Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Chicken a la Carte..........

Just look at this short film below and see how lucky and blessed we really are.....
Let those who complain about their meals see this. It is a true story still happening somewhere on this earth of ours.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Want Some Loh Mai Kai...?

Loh Mai Kai is a Cantonese phrase for steamed glutinous rice with chicken. It can be taken anytime of the day as snacks, breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are many ways of making this delicious snack and I make it two days ago by steaming it in a pressure cooker which results in a softer texture of the glutinous rice as well as rich in flavor.

Here is the recipe to share..........

(A)500g white glutinous rice, soaked overnight

(B)100g chicken meat, cubed

5 nos dried chinese mushroom, soaked and cut into four

(C)2 nos chinese sausages, sliced thinly

Seasoning for glutinous rice(A):

1 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp light soya sauce

1 tsp dark soya sauce

2 tbsp sesame oil

2 tbsp shallot oil

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp pepper

Seasoning for ingredients (B)

1 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp light soya sauce

1/4 tsp dark soya sauce

1/2 tbsp ginger juice

1/2 tbsp sesame oil

3/4 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp pepper

1 tsp cornflour


Drain glutinous rice and steamed over rapidly boiling water for 15 minutes. Remove rice from steamer and stir in seasoning A into rice while still hot. Mix well as seen below....

Marinate chicken meat and mushroom with seasoning B for 10 mins. Then place a few pieces of marinated chicken, 2 pieces of mushroom and 3 slices of Chinese sausages on the base of a small stainless steel bowl.

Next top up with seasoned rice. Level up the rice til it cover the bowl by pressing lightly with a spoon or palm.

Steamed over high heat for 20 to 25 mins and if using pressure cooker like I do you can steamed for only 10 to 15 mins. When ready to eat, ease the rice out of bowl.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Sweet Start To A New Chapter...

My big pot of bubur cha cha with the colorful cubes....

Finally, I am up on my feet again after months of missing in action over the blogsphere due to my ill health. One health problem comes after another that renders me weak and exhausted making my life miserable. But now I am on my way to recovery and have been eager to pick up the bits and pieces of life which I have been missing. I would like to thank God and my family and friends who have motivated me to stand up again with their love and caring ways.

Due to my disabilities, my boys have been missing out on homecook food too. So with me gaining back my appetite and strength I have started to cook their favorite food. Eldest son R requested for Bubur ChaCha and good old mummy cook a big pot yesterday to satisfy his cravings. What a sweet start to a new chapter of my life after some dark moments which fail to break my spirits. Looking forward to more good things to come my way as well as sharing with my readers..........

For those who are interested in cooking this sweet Malaysian dessert you can look up the recipes in my older posting here and the making of the colorful diamond shaped tapioca cubes here.