Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Homemade Longan Red Dates Red Bean Paste 桂圆龙眼红豆泥

Anyone still remember that I did mention about the Chinese red dates & longan red bean paste on my last year mooncake menu,  recipe here ???? So, this year I finally decided to make one batch red bean paste with the specialty mixture. Hopefully, it turns out as I expected. Unlike the common red bean paste which is smooth & shinny, I cut down the cooking oil and make it more chunky instead. So, here's what I did.

Ingredients :
500gm   red beans, soaked for 2 hours
100gm  sugar
1/2 cup  cooking oil
Longan red dates paste one recipe

Method :
(1) wash & drain red bean then bring it to boil over high heat, let to cook for about 30 minutes or till soft. Test the beans by pressing a few before switching off the heat, if its not ready, then continue boiling till red beans reached the texture as desired.

(2)  when done, drain the beans and press to mashed them with a gadget.

(3)  after the beans became cool, try to press & knead with hands if possible. By this way, you'll be able to get a nice chunky smooth red bean paste instead of the shinny silky smooth paste.

(4) now, add in the longan sweet dates paste and continue kneading till everything is well cooperated.

And the bean paste is all ready for further process. You can either use it in you baked buns, pastry, mooncakes or even dumplings. Hope you will like it !

Longan Red Date Snow Skin Mooncake @ 七星伴月桂圆红枣冰皮月饼

Friday, July 22, 2016

Vietnamese Spring Rolls 越南春卷

I actually made extra peanut gravy the other day and keep them frozen in separate bags, then I can use them whenever I want later day. Now its just the right timing cause my kids are all home. I'm pairing the peanut gravy with pan fried chicken chop and Vietnamese spring roll. Found a packet of Vietnamese rice paper at one of the shop  ahere few months back. Yeap, still sitting in the pantry ! haha.... Finally, I put them in good use.

Just look at the homemade peanut gravy ! Simply irresistible. (Recipe homemade peanut gravy)

The Vietnamese rice paper normally comes in round hard paper sheet as picture shown the above.

Ingredients :
1 large Japanese cucumber, julienned
1 large carrot, julienned
100gm  bean sprout, blanched
1 big bunch of cilantro, rinsed and discharged the root
1 packet of Vietnamese rice paper (need extra for 1st timer)

Method :
(1)  after putting everything in place, now soak Vietnamese rice paper into water for about 1 minute.
(2)  then quickly bring out the soaked rice paper and place it to a chopping board, which is easier for the rolling task.At this stage, the rice paper is not totally softened.

(3)  now, immediately arrange all the ingredients to rice paper and roll it up, before it turns overly soft.

 (4)  fold all three corners of rice paper inwards as picture shown above, and making sure the filling is not overly packed. Otherwise, the rice paper will break easily by the time rolling it.

And TA...DA...... Its done and all ready to serve !

For proper storage, its best to place all spring rolls onto a plastic sheet without touching one and another because the rolls turns pretty sticky at the stage. Its best to keep chilled before serving. Then preheat the peanut gravy to serve with the Vietnamese spring rolls.

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Exotic Stir Fried SLIM NOODLE 干炒杂菜丝面

Recently, I've given an opportunity to taste test this SLIM MEE dried noodle direct from Nutrisanne.  This is a 100% vegan noodle, NO preservative, NO GMC and its high-fibre, which helps to absorb more flavouring easily. Over more it is quick and easy to prepare. All you need is just a 3 minutes boiling time then transform  it into anything as desired. And I have chosen to make a simple stir fry vegetables egg noodle.

(IMPORTANT NOTE :  This is NOT a paid post nor advertisement)

Ingredients :
1 packet (of 4) SLIM noodle
3 eggs, do not beat
one big bunch cilantro, washed and cut into bite size
one bunch of grated carrot
one red chili, seeded and sliced
a quarter cabbage, thinly sliced
1 large onion,  sliced

Seasoning :
2 tspn  black soy sauce
2 TB   light soy sauce
1/2 cup  vegetarian oyster sauce
1 tspn  vegetarian granules
salt & pepper to taste
1 TB  sesame oil

Method :
(1)  bring a pot of water to boil then cook dried noodle till soften (cooked within 5 minutes).
(2)  drain the noodle then rinse with tap water and set aside.
(3)  preheat a wok or pan with 2/3 cup cooking oil, add in eggs and let to cook over high
 heat, at the same time, stir to scramble the eggs till cooked thoroughly.
(4)  stir in noodle to mix well then switch to low heat.
(5)  now, add in the seasoning and stir till well mixed.

Finally, off the heat and stir in the remaining vegetables till well mixed. And its all ready to serve.

The result is splendid !  My guests love it very much. Unlike any other packet or dried noodles, the texture is clean and light. Its even merrier after combined with the seasoning. I am very thankful that Nutrisanne has given me a special privilege to try out their new invention. Thank you, Nutrisanne.

Here's the location where you can find this product :
Pulau Pinang

Happiness Organic Health Shop, 72 E, Jalan Anson,
Organic Farmer Choice, 15-1-10, Crystal Square, Bayan Lepas
Green Valley Organic & Natural Products, 17C-G, Lebuhraya Batu Lanchang,
(Soon to come) GAMA Supermarket & Departmental Store, 1, Jalan Dato Keramat

Ipoh, Perak

Feng Dian Beras & Organic Trading, No110, Jalan Temenggong
Bodhicitta Vegetarian Trading, 13A, Jln Dato Lau Pak Khuan
Raj Enterprise (Magazine Store), 73, Raja Musa Mahadi, Hillview
Loh Ying Pomelo Ipoh Tambun, Gerai Sam Poh Tong
Lim’s Fresh Provision Centre, Taman Ipoh Selatan
SunMay Vegetarian Trading, 689, Jalan New Pasir Puteh
Pasar Mini Yukee, No3, Laluan Lapangan Permata 2, Bandar Cyber

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