Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Shrimp Paste {Belacan}

This is the more popular brand of belacan.

Fish Sauce

One of the preferred brand that is available here.

Monday, September 10, 2007


I use either of these when shortening is requested for in a recipe.

Chefade ingredients : Fractionated animal fat

Kremelta is a vegetable shortening
Ingredients : Hardened coconut oil, soya bean lecithin

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Dry Noodle

Ingredients : flour, egg, milk, salt, water etc.

I quite like this noodle especially for soup based noodle dishes, as I find they don't go overly soft and soggy. It is a good substitute when fresh mee is not available.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Mui Choy {Salted Mustard}

Friday, June 15, 2007

Chilli Paste

Ingredients : Fresh Chilli (95%), Salt, Preservatives

ETA 16/8/08
I now make my own fresh chilli paste since fresh chilli is more readily available at a reasonable price.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Shao Hsing Hua Tiao Chew ~ Chinese Cooking Wine

Tung Fun ~ Vermicelli

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Black Peppercorn, All Spice and Cloves

Friday, March 16, 2007

Pot steamer

The ocassional steamed dish can be difficult for many households as they often do not have the traditional steamer.

I rummaged through my cupboards to see what I could use if I wanted to do some steaming using existing kitchen utensils.

The following set up could easily be used to steam homemade chee cheong fun.

This cast iron pot is 10" in diameter with a height of 4½".

Use a bowl, small pot or any available container to elevate the food tray - high enough so that the boiling water will not get into the food during the steaming process.

The food tray is put on top of the bowl.

The food tray is just one of my baking trays which fitted perfectly into the pot.

Food is covered during the steaming process.

Round Baking Tin

These are my 8" cake tins. Besides baking layered cakes, I find they are exceptionally good to use as a tray for making chee cheong fun and kway teow. The black one seems to have a better surface as the flat rice noodles seems to slide off easier than on the grey trays.

Traditional steamer

This steamer is the most common in Asia. It comes in several sections. The bottom part is for water only. Some come with several steaming trays where a lot of food can be cooked at once. My steamer (as pictured) only comes with 1 steaming tray.

Wheat Starch ~ Tung Meen Fun

Tung meen fun is wheat starch and must not be mistaken with wheat flour. It is a non-gluten flour.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Surimi Crab Flavoured Stick

I prefer to use the crab sticks as against the surimi salad mix. The crab sticks are frozen individually wheras the salad mix pack is frozen in a block form making it difficult if you only need a few pieces to make a quick salad.

Frozen and individually wrapped in plastics

Friday, March 02, 2007

Gula Melaka

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Best Foods Mayonnaise

This is our preferred brand of mayo especially when making our seafood salad.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Coconut milk / cream

Solo's Choice
I prefer this brand of coconut milk as it is thicker.

The ingredients are coconut cream and stabiliser with no added water.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Kicap Manis ~ Sweet Soy Sauce

ABC is the preferred brand for kicap manis.