Land of Smiles

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truffledog wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:48 pm
yong wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:16 am Nasi Lemak (coconut rice)
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You put pandan leaf and what else in the rice cooker? whats that round ingredient in the middle?
Yes thats a stick of lemon grass, @Yerg was correct. I bruised it before putting in the pot.

In addition to the lemon grass and pandan leaves (which I bruised too) I added 4 slices of ginger and salt to taste. The coconut milk I bought the box type, half water and half coconut milk. That's it.

If you use basmati rice its better to soak in water for an hour before cooking, jasmine rice is great for nasi-lemak too and you do not need to pre-soak jasmine rice.
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Anchor Moy wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:23 amSteaming food using banana leaves is kick-arse. That's my only excuse. We use plates for serving, but the leaves are great for cooking fish or meat in a rice cooker because it keeps the moisture in the food. Ngam ngam.
Hahahaha that's really funny. Bet from then on your neighbour allowed you free reign to his banana trees :lol:

Yes banana leaves very versatile great for steaming dishes
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Doc67 wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:19 am First class Yong, that's a great video.

I see you added prawns and squid at the end. The rule for squid is 1 minute or 1 hour, anything in between and it becomes tough. But that seems a bit short to cook the prawns.

So, how long did you leave them in?

Also, how about an ingredient list; What is the stock at the start and the one at the end?
Thank you.

The 3 items: prawns, squid and strips of pork-belly I precooked in the prawn stock. First to go in is the pork belly then the prawns, finally turned off the fire and throw in the squid. Remove them and finally throw them into the noodles at the end of cooking.

The ingredients as you can see in the photo: yellow noodle, vermicelli, bean sprouts, eggs, lard, strips of pork belly, prawns and squid, spring onion and garlic. In addition - salt, fish sauce, pepper and prawn stock.

The key ingredient is the prawn stock. I always make extra stock whenever I cook prawn noodles and I have a video of the process here



First I boil a mixture of pork bones and pork ribs and dried octopus and some spices. On another side I stir fry a mixture of prawn heads, dried shrimps, garlic, rock sugar, soya sauce, salt and pepper, after that I blend it to "release" the prawn flavour and then I mix into the soup. Before I use the soup I will sieve it. I freeze the extra soup to be use for many other dishes.
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Fried rice for the girls

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So I was at Siam Paragon yesterday afternoon. Felt hungry and saw a Thai beef noodle shop which I ate there before and it was pretty good

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Types of beef
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I ordered the wagyu beef
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The rice noodle and meat balls
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Tufu skin with minced pork
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Wagyu beef
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This meal doesn't come cheap though US$30
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Last Friday visited Chinatown market and ended up having dinner at the legendary fish porridge shop there - https://goo.gl/maps/BcKepeywuwuwTfxJ8

Check out my video here


The shop
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Yang Kee
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The matriarch of the business
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Everything is done the old school way - charcoal
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Preparing my dinner
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My dinner - pomfret boiled rice
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and oyster soup
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Made myself a big breakfast this morning



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Tofu with minced pork stir fry with soya beans
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Pork & liver soup
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Long beans omelette
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Braised porl
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I admire your cooking and presentation skills. Looks like the fish admire them too - I could see them getting excited in the clip.
Gorgeous home too!
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techietraveller84 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 1:44 am I admire your cooking and presentation skills. Looks like the fish admire them too - I could see them getting excited in the clip.
Gorgeous home too!
Thank you for the compliment, for me its an encouragement in my posts.

Just fed the fish 15 mins ago

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Had egg and bread breakfast half an hour ago



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