Monday, April 19, 2010

Puff Biscuits (Hiong Piah/Heong Peng/Ma Tai So)

We added Yummito Puff Biscuits (Original Flavor) on our site today. Yummito? It sounds so Japanese... so what is it? It is actually the popular 'Hiong Piah/Heong Peah/Ma Tai So' that we love. It is manufactured by 'Gunung Rapat Hiong Piah.' I believe many of you have heard about this company.

I was a bit hesitant (ok, stubborn) to add Yummito Puff Biscuits (Original Flavor) because we already have our Top Seller - Soon Ann Heong Peah (Ma Tai So). I didn't see the point adding something similar. I am glad the supplier managed to convince me to change my mind. The supplier told me many times that Yummito Puff Biscuits (Original Flavor) is different and people want more and more after having the first one.

I like both Soon Ann Heong Peah (Ma Tai So) and Yummito Puff Biscuits (Original Flavor) from their crispy outer layers to their sweet fillings. Both puff biscuits taste different. When you bite them, you can tell that their textures are also very different. They both are delicious. MOST IMPORTANTLY, they are very fresh. I really don't know which one I like more.

They are individually packed in order to retain the freshness. It also makes it very convenient to bring to the office, school, travel etc.

I like to eat them together with a pot of Chinese Tea.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Assam Curry Fish Head with Okra (Lady's Fingers)

Delicious Curry Fish Head in less than 15 minutes!

I made this dish with the Salmon Fish Head that I bought from a Korean Supermarket. It is very fresh and it has a lot of meat.

I rubbed some salt over the fish head, left it for about 15 minutes and rinsed the salt off before cooking. The paste that I used is Tean’s Gourmet Malaysian Assam Fish Paste. You can also use ChanHong Instant Assam Curry Paste If you want dipping sauce for the fish and okra, I suggest Orchid Brand Soy Sauce.

See cooking instructions here and here.

I was supposed to cook the okra (lady's fingers) and tomatoes together with the fish head in the curry. I didn't do it this time because I wanted to take picture and I was afraid they didn't look as good if they were 'soaked' in the curry.

A waitress at a very popular Malaysian Restaurant in Chinatown always suggests me to mix Assam Curry and Curry with coconut when I order Curry Fish Head from them. It is a good idea. I also want to share a secret with you... the paste that you get from our site tastes better than the restaurant's quality.:)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Beef

My Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Beef is delicious. It means something to me.

I like fruits in my food. I always order Pineapple with Beef, Mango with Beef and Lychee with Beef from a Malaysian restaurant not far from where I live. The sauce that they use to make this dish is sweet and spicy. I pay $9 including tips and tax for a lunch special. I think it is very expensive for the portion that I get, so I decided to try and make it myself. I wasn't sure if Lingham Hot Sauce is going to give me the same result. I wasn't sure if I get to share this with you here.

Guess what? It's delicious. I am glad I get to share with you!!!

What you need to make this dish:
Lingham Hot Sauce, 1 pound of thin sliced beef, pineapple (try not to use canned pineapple, the fresh one tastes much better), red bell pepper, minced garlic, cooking oil, water and spring onion.

Very simple steps:
1. Heat some cooking oil in a wok and then add minced garlic. Stir fry the garlic.
2. Add and stir fry the beef. Add a little water so the beef doesn't get dry.
3. Add 3-4 tablespoons of Lingham Hot Sauce. Continue stir fry. Don't overcook the beef as it will get tough. Alternatively, you can marinade the beef with the hot sauce and put in the fridge for about 30 minutes before cooking.
4. Add in the pineapple, red bell pepper and spring onion. Quickly stir fry, don't overcook.
5. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Suggestion: Instead of beef, you can make shrimps, squids and chicken too.

Lingham Hot Sauce has over 100 years of history. It can be used as table sauce, seafood cocktail sauce, marinade for meat and fish, spice up salad dressing, stir fry dishes... etc.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Butter Prawns With Cereal

I don't like cereal... actually, it is not true. I don't like cereal with milk but I do like cereal with butter prawns a lot. Well, these 2 types of cereals taste very different.

Butter Prawns With Cereal is a very expensive and famous dish in the restaurants in Malaysia and Singapore. I bought some tiger prawns from Chinatown and made them with Instant Crispy Prawn With Cereal Mix. It is delicious and cheap. The sweetness from the cereal in this mix really goes very well with the butter prawns.

Click here for cooking instruction. You can also use this mix to make butter soft shell crabs and butter squid.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Chicken Curry, Potatoes and Haogie Rolls

I like rice more than bread. But when I eat Chicken Curry, I find it more delicious to eat it with bread. Today, I am going to have it with the Haogie Rolls that I bought from A&P this morning.

My youngest sister is coming over for dinner tonight. She is a very straight forward person. If the food is bad, she will say it. So not wanting to be hurt and take any risk, I made the Chicken Curry with Tean’s Gourmet Malaysian Chicken Curry Paste and coconut milk.

Click here for cooking instruction.

I LOVE this paste. I just finished cooking it. It smells so good. It is a torture that I don't get to eat it right away because I have to wait for it to get cold and then take pictures to post here. After taking the pictures, I have to wait for my youngest sister to arrive. I am so hungry.

I always add a type of vegetable to this dish. This time I have potatoes.

Other Chicken Curry Paste that you can get from our site is Chilliz Chicken Curry Paste.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Chinese Tea Eggs and Margaret Thatcher

Remember Margaret Thatcher's 28 eggs a week diet? No? Click here to read more

Eating plain hard boiled eggs can be boring sometimes, let alone 28 eggs a week. Well, she had to do what she had to do. To make delicious hard boiled eggs, you can get HaoMeiWei Herbs Egg Spices to make the popular Chinese Tea Eggs. Some Chinese restaurants in New York are selling 2 Tea Eggs for $3.50.

To make the Tea Eggs, you also need soy sauce and black soy sauce. You can find Orchid Brand Soy Sauce and Yuen Chun Thick Caramel Sauce from our site.

Click here for cooking instruction. This is a very unique dish to bring to a potluck party. What do you think?

Roasted Cuttlefish - A Cinema Snack

Roasted Cuttlefish is my favorite cinema snack. I like a lot of cinema snacks but Roasted Cuttlefish is always on the top of my list. I ate it in the theaters when I was growing up in Malaysia. Now when I watch DVDs at home, I want to eat it in order to really enjoy the movies.

Summer is coming, I am going to add
Roasted Cuttlefish to the BBQ menu.

Grill them together with other food. Make this year's BBQ menu more interesting!!!