Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Local cusine experiment

Decided to be adventurous yesterday and made Fried Oyster (Ah ma's style), Black & White Carrot Cake. Got the recipe from Munch Ministry from some kind souls who is willing to share the recipes.
Fried Oyster

White Carrot Cake

Black Carrot Cake
I varied the Fried Oyster from the recipe in Munch Ministry a bit to find my 'Grandma's taste'. I added Fishcake Strips & Prawn cubes instead of Oyster. And i did not use the Grounded Ingredients but used Fish Gravy like my Grandma to flavour it. But then, Happycall was good cos it was not oily after frying it and spared me from the messy cleaning up. But it lack the 'black wok' flavour if you know what I meant.
As for the Carrot cake, i cheated and used the Ready-made carrot cake and split into 2 types. But I didnt add Chai Po cos i ran out of it and as for the White version, i omit the Sweet Sauce, and i replaced the Light Soy Sauce with Fish gravy. =)
Fried Oyster (Recipe adapted from MunchMinistry)
20-30 fresh oysters (small ones)
110g sweet potato flour
250ml water
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
2 large eggs
2 tbsp chopped spring onions
1 tbsp chopped chives
4 tbsp oil
Ground ingredients (combine well using blender or mortar& pestle)
3 cloves garlic
2 shallots
1 tbsp chilli paste (I used Glory’s Nonya Sambal)
1/2 tbsp coriander pwd (Can be found in most spice sections in supermkts)
A dash of pepper
Soak oysters in water.
Mix sweet potato flour, salt and water into a thin runny batter and leave aside. (Batter should be very runny as it thickens while cooking)
Heat oil in a non-stick wok or pan until very hot (medium heat).
Scoop out two ladles of batter onto the wok.
Give a quick stir and let the batter form a thin crust and then, crack in the eggs one at a time. Stir quickly, then push cooked batter to the side of pan.
Add 2 tbsp oil to the other side of pan, add ground ingredients and saute well. Add in oysters. Cook for a minute and combine the egg and sweet potato flour batter together with the oysters.
Add pepper and sprinkle with chopped spring onions and chives. Give it a stir then dish out and serve with chilli garlic sauce.
**i replaced oyster with fishcakes and prawns**

Another mission I had today was cooking Stew Pork with Tau Pok, Tau Kwa, Quail Eggs. I marinate them overnight and cook the very next day, with the marinate and added 2 cup of water to boil and simmer.
Stew Pork
Stew Pork Recipe (for 2-3 Pax)
1 Plate of Pork Belly (NTUC type)
1 Plate of Twee Bah (NTUC type)
1 Box of Quail Eggs
1 Box of Tau Pok
1 Pkt of Tau Kwa
2 Cups of water
Marinate - 2Tbsp Oyster Sauce, 3Tbsp Premium Soy Sauce, 1 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce, Dash of pepper & Corn Flour
1) Marinate the above meat with marinate overnight or at least 30mins
2) Put above with marinate and add 2 Cups of water to boil, simmer til meat is 70% tender
3) Add in cooked quail eggs, tau pok, tau kwa

Simple right? It is yummilicious!! And good to go with a bowl of plain rice. U can add  more water if the water dries up, and add a bit more dark sauce for taste.

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