Tag Archives: Red Dates

Philips Pressure Cooker Recipe Green Daikon Soup with Black Chicken

Pressure Cooked Green Daikon Soup with Black Chicken 1
The Ingredients

Have been a fan of daikon soup all this while and just love the subtle taste. But at recent I found the present of green daikon at the wet market and decided to own one. Upon getting home, I just had it peeled and pressure cooked it with half black chicken, red dates, dried longan and a handful of wolfberries. I filled the pressure pot with about 3 large soup bowl of water.

read more »

Philips Pressure Cooker Winter Melon Soup

Philips Pressure Cooker Winter Melon Soup 1
Pressure Cooked Winter Melon Soup

I have been addicted in making soup on my Philips pressure cooker and it is hard to resist. You will be surprise that you will be planning the next soup because people like me got addicted. This time I pressure cooked winter melon soup with add on sweetcorn to give it a sweet taste while dry oysters to give it some richness. This round I used some pork ribs to enhance the soup.

COOKING WITH PHILIPS PRESSURE COOKER on FACEBOOK be a member of this group now!

read more »

MoonCakes at Tao and OneSixFive InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

InterContinental Mooncake 10

At recent I was invited to try out my hand on making the mooncake and watch how chefs baking them. It was truly exciting as I get to watch and finger into making a huge big mooncake at TAO InterContinental Kuala Lumpur while proceed to OneSixFive for afternoon tea and indulging the mooncakes. It was just a fabulous experience.

read more »

Recipe Homemade Soy Milk with Red Dates

soya bean story

Just love having the Philip Soy Milk maker readily at home. This machine is able to cope with 1.2litre. I just find it very handy and fresh soy milk can easily access. Firstly you need to soak the beans over night before brewing it in the morning. Simple and easy. A fresh warm soy milk is just amazingly delicious and with infused red dates can be awesome. Nice light flavouring and great hinted smell.

read more »

Recipe Black Chicken and Coconut Soup

A Pressure Cooked Soup Recipe

Coconut Soup

This soup is amazing and really tasty. The buzz of coconut water truly turn me on. Why? well . . . during my stay at the university one of my superior informed me that by drinking young coconut water it can chill down the body heat and works naturally. So that is why I choose coconut water as one the major ingredient for my soup this time. This round I use black chicken instead of spare ribs. As for natural sweetness, I used dry fig and dried longan.

COOKING WITH PHILIPS PRESSURE COOKER on FACEBOOK be a member of this group now!

read more »

Recipe Hairy Gourd Soup

Hairy Gourd Soup with Pork Ribs, Dried Figs, Red Dates & Wolfberries

Soup

Had been away since the beginning of Hari Raya Holidays and got back home on just Tuesday. Had a great time meeting up with friends over food at Teluk Intan and Sitiawan. During the trip I managed to taste a variety of food such homemade three generation fishball, the famous Chee Cheong Fun, Glutinous Rice and many more to speak of (most was live spoken on facebook). While been back in my home, I decided to brew this healthy soup using hairy gourd with spare ribs, dry figs, red dates and wolfberries. The outcome was really encouraging as I also add in some dried longan to fragrant the soup. The soup taste sweet and light while the longan gave the soup as darker brown color.

COOKING WITH PHILIPS PRESSURE COOKER on FACEBOOK be a member of this group now!

read more »

A Double Chinese New Year Celebration at Tai Zi Heen Prince Hotel

Alan Yun
Charming Actor/Model Alan Yun

Having a double Chinese New Year can be truly awesome , what’s more I got to celebrate them with friends. Adding the to it, we had Alan Yun, Justin Chan and Carven Ong to toast the ‘Yee Sang’ the Chinese New Year Toasting Salad during lunch time! At Tai Zi Heen we get to grace the occasion with sliced raw salmon. Toasting to prosperity was truly a hit, everybody was so into it. Loud cheer can be heard. I shouted with such a pride of wanting to have more fortune in this coming year of the rabbit.

Lou Sang
Lou Sang Ritual

read more »

Pages: 1 2 3

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur

DSC_1202

I had been here before as I can recall it was a business dinner and the food was really impressive. The Si Chuan Doi Hua Restaurant is located at PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur is the third outlet of the Si Chuan Dou Hua chain of restaurant opened in 2003. The first one opened in Singapore at PARKROYAL on Beach Road in 1966 followed by the second branch at the panoramic 60th floor of UOB Plaza Singapore in 2002.

The other night I dropped by the restaurant with friends to taste the eight (8) course banquet dinner. I just admired the interior of this simple and yet elegant restaurant. It was very smartly organised with glass penaling making the restaurant look bigger with true comfort. Modern comfort dining chairs and tables were well in place while the ceiling can with hooked bright red cloth lantents. It was truly a beautiful decorated restaurant and admiring those displayed creamic plates and vases was what I did. Great pieces of collection

DSC_1141
The Amazing Tea Server

We were uniquely served with the restaurant’s signature tea. My jaw was wide opened when observing the tea server. The tea server had years of training, combining skills of Chinese Martial Arts, Dance and Gymnastics to perform elegant tea-pouring moves from a metre-long nose bronze kettle. I was told that the tea server had a degree in the art of tea pouring. It was truly a memorable dining experience. Everyone was excited upon every tea pouring. Just love Si Chuan Dou Hua

DSC_1174
The Restaurant’s Signature Eight Treasure Tea

The Chinese tea served by the tea server was the Eight Treasure Tea which contained Wolfberries, Red Dates, Chrysanthemum, Rock Sugar, Jasmine, Dried Longan, Billy Bob and Winter Oats. I was informed that it helps to cool down the body while able to flush out the oil in the oily food away from our internal system. The Chinese believes it has the healing effect to the body too. The Eight Treasure Tea from Si Chuan Dou Hua is at RM55++ that comes in a set box of 8 boxes.

read more »

Pages: 1 2

Chinese New Year Celebration Tai Zhi Heen Prince Hotel

Chinese New Year Celebration Tai Zhi Heen

Wow! A year had passed in such a hurry and in a few weeks time we will be gearing ourself in full to usher the year of the Tiger. Yes it’s the Chinese New Year celebration! You maybe wondering what some of us foodies will be doing this coming days. Well definitely we will be indulging the traditional spread of “Yee Sang”.

