Posted by icyelite on December 28, 2009
After such a long time of resting baking, cooking food cum recipe testing, I had a sudden urge to cook steamed yam cake. It has been a long time since I last ate steamed yam cake. Without any recipe for reference, I bought yam from NTUC, thinking that mum surely knows how to cook it. Lol. She guides me along the way.
Recipe of Steamed Yam Cake (Frying the mixture)
1 Yam (depends on how much you want)
1 packet of rice flour
2 tbsp of starch/ tapioca flour (to thicken the mixture)
1 tsp of salt
7 bowls of water
- Slice the mushroom and cut the yam into small cubes.
- Measure 7 bowls of water and pour into a mixing bowl.
- Add rice flour, pepper, salt into the mixing bowl.
- Fry the mushroom and yam with sesame oil/vegetable oil.
- After frying the mushroom and yam, pour the mixture (mixing bowl) into the pan and fry.
- Stir the mixture continuously.
- Add in starch flour into the pan.
- Stir the mixture until it becomes sticky texture (looks like glue texture) and transfer it to a baking tin, ready to steam it.
- Steam for approximate 1 hour and use toothpick to test that nothing sticks on it.
Tips: While adding in the seasoning into the mixture, taste it making sure that its not too blend and have a wonderful taste.
- Cut the yam cake into small pieces.
- Garnish the steamed yam cake with parsley, sliced red chili and fried cabbage and you are ready to serve.
- Serve the steamed yam cake together with sweet dark soy sauce and chili.
You can use the same recipe for cooking steamed pumpkin cake too.
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Posted by icyelite on December 26, 2009
This mushroom soup is the authentic mushroom you can taste it at Roma Deli, Simple Food, etc that serves mushroom soup. This is a different recipe from my previous mushroom soup. Felt excited when I find the real ingredients used by these stores. The main ingredient of the soup is cream and mushrooms.
Most of the websites will put sour cream but its not suitable for vegetarian. So I recommend vegetarians to use Nestle Cream.
|Successful creamy mushroom soup with nice smelling oregano herbs
Recipe of Creamy Mushroom Soup
Fresh White Button Mushroom
Water (depends on how much you wanna cook)
Starch flour/ Tapioca flour/ corn flour
(Purpose of the flour is to thicken the soup)
- Slice the fresh white button mushroom and button mushroom.
- Fry the mushrooms with margarine.
- Put the mushrooms into the blender until its coarsely chopped.
- Boil the water in a pot.
- Add in the mushrooms.
- When the water has boiled, pour in the cream (depends on how creamy you want the soup to be).
- Add in all mushroom seasonings, a pinch of pepper and oregano herbs.
- Make sure it is well-mixed.
- Add in the starch flour.
- Continue stirring until the soup has thickened.
Finishing: Scoop out a bowl of the creamy mushroom soup. Garnish it with somemore herbs. Serve it together with toasted bread (optional).
Finally good try! Had cooked it several times for my family. They love it alot. I loved it too. Been quite sometime since I last heard good comments about my cookings. (Not becos my cookings had always been lousy but it has been a very long time since I’m enthusiastic about cooking.) =)
Posted in Cuisine, Homemade Food, Mushroom, Recipes, Soup, Western | 4 Comments »
Posted by icyelite on September 25, 2009
First time seeing a real Formula 1 car. Vrrrooommmm!! The car travels so fast that you can’t blink otherwise you will miss it.
Andy has 2 free tickets to Singapore Grand Prix from his boss. Hehe, thanks nD’s boss, otherwise, we won’t have the chance to see real F1 car and listen to the loud vrrroommm sound.
When we reach Cityhall, it is very crowded. Even Raffles City’s entrance is packed with alot of people, hardly movable.
Tight security and the lanyard symbolise different places you can go.
Clothes that costs $100, dun bear to buy it.
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Posted by icyelite on April 5, 2009
Alexandra Village is the best place to have avocado juice. Whenever someone sees me drinking avocado, they will tell me where is the best avocado in Singapore. Everyone’s answer is Alexandra Village (AV). Its the stall with a big avocado as a decoration for the stall. There are 2 avocado stalls side by side, so look out for the stall with a big avocado. If I remember correctly, the name of the shop is called “Avocado” too. Lol.
What’s the difference between this stall’s avocado and the others?
Compared to what I had drank before:
Color:The color of the avocado from AV are greener, darker as compared to the others. The ones that I usually drink are lighter green and near to white color. I guess alot of milk had been added, which explains the white color avocado juice.
Taste: It has a stronger taste of avocado while the lighter color of other stalls had more milk taste.
Price: $2 each for a big cup from Avocado, but $2 too from other stalls but smaller cup.
Next time, if you want to drink avocado juice, remember to visit Avocado @ Alexandra village.
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