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13th week of cooking

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This was a week of simpler cooking because I was only supposed to cook on 2 days, but ended up cooking for most of the days… So I didn’t quite plan to cook much stuff.

Menu of the week includes fried rice, chicken mushroom soup, 3 cup chicken, lettuce, gyudon, and cornflake cookies.

Fried rice... trying to use up all the left over ingredients like spam and ham

chicken mushroom soup, recipe from Shiying. This is the first time so far that hubby says that the soup I cook is nice. haha

3 cup chicken (san bei ji) and chinese cabbage

3 cup chicken recipe from Rasa Malaysia. Nice!

Gyudon a.k.a Japanese beef bowl

Gyudon, recipe from Noob Cook. Not bad! Just that the beef I bought was too thickly sliced although I asked them to slice it really thin… And the rice was too sour! Prob won’t make sushi rice for this the next time, just normal short grain rice… 🙂

cornflake cookies baking in the oven

cornflake cookies! yay!

Dorothea was very sweet to send me a hand mixer for my birthday! Just what I needed because I couldn’t use my SG without a transformer (which I busted). How timely, and what a God-send!! 🙂 This is the first thing I baked with the mixer… cornflake cookies, recipe from Rasa Malaysia! It was not bad, just a little dry. I later discovered that I shouldn’t use the mixer for the step that requires you to ‘fold in’… So the next time, I will try again by folding in, and maybe lowering the temp, and hopefully it will come out less dry.

After giving these cookies out to my friends here, I realised that I seem to be the only one who has ever eaten such cookies. The thing is, I really do remember eating this during Chinese New Year, but no one else here does! haha… how strange!

12th week of cooking

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This was again a relatively short week because it was the 4th July long weekend. Since we were preparing for our Yellowstone National Park trip, I wasn’t too adventurous with the menu, and did a few repeat dishes (sukiyaki beef and teriyaki chicken). Food of the week…

Monday – Garlic dark sauce tilapia

This dish was easy, tasted ok, but also not a dish that you’d remember. Will prob repeat this dish when I’m lazy and tired! 😛

Garlic dark sauce chicken, recipe from 'no more failed recipes'

Tuesday – Sukiyaki beef with agedashi tofu

Agedashi tofu was promising, but I used the wrong tofu… Used medium instead of soft. Have bought the soft one and will be trying again real soon! Recipe from Rasa Malaysia.

Agedashi tofu, recipe from Rasa Malaysia + repeated dish sukiyaki beef

Wednesday – Hakka homemade noodles, Bak Chor Mee style!!

This is the 2nd time I’m making noodles on my own, and it had to be after a pretty intensive gym session! Regretted my decision to make it halfway through, was aching the next day, but I guess the outcome made up for it! hehe. Hubby gave the thumbs up!!

In all, including preparation of the side ingredients, this meal prob took hours to prepare!

Components of this meal include: minced meat and mushrooms, recipe from Jingyi; noodles, recipe from foodmadewithlove (will probably try to add shallot oil the next time); wanton, recipe from Rasa Malaysia; fishballs donated by Shiying!

Hakka homemade noodles, this time bak chor mee style!

Thursday – Teriyaki chicken (repeated dish)

Teriyaki chicken