this is my own version of kimchi fried rice.


1 bowl cooked rice
1/2 bowl sliced beef
3 tbsp chopped kimchi
1 egg, scrambled
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp minced onion
1 tsp corn starch
1 stalk spring onion, sliced
mixed vegetable (corn, carrot, snow peas)

- Marinate beef with sesame oil and cornstarch for 15 mins, stir fried quickly. Set aside
Saute minced onion, add mixed vegetable and kimchi stir for few minutes, add rice and scramble egg.
Last, add beef and sprinkle with spring onion.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Melting Moments

Melt-in-mouth cookies, recipe from amazing baker, Stephanie Jaworski at
Perhaps i put too much vanilla powder and i just realize that my vanilla powder was not the purest one.
I don't even know if there's many kind of vanilla powder, i just grab what i can get in nearby supermarket

Monday, June 16, 2008

Tuna Scrambled Egg

U can do without chili for this one, because i'm a chili "addict" so everything goes with chili


1 can tuna
3 eggs
1/2 medium onion
1 tbsp milk
1 spring onion
salt and pepper to taste

-Beat eggs with 1 tbsp milk and dash of salt, scramble and set aside.
Heat 1 tbsp oil, saute onion, add tuna and stir until almost dry.
Add scrambled egg and season with salt-pepper. Sprinkle with thinly sliced spring onion. Done

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Lemon Chicken


1 boneless and skinless chicken breast, halved
1/2 cup corn starch
3/4 cup water
2 egg yolk
3 cups vegetable oil
1 cup chicken broth
1 tsp ground white pepper
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp minced ginger
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tbsp extra corn starch
1 stalk spring onion

-Marinate chicken breast with 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1/4 cup water, egg yolks and white pepper for 1 hour. Heat 2 cups oil until sizzling. Fry chicken breasts, until brown and tender on both side. Remove to kitchen/paper towels and keep warm
-Cook chicken broth, brown sugar and ginger over low fire, add 2 tbsp cornstarch. Stir frequently until thickens, boil for 1 minute, stir in lemon juice and remove from heat.
-Cut each chicken breast and arrange on serving dish. Pour sauce over, sprinkle with scallions.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Spicy Eggplant - Balado Terong

I've search the web for balado terong recipe, but every person write the different recipe and i got confused which one to use. In the end, i phoned my mom and asking for the recipe. I remember she used to cook sambal terong, long time ago and she told me that both of sambal or balado terong not much different. And here is her version, it really yummyyylicious


2 purple long eggplant
3 cloves garlic
5 cloves shallot
10 small red chili
2 big red chili
1 tbsp dried shrimp
1 ripe tomato
3 lime leaves
sugar and salt as u need

- Cut eggplant into long strips and then deep fry until soft, drain the excess oil.
Grind all the ingredients, except lime leaves. Heat 1 tbsp oil and saute the ingredients for 1 min, add a cup of water and lime leaves. Continue cooking until gravy almost dry, add eggplant and season with salt and sugar

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Banana Mummy (Pisang Molen)

Did it scare u off?
Kinda funny isn't it, the wrapper just looks like mummy's cloth so i call it banana mummy
I found this recipe here. All of the ingredients are the same, i just substitute the water with fresh milk. is the English version


250 g all purpose flour
50 g fine sugar
5 banana(i use only 2)
20 slice cheddar cheese
60 g butter, melted
50 ml warm water(i use fresh milk instead)
2 tbsp skim milk
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla powder
pinch of salt

-In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, skim milk, vanilla powder. Add in egg yolk and melted butter. Add water/milk one tablespoon at a time, mix well. Cover and rest the dough for 20 mins.
Use rolling pin or noodle machine to roll it into thin stripe, wrap banana and cheese then deep fry over low fire until brown. Remember to keep the fire low, because the wrapper get burn very easily.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Lemon Pound Cake

For ingredients and instruction click here i don't use frosting to avoid the sugar

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Spicy Chicken in Red

Here is my mom version of Ayam masak merah. I never pass over this kind of delicious Indonesian dish since last year.


