Monday, December 22, 2014

Kimchi Stew Recipe

I was given a tub of kimchi and was wondering what to do with it.
My daughter suggested making kimchi stew.  I tried the recipe I googled and it was a success.

Ingredients :

1 cup of kimchi
1 tbsp of gochujang
(a savory and pungent fermented Korean condiment made from red chili, glutinous rice, fermented soybeans and salt)
100 g meat (chicken , pork or beef)
1 egg tofu
1 clove of garlic (minced)
1 egg (optional)

Method

1. Sautéed garlic with so oil.  Add meat and cook it until the pink disappear. 
2. Add kimchi and 3 cups of water and stir gently
3. Add gochujang and stir until gochujang dissolve
4. Add cut egg tofu
5. Let the stew simmer for a few minutes.
6. Crack in an egg if you want before serving

Monday, December 15, 2014

Arbite


Chomp Chomp is a wonderful place to have local delights.  Somewhere near Chomp Chomp is an European inspired café by the name of Arbite.  I would not have notice it if not for the signboard as the café is located on the 2nd storey. 

What exactly does Arbite mean?  It is a pun on the German/Danish word for work (arbeit/arbejde).    

Arbite has a homely ambience.  It is a place where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and read a book. 

The soup of the day was clam chowder.  It was creamy and rich. It would be great if there were croutons or a slice of toasted bread.

 
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Pork Schnitzel was larger than the usual XXL chicken.  It was delicious but I personally find it too dry. 


Egg Belinda was a set of toasted butter brioche with chicken ham, poached eggs, hollandaise and asparagus.  I totally enjoy the brioche.  It was crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.  It was prefect with hollandaise and runny poached eggs.




My Ratings  :  3.5 /5

Address  :  66A Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555962

Tel : 6287 0430

Opening Hours : Tue – Fri, 11.30 am – 3.00 pm, 6.00pm - 10.30pm
                            Sat – Sun 11.00 am – 10.30 pm
                            Last Order at 2.30 pm & 9.30 pm
                            (Sun 9.00pm)
                            Closed on Mondays         


Website  :  http://www.arbite.com.sg/find-s.php




Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wen Dao Shi (搵到食)




I purposely woke up early to have dim sum at Wen Dao Shi (搵到食).  When I first heard of the name of this eatery....my first thought was "You must be kidding". 

The entrance of the eatery looks nostalgic.  The interior is quite plain but is filled with hungry customers.

The waitress told me to go to the Kowloon corner.  I scratched my head and wondered what did she mean by that until I saw a signboard which stated Kowloon.

Instead of a menu, I was given a folder which was filled with pictures of the food they served.  I was told to write the number that indicated the food on a piece of recycled receipt. 


The minced pork porridge came within minutes despite the crowd.  It was filled with shredded chicken and minced pork.  The texture of the porridge was not as smooth as what I expected.







Xiao Long Bao was way below my expectation.  There was no soup in it although I must admit the meat was well marinated.  Siew Mai was packed with juicy meat and Har Kow was delicious.  Glutinous rice was of the right texture.


I would give full score for the drinks.  The drinks were contained in plastic containers and were fantastic.  I would recommend Honey Lemon Tea.




There was no WOW factor.  However,  if I have craving for dim sum in the middle of the night, I would still consider coming here.



My Ratings : 3.2 / 5

Address :  126 Sims Ave, Singapore 387449

Opening Hours  :  24 Hours

















 
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