2024年2月13日 星期二

supermkt shopping (4th post)

this is to record purchase of stuff from supermarkets.............to compare price difference if any.............you can judge yourselves whether food stuff here is expensive than your home country

1) asparagus tips (£2.00)
-size : 125g
-country of origin : peru
-bought from : morrisons
-purchase date : nov 20, 2023 (mon)

2024年2月4日 星期日

mussels in white wine sauce with spaghetti

feb 3, 2024 (sat).............replicate a dish from you tube video and cook this not easy to fail seafood dish

benchmark video (you tuber bob's your uncle) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50Et6EGvZ_Y&t=316s

introduction
- hong kongers love eating seafood and lots of seafood variety is available there
- there is a belgium restaurant (frites) famous for mussels in hong kong............choices of cooking in white wine, beer, laksa etc
- i personally prefer white wine
- last time cooked mussel without pasta...............this time cook spaghetti altogether in 1 go (just lazy :p)

main ingredients
- mussel (this pack ~1kg)
- white wine (2 cups)
- smoked bacon/ speck
- shallot
- garlic (4 cloves)
- fennel
- butter
- parsley
- pasta of your choice (i follow tradition and use spaghetti)

2024年2月2日 星期五

sleeping mat & bag

wanna stay warm reading book/ surfing internet without switching on heating

1) medium sleeping mat (member price £79.00)
-brand : exped
-series : versa
-color : navy blue
-size : 183 x 52 x 8cm
-packed dimension : 28 x 14cm
-spec : 2r
-bought from : go outdoors (online)
-country of manufacturing : taiwan
-purchase date : jan 13, 2024 (sat)
-delivery date : jan 16, 2024 (tue)

2024年1月28日 星期日

take 3 - taiwanese braised beef noodle soup

jan 27, 2024 (sat).............made a 3rd attempt

benchmark video 
i) you tuber (dream chef home) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZCfJWXBsBk
ii) you tuber (yuzu mama serves dishes) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrxVTWhBkj0 <-- suits sweet tooth

introduction
- it is a very signature taiwanese dish............loads of restaurants specialized selling beef noodle soup alone in taiwan
- normally in 3 different beef noodle choices : clear stew, braised and spicy braised
- braised beef noodle soup is strong flavor dish
- each shop or home cooked beef noodle soup has its own style and recipe

main ingredients
- ~500g beef cut (authentic to use beef shin...........short ribs/ beef skirt/ ox cheek also acceptable)
- 1/2 pc x onion
- spring onion
- 4-5 slices x ginger
- 4-5 cloves x  garlic
- 1 tablespoon (add more if you like hot and spicy) spicy chili & garlic paste
- small rock sugar
- 4 tablespoon x soy sauce
- 3 tablespoon x rice wine (i use shaohsing cooking rice wine coz available)
- noodle
- greens (i use siu tong choi............but supermarket named it pak choi)

2024年1月7日 星期日

moliuliu store - asian food ingredient

sourced another place to order asian food ingredient..............they have retail shop in manchester..............if order online................order threshold >£60 will free delivery charge............delivery charge of order <£25 is £5

1) longdan dried shitake mushroom (£3.00)
-size : 100g
-country of origin : vietnam
-bought from : moliuliu store (online)
-purchase date : jan 2, 2024 (tue)
-del date : jan 6, 2024 (sat)

2023年12月31日 星期日

take 2 - lemongrass lemon drink (sweet)

dec 30, 2023 (sat).............made a 2nd attempt

benchmark video : 
i) you tuber (廚娘的365日) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JklkGg26hHQ

introduction
- lemongrass drink is very typical in thailand
- original recipe aims for a more hong kong/ cantonese style that adds chinese barley and cooked barley.............it gives the drink a wellbeing purpose ie release toxic and reduce edema (body swelling)
- coz i cant find nmic barley..............therefore i give up wellbeing function and leave it a relaxing drink

main ingredients
- 3 stem x fresh lemongrass (if you prefer mild lemongrass flavor, reduce to 2 stems)
- 1 x lemon
- 30g rock sugar

2023年12月26日 星期二

take 2 - beef brisket in clear broth with rice vermicelli (cantonese style)

dec 25, 2023 (mon).............made a 2nd attempt

benchmark video 
i) you tuber (singsingkitchen) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNtdJfNHUQI&t=1356s
ii) you tuber (bobo's kitchen) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdkdGELjJLY&t=320s


introduction
- it is a very iconic and signature cantonese dish............but not easy to nail the broth
- many different recipes available..........each has its own style............highly personal to pick 1 that matches your taste 

main ingredients
- ~500g beef brisket (beef skirt 崩沙腩)
- beef bone (short ribs)
- 1/2 pc x mooli
- spring onion
- 8 slices x ginger
- 1/2 pc x garlic
- 1 rock sugar
- shaohsing cooking rice wine
- 80ml fish sauce
- rice vermicelli

2023年12月24日 星期日

take 2 - stir fry mushroom pasta with miso (japanese style)

dec 23, 2023 (thu).............made a 2nd attempt

benchmark video : 
i) you tuber (taiji's kitchen) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD-g5TFBQCI&t=449s

introduction
- i learn this veggie dish from you tube
- very easy to cook and healthy
- this is the japanese way of cooking western pasta (eg using soy sauce)..............it is quite close to hong kong way which commonly add oyster sauce as well

main ingredients
- combination of 3-4 different types of mushrooms, important to pick those that bring strong mushroom flavor (bought shiitake mushroom, enoki mushroom, shimeji mushroom and baby portobello............will be nice to have porcini, wild mushroom but i cant find it near)
- spring onion
- 1 clove garlic
- white wine (replaced by japanese cooking sake coz available)
- butter
- 3 teaspoon x soy sauce <-- depending on the portion of spaghetti and preferred saltiness
- 1 teaspoon x miso (i use red miso coz available) <-- free to increase portion if you prefer more balanced miso taste
- black pepper
- olive oil
- salt
- spaghetti

2023年12月23日 星期六

take 3 - steam scallop with garlic

dec 22, 2023 (fri).............make a 3rd attempt

benchmark video : 
i) you tuber sing sing kitchen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_yPdxdkXso&t=458s
ii) you tuber sing sing kitchen : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFj91q4WKnY&t=14s

introduction
- hong konger loves fresh seafood and have many ways of cooking it
- i prefer keeping its original flavor (sweet, oceanic with firm texture) ie steam
- coz only top premium quality of scallop will carry subtle sweet note...........therefore steam scallop with finely chopped garlic and vermicelli is very signature/ popular way
- but due to limitation..............not easy to get good quality fresh scallop here..............i have to consider frozen scallop


main ingredients
- 4 x scallop
- vermicelli
- garlic
- oyster sauce
- oil

2023年12月9日 星期六

take 4 - teriyaki salmon fillet

dec 8, 2023 (fri).............made 4th attempt

benchmark video : 
i) you tuber (taiji's kitchen) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3MA3FmL5cc

introduction
- i learn this dish from you tube
- teriyaki sauce is very popular in japanese..............readily made teriyaki sauce is easily found in supermarket
- it goes well with any meat..........usually chicken

main ingredients
- salmon fillet
- flour