Sunday 31 August 2014

Garlic Spread

The garlic spread is so versatile that it could be used on anything that requires butter. Although butter is not popularly used in Asian cooking, try adding a little when you are cooking your veggies. The result would guarantee a more aromatic dish.

It is so easy to make and so easy to keep. Just chill or freeze it after mixing! Once you have tried making it fresh, I believe you will forget the ready-made ones!


125g butter (or 1/2 butter,1/2 marjerine)
30g garlic (mash or grate until pulp like)
2 tbsp chopped parsley or 3 tsp dried parsley

Cooking Instruction

1. Leave butter at room temperature to soften butter.

2. Use a fine grater to grate garlic into pulp. Garlic has to be grated finely so that it would be cooked easily. Alternatively, you can put the garlic into the microwave oven and soften the garlic before mashing it with a fork. I personally prefer to grate the garlic finely.

3. Mix everything in a bowl and you are ready to go!

Serving suggestions:
1. Garlic bread/toast/rolls/buns
2. Frying vegetables.
3. Pasta sauce
4. BBQ butter

Sunday 10 August 2014

Steamed Meat Bun (sang yuk bao) 生肉包

The first time making this, the filling turned out quite dry. My mother's exact words where "good flavour but kon jang jang (in cantonese, it means dry)". I couldn't agree with her more. Therefore, in my second attempt, I did the following changes:

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