Thursday, September 23, 2010

Beef Curry 牛肉咖哩

Blend 3 pieces of shallots, 3 clove of garlic together with 1 slice of ginger with food processor.  Pound if you prefer it.  Stir-fry till fragrant in a generous portion of oil .

Mix tamarind juice, curry powder and beef.  Add 1 liter of water too.  Simmer for about 30 minutes or until the beef become tender.

Add in coconut milk, cinnamon stick, star anise and cloves.  Simmer again.

Don’t forget to put in cubed potato !

Add salt to taste.

Serve hot with rice or bread.

Note :
There are many variant mixture of spices in curry powder .  This particular concoction  I used in the recipe is manufactured by ADABI Consumer Industries Sdn Bhd, which is unfortunately not to my liking.

Belacan Winged Bean 虾酱四角豆

Sauté garlic with pounded dried-shrimps.

Add in crushed belacan ( shrimp paste ) and continue sautéing till a savory aroma arose.

Put in all the chopped winged-bean ( kacang botol 四角豆 ) , stir-fry till its slighly cooked. ( don't overcook it.  Overcooked winged-beans tend to be softy, and lost its crisp )

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cari Makan @ BBQ Bukit Tinggi

Bukit Tinggi is a small town in Pahang with cool temperature.  Located along KL Karak Expressway, E8, some 30km away from KL.

Hiding behind the one and only petrol station, is an eccentric restaurant serving some great food.

 海鲜煲 肥水不流外人田

盐锔鱼 雪山飞狐 


豆腐蛋 明月照寒江

青辣椒 绝招

羊排 排山倒海 

BBQ Bukit Tinggi
P.T. 15792 & 15793, Jalan Bukit Tinggi
28700 Bentong

09-5330330 / 012-3577111

Braised Yam with Minced Pork 芋头烩肉

Yam is the corm root of Calocasia esculenta.  It is also known as Cocoyam, Taro, Keladi (Malay), 芋头 (Mandarin).

The plant is inedible when raw and considered toxic due to the presence of calcium oxalate.  The toxin is minimized by cooking, or soaked in cold water overnight.  Calcium oxalate is highly insoluble and contributes to kidney stones, gout, or rheumatoid arthritis.

A common yam dishes I loved is Braised Yam with Minced Pork, ( or alternatively boneless chicken meat ).

It’s an easy-to-prepare dish, simply simmer cubed yam with sautéed minced pork and dried prawns.  A little bit of black pepper powder enhanced the flavour evenmore.  It is starchy, sweet with unique taste.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Braised Chicken with Dried Beancurd 腐竹鸡肉


1. half-a-chicken, chopped to pieces, 650g
2. dried beancurd, pre-soaked, cut to pieces, 150g
3. a bulb of garlic, skinned, chopped
4. pepper
5. salt
6. and of course water !

( erm......... as the method is almost same with any Chinese cooking of brasied dishes, I think I will skip the method this time.  I don't think not sharing the method will lead to a disaster.  Happy cooking  & bon appétit ! )

( p.s.  It really is delicious.  Yummy ! )

Monday, September 6, 2010

Chicken Braised with SoySauce 酱油鸡

Ingredients #1
1. chicken, cut to pieces, 500g
2. soy sauce, of couse, 2-3 tablespoons
4. sugar, a bit
5. pepper powder, a bit

Ingredients #2
1. shittake mushrooms, 20 pieces, pre-soaked
2. garlic, 2 bulbs, de-skinned

Mehtod :
1. marinate the chicken with soy sauce, sugar and pepper
for about 1 hour,
 2. saute the chicken till half-cooked,
3. put in the shittake mushrooms, and garlic,
4. add in water to slightly cover all ingredients,
( more water means extra time for simmers,
which lead to the chicken too soft)
5. simmer till the gravy is reduce to halve.
( or to your own preference )

optional ingredients :
1. 5-spice powder
2. star anise
3. potato
4. arrowhead
5. dried beancurd