- Balance amount of fat and lean meat. Yes, the fat almost melts in your mouth.
- Well seasoned but not overpowering so you can still taste the original flavors of pork meat.
- Crispy, crackly (not hard) skin, that gives the perfect contrast and texture to the overall taste....mmmmm! (check out the photo below, see the "bubbly" skin)
Next up is Fried eggplant with salted egg (咸蛋香茄条). This is a simple, easy & delicious dish to whip up anytime of the week. Look out for fresh, firm egg plant, a.k.a. brinjals while in the market, an salted egg and some curry leaves and you are good to go!Ingredients for Fried Eggplant with salted egg:
2 cups oil for deep frying
2 salted egg yolks, steamed ( I used 1, which is suffice for me)
2 tbsp curry leaves
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
- Cut the eggplant into wedges and coat it with cornstarch. Deep-fry the eggplant in hot oil until golden brown. Dish and drain.
- Leave 1 tbsp oil in the wok, add in salted egg yolk (mashed) and stir fry till aromatic. Add in curry leaves, seasoning and stir well.
- Add in fried eggplant and stir-fry until well mixed. Dish up and serve.
Slight crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and with salty, slight sweet & flavorful taste. Went really well with stream rice, so good! Highly recommended, please try this out. ;)
Yesterday, me and some of my good friends decided to have a mini pot luck cum Christmas party. Yeah, brought forward for my sake, thanks ladies! We brought our little ones and we even have gift exchange too. Not only did the kids had loads of fun, me and my friends had such fun too. Good food and great company, what more can I ask for? Since it's pot luck, I decided to make yam cake and Strawberry Shortcake, my style. You probably think there's nothing so special about Strawberry shortcake, almost anyone knows how. Actually, instead of the usual sweetened whipped cream for the filling, I used custard cream + whipped cream. Result, a much tastier combo!
Ingredients for custard pudding cream:
375g fresh milk
55g unsalted butter
180g whole egg beaten
15g egg yolk
75g caster sugar
50g cake flour
250ml fresh whipping cream, whipped
- In a saucepan, heat up the butter and milk till butter is melted and the milk is almost boiling. Remove from fire.
- Add sugar and stir well till combine and melted.
- In another mixing bowl, add eggs and egg yolk together. Then add about 1 tbsp at a time of the milk mixture into the eggs and stir well. After about the 6 to 8th tbsp, add this mixture back into the reminding milk, butter mixture and stir well to combine. (this is an important step as it might cause the whole thing to cuddle, so be extra careful when doing it)
- Lastly, sift the cake flour in and stir well until combined and no clumps.
- Continue to cook mixture at low heat till thickens. Then remove from heat and let cool before use.
- Once cooled, fold in the fresh whipped cream. Chill mixture for an hour before use.