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Sauces, Dips & Tips by Lau Foo Sun

Sauces Dips n Tips

I found this book to be so irresistable upon finding that there are more than 350 handy recipes on sauces and dressings. It definitely will make my life easy and foremost it will definitely brings lots of variety of flavours into my daily cooking. It contains all sorts of sauces, dips and condiments for Asian and Western cuisine and even a section for sweet and savoury sauces for dessert.

I like the tomato sauces and I also found barbeque sauce that make my weekend fabulous. Easy to follow recipes are what I am looking and I found them on this book. From luscious satay sauce to tasty sambal belacan sauce are all irresistable, a must to try. Surpsingly I find it to be a great bargain as the book just cost RM39.90 that come with 420pages, compact and easy to hold. It’s a great book.

Sauces Dips n Tips Author

Foo-Sun Lauis a veteran food connoisseur, culinary and wine critic and judge as well contributor to food magazines. He firmly believes that sauces are an integral part of food be it Asian or Western cuisine and can make or break a dish. His advice is to start with a good basic stock and add a dash of alcohol to bring out the best side in a sauce . . . . . Sauces, Dips and Tips will help you to enhance foor to taste exquisite.

Foo-Sun has also published two books on wine , A Comprehensive Professional Wine Reference and Appreciationof Vines and Wines.

I got a copy of Sauces, Dips & Tips by Lau Foo Sun from Marshall Cavendish and I would love to give away to a lucky reader . . . . . I got this book now tucked nicely in the kitchen, Sidney Kan

"Mat Lat" Parrot Fish

My blogging friends, especially Beachlover had been exploring ready make ingredients that come in pack form especially those made in Malaysia. So when I was looking through my unpublished post, I found this one. “Mah Lat” Parrot Fish. This dish had also been posted by my fellow dedicated floggers and great friends, Teckiee and Jacksonkah. “Mat Lat” is a famous szechuan dish in China which ultilise szechuan pepper corn and loads of chillies. Here today I am going to included the details:



There is a lot of variety of ready made “Mat Lat” paste but I use the about one. It taste as usual hot, hot and also comes with a hint of mutton taste.


Here I used a whole Parrot fish. To make a great whole fish, I deep the whole fish in a pool of oil at low temperature. “Yau Jum Yee” is a good cooking technique of cooking fish. Once the fish is golden brown in colour, your fish is cooked and ready.


Next is to make the “Mah Lat” sauce, pan fry some garlic and dried chillies in hot oil, put 1-2 tablespoon of “Mat Lat” paste then add some stock. Add seasoning to your liking. If you like hot, hot then add more of the “Mat Lat” paste. I prefer it to be a bit mild so that can taste the freshness of the fish.

Hope you can find this “Mat Lat” paste. I have a few packet of this “Mat Lat” paste left in my kitchen, if you like a packet of this, do let me know by emailing to bigboysoven@gmail.com which stock last.

Hope you can find this paste and try this dish… one word to describe… lovely.

From Steven Cheng

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