Wednesday, September 28, 2005

A cuisine for your partner...

Eating is heaven, no doubt about it. I, myself, love eating and cooking. And couples who always eat out why not ask your partner to cook for you? I have always wanted to cook for my Chicky (originally chillie padi... )

Here i am going to introduce some of my cookings to you all. Hope it is healthy for everyone. In this cuisine there is no roasted pork (sui yuk). If you want sui yuk go out chop a few lar... unless your partner loves sui yuk!

1. Pandan Leave, Raisin and Nuts Rice.
- A pack fresh big raisins
- A pack of cashew nuts
- A few pandan leaves
- Two cups of rice (depending on how many servings.

Okay guys let me show you how to cook rice the standard way. Put two cups of rice into the rice pot. Wash it and rinse it a few times. Now you will need to put water into the rice pot. Normally, we use our fingers to measure how much water is in the rice pot. Sometimes, person like me i don't know how to measure with my fingers. So this is the most standard way my uncle taught me (my uncle is chef from Qantas): it is very simple: pour in number of cups of water to the number of cups of rice you put in. If you put in two cups of rice then you put in two cups of water. That is it.

Now when you have everything ready. Sprinkle some raisin into the rice. Sprinkle the cashew nuts into the rice. Make sure raisin and cashew nuts are evenly spread into the rice. Now tie the pandan leave into a small ribbon and put it into the rice. (Please make sure you wash your pandan leaves). Now you can put the rice pot into the rice cooker. Press Start Cook!

In about 20 to 30 minutes you will have a nice smell, a little sweet and nutty rice to eat! Delicious!

2. Peanut Butter Spaghetti.
- Peanut Butter
- Marjerin
- Chopped Onions
- Chopped Garlics
- black pepper
- Spaghetti

This serving is not difficult to make. First, use pot to cook the spaghetti. While cooking the spaghetti. Heat another pot with 2 small tablespoon of water. In this pot, put one medium size spoon of marjerin or cooking butter into it. Let it sizzle! Now smell it... Good isn't it? Then put in the chopped garlic, stir it for a while. Then put in the chopped onions. Stir it for a while. Let it simmer for a moment. Last put in the chopped onions. Stir it for a while.

Once the spaghetti is done put it onto the plate. The sauce in the second pot pour on top of it.

3. Peanut Butter Omellete.
- Peanut Butter
- Marjerine
- Two Fresh Eggs
- Black pepper
- Onion springs
- Onion
- garlic
- salt
- soy sauce

Chop the onion springs, slice the onions in rings, chop the garlic. Heat the pan with marjerine. After that put in the chop garlie. Let is sizzle for a while. Lower down the stove's fire. Put in the slice onions. Let it cook for a while. Then put in the two eggs. Cooked it. I am sure you guys know how to cook eggs right? Ok from here u autopilot the cooking. (During the cooking sprinkle some black pepper... but not too much... otherwise very spicy)

Now the end of it. Put the fried omellete onto a nice plate. Spread the peanut butter on top of the egg. Then sprinkle chopped onion springs onto it. Optional you can put a small cube of butter on top of the egg. Now the peanut butter omellete is ready to serve.

4. Steam fish
- a good "Pak Chong" fish or a good ikan bawal
- soy sauce
- sesame oil
- ginger
- chillie (not chopped! but slice a few to look like rings)
- a few slices of mushrooms (not those in cans)

Clean the fish for scales but ikan bawal no scales. Put this good and rich in protein fish into a big steel plate. Put in some soy sauce (banjir it.. but not so banjir... heheheh) then some sesame oil. Then put some slices of mushroom on the sides (to give taste), then sprinkle some chillie rings and slices of gingers.

The time to steam it is 15 minutes. (You can cook it 15 minutes before dinner or lunch). Once 15 minutes is up. It is hot, fresh and ready to chow down. A Taiwanese engineer once told my dad that the best time to eat fish is to steam it 15 minutes and have it straight away after that. The meat is crunchy and fresh and sweet too. Yum! Yum! Imagine the white color fresh meat of ikan bawal... ooooh....

5. Spicy Soy Sauce Chicken
- chillie
- onion
- garlic
- soy sauce
- chicken drumstick, breast and wings.

6. Chicken soup with foxbat fruit, barley, bawang putih, black pepper, and hong chou...
- hong chou
- kei chi (foxbat fruit)
- chopped bawang putih
- black pepper
- barley
- tomatoe
- carrot
Chopped the one tomatoe, slice one carrot, chopped bawang putih and put into one big pot (cukup for two person lar... ). Then boil it. While you are at it, put in hong chou, kei chi, some black pepper and barley. Let it boil.
Good and nutritious... hehehehehehe.. my favourite BOH! Soup Boleh! My brother loves it! Proven by Jason Yau. Eh i have to get some recognition here right?

7. Chillie and black pepper fried rice.
- rice
- chopped chillie
- black pepper
- chopped garlic
- chopped onions
- egg.
- basil leaves.
Hehehee... this part i love most. Take out your WOK. Heat it up. Put in some cooking oil. No we are not using marjerin! Let the oil heat up first. Make sure your WOK is real hot. Then dump in chopped garlic and chope onions. Then basil leave (chopped). Stir fry a bit. Then dump in your rice (make sure your rice are loose - so it is easy to stir fry it). How do you loose the rice? You don't know? Ok here is the method:

Use a clean plastic bag (clear).
Cover it over your hand.
Now squash the rice! (not squash lar... just squash a bit so the rice is loose lar)

Stir fried the rice. Then dump in the egg. Let the egg fried a bit. (one not enough? put two)
Then dump in the chopped chillie... put in the black pepper...

stir fried the rice... after u stir fried enough.. eat it!

9. Meatball with cheese filling, chicken and chopped onion.

... wait i need to ask my mom for this recipe... i do not know how to do it... only my mom!

Now you have it one sumptuous lunch or dinner for your partner... Hehehe.. about the last part... go buy from the Italian Pasta!
the sky is not the limit...

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