Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dinner - Spam with baked beans, Corn soup, Spam Omelette, Yong Tau Fu

Yong Tau Fu with crushed salted soya beans.

Ingredients -

Fresh yong tau fu of your choice
Crushed salted soya beans
Garlic (optional)
Sugar )
Dash of sesame oil ) mixed together with some water
White pepper )
Corn starch mixed with some water to dilute
Spring onions for garnish

Method -

1. I usually start off with boiling the ytf and getting rid of excess oil & salt. Remove and set aside.

2. Fry garlic till fragrant. Add ytf followed by mixture of soya beans, sugar, sesame oil & white pepper. Add more water if you want more sauce. Season to taste. Finish off with cornstarch to thicken sauce. Serve & enjoy.

Note - YTF is by itself ready-salted & there is sweetness from the fish paste, so bear in mind when adding seasoning. I did not include exact measurements for the sauce as I leave it to individual taste. Some might like it sweeter, and some prefer more savoury.

Baked beans with Spam is a comfort dish of my childhood. However, I can't consume beans now due to my arthritis, so I do miss it. Made this for hubby. Princess and I just used the sauce to flavour our rice. She does not like beans & mushy food. I find that kids have very exact tastes. They mostly do not like mushy. And they prefer to have crunchiness in their food. Basically, they are simple people who go for simple, uncomplicated food, from what I have observed. For example, she loves young corn which is crunchy, and broccoli has to be cooked just right, not overcooked else she'll not like that. I guess once it's overcooked, there's no texture left, so it doesn't taste very nice to her.

Omelette with Spam for the non-bean eaters. :P

Corn, carrot & onion soup cooked with chicken thigh. This is a very standard soup in most Singapore homes. I love it because it's so easy to prepare & the soup is sweetened with the carrots, onions & corn. No additional seasoning needed except for some salt and some white pepper.


Annie Q said...

spam with baked beans and spam omellete, oh...never think of this, i should try to cook it. Sound simple and easy.

Miz Young said...

ahhh I love this corn-carrot-onion soup! This is comfort food for me since young.... and the boys like it too!

SIG said...

Annie Q - Oh, really? Never had it? It's what my grandma used to cook for us growing up.

Miz Young - It's superb & full of vitamins & protein. I learnt all these from my grandma :)

Jacss said...

hey, i just got a cann of spam recently & done somethg similar... fried spam with egg !!
btw, the yong tao foo looked delicious!! like the corn soup too!!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

love spam in any form...and bingo on the soup! i love doing this soup also, sometimes i replace the chicken with pork. ^_^

Jori said...

I've never considered using Spam for a main dish. When I was a child my aunt used it to make sandwiches for her kids, but I can't say that I've ever really had it. It's something on the shelves here, just not something you see many people cook with!

Love the corn and chicken soup - looks yummy!

SIG said...

Jacss - Tks! Yup, spam with egg is yum :)

Rita - Oh yes, sometimes I too will use pork, but I prefer chicken. :)

Jori - Oh really? Maybe in Asia we are more innovative? lol. Try it all right, and eat it with rice. It's yummy with the baked bean sauce. Let me know if you do. :) The soup's really simple and it's great for your diet. Nice, light, flavourful and full of nutrients packed in!