Agar Agar is not the same as Agak Agak… Agar Agar is Red Algae !! 32
Agar Agar is not the same as Agak Agak… Agar Agar is Red Algae !!

 

INTRODUCTION

Agar Agar is a Malay word for red algae, apparently it has been accepted as an English word. It is hard for a lay man like me to explain agar agar, so  as usual, I will quote Wikipedia’s

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Don’t Sandwich Me, I Can’t Breathe … Baked Hasselback Potatoes With Bacon And Mozzarella Cheeses..

I remembered that  immediately when I read the recipe Easy Bacon Potatoes published by Ms. Paula Jones’s,  I immediately shared in my Google Plus timeline and promised wanted to try out the recipe. 

Yesterday, when I needed to prepare

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What I “Ate” Today (家常便饭系列)…. 17 August 2013- Special 16
What I “Ate” Today (家常便饭系列)…. 17 August 2013- Special

You may be surprised about this title! In fact, the title is not correct either. What I am going to post is not “what I cooked today” or “what I ate today”. It was a gathering at one of my

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What I cooked today (家常便饭系列)- 11-8-2013 18
What I cooked today (家常便饭系列)- 11-8-2013

On 7 August 2013, white rice served with :

1.      Braised Bitter Gourd With Chinese Mustard                                                 苦瓜焖苦瓜

2.     Salted Turnip Omelette                                                                                    菜脯蛋饼

3.     Vegetarian Winter Melon Soup                                                                       素冬瓜汤 read more

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Easy Peasy Barley Bean Curd Sheets Sweet Soup (腐竹薏米甜汤) 11
Easy Peasy Barley Bean Curd Sheets Sweet Soup (腐竹薏米甜汤)

INTRODUCTION

This will be a straight forward short post.

A light, sweet and smooth desserts that will made me hard to resist whenever this dessert was served. It is a flexible dessert and if you wish, you can add in

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What I cooked today (家常便饭系列)- 31-7-2013 12
What I cooked today (家常便饭系列)- 31-7-2013

On 31 July 2013, white rice served with

1 Indonesian Ginger Chicken 印尼姜鸡
2 Japanese Fried Ginger Chicken 日本炸姜鸡
3 Blanched White Stem Pak Choy with Japanese Salad Dressing 日式沙拉酱奶白
4 Bok Choy Meat and Fish Ball Soup 贸白菜肉丸鱼丸汤

Today,

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Hey, This is not Italian Meat Rolls, It Is Chinese Meat Rolls Called Ngoh Hiang 24
Hey, This is not Italian Meat Rolls, It Is Chinese Meat Rolls Called Ngoh Hiang (五香肉卷)

INTRODUCTION

This post is sharing the Chinese version of meat rolls or Ngoh Hiang. It is different from the meat roll in Western cuisines such as the Italian meat rolls. Usually, minced meat (usually pork) and prawns were used and

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What I cooked today (家常便饭系列)- 17-7-2013 6
What I cooked today (家常便饭系列)- 17-7-2013

I am trying out this format whether it works or not.

On 17-July 2013, white rice served with:

1 Spinach pork rib soup 菠菜排骨汤
2 Fried Bean Curd and Fish Cake with Chinese Celery 豆干鱼饼炒芹菜
3 Pak Choi Soup 大白菜排骨汤
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What I cooked today (家常便饭系列)- 16-7-2013 8
What I cooked today (家常便饭系列)- 16-7-2013

On 16th July 2013,

Pasta with home made tomato sauce.

Today, I have cooked my pasta sauce from scratch (meaning from tomato). I learned this when I visited one of my French friends in Paris many years ago. I am

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Blanching Vegetables in Chinese Cooking - 利用汆烫准备可口的中式的”菜”肴 8
Blanching Vegetables in Chinese Cooking – 利用汆烫准备可口的中式的”菜”肴

INTRODUCTION

Traditional Chinese cooking don’t usually use the blanching method for cooking its vegetables. Usually, they stir fried with oil in a hot wok or frying pan. 

My mum will usually take out a frying pan, put in some oil,

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