This is another popular dish that is found in many family especially after some Chinese festive celebration. Siew Yoke is nice to eat on the first day; however the crispiness of the skin does not last long. So in order to cook the Siew Yoke leftovers, it was normally made into a stir-fry dish. As you know that I had made a huge chunk of Siew Yoke earlier, I had decided to used them to prepare this dish. Mum used to cook this dish whenever we have leftover of Siew Yoke. So to continue her 'tradition', I did the same too. Here's my simple Stir-Fried Leek with Siew Yoke (all home-made) ^For a moment, I am so proud of myself, this yummy all home-made dish is all prepared in my small lil kitchen^ *Beaming proudly*
Siew Yoke, cut into small pieces
250g leek, cut length wise
1 pc carrot, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp oyster sauce
dash of white pepper powder
1 tbsp chinese cooking wine
- Heat oil in wok. Fry garlic for 15 seconds and add leeks and carrot. Stir fry briskly for about 15 seconds.
- Add the roast pork, seasoning and water.
- Stir well and bring water to boil. Close lid and let it continue to cook.
- Check occasionally to ensure sauce does not dry out. Cook till leek is limp and soft enough to your liking.
- Serve hot.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
According to Wikipedia, smoothies is a blended, chilled, sometimes sweetened beverage made from fresh fruit or vegetables. In addition to fruit, many smoothies include crushed ice, frozen fruit, honey or yogurt, although some smoothies are 100% fruit. Fruit smoothies is easy to make, all you need to do was to cut the fruits into small pieces, combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend it for a minute or two till all ingredients are well mixed. You can even put milk, soy milk or yogurt to get the milkshake like consistency. It's so simple and yet very healthy and not to mentioned they can be pretty fullfilling too. Good to have as breakfast or even treat it like 'snacks' when we were hungry. (very healthy and yet lesser calories, way better than munching into chips) :)
For this smoothies, I had used 3 bananas, 1 orange, 1 carrot, 2 sticks of celery, 1 plain yogurt and few cubes of ice. A nice drinks to have while enjoying a book or movie in the comfort of our own home.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Freshly roasted Siew Yoke.
- Use a sharp knife to score the rind, parallel incisions about 1-2cms apart.Do not cut too deep.
- Massage the skin with salt.
- Mix the marinate together and smear it onto the meat portion. Randomly poked the meat with a fork to enable the marinate to penetrate the meat.
- Place pork on a dish skin side up uncovered.Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. (Overnight is best. The meat will be more flavoursome and the skin will be thoroughly dry).
- Heat oven at 180 Celsius. Roast the pork belly with the meat up for 20 minutes. Then turn over with the skin up for another 25 minutes till the skin is puffing up and crackling.
- Take out and let it cool down first before cutting into small pieces. Make sure to scrap off the burnt part before you cut.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
After our gastronomic adventure in Lau Heong, we headed to Jalan Genting Klang for some refreshing fruity ice blended juices. We can actually choose from a wide variety of fruits on the menu. We can have 1 , 2 or even 3 different types of fruits to be blended together to transform into a flavoursome and colourful drink. Slurp slurp......
Banana Leaf Sizzling Prawns and Squid - RM 20. Love their sauce.
Special Sauce Steamed Stingray - RM 25.
Siew Pak Choy - RM 10.
Saturday, January 2, 2010