Saturday, June 11, 2011

2 Dishes + 1 Soup

Total cost for this meal : S$17.00
Steamed Mixed Greens with Oyster Sauce : S$3.00
Laotian-Style Chicken Fricassee : S$7.00
Winter Melon & China Barley Soup : S$7.00

Steamed Mixed Greens with Oyster Sauce

  • 20ogm baby bak choy (S$1.50)
  • 100gm baby kailan (S$0.75)
  • 100gm baby cai xin (S$0.75)
  • 1 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  1. Wash and clean the vegetables well. Place in a preheated steamer and steam for 8mins. Remove from fire. Stir in oyster sauce and sesame oil and mix well.

Laotian-Style Chicken Fricassee

  • 1 chicken, chopped (S$5.80)
  • 700gm very ripe tomatoes, diced (S$1.20)
  • 7 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp good quality fish sauce
  • 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 spring onion
  • 2 tbsp oil
  1. Marinate chicken with 1/2 minced garlic, 2 tbsp fish sauce, sugar & black pepper for at least 30mins.
  2. Cut off and mince white section of spring onion, reserve dark greens part for garnish.
  3. Heat oil in a large pan, fry chicken in batches if necessary, until golden brown but not cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  4. With remaining oil in pan, add garlic, onions & spring onion. Fry for 1 min until fragrant. Add tomatoes and remaining 3 tbsp fish sauce and stir-fry for 2mins, until tomatoes start to give up liquid.
  5. Return chicken to the pan and stir well. Bring to boil. Half-cover pan and cook for 25 mins, stirring occasionally until chicken is tender and sauce is thick. Dish up and garnish with reserved green spring onions.

Winter Melon & China Barley Soup
  • 800gm Winter Melon (S$1.60)
  • 60gm China Barley (S$0.60)
  • 15gm wolfberries (S$0.50)
  • 300gm lean pork (S$4.20)
  • salt to taste
  1. Blanch pork in boiling water for 1min.
  2. Peel and cut winter melon into small cubes.
  3. Wash and soak wolfberries in some water. Set aside.
  4. Fill a stock pot with 8 cups water, add pork, winter melon & china barley. Bring to boil. Lower heat and cook for 1.50 hrs. Add wolfberries and salt. Cook for another 10mins before serving.


Ching said...

OMGGGG a singaporean blog with so many homecooked dishes in one place!:) Can't wait to read through all these recipes:)

Peng said...

Ching.....hehehe u so cute, u are a sporean reside overseas?? sounds like u miss homecooked food ^-*

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