Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sago Pudding with Gula Melaka and Coconut 椰糖西米露

Sago with gula melaka and coconut a simple yet tasty dessert. However, it can hardly be found in Singapore now. 


Ingredients

1.  1 packet of sago
2.  1 packet of gula Melaka (palm sugar)
3.  3 to 4 leaves of pandan
4.  1 small carton of coconut milk
5.  pinch of salt


Method
1.  Boil sago in hot water until transparent.  Rinse in cold water to wash away excess starch. 



2.  Scoop sago into mould and refrigerate it for at least 1 hour. 

3.  Boil gula melaka with 1/2 cup of water and pandan leaves. Stir continuously until sugar dissolves. Remove pandan leaves.

4.  Boil coconut milk with a pinch of salt.

5.  Serve with chilled sago.  Each person can add the amount of gula melaka and coconut milk according to personally preference. 


Baked Chicken Katsu with Sauce


Chicken Katsu is a common Japanese dish and is easy to make.  This is healthier version as the katsu is baked instead of deep fried.  The sauce for chicken katsu is similar to tonkatsu sauce.  The sweet and sour taste goes very well with chicken katsu.




Ingredients (serves 2)

1. 2 Chicken Breast or thigh
2. 1/2 cup flour
3. 2 eggs
4. 1 packet of panko
5. Salt and pepper

Sauce

1. 1 cup ketchup
2. 1/4 soy sauce
3. 2 Tbsp vinegar / apple cider
4. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
5. 1/2 tsp ground ginger
6. 1/2 tsp mustard


Method

1.  Sprinkle salt and pepper to chicken.

2.  Fry panko with some olive oil until golden brown over low heat. 
Fry panko with olive oil
3.  Coat chicken with flour.  Remove excess flour. 

Chicken, Panko, Flour, Eggs
4.  Dip chicken in egg bath.

5.  Coat chicken with panko.

6.  Pre-heat oven (180 degree). Bake chicken for 20 mins.

Chicken coated with flour, eggs and panko

Sauce

1.  Combine all ingredients and mix well. 






Friday, January 1, 2016

Cantonese Milk Pudding 炖奶


After my trip to Hong Kong, I felt in love with milk pudding.  This dessert only requires 3 ingredients and can be done within 15 minutes.






Ingredients ( 2 small bowls)
1.  200ml fresh milk
2.  1 egg white
3.  1 tbsp sugar


Method
1.  Mix egg white and sugar in a bowl.  Do not create too much foam.
2.  Add milk and stir well.
3.  Use a strainer as you pour the mixture into the small bowls for steaming. 
4.  Steam for 8 minutes in low heat.  Turn off the heat and let the pudding set in the steaming pot for another 2 minutes.



5.  Can either eat it hot or cold.







 
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