Thursday, 7 October 2010



I'm not active again to do blogging in all about food,

all source will be move to my other blogs

Monday, 23 August 2010

Homemade gammodoki

1 standard firm tofu(cotton)
piece of konbu
dried hijiki, carrot, pelled
dried shitakee mushrooms softened and trim
green beans,trimmed
1 egg
salt, shoyu, mirin
black sesame seeds
vegetable oil,for deep frying.

1. wrap tofu cake in the kitchen paper and place on a chopping board
place alarge plate upside down on top. put a weight and drained.
2.meanwhile soak konbu or hijiki in warm water for 30 minutes.then drained and chopped in long shreds.
3.cut the carrot, shitake and green beans into 1-2 cm shreds
4.put the tofu in a  food processor with egg, a pinch of salt, shoyu  and mirim process to very smooth consistency.
5 Transfer the tofu to the large bowl. add vegetables shreds and sesame seed..
6.Heat the oil in the deep frying pan. and sppon a shaped tablespoonful of the tofu mixture to your wet palm. and shaped it. the deep frying  until well done.
8 .serve hot as appetizer main course.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

how to make tempe

do you know about "tempe"? , this originally made 100 % from soya. but honesly to make tempe, should be trial and error.

tempe homemade
tempe in Javanese, is an inovative creation food of Javanese people that made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form. It is especially popular on the island of Java, where it is a staple source of protein. Like tofu, tempe is made from soybeans, but tempe is a whole soybean product with different nutritional characteristics and textural qualities.

this is link to let you know how to make tempe with live video.

Tempe's fermentation process and its retention of the whole bean give it a higher content of protein, dietary fibre and vitamins. Tempe is very nutritive and contains many health ingredients. It has many health benefits such as strengthen bones, help to ease menopause symptoms, reduce risk of coronary hearth disease and some cancers. Soya has actually been shown to contain nutrients that have a positive effect on both cholesterol and the potential cancer creating toxins in our bodies. Tempe maintains all the fibre of the beans and gains some digestive benefits from the enzymes created duringthe fermentation process.

The Important parameters in making "Tempe"

1. moist or water content.
Practically all seeds such as rice, beans, peas, oat, and others can be made Tempe. Each gives a different taste. Each takes a different period of time in boiling to get ready for inoculation. Soybeans, the main and most common stuff for Tempe takes 45 to 60 minutes, but most peas take fifteen to twenty minutes. After dehulling, soybeans need five to ten minutes of second boiling before being drained and spread drying on towels. Additional nuking and blowing are sometimes necessary. The difficult task is to gauge the dryness of the substrate. Too dry means slow or no growth of mycelium; too wet, however, results inmyceliolysis and rotting Tempe. Fortunately, the margin of safety is wide enough.

2. Tempe starter (ragi tempe)
Using too much and insufficient amount of starter result in myceliolysis or rotting Tempe. The safest way is just following the recommendation of the makers of the starter.

3. Incubating temperatures
The speed of fermentation is determined by incubation temperature. Incubation temperatures above 40 degrees C and above 25 degrees C will not produce good Tempe. A temperature of 37 - 38 degrees C will produce Tempe within 22h; a temperature of 28-30 degrees C will take up to 48 h to produce Tempe.


1.Cleaning and Soaking Soybeans

Clean the soybeans with clean water. Then soak the soybeans in water for 8 hours or over the night.

2.Cracking the soybeans

After 8 hours or over the night, time to separate the soybeans from its skin. If you use whole soybeans you should split them by squeezing them with a kneading motion. Stir gently causing the hulls to rise to the surface, and then pour off water and hulls into a strainer. Add fresh water and repeat until most hulls are removed. Don't worry if a few hulls remain attached.

3. Cooking the soybeans

Put the beans in a cooking pot with water over the soybeans and cook for 30 min. When it's cooking and foam gather, remove it with clean ladle.

 4. Drying the Soybeans
After 30 minutes, drain off the water and dry the soybeans by continue heating them in the pot on medium heat for a few minutes and until the beans are dry.

 5.Cooling off the soybeans

Move the dry beans into some wide place (ex. tray pan for baking) to cool off, leave it for sometime. During this process, avoid touching the beans with hands, use clean tool instead.

6.Inoculating the soybeans with Tempe starter

When the soybeans is already dry and cold (but not too cold, is better), sprinkle it with 1/4 teaspoon of Tempe starter. Mix with a clean spoon for about 1 minute to distribute the Tempe starter evenly. It's very important to mix the Tempe starter very well: it reduces the risk for spoilage and the fermentation will be faster.

