Jan 30, 2012

Ee Fu Noodles

Ee fu noodles is one of my favourite noodles dish which is commonly found on Chinese restaurant's menu. My aunt knows that I love it very much so during CNY, she tried cooking it instead of frying bee hoon. This is a homestyle version created by Aunt.  Another keeper too. Yummy!

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #15 - Auspicious Dishes for CNY (January 2012) hosted by me, Wen of Wen's Delight! Please note that the submission date has been extended to 6th Feb 2012 (which is the last day of CNY).  

Jan 29, 2012

Prawns - 长年笑哈哈

Prawn is a must have delicacy for Reunion dinner and CNY. It symbolises happiness and good fortune all year long. There are 2 all times favourite deep fried prawns recipes that my family love it very much. Every year during CNY, I will definitely cook it...

I am submitting these 2 recipes to Aspiring Bakers #15 - Auspicious Dishes for CNY (January 2012) hosted by me, Wen of Wen's Delight! Please note that the submission date has been extended to 6th Feb 2012 (which is the last day of CNY).

CNY 2012 - Day 1

On first day of CNY, is always a stay home day for me. As usual we prepared lunch for our visiting relatives. With Aunt around, everything were whipped up quickly. Yeah... thanks Aunt!     

A simple lunch with some left over from reunion dinner.

Jan 27, 2012

Hasma with Lotus Seeds and Red Dates

Hasma also known as Snow Frog Jelly, usually used to cook dessert. Double boiled or cooked with red dates and dried longan, is a refreshing and nourishing dessert. Perfect for our reunion dinner to cleanse the palate after a very heavy dinner. Serve it chill or warm are equally nice. 

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #15 - Auspicious Dishes for CNY (January 2012) hosted by me, Wen of Wen's Delight! Please note that the submission date has been extended to 6th Feb 2012 (which is the last day of CNY).

Aspiring Bakers #15: Auspicious Dishes for CNY (Jan 12) - Announcement

We will be extending the closing date for Aspiring Bakers #15 - Auspicious Dishes for CNY (Jan 12) to 6th February 2012 which is the last day of CNY! The round up will be posted on the 7th February 2012. Check out the event details 'here'. 

Plus, there will be additional giveaways - 15 sets of limited edition 2012 desktop calendar with Chef Eric Teo recipes sponsored by Yit Hong Pte Ltd, the sole distributor for popular canned food products from Narcissus and Ma Ling in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei since 1954. So please don't miss this opportunity to share with us your CNY cooking and stand a chance to get a set of the calendar!    

The lucky winners will be picked by Random Org and the result will be annouced after the round up is done. Please note that this is only open to Singapore and Malaysia addresses only.

Jan 26, 2012

Prosperity Pot 发财一品锅

Prosperity Pot - An auspicious dish for Chinese New Year. This was my first attempt to cook this for our reunion dinner. Lots of step in the preparation but is worth all the efforts as it turn out quite well. Definitely going to cook this again.  

A Prosperity Pot filled with premium ingredients - Sea cucumber, dried scallop, dried oyster, dried mushroom, black moss and chicken.   

Jan 25, 2012

CNY 2012 - Reunion Dinner

On the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year, every family would gather together to have a wonderful meal at home or in restaurants. This is known as the reunion dinner and is the most important family meal for the Chinese. This year we had steamboat at home for our reunion dinner.

The preparation of the dinner started early in the morning. While aunt was busying in the kitchen, I was decorating the house for CNY. All ready to welcome the Year of Dragon by noon, then I joined my aunt in the dinner preparation.

Jan 23, 2012

Happy Dragon Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai Everyone!

Wishing all my readers A very Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year! Great health, luck, happiness and of course good food throughout the Year of Dragon!

Jan 21, 2012

Pig Maw Soup 猪肚汤

A traditional soup that my family love to cook during Chinese New Year! To make a wholesome pot of soup, usually lots of good stuff are added though the star is pig maw (pig stomach). I enjoy this soup very much, especially the peppery broth is so tasty that instantly warm you up the first mouthful. This symbolise warm and love as the family gather together for reunion dinner!

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #15 - Auspicious Dishes for CNY (January 2012) hosted by me, Wen of Wen's Delight

Jan 17, 2012

PrimaDeli's Fortune Pineapple Tarts

Usher into the Year of Dragon with PrimaDeli's Chinese New Year goodies! This year PrimaDeli is bringing back its much loved pineapple tarts in three selections - Fortune Pineapple Tarts, Pillow Pineapple Tarts and Divine Pineapple Tarts. Among them, the Fortune Pineapple Tarts are more unique as they are individually packed in auspicious red organza bags to retain freshness. An elegant and perfect festive gift to give and receive. Click here to view PrimaDeli's Chinese New Year promotional items!

PrimaDeli's Fortune Pineapple Tarts are available in all PrimaDeli's outlets at $1.60 per bag.

Jan 7, 2012

Banana, Cranberries & Walnut Butter Cake

This butter cake recipe is definitely a keeper! Soft, moist, flavourful and very buttery! Perfect for afternoon tea with a cup of coffee... Thumb up! Do give it a try and see if you agree with me?   

