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Yam/Taro Rice

Today I am posting Yam or Taro rice. It is a popular savory rice dish with Malaysian Chinese. The rice is cooked with yam, dried shrimps, shallots, and Pandanus leaves. It is very important to use long grain rice so that the rice cooks to perfect fluffiness. So, do try the recipe and I hope you will like it.

How to make Tofu

This is by far the easiest way of making tofu at home. Epsom salt is used as a coagulant and a bit of salt to flavor the bland tofu. I found this method through a YouTube gardening channel called OAG. This is a very informative channel on gardening and some simple home cooking too.

Kerabu Timun

This is a simple and packed-full of flavor cucumber appetizer. In this recipe, I used homegrown cucumber, shallots, and chilies.

Pepper Pancakes

Welcome to my new Garden to Table series, where I will be showcasing a number of delicious recipes with ingredients used from my garden. I started my little vegetable garden last Fall, and whilst it has its challenges, I very much enjoyed learning and seeing my empty garden bloom into what it is today! Although my garden may be small, I’ve somehow managed to pack it full with all different kinds of delicious edibles and flowers (they’re used as both insect deterrents and pollinators!)

I hope to inspire those who are looking to start a garden but are limited by space, and of course, share recipes made from the day’s pickings!

Braised Meat Over Rice (Lu Rou Fan)

This is my version of the Braised Meat Over Rice, or also known as Lu Rou Fan, in Taiwan. This popular Chinese styled braised pork recipe is very delicious and addictive. Serve it up with lots of steamed rice and enjoy the tasty slow cooked meat that just melts in your mouth! I would also recommend adding a simple salted scallions to enhance the flavor of this meal. So, do give this recipe a try and enjoy!


Sweet And Sour Fish

This delicious sweet and sour fish will have your family asking for more. The combination of the deep-fried halibut fillets, and the slightly sweet, spicy, and tangy sauce is a perfect combination and delicious with a bowl of hot steamed rice.

Note: *The sauce will continue to thicken once the fish is added.
*If you are going to serve the dish later, then mix in the fried fish just before serving.

Braised Potatoes With Minced Chicken

Ayam Goreng Serai {Fried Lemongrass Chicken)

I would like to wish all my Muslims readers Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. May this Eid al-Fitr bring you an abundance of joy, luck, happiness, and great health!

This is Ayam Goreng Serai or Fried Lemongrass Chicken. The fried chicken is crispy on the outside, aromatic, moist, and tender on the inside.



Ayam Goreng Serai (Fried Lemongrass Chicken)

Ingredients

6 Pieces (600 grams) Boneless Chicken Thighs
1 Tbsp Lime Juice
1 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1 Small Egg, beaten
1 Tbsp Corn Starch
Peanut or Vegetable Oil, for deep-frying

Lemongrass Paste:
4 to 5 Stalks Lemongrass, chopped
2 Shallots, chopped
1/2 inch Ginger, chopped
2 Cloves Garlic
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

Method

Marinate the chicken pieces for about 2 to 3 hours in the refrigerator. Bring it back to room temperature before frying.

Heat oil in the wok over high heat. When ready, turn the heat to medium high. Fry the chicken in 2 batches, until golden brown, crispy and aromatic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain well on paper towel. Serve war…

Baked Salted Chicken With Dan Gui

This is a delicious baked salted chicken, seasoned with Chinese medicinal herbs and spices. It's great with steamed rice and served with some ginger and scallion sauce. Do give this recipe a go and leave me a comment below. Thanks :-)