Thursday, September 15, 2011

芋头糕 (Steamed taro cake) Or Kuih


I have been craving for this kuih for long time. The one sold at Dim Sum restaurant here is different, I can't see any taro bites in it. So, I decided to make this for my friend's birthday and uploaded the photos to my FB, my friends asked for recipe. Here you go! Please note that my version has a lot of taro cubes it in, it makes the cake firmer, if you reduce the amount of the taro, you may have to reduce the amount of the salt too. Best to be eaten with some sweet chili sauce! Enjoy.


芋头糕当然要有瞒瞒的芋头块才叫芋头嘛!如果想减少芋头的份量, 记得也要调整盐的用量哦!

Recipe & Steps :

Ingredient A
1. 2tbsp oil in a heated non-stick pot
2. 2 tbsp crispy onion (洋葱酥)
3. 550-600g taro (cubed)
4. 1 1/2 tsp 5 spices powder
5. 1/2 tsp white pepper powder

Ingredient B - mix the following ingredient in a big mixing bowl, stir to mix well and smooth.
1. 1.5 Liter water
2. 300g rice flour (水磨粘米粉)
3. 75g corn starch
4. 2 1/4 tsp salt
5. 1/3 tsp white pepper powder

Ingredient C - garnishing/topping - can adjust to your personal preference

1. 40~45g dried shrimp (stir fried with little oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat for 3~4 minutes)-chopped (optional)
2. 1/3 cup chopped green onion
3. 1 red chili - seeded and chopped.
4. 1/3 cup crispy onion

Steps :

1. Stir fry ingredient A in a non-stick pot until the seasoning is well combined. Turn to medium heat.
2. Pour in Ingredient B, cook and stir constantly until thicken.
3. Pour everything into a round pan (10" diameter, 2" depth)
4. Steam on high heat for 45~50 minutes.
5. Remove from steamer and let it cool for little while before topping your garnishing ingredients.
6. Serve with some sweet chili sauce.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Simple Grilled Lobster Tails


Made this simple yet delicious dish over the long weekend. Yummy! The lobster flesh itself already tasty, you don't need to put too much seasoning on it. Here is my simple recipe.


Drizzling sauce (for 2~3 tails) :
1. Lime Juice (squeezed from 1 lime)
2. 3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
3. 2 red chili padi (chopped)

Seasoning :
1. Sea salt
2. Parsley flakes
3. Black pepper

Steps :

1. Preheat grill in high heat
2. Cut the lobster tails in half (length-wise, leave the end stay connected)
3. Drizzle the tails (both sides) with the lime sauce, sprinkle with some sea salt, parsley flakes and black pepper before grilling.
4. Oil the grate, places the tails flesh side down on the grill, turn to medium heat, with cover down, grill for 4~5 minutes each side.
5. Sprinkle with some lime juice (optional) when serve.
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