Thursday, July 20, 2017

Braised Soy Sauce Chicken

Hello!!!! It's been eons since I've blogged 😂 Motherhood has been keeping me busy. I gave birth in early May to #Chubbycheekschu! It's been a tricky time as we face issues with his health. By faith, he will be well.

On another note, we've a helper at home now and she does most of the cooking. It's not exactly up to standard at times but I'm thankful that we're fed and it allows me time to take care of Adriel.

Today, I decided to whip up a Braised Soy Sauce Chicken coupled with rice, egg and vegetable for dinner. I used the recipe from The Meatmen as reference. Pretty delicious I must say! Here's a recipe that I'm keeping for sure!

Braised Soy Sauce Chicken
1.5 litres water
4 chicken legs
1/2 cup rice wine
1/2 cup light soy sauce
1/2 cup dark soy sauce
2 bulbs of garlic
70g of ginger
40g rock sugar
2 tsp five spice powder
2 cinnamon sticks
5 star anise

1. Bring water to a boil.
2. Add all liquid ingredients.
3. Halve garlic and add to braising liquid.
4. Peel and slice ginger and add to braising liquid.
5. Add remaining ingredients (along with chicken that has been washed).
6. Bring to a boil.
7. Reduce to small heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
8. Remove chicken from braising liquid and cut accordingly. I drizzled some braising liquid on top of the chicken.
9. I did sunny side ups and some garlic kai lan to go with the chicken and rice.
10. Enjoy! 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Meringues Kisses on Sugar Stamps

I wanted to heat up my oven badly yesterday so I decided to use the sugar stamp sheets I got eons ago. I kinda regret not using them earlier cos the prints have faded. The meringue kisses were still delicious nonetheless! Here's a simple recipe for it!

I'd rate them a difficulty level 2 out of 5 and it'd take about 3 hours in all to be done. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

I'm expecting!!! 19 weeks and counting!

In October, we made an announcement. After 2 years of marriage life (nearing 3), we're glad to share that we're expecting our first bundle of joy! 

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Tokyo 2016 (Day 4) Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa, Kappabashi and Akihabara

Day 4 - Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa, Kappabashi and Akihabara

I liked how the cold air gave me pretty hair in Tokyo XD 

On Day 4, we were pretty coordinated. 

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Tokyo 2016 (Day 1-3) Odaiba, Akihabara, Tokyo Disneyland and Disneysea

In December, we took a vacation to Japan, our 3rd year in a row (: We really love Japan, especially Tokyo so I kept bugging the hubby to get tickets in early Sept.. On the night of my teacher's day dinner, we finally booked our tickets! Shortly after, we found out that we were expecting Baby A! Thankfully, the pregnancy has been rather smooth and with our gynae's green light, we went ahead with the trip! 

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Cartoon's battle with cancer..

Cartoon has been my family dog since 2006. He came to my hubby and I in 2014. He wasn't in a good state and we gave him a new home.. He's been our darling ever since. From sleeping in a corner in the hall to occupying each and every corner in the house! We lost him to cancer in November.. I'm sharing this in memory of him.. it's a long post so click on... 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Hot Cocoa Mix

It has been an insanely busy week but being Teacher's Day on Friday and that celebrations were on Thursday, I squeezed some time to make little gifts for a few colleagues.. 

I did up a Hot Cocoa Mix after being inspired by Tasty's video on Facebook. It was pretty simple to put together but it took me 3 days to complete (the hunting of the decoration and the tying etc) cos there was just SOOO much to be done this week. 

It involves 5 simple ingredients and it was a delight to make as much as it was to gift. 

Creamed Mushroom Pasta with Pan Seared Chicken

Today was a busy day. Hubby and I woke up early to clean the house before ma and our aunties came over to make mooncakes. I decided to whip up a simple lunch after our cleaning session and before they came over. This recipe is simple yet delicious. It requires few ingredients and is good on its own, even without the chicken I cooked today. 

I did a simple LIVE video of it earlier in June and it was well received! Here's the link to the video tutorial where the quantity is explicitly mentioned. 

I added some back bacon in today's version. I pan searched the sliced back bacon of about 100g till it was ALMOST cooked. I removed it before adding the butter.. (I didn't clean the pan so as to retain the good flavour of the bacon).. I added it just before adding the cream to the pan.

As for the pan searched chicken, I used 2 chicken legs (fresh ones preferred). I seasoned it with salt, freshly grounded black pepper, garlic powder, dried parsley and dried oregano before pan searing it with about 2 - 3 tbsp of oil. I cooked it for a total of about 12 minutes on medium-low heat, flipping it every 3 minutes or so. 

This is delicious, trust me. Enjoy it! (: 

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