Monday, November 21, 2016

Fire Cheese Chicken

My dear daughter wanted to cook Korean food.  She goggled and found one she liked...Fire Cheese Chicken.  I was her assistant that day.  She turned out to be a good cook.


1)  300g chicken (cut into cubes)
2)  2 cloves garlic (minced)
3)  1 tsp minced ginger
4)  2 tbsp. gochujiang
5)  1 to 2 tbsp. chilli flakes
6)  mozzarella cheese (you can use any type of cheese available)


1.  Marinate chicken with garlic, ginger, gochujiang, chilli flakes.
2.  Pan fry chicken with a little oil until cook.
3.  Transfer chicken and all the sauce into an oven-safe container.
4.  Top chicken with cheese. 
5.  Baked until cheese melt.

Coffee Pork Chop

Coffee pork chop is so different from sweet and sour pork chop.  I think it can only be found in Singapore....and maybe Malaysia.  I found a recipe from the Meatman website and can't wait to give a try.  However, the recipe calls from instant coffee which I don't have.  I don't buy instant coffee as I find them unhealthy.  I only have coffee powder.  Using my creativity, I modified the recipe by using coffee powder instead of instant coffee.  I have posted two recipes in this blog so that you can compare or try different recipes.


1.  500g pork loin (cut into think slices and tenderize them)
2.  1/2 tsp baking soda
3.  1 egg white
4.  some pepper
5.  some sesame oil
6.  1 tbsp. cornstarch
7.  1 tbsp soy sauce
8.  1 tbsp. sugar
9.  1 tsp salt

Sauce (Meatman version)
  1. 2 packets instant coffee
  2. 1 tbsp brown sugar
  3. 1 tbsp sugar
  4. 1 tbsp minced garlic
  5. 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  6. 1 tbsp rice wine
  7. 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  8. 3 tbsp water
Sauce (My version)

1.  1.5 tsp coffee
2.  3 tbsp sugar
3.  1 tbsp minced garlic
4.  2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
5.  1 tbsp rice wine
6.  1 tbsp dark soy sauce
7.  3 tbsp water
8.  1 tbsp cornstarch water


Deep Fried Pork Chops
1.  Marinate pork chops with all the ingredients for at least 1 hour.
2.  Deep fry pork chops until golden brown and set aside.

Sauce (My version)
1)  Mix all ingredients (excluding cornstarch water) in a bowl.
2)  Heat the mixture in a pan.
3)  Slowly add cornstarch water into mixture and stir until thickens.
     (If using Meatmen's version, omit this part)
4)  Toss pork chops into mixture.
5)  Serve with coriander.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Mee Sua Soup 面线汤

My colleague cooked mee sua soup 面线汤 in the office last week.  I was amazed how delicious it was.  I asked her how to manage to cook such delicious mee sua soup with just a pot and a few ingredients.  She told me she only added some dried scallops to plain water and added the mee sua into the broth when it was ready.  Wow....simple right? She told me a secret ingredient she added to dish.  "Fried garlic is a must." she told me.  Fried garlic made the dish extra delicious.  She also added fried whitebait or silver fish 银鱼.  These two ingredients added crunch to the mee sua soup.  I used these two ingredients in my mee sua soup and it was a hit.

Fried garlic

1)  some dried scallop or anchovies
2)  100g minced pork / chicken / beef
3)  3 dried mushrooms
4)  1 stalk spring onions or coriander (chop)
5)  fried garlic
6)  silver fish 银鱼
7)  1 litre of water
8)  Mee Sua 面线

1)  Add dried scallops or anchovies to 1 litre of water and cook for about 60 mins

1)  Marinate minced meat with some light soy sauce, pepper, minced ginger, cornstarch for 10 mins.
2)  Roll into balls
3)  Cook meat in boiling broth

1)  Soak mushroom in water until soft.
2)  Slice mushrooms thinly and sautee with some light soy sauce

Mee Sua
1)  Cook mee sua in broth.  Do not cook for too long as mee sua will turn lumpy.
2)  Serve with spring onion, fried garlic, silver fish, mushroom

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