2022年12月13日 星期二

beko fridge freezer

dec 12, 2022 (mon) is the delivery of my new fridge freezer 

1) beko fridge freezer (£349 + £30)
-brand : beko
-model : ccfm3552w
-dimension : h152.8 x w54 x d57.5cm
-spec : auto defrost, led lighting
-capacity : Fridge 145 litres (~70%)/ Freezer 68 litres (~30%)
-door hinge : reversible (i changed the door direction with the surcharge of £30)
-warranty : 1 year
-energy rating : f
-country of manufacturing : turkey
-bought from : lester & nix ltd
-purchase date : nov 22, 2022 (tue)

2022年12月11日 星期日

shopping in york (dec 2022)

travelled to york in dec 2022 for vacation............couldnt help but bought a number of stuffs for friends + myself...........😏

1) hanging decoration (£5.00)
-country of manufacturing : poland
-bought from : york xmas market
-purchase date : dec 4, 2022 (sun)

2022年11月14日 星期一

tk maxx

routine looking around in tk maxx...........items are running fast............almost has something surprising you every time.............besides, prices are very affordable, quality not bad.............very value for£££ 

1) big cushion (net £24.00)
-size : 28" x 28"
-country of manufacturing : india
-bought from : tk maxx
-purchase date : sep 25, 2022 (fri)

2022年10月27日 星期四

japan centre.com - japan food ingredient

it is not easy to find japan origin stuff here.............have to order online..............order threshold >£65 will free delivery charge..........last resort buying from japan centre coz much expensive for the same item

1) qp kewpie mayonnaise (£5.49)
-size : 500g
-country of origin : japan
-bought from : japan centre.com (online)
-purchase date : oct 23, 2022 (sun)
-goods received date : oct 26, 2022 (wed)

2022年10月22日 星期六

jolly notts - asian food ingredient

oct 21, 2022 (fri) ordered some asian food ingredient

1) takara hon mirin (£5.99)
-size : 300g
-country of origin : japan
-bought from : jolly notts asian foods (whatsapp)
-purchase date : oct 21, 2022 (fri)
-goods received date : oct 21, 2022 (fri)

2022年10月16日 星期日

costco

oct 15, 2022 (sat) my friend brought me to costco.............1st time here

1) tenderstem (£3.29)
-packing : 480g
-country of origin : spain
-bought from : costco
-purchase date : oct 15, 2022 (sat)

2022年10月5日 星期三

bosch hand held blender

oct 3, 2022 (mon) went to buy a hand held blender for soup making 

1) bosch clever mixx (£39.99)
-brand : bosch
-country of manufacturing : romania
-bought from : lester & nix ltd
-purchase date : oct 3, 2022 (mon)


2022年10月4日 星期二

running accessories

oct 2, 2022 (sun) went to buy some running accessories and winter clothing

1) chest light (£19.99)
-brand : karrimor
-country of manufacturing : not specify (guess china)
-bought from : sports direct
-purchase date : oct 2, 2022 (sun)
*very difficult to find nmic head torch...............this one likely mic.............however i need it urgently.............therefore buy it (tried all reasonable efforts)

2022年10月3日 星期一

2022年10月2日 星期日

non stick wok

oct 1, 2022 (sat) went to buy a non stick wok...............there are so many non stick brands in the market..............heard from a friend that non stick coating of this brand last longer than tefal etc

1) dunelm essentials aluminium (£10)
-size : 28cm without lid
-country of manufacturing : uk
-bought from : dunelm
-purchase date : oct 1, 2022 (sat)

2022年10月1日 星期六

mcarthur glen outlet

sep 30, 2022 (fri) went to mcarthur glen outlet again

1) navy joggers (£7.5)
-retail shop : next
-country of manufacturing : india
-bought from : mcarthur glen outlet
-purchase date : sep 30, 2022 (fri)
*size : 11 years (height 146cm)

2022年9月26日 星期一

supermkt shopping

this is to record the purchase of stuff from supermarket

1) hellmanns mayonnaise (net £2.50)
-volume : 750ml
-country of manufacturing : ?
-bought from : waitrose & partners
-purchase date : sep 23, 2022 (fri)

2022年9月25日 星期日

toiletry bag & nail brush

sep 23, 2022 (fri) went to buxton.............a very pretty and nice shopping town

1) small toiletry bag (£9.95)
-brand : vagabond
-country of manufacturing : uk
-bought from : clowes c r & son ltd/ 4 Cavendish Circus, Buxton SK17 6AX
-purchase date : sep 23, 2022 (fri)
*love the japan style fabric

2022年9月23日 星期五

eggplant tomato in black vinegar sauce

sep 22, 2022 (thu).............i have not cooked this dish for a very loooooong time..............so tonight cook it as easy and quick

introduction
- it is not a typical hong kong dish
- and i forgot where i learn this

main ingredients
- eggplant
- tomato
- black vinegar (i replace it by white vinegar coz i hvnt found the right black vinegar yet)
- garlic
- chive
- chinese celery (i replace it by coriander coz not easy to find chinese celery)
- soy sauce
- sugar

2022年9月22日 星期四

stir fry lettuce with fermented bean curd

sep 21, 2022 (wed).............since i bought a jar of fermented bean curd............therefore start to cook this very simple quick dish

benchmark video (you tuber職人吹水) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-_4IMkWQJ4

introduction
- fermented bean curd is a very traditional ingredient to some hong kong dishes...............you can use the meshed fermented bean curd sauce to cook with lettuce or stew lamb
- it is available in original flavor and spicy flavor
- it is also called chinese vegan cheese

main ingredients
- lettuce (i bought sweet gem lettuce this time)
- fermented bean curd (i used original flavor)
- oyster sauce
- garlic
- chili
- ginger (optional)

2022年9月18日 星期日

take 2 - hot style japchae (stir fry korean glass noodle) veggie version

sep 16, 2022 (thu).............make a 2nd attempt.............for a more authentic korean cooking steps


introduction
- it is a very popula korean dish
- japchae means mixed vegetables...........but it usually goes with meat
- it can be served hot or cold..............i prefer it hot and veggie 

main ingredients
- korean glass noodle
- egg
- spinach
- dried mushroom <-- can also use fresh mushroom
- carrot
- garlic
- onion
- sesame seeds
- sesame oil
- beef marinate sauce
- mirin
- soy sauce
- sweet red pepper paste sauce
- sugar

2022年9月17日 星期六

take 3 - hong kong style french toast

sep 16, 2022 (thu).............make a 3rd attempt as breakfast coz i didnt have a decent dinner last nite

benchmark video (you tuber職人吹水) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxjB_6QhA0s

introduction
- it is a very typical afternoon tea option in cha chaan teng (hong kong style cafe) in hong kong

main ingredients
- white bread in thick cut
- 2 x eggs
- peanut butter
- butter
- honey <-- skip it this time only coz out of stock
- gula macalcca syrup <-- can be replaced by syrup/ condensed milk/ honey/ maple syrup

2022年9月16日 星期五

take 2 - hong kong style french toast

sep 15, 2022 (wed).............make a 2nd attempt after finding another brand white bread

benchmark video (you tuber職人吹水) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxjB_6QhA0s

introduction
- it is a very typical afternoon tea option in cha chaan teng (hong kong style cafe) in hong kong

main ingredients
- white bread in thick cut
- 2 x eggs
- peanut butter
- butter
- honey
- syrup <-- can be replaced by condensed milk/ honey/ maple syrup

2022年8月27日 星期六

take 4 - hot chocolate (stronger version)

aug 23, 2022 (tue).............make a 4th attempt for milder hot choc

introduction
- hot chocolate is universal..............loved by kids to elderly
- but a good hot chocolate is not easy to find
- i prefer dark and rich hot chocolate

main ingredients
- chocolate powder
- milk (i use non dairy milk)
- sugar (i use brown sugar)

