Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Super busy

Very busy day for me today. Was working non-stop from the time I got up at 6plus this morning. Made a lunch of long bean porridge which my Ah Ma used to make a lot and something I love till today. I had a packet of salmon flakes, from Daiso if not wrong, and added some to the porridge. I couldn't really taste the salmon, so that was good, meaning it didn't add more salt to the porridge.

Cooked a big pot of broth with chicken breast bone, soya beans, piece of ginger, ikan bilis, and also a cob of corn (is that how it's described?). Used half the broth to cook the porridge in and the other I kept for dinner to make yong tau fu soup. For the porridge, I cut up long beans into little pieces, sliced thinly some tau kwa and added some meatballs. Just like how Ah Ma used to do it, except that she used to fry the tau kwa and beans prior to adding to the pot, but I thought my way's much healthier. For seasoning, I used light soy sauce, pepper, and a few drops of sesame oil, and garnished with salmon flakes and fried shallots.

While I was out, I couldn't resist picking up some hot cross buns and they were yummy. I got them from Four Leaves, even though I was planning to try out Alex Goh's recipe from 'The World of Bread'. I have to say mine didn't turn out looking like his and I felt that I could do with a little more sugar. It was pretty bland, and something was just missing from it. Maybe Allspice? I could hardly even taste the cinnamon. I usually love to eat hot cross buns on their own and not slather jam over them, but maybe in this case, I should.

For dinner, on top of the soup, I also stir fried some Shanghai greens and made some white pepper pork slices.

13 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

How you like the white pepper pork slices?

How much is Alex Goh, The world of Bread book costs?

daphne said...

this is the YTF dinner? hehehee.. Nice! Looks really healthy.. and I like the look of that porridge as well. Love my porridge with ingrediants and not plain!

singairishgirl said...

little corner of mine - Hmm... actually I was lazy to switch on the pc so I didn't follow her recipe. I didn't add sugar or potato flour. It was quite nice. I used pork fillet so wasn't tough. Sorry I can't help you. I tore out the price tag. Bought it a while back but first time using his recipes.

daphne - Thanks! Ahhh... that's because you are Cantonese. Hehe. But I don't like plain porridge too.

Oh for the love of food! said...

Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day to you and the family! Hope you guys are well. we'll be in S'pore from the 25th April-1stMay - Hope we'll be able to meet!Hmmm. must remember to go to Daiso! xo

Shazz said...

yes yes I remember ah ma's chai tao/tao kwa porridge! & loved it too. Think I'll cook that over the extra long easter weekend but may have to substitute the chai tao with something else. choc-mint cookie looks yummy, esp if you add peanut butter in the middle!!

Beau Lotus said...

Mmmmm...the porridge is just the way I like it too!

Yummy yummy yummy...

singairishgirl said...

oh for the love of food! - Hey Carol, thanks. We're good. Oh, only here 6 days? Will you have time for us? Will email you.

HK Choo said...

1st time hearing about the addition of long beans in porridge, will try that soon..kewl :)

Sweet Jasmine said...

wah...some nice homecook food...i had been cooking porridge for days now for son and me coz of the flu virus which kills all yr tastes for food.....my son said ...porridge is for the sick..but i prefer plain porridge when i am not feeling well...

singairishgirl said...

shazz - Yes, it was our favourite, wasn't it? ;) Oh, you can get long beans there? Yes, peanut butter would be another option. :)

beau lotus - Hehe, you do? Thanks.

kh choo - Oh yah, we've been eating it since young. It's nicer to boil the long beans till soft, but I didn't have enough time that day so was a bit crunchy.

sweet jasmine - Thanks Jasmine. Oh gosh, hope you two are feeling better already. I also used to think porridge, macaroni soup, etc was sick food. But maybe now older tend to prefer soupy stuff. Take care. Hope u get well soon. Will email you soon.

Cranberry said...

very interesting D, added long beans into your porridge. I shall try it out one day :)

Pamela said...

Glad you like it :)

singairishgirl said...

cranberry - Yes, but to me not something very interesting as I ate it all the time growing up. Hehe. DO try.