Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Two-dishes-and-a-soup dinner

Remember my previous post?
We actually had more than that in 2 days.
Haih, I didn't want to tell you this one, but okay lar, have to tell ya and let you laugh at us... Initially we thought Maytower was giving us a serviced apartment, so happily we bought whole loads of food and stuff to cook. Even a bloody big wok. When we stepped into the room... We were like.... Ah... Where's the kitchen???
So that was how we ended up having our dinner at Bayernhaus, Cap Square.
Of course, we didn't let the food go wasted. The night we checked-out of the hotel, we cooked them up for dinner. It was a very simple and healthy 2 dishes and a soup meal.

The Soup: Omelette with Minced Meat in Soup with Dang Hoon (Glass Noodles)
I got this idea from my Ah Ma (dad's side) and I just love making this back in Perth. You get a really yummy soup without having to boil it for hours! Simple yet delicious~!
Ingredients: Minced meat (usually use pork or beef, but I was using chicken this time because couldn't find minced pork and beef one a bit unhealthy for my dear), eggs, preserved vege(Dong Cai), Dang Hoon (Glass Noodles) and soya sauce, pepper and salt to taste.
Boil the Preserved vege...
Chef Shirlexia is on a mission again~!
Fry the minced meat... Arrrrhhhhh... It was a bit difficult with the chicken that day.
Minced meat omelette in the making...
Haha... had to switch off the fire before taking the pic.
1. Marinate the minced meat with soya sauce and pepper, at least two hours ahead.
2. In a pot of water, boil with some preserved vege.
3. Just like how you fry an omelette, heat up the pan or wok with oil, then stir fried the meat a bit, spread them out equally, and then put in the egg.
4. When the omelette is cooked, dump them into the pot of water. Let it boil. The soup will get the saltiness from the preserved vege and the soya sauce and pepper of the meat. But if you think it's not enough, you can add in some salt.
5. Finally, before serving, add in the Dang Hoon, and you're done! Yummilicious punya soup~~~~~

Dish 1: The Mushroom Lover
Haha, I simply give a name to my dish lar!
Since my dear and I both love mushroom and brocoli, I've decided to just stir-fried some mushroom and put them over some really yummy brocoli. It sounds more like a vegetarian dish, isn't it?
Ingredients: Chopped garlic, straw mushrooms, button mushrooms, golden needle mushrooms, brocoli, corn flour and of course some chicken stock (or oyster sauce) to taste. (Well, you can basically choose which type of mushroom you like to add in)Boiling my dear's favourite vege.
First step is to simmer the garlic lor...
Swishhhhhh... Stir-frying the mushrooms...
With some water now, then the corn flour.
1. Boil the brocoli for around 5 minutes, then arrange them in a circle on a plate.
2. Heat up the wok with oil, then simmer some garlic.
3. Add in the mushrooms and some water and let them cook.
4. As the water is boiling, add in some chicken stock, then corn flour which is mixed in water to thicken the gravy a bit. And that's it! Pour them in the middle of the brocoli to serve! Done in about 6 minutes I think! Ah... Looks so pretty, isn't it? In fact, it was super delicious, okay!

Dish 2: Random Grilled Yellow Zucchini
Well, we were supposed to have grill salmon. But with all the travelling, the salmon went bad before we can cook it. So the yellow zucchini that I bought out of curiosity came to the rescue. My dear knows I love grill vege a lot, so he did this specially for me, randomly. :) I know the first round one was a failure, but then the second round one was pretty good! Oh, it's my very 'yao yeng' dear again, cooking!
Ingredients: Chopped garlic, yellow zucchini, black pepper, salt, red wine.
1. Simply heat up the pan with oil, then simmer some garlic.
2. Add in the zucchini, my dear simply flip them over and over with the pan without using any spetula.
3. Add in some salt and black pepper to taste. Finally a wee bit of red wine. And thats it!Ahhhhhhh... I love grilled veges!!!

I just love cooking! What more is that when you can cook for the one you love, and get praised for what you made? Plus, you can cook whatever you like, create dishes according to your preferences! And eating at home is so much more healthier hey! :DAnd taking picture with your camera's timer is fun too... According to my dear lar.

Now... Is my blog turning into a complete food blog already??? ==|||


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Hayley said...

yalo, so xing fu! hehe.. your dear also loves eating as much as you like?? hmm, you have found the right one! :D

ShiRLeXia said...


Yes, I've found the right one, he is a food lover too, just like me! :D

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