2022年8月26日 星期五

stir fry cucumber with prawns

aug 23, 2022 (tue).............cook a quick dish

introduction
- my parents cook this quick dish on and off

main ingredients
- cucumber
- prawns <-- better buy prawns that are with shell then deshell, taste better
- oyster sauce
- salt

2022年8月25日 星期四

take 2 - rice cooking by pressure cooker

aug 23, 2022 (tue).............make a 2nd attempt to cook this thai rice brand

introduction
- i use to eat rice origin from thailand

main ingredients
- thai rice
- pressure cooker (equipment)

2022年8月24日 星期三

take 3 - hot chocolate (strongest version)

aug 21, 2022 (sun).............make a 3rd attempt for a stronger and richer hot choc

introduction
- hot chocolate is universal..............loved by kids to elderly
- but a good hot chocolate is not easy to find
- i prefer dark and rich hot chocolate

main ingredients
- chocolate powder
- milk (i use non dairy milk)
- sugar (i use brown sugar)

2022年8月23日 星期二

take 2 - thai marinated grill beef

aug 21, 2022 (sun).............make a 2nd attempt to replicate a dish which i saw on you tube 

benchmark video (you tuber pailin's kitchen) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0AsINOLoos

introduction
- thai food is always characterized by its dimensional flavor with refreshing lime sour and sweet............rich and stimulate your appetite
- fish sauce, lime and tamarind are usually the soul of thai dishes

main ingredients
- steak 195g (better not use thick one).......this time i use sirloin cut

marinated sauce
- 1 clove x garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon x black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon x lime juice
- 3/4 tablespoon x oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon x soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon x sugar
- 1 tablespoon x oil

dipping sauce
- toasted rice powder (i skip this coz i cant find this ingredient)
- 1 tablespoon x tamarind paste (my tamarind paste is way too thick/ dense, therefore i diluted by some water)
- 1/2 tablespoon x fish sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon x lime juice
- 1/2 tablespoon x palm sugar
- chili flakes
- 1 tablespoon x shallots
- coriander (can be replaced by green onion/ parsley/ mint) 

2022年8月22日 星期一

mussels in white wine sauce

aug 20, 2022 (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

main ingredients
- mussel (this pack ~1kg)
- white wine (2 cups)
- smoked bacon/ speck
- shallot
- garlic (4 cloves)
- fennel
- butter
- parsley

2022年8月21日 星期日

take 3 - japanese style potato salad

aug 19, 2022 (fri).............wanna make a 3rd attempt to test whether organic potatoes will taste better

introduction
- it is a typical household appetizer in japan............most hong kongers love japanese food............and travel to japan very often..............japan is our 2nd home lol
- i bet each japanese family will have her own way/ style in making this dish

main ingredients
- organic potatoes
- mayonnaise
- egg
- raw onion (wasabi will be much authentic but i run out of stock)
- onion <-- optional (give sweetness)
- carrot <-- optional (give color)
- cucumber <-- optional (give color, freshness and texture)

2022年8月20日 星期六

take 3 - oven baked salmon fillet

aug 18, 2022 (thu).............make a 3rd attempt to cook a very quick dinner with short preparation time

introduction
 - it is a very easy to cook western dish

main ingredients
- salmon fillet
- sea salt & seaweed
- black pepper

2022年8月19日 星期五

tomato with scrambled egg

aug 17, 2022 (wed).............make a 2nd attempt.........but this time cook in scrambled egg...............just so happen come across a you tube video.............i like the reason why she fries tomatoes 1st

benchmark video (you tuber pailin's kitchen) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1zNReGst9c&t=339s)

introduction
- it is a typical household dish in hong kong/ china
- kids love it
- almost each family will have her own way/ style in cooking this dish
- mine will use at least 2 different varieties of tomato (please dun use salad tomato which is not suitable for this dish)
- in order to give the natural citrus and sweetness flavor............i will buy good quality tomato (find the right variety) with vine, in bright red color

main ingredients
- sugardrop tomatoes <-- my fav tomatoes species
- large vine tomatoes
- 2 x eggs
- brown sugar

