~a collection of eclectic recipes and misadventures in the kitchen~
Friday, June 1, 2007
Tasted really authentic...but i can't claim any credit at all!! It's a Prima Taste premix!! Really simple...add the premix to hot water, boil with some tau pok (deep fried dried bean curd) and serve over blanched noodles (we used a combination of yellow mee and rice noodles) and either fish/ cuttle fish balls, beansprouts and coriander...the meal can be prepared in less than 20 minutes..!!! (hmmm, usually for the stuff you've been seeing here...i take ard 1-1.5hrs..)
and for the lunch the following day, we had this..
cos our mothers told us not to eat any leftover foods** which had coconut milk.....not exactly sure why....the oils easily go rancid perhaps??
Anyways!! In the picture...notice that the rice is very red?? Yeah....it's not the regular jasmine/ long grain....it's red rice with equal amounts of pearl barley and sweet potato cubes...supposed to be really healthy and good for u...once again...according to my mother! ha...
**oh yeah....just a word of explanation..actually there are 4 of us who share cooking....from Mondays to Thursdays...one person is in charge of just one day and cooks enough for dinner and the next day's lunch. So effectively, you cook once a week and then get 8 meals and of course, the enjoyable company of your friends during dinner... Can't take credit for this clever arrangement..some seniors came up with it...it's been working really well so far..cos we get to eat a variety of foods and cooking and i must say, it's very time and cost-efficient as well.
The four of us started this blog together as a way to share our experiences and lessons in the kitchen. Now the blog has evolved into an random mix of recipes which we have tried and liked enough to want to share...some are dishes that remind us of home, some are things that we wouldn't usually have made in Singapore (muffins, cakes and most dishes requiring the oven) and others were just borne out of a need to use a certain ingredient!
Have a browse and have fun trying out the recipes!