Sunday, November 29, 2009

Indonesian Yellow Rice

Yayyy...another friend's birthday bash tonight.
We had this yummy Indonesian Yellow Rice (Nasi Kuning) for dinner.

Clockwise - Shredded Egg, Fried Chicken, Chilli Potato (Sambal Goreng Kentang), Beef Rendang, Chilli Tempe (Sambal Goreng Tempe), Lung with Balado sauce (Paru Balado), Anchovies + Peanut (Sambal Goreng Teri Kacang).

The pretty looking Yellow Rice and friends + shrimp paste chilli sauce (container) + crackers (at the back) was totally cleaned up within 1 hour.

So much effort for the presentation & taste . . . (obviously not done by any of us), we ordered the set from this Indonesian lady :o)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Vegetarian Vermicelli Noodle

Feeling inspired after watching Masterchef show tonight, I decided to cook whatever I can find in my kitchen for my dinner (= very lazy to go out from the house to buy takeaway). meat in the fridge and I just have to be a vego tonight which I don't mind at all. This recipe is fairly simple, nothing fancy, just a bit of chopping to do.

Ingredients-Part I:
  1. 2 layers of Vermicelli noodle (normally there are 4 layers in a package) - soak in hot water for about 5 mins (as per instructions from the package) then run under cold water in strainer
  2. 1 Carrot - shredded/ fine cut
  3. 4-5 leaves of Cabbage - fine cut
  4. 5 Shitake mushroom - soak in hot water, squeeze the water out & sliced thin
  5. Ginger - about thumb size, cut into 2-3 pieces
  6. 2 cloves Garlic - chopped
  7. 2 chilli - remove seed, chopped
  8. 1/2 bunch Baby Asparagus - chopped diagonal
  9. 2 Egg
  10. Cooking Oil
  11. Chinese Cooking Wine
Ingredients - Part II:
  1. 1-2 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  2. 1 tablespoon Fish Sauce
  3. Light Soy Sauce as desired
  4. White Pepper
  1. Heat up your wok, sprinkle some cooking oil
  2. Make scrambled Egg & once cooked, put it in a bowl
  3. Heat up the wok again, sprinkle some cooking oil
  4. Add garlic, chilli, and cooking wine, stir fry for 1-2 minutes
  5. Add carrot, asparagus, cabbage, mushroom, stir for 5 minutes/ till soft
  6. Add vermicelli, give it a good stir
  7. Add all ingredients - Part II
  8. Add scrambled egg
  9. Ready to serve
This portion is enough for 4 people, I think I cooked too much :o)
I am going to bring some for lunch & give some to my friends, they can be my guinea pigs.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Bombe Alaska

We decided to avoid crazy CBD on the weekend to have Birthday celebration for my dearest friend ... thank God he loves it !!

Bombe Alaska
533 Willoughby Road
Willoughby NSW 2068
Sydney - Australia
Phone (02) 9958 8628

Entree - Scallop on Chorizo w Salmon Roe & Eggplant sauce
Perfectly cooked scallop, the whole package is just amazing, I need more.

My main - Rabbit Pappardelle with Olive
Home made pappardelle and tasty rabbit for the sauce. No one will know if this is rabbit, it tasted like chicken.

Friend's main - Lamb w mushroom pastry

Dessert - Bombe Alaska
errrr not that fantastic eventhough this is what they are famous for, I still think Bombe Alaska from Bather's Pavillion is much better. Their meringue is on the gluey side & was too sweet for me.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Japanese style Dragon

I am not referring to the actual Dragon (animal) here, I am referring to Dragon Roll in a Japanese restaurant called Nazimi.

Really resembles a (yummy) dragon, don't you all agree ?

Dragon Roll - eel, avocado, mayo, crabstick, and other goodies

Great food !! Great service !!
and conveniently located across Queen Victoria Building.