Friday, February 21, 2014

More Dishes I Cooked During CNY

Been attacked by blogging blue bug again lately...

I know this is late, but never mind. Gotta share the feast I had during the CNY time, besides of course the usual hotpot :)

Stir fry leeks with baby corn - just a simple stir fry dish with this must eat veggie - leeks, cooked with minced garlic, salt, pepper and chicken stock

Fish Maw with Mushroom Stew - so yummy dish, recipe from Yen from Eat Your Heart Out

What you need:

4 pcs of fishmaw
6 dried shitake mushroom, soaked til soft about 2 hours
1 inch old ginger, sliced thinly
3 cloves of garlic, minced
50g chicken, diced
2 tbsp oil
700ml water
2 tbsp oyster sauce
about 8 sweet beans

  1. Soak the fishmaw in a bowl of cold water til soften, about 1-2 hours. Drain and cut into about 5cm length
  2. In a large pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Add garlic and ginger, fry for 2 minutes til fragrant. Add in chicken and mushrooms, cook for another 2 minutes, til chicken are lightly browned
  3. Place fish maw into the pot and pour water and bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce to low heat and simmer for 45 minutes, covered
  4. Add oyster sauce. Add sweet beans and cook for 1 minute. Serve immediately

Cantonese Pan Fried Prawns, very delicious dish, recipe from Wendy from Table for 2... or more

Recipe for the prawn dish:

What you need:

1kg large prawns (either XL grey prawns or tiger prawns)
2 shallots, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 red chilli, finely chopped
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1 stalk of spring onion, white & green separated, thinly sliced
100g ketchup
20g premium oyster sauce
1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
1 tsp sugar

  1. Wash prawns and snip the eyes and long legs. Cut the back with scissor and remove the intestines. Don't remove the shells
  2. Combine ketchup, oyster sauce, worchestershire sauce and sugar in a bowl, set aside
  3. Heat a wok til very hot, put in 2 tbsp oil. Put in some prawns and sear on both sides (about 10secs for each side). Dish up and do the same to the remaining prawns. Do in batches
  4. Add 3 tbsp oil in the wok, cook garlic and shallots til fragrant. Add in both chillis and white part of the spring onion, cook til everything is fragrant
  5. Return prawns into the wok and add in the ketchup mixture. Toss everything well til the prawns are well coated with the sauce
  6. Put in green parts of the spring onion, toss and dish up
  7. Serve immediately 


  1. Thanks for the mention - so glad to hear you enjoyed the stew! :)

  2. Alice, love to see what you had for CNY! All I like very much :)

  3. Cantonese Pan Fried Prawns is looking delicious, I am going to follow your blog! :D

  4. May I know how many tablespoon is 100gm ketchup and 20gm oyster sauce. You should write in tablespoon easier for your reader to understand.



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