You will find that the recipies posted here don't require you to clean up your kitchen walls and floor very much after that.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Molten Lava Chocolate Cake

100g dark chocolate (I used 70%)
100g unsalted butter
2 eggs
50g castor sugar (I reduced to 40g but adjust according to sweetness you prefer and chocolate you use)
20g self raising flour

Melt chocolate and butter
Beat egg white with alittle sugar til stiff
Beat egg yolks and sugar, slowly add melted chocolate followed by flour
Fold in egg white
Pour mixture into individual greased ramekins til 3/4 full
Airfry 180 for 5min (do check as I have come across recipes that cook for 8min)

It is also ok to beat whole eggs rather than separate white and yolk.

There is another version

Honey Chicken Wing

Honey Chicken Wing
6 pieces of wings
3 tsp of honey
1 tsp of sesame oil
2 tsp of soy sauce
1 tsp of black soy sauce
2 dashes of white pepper

1. Marinate the wings with the ingredient and leave it for 2 hours, at least in the refrigerator
2. Placed the marinated wings into the Airfryer (on the mesh-tray).
3. Set the temperature to 180oC 
4. Set the timer for 10 minutes first, and thereafter, flip the wings, and set it for another 10 minutes

3 cups Chicken

1 lb. chicken (I used chicken drumsticks)
6 slices peeled ginger
6 cloves garlic (skin peeled)
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
1 1/2 tablespoon dark sweet soy sauce (Kecap Manis)
A big bunch of Thai basil leaves
1 tablespoon baking soda (to tenderize the chicken, optional)

Cut the chicken into pieces and marinate them with baking soda. Set aside for 10 minutes before rinsing the chicken off with water. Make sure the baking soda is completely rinsed off. Pat dry the chicken pieces and set aside.
Heat up a claypot on high heat and add the dark sesame oil. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry until aromatic. Add in chicken and do a few quick stirs. Add soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, Shaoxing wine and continue to stir-fry the chicken. Cover the chicken and lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add basil leaves and stir well with the chicken, dish out and serve immediately.

Lam Yu (Fermented Beancurd) Chicken

Looks like ordinary chicken recipe but in fact very yummy. I bought 15 pieces of mini drum sticks. Marinated with 2 pieces of fermented bean curd, 2 tbsp minced garlic, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 teasp sugar and dash of pepper. Let it marinated in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Then coat the drum sticks with a thin layer of corn starch and let them stay in room temperature for few minutes. Airfry in the basket for 12 min at 200 degree. As usual, give turns in midway.

< Coating with corn starch is not a must, depends if you want to have the crispiness. With or Without, same delicious! >

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Philips Airfryer

So, I bought the Philips Viva Airfryer, digital version, at last. It was on promotion in Harvey Norman at RM1,200 with a free double rack, 2 baking pans and 1 grill pan. I wanted white but after some warning on discoloration, I decided to be practical.

It took me a lot of research to decide on this one instead of the Tefal Airfryer. I reckon Philips won because the Tefal paddle had too many bad reviews and the baking capability of the Philips. My decision to buy or not reached a point where even hubby could not keep track if I wanted it anymore or not.

The first thing I did when I brought back my Viva was to put away the toaster oven I had. That space is now consumed by my Viva.

The first thing I cooked with my Viva was roti prata and banana. It did not turn out as well as expected. And as advised, I will need to get to know my Viva better before I get thumbs up results.

My 2nd dish from the Viva was fried fish. I halved my fish length wise so I had only one side of skin to crisp. Worked well with the Viva since I could put it on the grill pan (the grill pan giving more allowance to space within the fryer) and oil and salt only the top part of the fish. I put it at 200 degrees for 15 min. Flesh turned out still moist, skin was paper crisp. And near the fish stomach area, I could even munch through the fish bones.

What I loved best about my Viva is that it allows me to put the dish in and walk away. I don't have to contend with the heat and standing there to watch the dish cook. So, in the 15 minutes, I managed to at least get my washing chores done and then enjoy dinner.

Now....what else is on my list to cook? Let me see....

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

'Kak sam tau' pork shoulder

Learnt another new part of a pig.

Normally to make pork chop, people use the tenderloin. However for my kids, it is pretty lean and without the fat, the chop is not that aromatic.

Learnt recently that the shoulder is also a great place to use for pork chop. It has a layer of fat on top and slightly in between. My mum takes the pork fat to extract the oil to make rice more aromatic for the kids.

This new part of the pig is the shoulder - 'kak lei' next to the 'sam' heart and 'tau' head. The skin has to be taken off.

That is how I remember this part.

The meat seller told me this part of best used for char siew. I can imagine....


Arrowhead vs Arrowroot

Hubby's aunt is going through chemo.

She told us that day that someone bought a tuber for her called 'fan kok' which according to her helped increase her red blood count. She asked me to get some for her if I can.

So, I went to the market and asked the vege man for some fan kok.

It is arrowroot in English. Not the arrowhead (nga ku) which is used to make chips.

The chinese claim it is to remove body heat. There was other benefits to it found here:


After some research, found there are some other tubers that are beneficial for cancer, like these:
This seems to be the real cancer healing tuber
And this can be eaten for general building up.