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Belanga at The Empire Shopping Gallery

The Empire Shopping Gallery located at Subang Jaya was my next stop and I was to meet up with Zarina and her husband for a meal. Belanga was picked as we wanted to try out the Kelantanese cuisine. The place was simple and decorated with sophisticated “belanga” or cooking pots made out of clay. The space was also filled a marching of beautiful white painted chairs and the walls were filled with dark brown wooden paneling and luxurious crafted ‘songket”. They were so noticeable and were truly gorgeous.

Java Fantasy
Java Fantasy

Sardine Rolls Recipe

Ingredients A
1/2tin Sardines in Tomato
3cloves Garlic (minced)
2nos Shallot (sliced)
10gm Bird Eye Chilli (minced))
10gm Dry Chilli (soaked and minced)
200ml Cooking OIl
Salt & Sugar to taste

B
1loaf Bread
2nos Egg (whisked)

Method
1. Heat up the wok with 1 tbsp of cooking oil and stir in the garlic, onion and chillies.
2. Fry till fragrant.
3. Add in the sardines and cook it at slow heat till dry.
4. Trim the sides of the sliced bread. Fill it with a tablespoon of the cooked sardines and roll it.
5. Continue the same procedure with the rest of the sliced bread.
6. Heat up the wok and pour in the cooking oil for deep frying.
7. Dip the bread rolls into the egg and deep fried them till golden brown.
8. Serve them warm.

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Inherited Recipes : Deliciously Hot Green Chicken

It had been a great Saturday, I had been eating and been cooking non-stop this evening for some friends at my studio. So what did I cook, , , , , you may ask? Well I did some recipes that I inherited from my late dad which are amazingly fabulous that can rock your taste buds . . . . . Don’t believe me, do try it yourself . . . . simple and amazingly presentable inside and outside the kitchen. One of them is the this deliciously hot Green Chicken with a fragrantly smell of laksa leaves, seasoning taste of ocean sundried shrimp, a thick sauce of fresh coconut milk , a hint sourness of refreshing lime and the fury hot green bird eye chillies.

Yet another few simple appetising dishes set on the table were the tamarind beef with salted fish, steam garupa fish with mashed ginger, garlic and superior sauce, baby kailan topped with oyster sauce and pan fried garlic . . . follow up with my dessert, moist chocolate cake drizzle with duche de leche.

Hot & Fragrant Green Chicken 2

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Steam Scallop with Fresh Minced Ginger

This dish without fail will tempt your guess during any dinner party or event at home for your own family. It is a simple dish called steam scallop with fresh minced ginger.

12pcs scallop with half shell on
250gm minced freshed ginger
1tsp sesame oil
1tsp oyster sauce
a pinch of salt

Wash and clean the scallop.
Mixed the minced ginger with sesame oil, oyster sauce and a pinch of salt.
Place a tablespoon of the mixture onto the scallop.
Steam for 5 minutes.

Not only looks good but taste good too! . . . Yours Chef Steven Cheng

Seafood Emperor Noodle Soup


I was so inspired when I was reading this book entitled “Wagamama: Ways with noodles” by Hugo Arnold. A bowl of noodle can be prepared in so many ways beyond your imagination, yet so nutritious and that caught my attention. Noodle is definite the fast food of today, the pasta of the 21st century as stated by Hugo himself, agreed and the truth. Noodle can be easily cooked, simple. Just softened them in boiling unsalted water, refreshed under cold water then combined with other ingredents. Prepeared in many ways stir fry, in broth, stew, chilled and with varies toppings.


For today’s post I would like to introduce a bowl of seafood emperor noodle soup. Here I had used a variety of seafood such as large prawns, fresh mussels, fresh clams, garupa fish slices, greens, emperor noodle and chicken broth.

A bowl of noodle:

2 large fresh prawns
5 large fresh mussels
5 large fresh clams
3 slices of garupa fish
greens
1 dry emperor noodle
350ml chicken stock
seasoning
2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

season the prawns, mussels, clams and garupa slices in a bowl. Put the emperor noodle into the boiled unsalted water to softened the noodle. Refreshed under cold water. Place them in a serving bowl.
Placed the prawns, mussels, clams, garupa and greens into the boiling the chicken stock. Do not overcook the seafood. Once cooked, dished them into the serving bowl together with the emperor noodle. Garnished with coriander leaves and serve.


From Steven Cheng

"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

Stir Fried Baby Leek Bulbs with Japanese Seaweed Tofu

Baby leeks

It is another weekend morning marketing at my regular wet market at SS17, Petaling Jaya where I stumbled upon a very interesting vegetable, baby leek bulbs. This is the first time that I had seen such unique and interesting, baby leek bulbs and yet do not know what to do with them. An elderly lady who was standing beside me insisted that I should dry stir fried them with tofu to bring out the full flavour of the baby leek bulbs. She also teached me just to use the bulbs and discard the stems. It really sounded interesting and tasty. She taged way with 2kg of this baby leek bulbs as her son loves them. After overwhelming by her lust, I too immediately bought 1kg of this baby leek bulbs. I also picked up a packed of japanese seaweed tofu from the market.

Japanese Seaweed Tofu


The japanese seaweed tofu looks great, not soft and well suitable for stir frying. I had them cut into cubes and deep fried. By doing this I will able to have a crunchy texture of tofu and also easy to stir fry them within seconds.

Deep fried japanese seaweed tofu
Stir Fried Baby Leek Bulbs with Seaweed Tofu

Ingredients

1kg Baby leek bulbs
1 packet Japanese seaweed tofu
2 cloves Garlic
2 teaspoon Oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon Dark soya sauce
2 tablespoon Corn Oil
Cut the seaweed tofu into cubes and deep fry them till golden brown. Trim off the baby leek bulbs, leaving about 1 inch of the bulb, wash, clean and dry the bulbs. Heat up the pan with corn oil. Once the oil is hot, throw in crushed garlic.Once the garlic start to turn brown and fragrant, throw in the baby leek bulbs and stir fry them for 2-3 mins. Place the deep fried japanese seaweed tofu into the pan and together with oyster sauce and dark soya sauce. Stir fry them for another 1-2 mins and you dish is ready and scoop them up onto your dish.
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