300 g chicken fillet
5 cloves shallot
3 cloves garlic
1 cm ginger
2 big red chili
8 small red chili (or as u like)
1 tsp coriander powder
3 lime leaves
1 stalk lemon grass
1 ripe tomato, diced

- Marinate chicken with coriander powder and salt for 15 minutes and then deep fry until brown. Set aside. Blend all the ingredients, except lime leaves and tomato. Heat 1 tbsp oil, saute blended ingredients until fragrant, add lime leaves and 2 cups of water. Simmer for 1 min. Add chicken and diced tomato, cover and simmer over low fire until gravy almost dry.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Fruit With Yoghurt

Mix diced mango, melon, apple, kiwi, orange, pineapple, pour yoghurt on top

Friday, June 06, 2008

Omelet with meat sauce


Half package of tofu, mashed
3 eggs, lightly beaten
3 tbsp minced chicken/pork
2 tbsp minced dried shitake mushroom
1 cup water
1 tbsp minced onion
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 spring onion
dash of pepper

- Marinate minced meat with soy sauce, corn starch and few drops of oil. Mix mashed tofu and egg, cook over a low fire until done. Cut into square or triangle
Heat 1 tbsp oil, saute onion until fragrant, add minced meat and shitake mushroom, stir quickly.
Pour a cup of water, season with oyster sauce, soy sauce and pepper, simmer for 1 minute.
Add in cooked egg, simmer for another 1 min. Add slices spring onion. Done

Recipe from Creative Chinese home dishes, written by Angela Cheng

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Magic Candle

Our magic candle

In Chinese calendar, yesterday was the 1st day of 5th month (sorry i don't know the exact name of the month). I went to the friend's house after work, i saw few candles on the table and she told me that was magic candle. One of her old relatives give it to her. In Chinese belief,( i'm not so clear whether Chinese culture or religion-connection) you can make a wish to the magic candle on the 1st and 15th day of the month. She said, if your candle burn very fast, that means your wish will be come true, but if your candle burn very slow that really hard to tell.
She gave me one candle, i write down my wish....and i light up the candle. My candle burn for 4 hours and 10 mins..... the fastest one burns for 4 hours.

Do you believe it???
I don't know...but i really hope my wish will come true

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Pandan Butter Cake

I've been dying to try pandan chiffon cake recipe, too bad i couldn't find cream of tartar in nearby supermarket. Also i don't know it's chinese name (if anyone could tell me, that will be greatly appreciated) i search all over the web but every pandan chiffon cake's recipe needed cream of tartar.
I miss the aroma of pandan, my mom used to plant it in the garden beside our house years ago, back when i was small and it grow very large and tall. She use it to cook kue lapis (steamed layer cake) or kolak pisang (banana sweet soup) and sometime kue bolu.

Finally i found a recipe for Pandan kaya butter cake without cream of tartar. But i have no clue what kaya is, also i have no patient left to send a question to the author.
I only use half of the recipe, in case my cake turned out to be something else....but i'm wrong!!!! it turned out really soft, moist and spongy.
So here is my own measurement recipe

125 butter
3 eggs
1,5 tbsp cornstarch
150 g cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
100 g fine sugar
100 ml coconut milk
2 tbsp milk powder
15 g ovalette
few drops of pandan essence
pinch of salt

-Beat the butter and salt until slightly white and creamy, sift the cake flour, milk powder and baking powder together.
Beat the eggs, sugar, ovalette and corn flour until fluffy, add in coconut cream and mix until thoroughly mixed. Fold in butter mixture into the egg mixture and stir lightly until well mixed, add pandan essence. Fold in flour mixture and mix well.
Bake in preheated oven at 175C for about 50 - 60 mins.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Fried Rice Noodle With XO Sauce

I awake early at 6 something today, lying on bed without fall asleep again until 7.30. It is Sunday and i heard heavy rain through the balcony. I really hate rainy weekend. Without eat anything for breakfast(except a cup of coffee), i do my laundry and sitting in front of my computer.
Around 11 i feel starving and craving for a bowl(or more) spicy food, but there's nothing inside my fridge except raw meat and ice cream. Opened cabinet, sitting in the corner i saw a jar of XO sauce that i bought from Chinatrust hotel 4 months ago. I think about fried instant noodle with XO sauce, but no instant noodle left today :(( (if only i got instant noodle then i will not cook this...hehee). Ahaa...lucky me, opened next cabinet i found a pack of rice noodle, my sister used to bring dried food to the temple for praying.
Grab my cooking book for fried instant noodle with XO sauce recipe (substituted with rice noodle)


100 g rice noodle, blanched with hot water to soften
3 tbsp shredded pork/chicken
3 dried shitake mushroom, soak to soften and slice
1 egg, scrambled
1 tbsp shredded carrot
2 cloves shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tbsp XO sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp extra soy sauce for marinating
1 tsp cornstarch
leek, as u need
red chili if u like

-Marinate meat with soy sauce and corn starch add few drops oil.
Stir fry minced shallot and garlic add mushroom and meat, stir quickly
Add XO sauce, stir until well mixed, add rice noodle and scramble egg, season with 1 tbsp of soy sauce, stir for few minutes. Last, add in leek, stir and remove from heat, garnish with sliced red chili


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