Friday, 25 April 2008

Fried Tang Hoon (Fried Glass Noodles) - A No-Brainer

Such a versatile dish, much like fried rice. Throw in anything you fancy or leftovers (zuchini, onions, roast pork and eggs in the above case) with lots of garlic, a good amount of fish sauce, and a tiny bit of tamarind, sugar and tomato ketchup for balance. Voila... a complete meal in itself. So simple and yet so good...

On a different note, why are my photos so dark? It seems bright enough by the window on a sunny day, yet... Any advice, anyone?

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

The Beauty Of Very Ordinary Things

My First Char Siew Ever

Now doesn't that look good? The idea of making Char Siew at home has always been intimidating... getting that perfectly charred surface while maintaining a moist and juicy interior is quite an art.

I pulled a recipe off one of the food blogs that I frequent. The Char Siew was flavourful but needed a tad more sugar. It also needed to be more charred (I didn't char it sufficiently this time for fear of drying out the meat).

It is wonderful with steaming hot fragrant rice.

Monday, 14 April 2008

Oh-So-Good Beer Bread

I finally got new lenses for close-up shots, yay! I am testing it out on this freshly baked super yummy beer bread with dried figs. It is best served warm with a thick spread of salted butter and a huge dollop of chunky apricot jam. I have to add that this bread goes really well with cheese too - crusty on the outside, soft inside and that subtle hint of Hoegaarden beer... heavenly.