I am down with a cold bug. Not exactly a pleasant situation to be in. And yet, it’s not serious enough to be warrant with a medical chit. So here I am, still multi-tasking, writing and debating with the virus. Honestly speaking, I am also not keen into visiting any physician unless the bug has genuinely gotten out of control. But the eyes are getting heavier with each passing minute… so I guess I shall continue blogging to perk myself up abit.
I was reading this article on Yahoo that the happiest times of a person’s life starts from the golden age of 33 ! And I will be there in another year’s time !!! Opppsss, now you know my age !! Hahaha, anyway it’s never a secret for me. Everyone grows old one day. But will 33 be a turning point for me indeed ???? I sure do look forward to it then !!
How true has this been for those who has overcome this age ? ^-^ Do share, please !
I am still on my Kueh-kueh expedition and here’s some Kueh Talam to savour over the weekend.
Frankly speaking, I have never tried this before prior to making it. But seeing that one of the ingredients uses alkaline water which I am desperately trying to finish up, the Kueh Talam is formed ! ^-^
So what is it exactly ??
This is from Wikipedia : Kuih talam (tray cake) is a kueh consisting of two layers. The top white layer is made from rice flour and coconut milk, while the bottom green layer is made from green pea flour and extract of pandan leaf.
Since it’s an extract of pandan leaves, so you can be sure the taste is pretty pandan, chewy and with a sweet touch from the coconut milk. The recipe yields quite a huge portion of an 8-inch cake size which is too much to consume on its own. So it’s better to half or even one-thirds it. Also, I think I will attempt equal portions of the white and green layers the next round. Somehow, I prefer the coconut milk layer more than the green one.
It’s Thursday. One more day to TGIF ! Has the weekend mood reaches you already ?? ^-^
Kuih Talam Pandan
~recipe modified from Agnes Chang Hawker’s Delights~
Bottom layer : A (mixed) : 180g rice flour 30g green pea flour 300ml water
B (liquidated and strained) : 6 pcs pandan leaves 480ml water
C 1 tsp alkaline water 250g sugar
Top layer (cooked until thick) : 300ml coconut milk 40g rice flour 20g corn flour 150ml water 1 1/4 tsp salt
1. Put all ingredients for bottom layer together, mix and strain into a saucepan. Cook with low fire until thick. Pour into a 22cm steaming tray and steam with high heat for 30mins until cooked.
2. Mix all ingredients for top layer together and strain. Cook until thick. When the bottom layer is cooked, slowly pour in the top layer and steam for 15-20 mins until cooked.
3. Remove, cool before cutting (best to cut after chilling in fridge for awhile).
Had some leftover fish stock from the other day, so just nice to use it up for a Fuzhou Fishballs Mee Tai Bak Soup today. Simply dilute the fish soup with a little water and season it with 天津冬菜, shallot oil, light soya sauce, pepper, Chinese cooking wine and a little seasoning powder. Simple and healthy #onepotmeal #comfortfood
Cooked Thai Red Curry today ! Had it prepped up in a more creamy way by reducing the water to coconut milk ratio, moderate the taste with fish sauce and sugar and it was really good ! Only used boneless chicken and potatoes for the curry before finishing off with extra herb flavours from Thai basil leaves at the end. 🤤
Scored a couple of Rice Dumplings from @beechenghiangsg as they contain the flamed gourmet #bakkwa that we liked along with well-seasoned glutinuous rice, chestnuts and shiitake mushrooms without any MSG, preservatives and meat tenderizer. On the list also includes :
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Cooking fish soup base from scratch is tiring but rewarding and worthy. 🤤🤤
#简简单单清清淡淡就是一碗好汤 Recipe (serves 1-2):
For the Fish Soup Base :
4 pcs cod fish bones
1 1/2 tbsp cooking oil
3 sprigs of spring onion
15 slices of ginger
2 tsp dried sole powder
1 1/2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
Water For the Fish Soup:
Batang fish slices (soak in salt and corn flour water for 10 mins before using)
Seasoning as light soya sauce, salt and pepper to taste
To serve with some fried shallots and diced chili padi Method:
1️⃣Heat up some cooking oil and pan fry the cod fish bones till lightly browned.
2️⃣Add water, spring onion and ginger slices. Cook till it boils before adding sole fish powder and cooking wine.
3️⃣Cover and allow to simmer for 2 hours or more till the fish bones dis-integrate.
4️⃣Drain away the residue and skim away the oils and impurities to get the clear milky soup.
