Friday, September 17, 2010

Fried meat slices with preserved mustard

FM dear,
fried meat strips with 'zha cai'
Found this recipe in my latest purchase "Authentic Homestyle Cuisine" by KS Lee, and tried it out last night.  What caught my attention was the plum sauce, as I never thought that plum sauce would go well with preserved mustard ('zha cai'), but it did, and the recipe is so easy you can easily rustle up a plate for dinner. Besides I think you should be able to get the ingredients easily.  Going to try it again with 'ham choy'.   FJ gave it the thumbs up!  

Ingredients :
200 g pork (cut into thin strips)
1 pc preserved mustard ('zha cai')
1 tbsp garlic

Marinade :
2 tsp cornflour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sesame oil

Seasoning :
3 tbsp plum sauce
1 tsp sugar

Method :
1)  Marinade the pork strips with the marinade for about 30 minutes.
2)  Wash the preserved mustard and cut into strips or sliced thinly.
3)  Heat up 2 tbsp oil in wok and fry the garlic until fragrant.  Add in preserved mustard and meat slices and stir fry a while.
4)  Add in seasoning and continue stir frying  until cooked.  Dish up and serve with rice or porridge!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

FJ's birthday.

sweet potato onde-onde
birthday celebration in the Hokkien and Cantonese tradition.  2 red eggs and mee sua according to her Hokkien side and  changshou (long life) noodles according to Cantonese tradition.
Dark Lady, My fair Lady and my creation "Pink Lady".  Another amateurish  attempt at cake decorating
Strawberry filling and whipped cream.  Supposed to put in her favourite fresh strawberries but did not have time to run to the supermart to get it.