2022年8月18日 星期四

rice cooking by pressure cooker

aug 17, 2022 (wed).............1st time cooking this thai rice brand

introduction
- i use to eat rice origin from thailand

main ingredients
- thai rice
- pressure cooker (equipment)

2022年8月14日 星期日

take 2 - hot chocolate (strong version)

aug 13, 2022 (sat).............make a 2nd attempt for a stronger and richer hot choc

introduction
- hot chocolate is universal..............loved by kids to elderly
- but a good hot chocolate is not easy to find
- i prefer dark and rich hot chocolate

main ingredients
- chocolate powder
- milk (i use non dairy milk)
- sugar (i use brown sugar)

2022年8月12日 星期五

take 2 - oven baked salmon fillet with potatoes

aug 10, 2022 (wed).............make a 2nd attempt to cook a very quick dinner with short preparation time

introduction
 - it is a very easy to cook western dish

main ingredients
- salmon fillet
- potatoes
- black pepper

2022年8月11日 星期四

hot chocolate

aug 09, 2022 (tue).............make an after dinner drink

introduction
- hot chocolate is universal..............loved by kids to elderly
- but a good hot chocolate is not easy to find
- i prefer dark and rich hot chocolate

main ingredients
- chocolate powder
- milk (i use non dairy milk)
- sugar (i use brown sugar)

2022年8月10日 星期三

stir fry chinese leaf with dried scallop

aug 09, 2022 (tue).............cook an easy dish

introduction
- it is kind of premium dish because dried scallop can be expensive (depend on country of origin, grading and size)

main ingredients
- chinese leaf
- dried scallop (from japan) <-- may not be so easy to find here
- oyster sauce (but tonight i skip it coz want something light seasoning)
- salt

2022年8月8日 星期一

take 2 - japanese style potato salad

aug 07, 2022 (sun).............wanna make a 2nd attempt

introduction
- it is a typical household appetizer in japan............most hong kongers love japanese food............and travel to japan very often..............japan is our 2nd home lol
- i bet each japanese family will have her own way/ style in making this dish

main ingredients
- potatoes
- mayonnaise
- egg
- wasabi (can be replaced by raw onion)
- onion <-- optional (give sweetness)
- carrot <-- optional (give color)
- cucumber <-- optional (give color, freshness and texture)

2022年8月6日 星期六

thai marinated grill beef

aug 05, 2022 (fri).............replicate a dish which i saw on you tube 

benchmark video (you tuber pailin's kitchen) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0AsINOLoos 

introduction
- thai food is always characterized by its dimensional flavor with refreshing lime sour and sweet............rich and stimulate your appetite
- fish sauce, lime and tamarind are usually the soul of thai dishes

main ingredients
- steak (better not use thick one)

marinated sauce
-1 glove garlic
-1/4 tsp black pepper
-1/2 tbsp lime juice
-3/4 tbsp oyster sauce
-1 tbsp soy sauce
-1 tsp sugar
-1 tbsp oil

dipping sauce
- toasted rice powder (i skip this coz i cant find this ingredient)
-1 tbsp tamarind paste
-1/2 tbsp fish sauce
-1/2 tbsp lime juice
-1/2 tbsp palm sugar
- chili flakes (i skip this coz not yet buy it)
-1 tbsp shallots
- coriander (can be replaced by green onion/ parsley/ mint) 

2022年8月3日 星期三

oven baked salmon fillet with potatoes

aug 02, 2022 (tue).............cook a very quick dinner with short preparation time

introduction
 - it is a very easy to cook western dish

main ingredients
- salmon fillet
- potatoes
- black pepper

2022年8月1日 星期一

stew vermicelli with dried seafood

jul 31, 2022 (sun).............replicate a dish i saw from my favorite you tuber 

benchmark video (you tuber職人吹水) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfo9SNQ-6gw&t=5s

introduction
- hong kong and southern china like adding dried seafood into the dish
- good alternative to rice............always good to have vermicelli/ noodles/ glass noodles occasionally

main ingredients
- vermicelli (i use instant rice vermicelli is the only thing available that day)
- dried prawn (i use dried scallop coz i dun have dried prawn)
- cabbage (i use white cabbage is the only thing available that day)
- carrot
- egg
- shallot
- fish sauce
- oyster sauce
- soy sauce
- shaohsing rice wine
- sesame oil