5️⃣Season the soup to taste and add fish slices and lettuce. Once cooked, remove from heat and serve hot to enjoy !
🍔Tried out these “McDonalds” taste-alike chicken burger patties and nuggets from @newmultisg today. 🍗The Spicy Boneless Chicken Thigh is practically a replica of the “McSpicy” with the Chicken Nuggets trailing right behind. The Original Chicken Patty also has a close resemblance to the “McMuffin” sausage patty though I think the “McSpicy alike still wins all hands down. 🎉Feel free to use promo code “eatwhattonight5” to enjoy 5% discount off total bill on www.newmultifood.com (except promotional items) with a $8 delivery fee and free delivery for orders above $65, valid till 31st Dec 2023.
Cooked yummy Singapore style Char Kway Teow today ! Used the new Char Kway Teow sauce from Prima Taste and added shrimps, fish cakes and sausages. Used Taiwan sausages instead of Chinese sausage too because we don’t like the latter. Taste good and very much liked the real deal but comes with a fair bit of spice. 🤤 Ingredients:
140g kway teow
140g yellow noodles
1 pack Char Kway Teow Sauce from @primataste
6 prawns, from @9sseafood
5 mini Taiwan sausages, thinly sliced
120g fried fish cakes, sliced
5 tbsp cooking oil
3 tbsp minced garlic
Some green parts spring onion Method :
1) Heat up 1 tbsp cooking oil and cook prawns. Dish and set aside. 2) Add balance cooking oil and sauté minced garlics till fragrant. Add in sausages and stir fry briefly. 3) Add in kway teow, noodles and Char Kway Teow sauce. Stir fry on high heat to mix well. 4) Add in fish cakes and stir fry to combine. Lastly stir in beansprouts and spring onion and off heat. Allow residual heat to cook the vegetables briefly before serving hot to enjoy !
Swensen’s Rice Dumpling Ice Cream comes in an all-new Genmaicha flavour now ! A refreshing take on the traditional glutinous rice dumplings that are handcrafted to resemble the real deal complete with a wrapping of ‘bamboo leaves’ secured with ‘woven string’ and dusted with shimmery gold dust for a touch of luxe. Back by popular demand which is sold out within a week of its launch last year, the Pulut Hitam Rice Dumpling Ice Cream is also not to be missed. Swensen’s Rice Dumpling Ice Cream is priced at $8.80 per piece and is available for dine-in and takeaway (sold in a pair) at all @swensenssingapore and @earleswensens outlets from now to 22 June 2023, while stocks last. #SwensensSingapore
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<Recipe> Steamed Squids with Special Sauce. These small squids 流水东 from @9sseafood is pretty nice. It’s tender and has a good texture after steaming. Isn’t overly chewy and large but a pity it’s out of stock already since it is only available in limited quantities. But do keep a lookout for it on its next launch. Ingredients :
6-7 pcs of small squids , cleaned and sliced
1 1/2 tbsp cooking oil
1 chilli, diced
1 tbsp minced ginger
2 tsp minced garlic
2 stems of Chinese parsley
1 pc spring onion, diced Seasoning :
1 tbsp light soya sauce
2 tbsp Japanese cooking wine
2 tbsp water
1 tsp sugar Method :
1️⃣ Steamed squids on medium-high heat till cooked, approximately 7-8 mins. Drain away excess water. 2️⃣ Heat up cooking oil and stir fry garlics, gingers, chilli, parsley and white parts of spring onion till fragrant. 3️⃣ Add in all the seasoning and cook till it boils. 4️⃣ Once done, pour sauce over steamed squids and serve hot immediately to enjoy.
good morning joyce, you never eaten a kuih talam? i'm quite suprised to hear that. I first had this i think when i was probably 8 or 9, so that was the happiest time! LOL!! but why 33?? most getting married at that age? but tell you, one of my happiest memorable moment did happened when i was 33!
Morning Lena, so early and you are on the net already !! Yeah lor, never eaten before. Coz everytime I go to the kueh kueh stall, I usually buy those kueh with shredded coconut only. Haha. Based on the Yahoo article, "[That age] is enough time to have shaken off childhood naivety and the wild scheming of teen-aged years without losing the energy and enthusiasm of youth." Hahaha!! I am curious! Did u get married at 33 then ??!!
yeah, this morning quickly finished up my post for today, then will disappear in the afternoon and night resurface back . no, not married at 33 but god gave me a pair of twins on that year.
WOW!!!! TWINS !!! That's even better than getting married !!