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Oriental Daze

Hubby and I have been burning midnight oil watching Korean drama "Green Rose". It is super addictive to the point that we always hurriedly cook our dinner and pile our food on our plates and park our bums on the sofa till wee hours in the morning. @_@

Our quickie meals so far have been Oriental (*Sigh* Yes, Hubby prevails.) one dish with meat and veggies in it. So we made:

~ Claypot Beancurd with Minced Meat ~

This is the second time Hubby made this dish. It seems to me that this taste much better than the previous one. Perhaps the fact that he added pan fried egg tofu this time round rather than just adding uncooked plain tofu. His pan-frying of the egg tofu gave me inspiration to do the same for our little tot's dinner. If you haven't already tried it, just dump sliced egg tofu into a frying pan until the surface blisters, and it is just delicious on its own. Well, perhaps preparing kiddy food has rubbed off some healthy eating aspect into my diet, that I tend to just go simple and/or plain for most of my food now.

~ Sichuan Boiled Beef Slices in Fiery Sauce ~

This is the second time I am attempting this dish. I really like this dish from the previous attempt but I felt that the taste department could still kick some butts. So this time round, I placed the normal cooking oil with chilli oil and also more dried chillies. I also replaced the celery (Yay! I don't care for any celery!) with iceberg lettuce.

~ Braised chicken in soy sauce ~

This recipe is from my latest acquisition - Homemade Dishes by Patsie Cheong. It was really simple and fast to cook. We thickened the sauce with cornflour solution and stirred it into plain porridge.

A trip to Popular bookshop yielded the following.

Some of the dishes looks simple and promising, especially those from the Homemade Dishes.


  1. hi rene, just bloghopping. your site is really awesome! i love all the dishes you made, they're a real eye candy! i'm a foodie myself, so if you hv a little time to spare, do check out my humble blog. its always nice to know fellow food bloggers who're so passionate abt cooking & baking. take care~


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