Happy CNY everyone! Had time to do simple doodle below:)
It's my favorite time of the year because I can eat a lot of very sweet mandarin oranges. They are not in other season sadly. This is the first time I'm "trapped" in Sg for new year:)...for good reason though, this year we're not suppose to celebrate because last year my grandmother just passed away, but all the family still gather though, last minute my mum decided to have simple reunion dinner - just my mum is a bit late to inform me -_-"... by last Friday, the air ticket is already ridiculously expensive. Anyway, my parents will come back to Sg, because my mum still on treatment, so I think I should save for that instead.
Going to Orchard yesterday, what am I thinking...I "should be" aware most places will be closed. I thought of buying green tea and check on knee guard for my mum because I have time anyway. Only some shops are open like HnM, or Zara. This is the first time I can go around and fitting some clothes leisurely haha* (most of the time these shops will be crowded with ppl). It was a bit drizzled also, this is the first time I saw Orchard have less people on the street. Walked from Takashimaya until Plaza Singapura (consider this is an exercise as well) and decided it's better to go home. Finally went to Shop n Save (they open 24 hours even public holidays!) and I'm saved! I bought some veggies and stuff for cooking today. The only veggies at home yesterday was tomatoes.
So, since I have time for cooking, let me show you some dish I made today (not really CNY dish though - sadly I don't know how to make these dishes - I should be learning soon...).
This is fried pork with lemon sauce. I love all the sweet and sour sauce, I think it goes well with any fried chicken/pork/fish. I thought it would be practical using lemon this time, instead of ketchup. Just bought one lemon, so no need to keep any excess, not like if you buy ketchup, nobody will use it for anything else except for these kind of dishes.
This is just a variation of Kakiage (mixed vegetables strips tossed in flour and deep fried). Basically you can put any vegetables you want in it. I put carrots, leek, big and small chili, a bit of ham. I love to mix with onions as well, I didn't have any today though.
This is a very common and easy dish that my dad used to cook when I'm home. Slightly fried tofu cooked with leeks and chili. Today I added in more ingredients though, I added in mushrooms, big and small chili and ham - this is what happened when ham on sale, you start to put it in all of your dishes - haha*.
The last one is failed though. Tried to make sushi variation with "whatever ingredients are there". I put "too black" fried egg, carrots and floss (what kind of filling are they?) - don't blame me for trying. They tasted great (well, I'm not so picky when it comes about food, at least edible), but the appearance is bad..hahaa* I didn't rolled properly, so the rice doesn't really stick to each other and the knife is not sharp enough.
So, how do you spent your CNY holiday?
2013-02-11 Leave a comment
Being a cooking mama lately...
Tried to make small floss rolls, quite easy to do because the fillings are pork floss:) (my colleague told me how to do but then the other colleague said it's more for kids to do this...haha*), but I need a lot of patience -_-" It took me 2 hours rolled up and these are the only results!
Tempe, french beans with soy sauce. Fry tempe until it's set (no need to be so crisp also fine, depends on your taste) - I didn't fry when I tried this dish the first time causing it's to be a bit tasteless although I put a lot of seasoning and the tempe is soft and a bit mushy! So, don't forget to fry first. Put cooking oil, garlic, onions, a bit of chili, mix tempe, french beans, seasoning (salt and sugar), and soy sauce. Easy and quick dish to do:)
2013-02-09 Leave a comment
Hello! I come to scan!
That's the first thing I would say to somebody in office lately, or what would they said if they come to my cubicle...hehee..
Suddenly people in office became a bit more friendly than usual and weird, some people just broke their boundaries. Well, either it's because of this or other things that I can't disclose* hehee...(maybe combination of both)
We all have Phewtick fever :)
2013-01-20 Leave a comment