Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Mango Sticky Rice

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Want to know how to make the blue sticky rice for the mango sticky rice?  Check this out!

How to make sticky rice

mango sticky rice
how to make mango sticky rice
Thai Mango with sticky rice, also known as glutinuous rice,  is a sweet Thai food.  The rice becomes sticky when cooked.  Learn how to cook it right.
  • Put 3 cups of rice in a large pot. Cover it with 2-3 inches of water above the rice.  Let it soak for 24 hours.
  • Drain the soaked rice and pour into a steamer basket
  • Boil 2-3 inches of water in the pot and set the steamer over it.  Make sre the rice doesn’t drop into the water
  • Cover and steam for 20-30 minutes.
  • Stir the rice evenly.
  • Steam for another 5 minutes.
add the blues in mango sticky rice
Sticky Rice Ingredients
  • 300 gms sticky rice
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • 4-5 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 pandan leave
How to add the blues in your sticky rice (glutinuous rice)
  • Boil the coconut milk, sugar and salt in the wok or pot.
  • Add purple tea leaves into the wok or pot.
  • Add 2-3 pandan leaves tied in a knot 
  • Cook the coconut for about 2-5 minutes till it boils and colour emerge into the coconut milk
  • Once cooked, add the blue coconut milk into the cooked sticky rice
  • Stir to make sure the coconut milk is evenly mixed with the sticky rice.
  • Keep for about 30 minutes before serving.

How to serve the mango sticky rice
  • You can make balls of mango sticky rice
  • Cut mango into half and slice diagonally on both sides for designs
  • Serve with the ball of mango sticky rice
Optional: Add the coconut cream onto the blue sticky rice for taste before serving

How to Cook Pad Thai

Pad Thai is another popular Thai dish!  What if you know how to cook it at home?  Let’s go!  Thai in your own kitchen with Pad Thai!

Best Pad Thai Made Easy !

Pad Thai Ingredients
  • 100 gm dry rice noodles
  • 2-4 prawns
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon garlic smashed
  • 1-2 chives, cut 2 cms
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind sauce
  • 1 tablespoon pickled radish (chai poh)
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ cup tofu, sliced in small 1-2cms cubes
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
To Be Placed at The Side of Pad Thai, The Garnish Complete The Authentic Pad Thai
  • 1 lime piece for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon crushed peanuts for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar for garnish

Preparing Pad Thai Ingredients
  • Clean the prawns by peeling of the backs but leave the meat and the base of the head.
  • Soak the rice noodles in room temperature water for about 45 minutes
How to cook Pad Thai
  • Put the oil onto the wok
  • Fry the sliced tofu, garlic and prawns in the hot oil until brown.
  • Add egg and fry till egg is dry
  • Then add everything till the noodles are cooked.
  • Garnish with bean sprouts, a slice of lime, white sugar and peanut at the side.

How To Cook Tom Yum Goong

Learn how to cook best tom yum goong! Do you like to eat tom yum goong?  We bring Thailand to you! Learn how to cook the best tom yum goong from your own kitchen!

Thanks to Ms Goong, I now know how to cook the best tom yum goong!

Wanna learn how to cook it?  This is the secret ingredients to the best tom yum goong!
Check out how to cook the best tom yum goong and its secret ingredients.
Ingredients for Best Tom Yum Goong
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2-5 hot chili padi, seed taken out
  • 1 stalk of lemongrasss, cut into 1 cm
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, remove center vein, as it is bitter
  • 1 small ginger, sliced thin
  • 2 coriander roots, smashed
  • 1 stalk spring onion, cut into 2 cm3 shallots, whole with skin removed
  • 1 tomato, sliced into 4 pieces
  • 2-3 straw mushrooms, sliced into 4 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind paste
  • 1 tablespoon Thai Chili Paste*
  • 4-6 prawns or chicken meat (which ever you prefer)
  • 1 tablespoon coriander

how to cook tom yum goong
The secret ingredient of Thai Chili Paste
  • 2 cups of red dried chili
  • 1 cup of shallot
  • 1 cup of garlic
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
The secret chili paste
  • Toast red dried chili, shallot and garlic till you see garlic skin well cooked or slightly brown.
  • Cut shallot and garlic into 1 cm pcs, take out the shallot skin.
  • Grind/pound all the ingredients into powder. Pound till the mixture turn into fine paste.
  • Grind/pound with kitchen pounder or use blender.
  • Prepare wok, put 5 tablespoon of oil and stir fry the paste till the oil becomes dark red.