Recipe adapted from Cooking Crave, make slight modification.

Jan 6, 2012

Sembawang Hill Food Centre

Another gem I discovered near my new work place is Sembawang Hill Food Centre. This food centre is rather small in size as compared to the usual one so there are not many choices but there are 4 stalls that make me and my colleagues go back again and again. 4 of our favourites are the Salted duck rice, Fish ball noodles, Satay beehoon and Kway chap.     

Sembawang Hill Food Centre
590 Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574419

Aunt's Cooking - Jul to Dec 2011

A round up of my aunt's cooking for the 2nd half of the year 2011... wonderful & yummylicious homecooked food! We are so blessed by her. Thank you aunt!

July 2011

Sesame oil chicken, Stir fry Taiwan dou miao, Fish maw soup, Seah's prawn paste chicken, Cantonese style steamed mullet, Bittergourd with 2 eggs, Stir fry braised duck, Stir fry Chinese spinach, Sambal sotong, Eggplant & ladyfingers with dried shrimp, Broccoli with mushroom, Steamed fish with sambal.

Jan 1, 2012

Aspiring Bakers #15: Auspicious Dishes for CNY (January 2012)

Happy 2012 to all Aspiring Bakers family members and members-to-be! I'm the host for this month theme - Auspicious Dishes for CNY (January 2012). I feel so honor to be the first host for 2012 and many thanks to Small Small Baker for giving me this opportunity to be the host.

For once Aspiring Bakers is doing a cooking instead of baking theme! As we had done a CNY cookies theme before back in February 2011 so after much discussion with SSB, we decided to have a cooking theme instead. It can be any kind of dishes (vegetables, noodles, rice, meat & seafood) or desserts (eg. Agar agar, Nian gao, Tang sui etcs) that are prepared for reunion dinner or CNY 2012. Please note that steamboat is not accepted, we decided to exclude it because it's difficult to write up a recipe. The followings are the event's details:

Aspiring Bakers #15: Auspicious Dishes for CNY (January 2012)

Who can join?
Everyone! (if you do not have a blog, just send me a photo and recipe of your bake/dish)

How to join?
Step 1 :
Cook/Prepare a dish/dessert for Reunion Dinner or during CNY 2012 in the month of January 2012. Any dish/dessert except steamboat and CNY cookies/cakes are not accepted.

Step 2 :
Post it on your blog between 01 January 2012 and 31 January 2012. (Extended to 6th Feb 2012) Your post must include the recipe or link to the original recipe. If you are using a recipe from a book, please include the title of the book too.
*Any entries that are posted outside the date range will not be accepted.
*Any entries that do not include a recipe or link to the original recipe will not be accepted too.

Step 3 :
Please mention that you are submitting your post to Aspiring Bakers #15: Auspicious Dishes for CNY (January 2012) hosted by Wen of Wen's Delight and provide a link back to this post HERE. Entries will not be accepted if the above is not included.

Step 4 :
Email to wendyhel@singnet.com.sg in the following format:
- Your name or nickname:
- Your blog name: (omit this if you do not have a blog)
- Name of your bake/dish:
- URL of your post:
- URL of your photo (one photo for each entry):
(alternatively, you can attach your photo in your email, preferably less than 500kb).

Please use "Aspiring Bakers #15" as your email subject. You may submit more than 1 entry. The roundup will be posted on 1st February 2012. (Reschedule to 7th February 2012)

To show my appreciation for your active participation, I have prepared 3 little gifts as token. 3 participants will be picked by Random Org and the winners will be annouced after the round up is done. Good luck and I'm looking forward to all your delicious dishes!  

Giveaways - 3 sets of Sweet tasting luggage tags & donuts pens


If you are interested to find out what's on the previous Aspiring Bakers #14: Creative Christmas Bakes (December 2011) entries, hosted by Hankerie, see the roundup here.

Aspiring Bakers Exclusive Class (January 2012)

Cooking Demo Class:
1) HK Koi Fish Nian Gao
2) Fatt Choy Treasure Chest
3) Tangy Melon with Gingko Nut

Class Size: 15-20 people
Date: 4 January 2012
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Fee: $40
Click here for more details.

*Bloggers who are attending the classes are not allowed to share the recipes learnt in class in their blogs.
*Bloggers also cannot submit the recipes to Aspiring Bakers event. However, you are allowed to take photos and write about your learning experience in class and submit to Aspiring Bakers. They will be added to another section in our roundup.

Happy New Year 2012!

Sawadee-kup! Blogging and sending wishes from the land of rising sun! To all my readers out there... Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a blessed year with good health and wealth! Also like to thank all of you for following my blogs and leaving lovely comments for me through 2011! Thank you so much!

Beautiful New Year Day & X'mas decorations all over Bangkok shopping malls and streets!

 Lovely fireworks at the countdown to 2012 party too! The countdown stage was right in front of our hotel @ Arnoma Bangkok.


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