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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Simple Sick People Food

Here's a simple recipe to whip up of you're feeling under the weather: 

All you do is take a chicken breast (skinless) a pinch of salt and a Pandan leaf and leave it to simmer for 20-30 minutes under low flame.
Meanwhile cook up some of your favourite pasta (I used organic pasta animals.. Cause I was just in the mood) and set aside in a bowl.
Take some Aiken tofu, slice and arrange it on top of the pasta. Remove the chicken and shred.
Top the tofu and pasta with the shredded chicken, further season the stock if desired and bring to a boil.
Finally pour the very hot stock on top of your chicken, tofu and pasta and hey presto.. Sick people food!

Ain't nothing too hard about that now!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Simplicity of Porridge

Porridge in my mind is a dish that is generally only eaten when you're sick. It's a bland concoction of watery soft rice with maybe some pork, fish or century egg.. Sounds familiar?

Well taking a visit to my usual post tennis haunt today one of my tennis buddies suggest we get the duck porridge, with a little trepidation I sheepishly agreed to a bowl.. What happened next was far from bland and boring!

Oh yes, come to papa

Aside from a bowl full of gruel and spoonfuls of sauce, this plate of heaven followed: duck deboned, hard boiled egg, liver, braised pork, two types of tofu and braised peanuts! A mini mountain for four hungry men!

Anything but bland!

After a little arranging on my part for the obligatory photo it was spoon and chopsticks in!

The rice as you would expect in porridge was soft and silky, coupled with the duck gravy and other bits of protein.. Yum!

Being a greedy lot one of them also ordered a bowl of yellow noodles, I'm not too much of angst of the yellow mee here in Singapore; it's a little too hard and chewy for my liking.

You can find this stall of goodness at Chuan Kee - Boneless Braised Duck, Block 150A Ghim Moh Temporary market

Friday, July 17, 2015

Back Alley Dining..

.. After an evening of getting reacquainted with my good friend 'Arthur' at one of the few places in Kuala Lumpur that serves a mighty grand pour of Guinness (Sid's funny enough) there was a call by one of the parties drinking for a late late late dinner.

To Arthur!

  What I love so much about Malayisa is the fact that you have a plethora of good food at almost anytime of the day. Malaysians I must say know their stuff when it comes to tasty food, find yourself a crowd of locals congregating by a back alley for food you know happy times for your tummy lie waiting.
Yummy yummy for my tummy!

Bumbung Nasi Lemak is no exception.
Located in Petaling Jaya is located at: Jalan 21/11b, Sea Park. Do not let the fact most of the tables sprawl out and down the back alley the Nasi Lemak is superb. From the light and mildly flavoured coconut/Pandan rice to the crisp and juicy spice infused fried chicken it doesn't get simpler (and better) than this! Oh and be sure your order yourself a side plate of sambal.. Ok next time I should also be sure to order an extra runny fried egg!

Oh hello beautiful!

From the time we got our table to when I realised I was on my last spoon full of
Rice I was wanting another plate.. "The elastic pants remember.. The elastic pants!" I refrained.. What a mistake! Now back in Singapore and writing this I'm hungry all over again!

Dam you tasty Nasi Lemak.. Dam you!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

.. So I had a frustrating day in the office!

it was just one of those days; buried under a ton of emails, phone calls that never seemed to end ��

Thought to myself.. Cook something.. You always feel better after cooking something, so a quick pit stop to the supermarket to pick up a veal loin, asparagus and some eggs.. 15 minutes later this happened:

Cooking it was simple enough.. Pan fry the asparagus in truffle oil season the veal with some Red Sea salt.. Sear in the pan for 2mins 30secs each side the fry the egg in the residual fat.

Told you it was easy!


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