Sunday, February 21, 2010

Asian Food

I was craving for Japanese food last week. Sadly, there is no good Japanese restaurant here. They offer decent sushi, but hot food wise? It's terrible.
So, I browsed the internet (thank God, for internet), and found the recipe for what I want.

Hambaagu (Japanese hamburger)
Recipe from Just hungry
I didn't really follow the recipe to the dot because I was out of several items. But it still turned out decent, and quick dinner.

Basically coat leftover mashed potato with flour, egg, and panko bread. And fry it.
Really awesome use of leftover mashed potato. It's a very versatile recipe. You can put veggies, meat or herbs, curry in the mashed potato before you turn it into croquette. I put veggies (carrot, corn and peas) and ground beef in the mashed potato.

Kwetiau Sirem
Kwetiau sirem
Surprisingly quick to make.

Somewhat of a direction to make:
  1. Boil kwetiaw til soft (2-3 min). Put into a bowl, add about 1 Tbs of oil, oyster sauce, and sesame oil.
  2. Heat cooking oil in a wok. Add minced shallot, minced garlic til fragrant. Add meat. Cook til cooked through. Add in vegetables.
  3. Ad water about 1.5-2 cups. After the water boil, add in salt, pepper, and a bit sugar. Stir.
  4. In a small bowl, mix 1Tbs cornstarch with a bit of water
  5. Add the cornstarch mix to the wok. After the sauce thickens, add in 1 egg. Immediately stir it. Turn heat off.
  6. Prepare bowl/plate with kwetiaw. Pour the sauce on top.
By the way, kwetiaw is he fen.


texmorg said...

Ok what does he fen mean. We always have kway teow when we go to our chinese restaurant, this looks lovely i will have to give it a go. Now Japanese is our all time favourite all of us love it especially Tepanaki.
Now you have made me hungry.

Novi said...

I am having my left over chicken and rice, wanna trade? :>

vickiknit said...

Every time I read your blog with all the yummy food, makes me want to come to your house to eat. Thanks for sharing all the goodies.