This year we started our first “Yee Sang” at the most exciting Chinese restaurant, the Tai Zhi Heen at Prince Hotel. I just love the food designed and prepared by master Chef Ricky Thein, creative, innovative and his dishes are always very exciting and full of pleasure.

Chinese New Year Celebration Tai Zhi Heen Yee Sang 1Chinese New Year Celebration Tai Zhi Heen Yee Sang 3
Chinese New Year Celebration Tai Zhi Heen Yee Shang 4 Chinese New Year Celebration Tai Zhi Heen Yee Sang 2
‘Ying-Yang Yee Sang’ (Tuna and Salmon Roulade)

“Yee Sang” or ” Lou Sang” had been ever popular in Malaysia since I was young and now it had been a norm in every Chinese New Year dinner, just awesome. This popular dish consist of variety of mixture of thinny sliced fruits, vegetables, crackers topped with sliced raw fish and drizzled with spices and sweet fruity sauce, I would say it is a typical salad but prepared in the chinese way.

This time Tai Zhi Heen offered the Tuna and Salmon Roulade “Yee Sang”, gorgeous I would place it. I was beautifully prepared, attracive colours.

Chinese New Year Celebration Tai Zhi Heen Braised Pearl Shark FIn's
‘Braised Pearl Shark Fin’s with Fish Maw in Supreme Golden Broth’

If you want to have a bowl of a tip top broth, I would recommend you to order a bowl from Tai Zhi Heen, I had one and it was superb! It was the well double boiled superior broth that made it so special and delicious. Here, the broth was presented in a attractive golden in colour. The taste was done to excellent, while the fish maw was soft and tender, just perfect.

Pages: 1 2

Pure, Simple and Authentic Teochew

DSCN3736

We were glad to have attended a weekend lunch invited by FoodStreet at Lai Po Heen Restaurant, located at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Lai Po Heen is famous for their classic Cantonese cuisine with seafood and dim sum. The entrance to the restaurant was simple but the inside, the interior decor was beautiful and elegant. We were told that the décor is based on the grand ancestral homes of Chinese-Malaysian tycoons from the turn of the century and there are Asian artifacts and ornate chandeliers.

Deco1

This restaurant had an open concept kitchen where diners can to enjoy watching the culinary skills of the master chefs over the flaming woks. The setting of the dining tables was very noticeable due to the beautiful, elegant and slick black and white tablewares, a classic way to dine.

TableSetting

TableSetting2

We were ushered to one of the exquisite private rooms where the lunch was served

TeoChewAppetizer

The lunch served was a Teochew cuisine, as it was part of the Teochew cooking class package that we had attended the same day. Firstly we were served with Teochew appetizer which consist of a variety of combination such as diced braised beef with five spices which was tasty and fragrant, lovely sweetened lotus seeds with red dates, crunchy sweet marinated cucumbers with carrots and diced galangga Teochew salted vegetable.

TaiJiVegBroth

‘A simple thick soup yet so deliciously done’ was how the Tai Chi Soup was done. The soup consisted of two different broths, the spinach leaves and chicken to form the Tai Chi design. The soup was beautifully done, tasty and I would definitely recommend.

Seafish Teochew

Seafish Teochew1

Having cold cut meat was something very common but having cold cut seasonal sea fish Teochew style was something new to me. We were served a whole garupa fish and the fish was beautifully deboned by the well trained waitress. The fish was served with marinated the Teochew beans which were full of flavoring and absolutely beautiful to indulge with.

BeefKailan

Next came the sautéed beef with kalian and BBQ sauce, the kalian was cooked in such a perfection that it tasted sweet and crunchy and what more to ask when it was topped with beautiful sautéed sliced beef.

Chicken

The sautéed chicken fillet with herbs and pearl vegetable leaf was done very tasty to my liking. The sauce used synchronizes so well with the fillet and tasted so fragrant, must be herbs used.

DimSum

Next we had three different steamed types of steamed dim sum, green chives dumplings which were tasty, sweet green pea dumplings and rat shaped dumplings.

Rice

Oh boy! Oh boy. Ain’t there a story to tell, falling in love with Teochew porridge always tickled me and so does this braised fragrant rice with cod fish and preserved vegetables in broth. The Teochew always prepared porridge with whole grain rice and this dish was done that way. It was absolutely good as the broth was tasty and topped with cod fish and well balance preserved vegetables plus little “bak choy”.

Oyster

The Teochew fried oyster was good, it was beautifully done and was very freshness, some how the Teochew does it better.

Yampudding

Chinese desserts had never fail to tempt me so was the warm yam pudding with gingko nuts and red dates. The yam pudding was creamy and was at the right sweetness that I preferred.

Durian

Lastly we were tempted to have this durian cream wrapped in pancake. This type of pancake is highly sorted for in Kuala Lumpur because of it’s taste and texture. Lai Po Heen’s durian pancakes were so delicious, the pancake skin was light and thin and the durian cream was creamy and filled with real durian, it is awesome as I had more than two yet not enough, a pure luxury!

It was a great Teochew experience that we had on that day, something to remember and a place to be back for more pure pampering and delicious cuisine.

Yours Sidney

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin