I think I'm starting to love cooking!! Yay!!! :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Black Pepper Poulet!

So I went grocery shopping yesterday, to pick up some food stuffs for my house. I was sick for 3 days (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) so I had nothing to stuff into my mouth hence my belly! Hungry for days, had Milo and instant noodles. I wanted to make porridge, like pork porridge or chicken porridge or plain porridge, but I don't have Bovril/Marmite or century eggs. So I thought, Maggi mee will do!! Hehe.

Oh yeah, so I bought this buy 1 free 1 chicken breast, (cheapskate) Monoprix is currently having this promotion, some stuffs are buy 1 get 1 free. It was really my day because I got the last jar of free Nutella, and also the last loaf of wholemeal bread! This will kill my hunger, I thought.

Black pepper chicken, it's so simple since I used the Lee Kum Kee black pepper paste. I heat up the oil, toss in some onions, cook it until it's, well, cooked. Hahaha! (Sorry, don't have the mood to look up vocabularies for cooking.) And then, cook the chicken pieces/strings/whatever. And when it looked like it's cooked, scoop in some black pepper paste and stir stir stir. It was my first time with this lovely paste so I decided to taste it first, in case it's too sour/sweet/spicy. And indeed it was salty. Alors I had to add in some sugar, and to add up some tiny winy sweety soury taste, I put in 1 scoop of sauce aigre douce.. Toss toss toss, stir stir stir until desired color and taste and voila!

Served with hot rice, buon appetito!

This dish definitely tasted so heavenly, after being a vegetarian for a week or plus! I need meat! I need meat! I definitely need meat! Hehehe!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Late Chinese New Year Cookies!

Hellllllloooooooo fellow readers! Haha! It has been so long since I've last posted something here. Well, you've guessed it, assignments, workloads, travellings, plain tiredness et cetera forced me to négligent this cute little cooking blog. And also I've mentioned earlier in my personal blog that it will be difficult for me to update this cuisine journal as I now own a very small working space so cooking is hard for me. :| Nevertheless, I've been trying new stuffs as well every now and then, and everytime I cook/bake I will photo them up, so whatever it is, I will still post up stuffs in here!

We celebrated CNY last month and I felt like it has been half year already!! Everyone at home had a real blast gambling and collecting red packets, oh I know that and I envy! But I had fun as well!! Celebrated CNY with the Malaysian embassy in Paris and oh boy, they do serve cheap food there! Well I said cheap, but not good! Hehe. But seriously, I am always disgusted by how the chinese restaurants here are usually patroned by vietnamese. For goodness' sake, chinese food and vietnamese aren't the same. And nems are not chinese!!!

Talking about nems, I made those little popia (mini prawn roll crackers) for CNY, and attention, these are non halals! :P I couldn't find the recipe to make those prawn fillings, so instead of prawn, I used pork floss!! Well we can definitely make the halal version by of course using chicken floss!

So what you gonna need is some spring rolls sheet, pork floss, egg white and a board. And you don't even need instructions, just look at these photos and you will know how to do!!

Fry the in a wok of oil, and when they turn golden or brownish, you'll know they're cook! Don't be hard on the fire, medium is already good enough!!!

And voilà!! The most classic bottle for the mini prawn rolls! I know this is hell late, but what the heck!! Happpy chinese new year, I wish everybody had a blast partying gambling and whatsoever!!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bak Kut Teh!

Hello guys! It has been so freaking long since I've last posted my recipe in this blog! Hahaha! I've been busy with classes and assignments, especially now that the new semester started!

This morning I went to the new Asian market in town to get my instant noodles, I won't be having much time to cook during this semester, as I have only 1 hour for lunch break, Monday till Wednesday! I am now depending on instant noodles! I know it's not healthy to always have to eat them, but well I guess it's not that bad especially it can help me burn down some calories! I've heard that instant noodles can be very fattening and fat, but I remembered I lost 6 kilos last year eating instant noodle for lunch the whole month! So I guess it can work that way again this time! :D

Oh yeah, talking bout Asian market, I bought the A1 Bak Kut Teh spices, genuinely made in Malaysia!! Finally stuffs from Malaysia!! :D

And the preparation is so easy! Get ready : 2 whole large garlic, 500g of pork (whatever type can go well but best is ribs!), 500g of other meat, like meatball, and stuffs like that, shittake mushrooms, lettuce, 2 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of dark soysauce.

And voila, you'll have something like this!!

Bon appetit!!!!! ^^