2022年7月31日 星期日

japanese style potato salad

jul 30, 2022 (sat).............prepare a comfort and quick dinner

introduction
- it is a typical household appetizer in japan............most hong kongers love japanese food............and travel to japan very often..............japan is our 2nd home lol
- i guess each japanese family will have her own way/ style in making this dish

main ingredients
- potatoes
- mayonnaise
- egg
- wasabi (can be replaced by raw onion)
- onion <-- optional (give sweetness)
- carrot <-- optional (give color)
- cucumber <-- optional (give color, freshness and texture............but i forget to buy this time)

2022年7月29日 星期五

pan fried mashed potato meat patty

jul 27, 2022 (wed).............prepare my dinner according to a video in you tube............he is one of my fav you tubers 

benchmark video (you tuber職人吹水) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH1iY1Tuqv8

introduction
- meat patty is a popular dish in hong kong..............it has lots of combination varieties eg minced pork patty with preserved fish is very famous............some combination can be very creative

main ingredients
- minced meat (pork/ beef)............this time i use beef
- potato
- 3 color sweet bell pepper
- onion
- egg
- white pepper powder
- black pepper powder
- soy sauce
- oyster sauce
- corn starch (pork)/ bread crumbs (beef)

2022年7月28日 星期四

hong kong style french toast

jul 27, 2022 (wed).............cook a heavy breakfast (very high calories lol)

benchmark video (you tuber職人吹水) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxjB_6QhA0s

introduction
- it is a very typical afternoon tea option in cha chaan teng (hong kong style cafe) in hong kong

main ingredients
- white bread
- 2 x eggs
- peanut butter
- butter (of course, i buy lurpak...............lol)
- syrup <-- can be replaced by condensed milk/ honey/ maple syrup

2022年7月27日 星期三

stir fry broccoli with dried scallop

jul 25, 2022 (mon).............cook an easy dish

introduction
- it is kind of premium dish because dried scallop can be expensive (depend on country of origin, grading and size)

main ingredients
- broccoli
- dried scallop (from japan) <-- may not be so easy to find here
- oyster sauce
- salt
- shaohsing chinese cooking rice wine (made in taiwan)

2022年7月26日 星期二

prawn omelette (my family style)

jul 24, 2022 (sun).............try my family recipe of prawn omelette

introduction
- this is what my parents like to cook for us

main ingredients
- prawns <-- better buy prawns that are with shell then deshell, taste better
- 2 x eggs
- onion
- coriander

2022年7月25日 星期一

hong kong style stir fry spaghetti

jul 23, 2022 (sat).............replicate a dish which i saw on you tube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExzxA6nNgfs&t=649s)

introduction
- the main differences between hong kong style and western style are :
i) not adding salt into the boiling water when cooking spaghetti
ii) add soya sauce and oyster sauce when stir fry spaghetti
iii) spaghetti in hong kong style typically less al dente

main ingredients
- 3 color sweet bell pepper
- coriander
- spaghetti
- butter
- soy sauce
- oyster sauce

2022年7月24日 星期日

tomato with fried egg

jul 22, 2022 (fri).............prepare a quick dinner

introduction
- it is a typical household dish in hong kong/ china
- kids love it
- almost each family will have her own way/ style in cooking this dish
- mine will use at least 2 different varieties of tomato (please dun use salad tomato which is not suitable for this dish)
- in order to give the natural citrus and sweetness flavor............i will buy good quality tomato (find the right variety) with vine, in bright red color

main ingredients
- mini san marzano tomatoes
- piccolo tomatoes
- sweet vine ripened tomatoes
- 2 x eggs