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