Sunday, October 22, 2006

Home cooked Sunday

For nearly the entire of this month, we having been eating out, eating out... and eating out. I'm sick of eating out !!!

Well, actually no. But that's not the point. The point is, eating out costs money. And money, is hard to come by when a certain dumb organization pays you an amount so puny that a garang guni man would snicker at. So much for slavery...

So we decided to stay home and cook today since it's been a long time since I've seriously cooked dinner. Don't get me wrong here, Mr. Yummy dummy ain't no chef, but his dishes... uhm.. still can pass! :)

All these for 10 dollars:

Stir-fried dou miao

I simply boiled the dou miao till its 80% cooked. Next, fry 1-2 tbsp of chopped garlic and add the dou miao in when the garlic start to exude its fragrance. Add in 2 tsp of oyster sauce and 2 tsp of light soya sauce and approx 2 tsp of fish sauce and viola!

Next, I bought this vegetable from the supermarket. I'm not really sure what it's called but I can vaguely recall having it before and I think it's quite common in chinese restaurants.

Sweet and sour chicken

I'm quite proud of this dish because I came up with the recipe myself! No online searching or whatever and it really taste good. Not like your usual sweet and sour chicken of course but it's worth a try :)

1) Marinate chicken pieces (breast or thigh will be fine) with 1 tbsp light soya sauce, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp sugar and 2 tsp corn starch.
2) Stir fry garlic and onions
3) Add in chicken and cook till 60%. Alternatively, you may fry your chicken beforehand if you like it to be more fragrant and slightly crispy.
4) Add in chopped tomatoes and sauce.
5) Let it cook till sauce is reduced to a paste.

This is a simpler version, you can also add in capsicum, chillies, pineapples etc.

Sauce recipe:
2 tbsp maggi chilli sauce
4 tbsp maggi tomato sauce
2 tbsp Sweet n Sour sauce
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp water

Lastly, stir-fry tempeh.

I'm still refining the recipe for the tempeh and I hope I'll be able to cook it well and publish the recipe soon!

I love cooking actually but I never ever seem to get it "right". My mum is such a wonderful cook but I guess I just don't have the chef genes in me Haha!

Btw, Happy Birthday Dad! Hope you had a great day and a wonderful steamboat! One more year older, don't swing so hard on the golf course okay? Haha, to the world's best Dad, Cheers!


evan said...

woah..cosying up on a homecooked meal? *thumbs up* everything looks delish!! i esp like the sweet & sour chix and tempeh!!


Gracio said...

Nice yummy looking homemade meals! Thumbs up! Keep it up ya? :)

the yUmMie dUmMieS said...

Thanks evan sis n gracio! Sure' I'll definately keep them coming :)

zhengning said...

i love homecooked food!