How to cook the best Tom Yum Goong!
  • Clean the prawns by peeling of the backs but leave the base and the head.
  • Boil water on high heat.  Then add all the ingredients, except prawns and coriander.  Boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add prawns/chicken meat and cook until prawns turn pink (around 1 minute)
Savour the best tom yum goong cooked by yourself.  Ready to impress your guests with your very own tom yum goong?

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Curry Leaves Crackers

Curry Leaves Crackers for CNY

Fragrant crackers for CNY

PM for the ingredients and recipe... yay!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Betty CiCi's Peanut Cookies

Peanut Cookies CNY

It is pretty similar to my peanut cookies, but this has been in the annual cny cookies favourite Ma for many years....

And here is the recipe

500 gm fried and pounded/blended peanuts
900 gm plain flour
1 piece of butter 200-250gm and add olive oil till dough can stick but not too sticky...
A little salt

Mix well and start kneading your 7-10 gm of peanut balls...

Other than the weightage of the ingredients, the rest are similar to the previous peanut cookies post. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Peanut Cookies for Chinese New Year celebration

Time for peanut cookies for Chinese New Year celebration.  Chinese New Year is just around the corner.  There are many stalls selling CNY cookies, ranging from a few dollars to 20-30 dollars per bottle.

Among the more popular cookies for CNY are the pineapple tarts, kueh kapit and peanut cookies.  In my previous post, we have shared with you how to make nice melt in your mouth pineapple tarts.

Never underesstimate the amount of effort put in to make nice delicious peanut cookies, though it is one of the easier cookies to make, however the ingredients and preparation for baking the cookies can be tedious, when you are particular about using natural and best ingredients for your cookies.

I tried one with peanut butter, yes, that was the lazy way out.  It was not cheap too.  This time, I have decided to prepare the ingredients mostly from scratch.  Here are the recipe for peanut butter cookies.

Ingredients for Peanut Cookies

500g roasted peanuts
4 pieces of kong teng ( see picture) 
400 gm plain flour
300 gm gm sugar

200 gm of butter
a pinch of salt
1 egg, beaten for glazing

How to Prepare The Ingredients for Peanut Cookies

Heat up wok, *add 2 tablespoon of olive oil, add peanuts
*Stir fry peanuts till nice brown, some of the peanut skins will peel off , the fragrance of the peanuts will permeate once the peanuts are properly cooked
*Remove peanut skins from peanuts
*Pound or blend peanut till smooth and finely pounded/blended
*Add kong teng, pound and blend, mix kong teng with peanut
*In a clean bowl, add sugar, flour, salt, butter and the pounded peanut and kong teng, knead and mix well until properly combined
*Keep kneading for few more minutes till the mixture is properly kneaded and does not stick to fingers.  Otherwise, ok to mix with a little olive oil
*Once ready, start pinching about 7-10gm for each peanut ball/cookie
*Roll each peanut till round and press on top with round tip or mechanical pencil top cover
*Put them evenly on a tray and glaze with yellow egg yolk

*Put tray to bake for about 15 minutes or when peanut cookies turn brown

Friday, November 24, 2017

How To Market Your Restaurant

For food business owners who want to know how to market your restaurant, get your tips here!

Once you have set up your food business and it is running, next step is to identify how to market and promote your restaurant or food business so that people are aware of it and also its specialties and operations so that they can think of your place when they think of the food that you serve.

What is your signature dishes, what are your specialties?  Is it the incredible food, the drinks or the ambience.  Or is it your remarkably awesome customer service?  Highlight all of these great points of your business to bring in the crowd for your business.

You can start doing this online or offline.  Here are some easy methods to start promoting and marketing your restaurant or food business.  You can DIY them.

Market and promote them online with google, your website, social media platforms.  Display and show of your mouth watering and appealing pictures of your signature dishes, food or drinks served in your establishment.  Make sure to flaunt them when you have them, both online and offline. 

Give out flyers or brochures about your place to the neighbourhood people, companies, shops and etc.

List your place on food listings.  Run online marketing campaigns for your food business.  

Develop a few appealing and engaging videos that will definitely helps you increase your engagements and increase customers attention and conversion to visit and eat at your restaurant.

Offer good customer service to your customers.  Make sure your staff are not just efficient but nice and friendly when serving your customers.  Run special promotion to keep the crowd happy to return with your interesting promotions.

Invite food bloggers who would be able to help you spread the word to their audiences and your potential customers.

Depending on your resources, you can either DIY these steps to market your restaurant or you can outsource them to companies who specialises in marketing them for you.