Posts Tagged ‘dinner’

Dinner Photos With My Dear Fuji Finepix F31.

April 18, 2008

I finally had my fixed up Fuji Finepix F31 camera delivered to my place this evening! 🙂 And I just had to use it to snap away at my dinner. I was so close to kissing my camera, heh.

A huge bowl of carrot, potato & onion soup in our pressure cooker plus my mum’s hand. 🙂

Sesame chicken, stir-fried with ginger and spring onions.

Prawns and onions in a super spicy sweet and sour sauce. It was my favourite dish tonight.

Dinner isn’t complete without a vegetable dish. Spinich with chilli-padi.

😀 I am so happy I got back my fabulous camera.

A Colourful Dinner.

April 14, 2008

When I was a young girl, I rarely enjoy home-cooked meals. Therefore, I am very thankful and blessed that I get to eat home-cooked meals so often now; at home and at my boyfriend’s place. This was a delicious spread by Chef James Leong (my boyfriend’s dad) last week. 🙂

Sweet and sour prawns.

Spinich with dried shrimp.

Deep fried fish.

And a Cantonese dinner isn’t complete without a soup dish.

I always feel very at home there. 🙂 I’m a real blessed girl.

An Amazing Home Cooked Dinner Again.

March 16, 2008

As usual, I’m very blessed with a helper that can cook so well. This was what we had for dinner today. It served more than the 10 pax present at dinner. What a spread it was.

My favourite dish was the fried eggplant with sambal prawn paste.

Crab meat with mushroom.

Deep fried tau-kua (a harder version of the tofu).

Deep fried fish.

Deep fried pork pieces.

Deep fried chicken wings (though a little burnt but still delicious).

Stewed duck and pork (this was purchased by my mother).

Spinich and ikan bilis.

Fried egg with spring onions.

Did I just make you hungry? 😛

My Home-cooked Meals.

March 2, 2008

When I was young, my grandfather would cook my dinners for me. When I moved out to live with my mother, we stopped having home-cooked meals. It is only recently that God had blessed my family with a lovely helper that can cook really well. 😀

This was a meal cooked for my entire family, just before a Mahjong game. There was mutton & potatoes in coconut sauce, broccoli & mushrooms, fried tofu with bean sprouts, fried chicken, egg omelette, prawns in tomato sauce and a soup dish (not shown in the photo).

This one is a simpler dinner for 5. I didn’t manage to take a photo of the soup. In Cantonese meals, it is a must to have a soup dish. My family believes in cooking our soup in a pressure cooker to attain the best results. In this meal, there was steamed fish, deep fried mashed potatoes and spinach.

As much as I love eating home-cooked meals, sometimes it is nice to eat out. I consider Singapore to be a food paradise, with many 24-hour eateries to choose from. There is always something to eat.

This was a seafood dinner treat by a friend sometime back. There were only 5 of us, but somehow we cleared almost all the plates. There was sambal stingray, cockles, prawns, squid, etc. We Singaporeans love to eat and we live to eat. 🙂

My Valentine’s Day Experience At Corduroy & Finch.

February 15, 2008

I had a good time at Corduroy & Finch, one of my top 3 restaurant suggestions as mentioned in my previous post. I’ll relate this experience to you through some of the many photos I took yesterday.

I was greeted by this gorgeous restaurant, tucked away in the corner of 6th Avenue. When the boyfriend and I arrived at 8pm, the place was only half-filled with families, couples and a large group of at least 16 people having a collective Valentine’s Day celebration. The crowd kicked in about an hour later.

There was a box of 6 chocolates on each table, and each chocolate had the words “I Love You” on it.

The Valentine’s Day menu. My boyfriend and I opted for the Grilled Beef Tenderloin, medium-rare. We’re both meat lovers.

While we waited for our food to arrive (which took a wee bit longer than expected), trigger-happy me starting to snap away with my camera (Fuji Finepix F31). Here’s a photo of me with the free chocolates, a view from the second floor (the restaurant was showing a film from the sixties), a photo of the stairway up to the second floor and a photo of the place-mat.

Here’s the food 😀

(From top-left, description moving clockwise) 

Starter: North American lamb pastries, almond yoghurt sauce, garlic oil and toasted pine nuts.
3.9 over 5 stars – the sauce and nuts makes this dish different from a normal Chinese dumpling.

Main Course: Grilled beef tenderloin & baby lobster tail, cep sauce & lobster butter.
4.4 over 5 stars – a very juicy cut of beef with a generous amount of delightful sauce with some mashed potatoes.

Dessert: Strawberry sunburst, champagne rose jelly & lychee compote.
2.8 over 5 stars – I thought they could have done much better with their dessert and I wasn’t too fond of all that rose flavouring in it. However, the strawberry sunburst cake had saved this entire dish from failing at my ratings.

Turkish Delight
2.3 over 5 stars – Okay maybe I am just very particular about how turkish delight should taste like. I like it traditional without any additional flavourings added (rose again) and with some pistachios. However it had a very impressive ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ effect.

The meal ended with a freshly brewed lavazza coffee and some shortbread that was delicious.

Total damage: S$168
Overall rating: 4.3 over 5 stars
(Dropped slight from the previous 4.5 stars, on normal days they’re better at their food and service)

How did you spend your Valentine’s Day? 🙂

Baked Dijonaise Salmon, Your Quick Solution To A Home-cooked Valentine’s Day Dinner.

February 14, 2008

All you folks out there who’s planning to cook for your special someone tonight for Valentine’s Day, do not fret if you cannot think of what to cook. Here is my solution for you – Baked Dijon Salmon (pronounced as Sa-Men). The original recipe was retrieved from All Recipes. I rate this recipe 4.8 over 5 stars. Please ignore all the bad reviews on the All Recipes site, because my salmon always turned out perfect and I want you all to be able to impress others with this simple recipe. I’ve cooked this dish for my family, friends and boyfriend on previous occasions. All of them enjoyed it very much.

I’ve changed the recipe servings (for two) and made other slight changes to the ingredients.

Baked Dijonaise Salmon (Serves 2)

I could not find a photo of the salmon alone, so please focus on the photo on the upper-left hand corner. 🙂 Note: These salmon fillets were huge, don’t worry if your fillets are much smaller.

Ingredients
2 tbsp salted butter, melted
2 tbsp Dijonaise (I use the Master Food brand, available at leading supermarkets in Singapore)
2-1/4 teaspoons honey (add more if you like caramelized honey)
2 tbsp dry bread crumbs
2 tbsp finely chopped walnuts
2 tsp chopped fresh parsley OR 2/3 tsp ground parsley (Using the ratio of 1 part ground: 3 parts fresh)
2 salmon fillets
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 180°C. (Vary it according to how fast your oven usually cooks fish)
2.
In a small bowl, stir together butter, Dijonaise, and honey. Set aside. In another bowl, mix together bread crumbs, walnuts, and parsley.
3.
Brush each salmon fillet with honey mustard mixture, and sprinkle the tops of the fillets with the bread crumb mixture.
4.
Bake salmon for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until it flakes easily with a fork. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish it according to your Valentine’s preference.I hope this is useful to someone out there.

Happy Valentine’s Day & Friendship Day every one, may this be a blessed day for all.