7. Incubating the beans

Take 3 plastic bags (I use plastic bag size 18 X 25 cm with sealed).Divide the soybeans in the two bags and seal them. Press them flat, making sure that the total thickness of the beans is max 3 cm. Then perforate them with holes at a distance of about 1 cm by using a clean satay skewer or a thick but sharp needle. A normal needle is too thin, you need a fat needle or small nail (about 0.6 mm in diameter).This will allow the mould to breathe.

8.Storing the beans

Place the packed beans in an incubator at 30°C or at a warm place for about 36-48 hours which the Tempe fermentation takes place. I put them on the top of oven tray then store them on the top of my kitchen cupboard. The temperature in the house is about 28 C so I have to wrap the beans using a clean napkin/towel to make them warmer.Best temperature for Tempe is around 30 C.

 9.Tempe is ready

After 3 days the container should be filled completely with white mycelium and the entire contents can be lifted out as a whole piece. tempe ready for cooking with your recipee.

10. well done.

kolak pisang( braised banana)

1 pandan leaf
can of "kolang kaling"
 cassava ( I used frozen ones)
10 banana
sweet potatoes (Yum)
1 can coconut milk + add water.
sugar ( I used palm sugar)

*Peel skin from sweet potato and cassava, wash clean, cut into small cubes, place in a boiling pan.

*Peel the banana skin, make small cuts and place in the boilin pan along with sweet potato and cassava.

*Cut half each kolang-kaling if desire, if not, leave it as its natural round, put into the boiling pan as well

*Tie knot the pandan leaf and add it into the pan.

*Add sugar, salt, palm sugar, coconut milk, and the water into the pan .

*Bring to boil everything inside the pan until cassava and sweet potato become tender,add salt and sugar
                         serve and enjoy

Friday, 20 August 2010

Hainam chicken

hainam chicken rice


1 whole chicken, about 3 pounds
•1 teaspoon salt
•2 cloves garlic, peeled
•4 slices fresh ginger, peeled
•4 scallions, trimmed
•about 12 cups water
•2 tablespoons sesame oil
•sliced tomatoes (garnish)
•sliced cucumbers (garnish)
•cilantro sprigs (garnish)

Chicken Rice:

•2 cups long-grain rice
•2 tablespoons peanut oil
•5 shallots, peeled and minced
•5 cloves garlic, minced
•3-1/2 cups reserved stock from cooking Hainanese chicken
•1/2 teaspoon salt


Wash chicken and remove excess fat. Rub the inside of the cavity with salt. Smash garlic and ginger slightly with the flat of a knife. Tie scallions into a knot. Place garlic, ginger, and scallions inside the chicken cavity.

Bring the water to a boil in a pot large enough to hold the chicken. Add the chicken, breast-side down. Simmer, covered, 30-40 minutes, turning chicken halfway through the cooking process, until chicken tests done (juices from thigh should run clear when pricked with a fork).

Carefully remove chicken, draining liquid from body cavity back into the pot. Reserve the stock to make chicken rice. Plunge the chicken into ice water for 5 minutes to stop the cooking process and tighten the skin. Drain, rub with sesame oil, and let cool to room temperature.

To serve, chop chicken into bite-size pieces (the Chinese do this bone and all) and arrange on a platter. Garnish with sliced tomatoes, cucumbers.

serve and enjoy..

Saturday, 15 May 2010

cupake ... wow.. cupcake

baking cupcakes is a science as well as an art.

fairy cupcake recipe
makes 16
115g/4oz unsalted butter
115g/4oz caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten
115g/4oz self raising flour

decoration: sugar flowers,glace cerries,chocolate stand..etc

for icing:
200g/7oz icing sugar
2 tbsp warm water
few drop of food colouring

1,preheat oven to 190'c or gas 5. put 16 paper baking cases in 2 bun trays . the butter and caster sugar in large bowl and cream together with wooden spoon oe electric hand whisk until pale and pluffy.
3.gradually add the eggs,beating well after each addition.fold in the flour lightly and evenly using metal spoon. spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 on a wire rack.

for icing ,sift the icing sugar into bowl and stir in  just enough water to mix to a smooth paste that is thick enough to coat the back of wooden spoon.stir in a few drops of food colouring, if using, then spread the icing over the fairy cakes and decorated :)

a lot and many ways to make  decorate cupcake depend of your skills

*FRUIT CUPCAKE                                       
makes 18
115g butter,softened
115g caster sugar
1tsp finely granted orange rind
2 eggs lightly beaten
115g self raising flour
55g (* I use dried mango,chopped.)
1 tbsp orange juice

for icing:
200 g icing sugar
seeds and pulp from fruits
1tbsp orange juice.

1.preheat oven to 190'c.put 18 paper baking cases in 2 bun trays.
2.put the butter,sugar, orange rind in a mixing bowl and beat together until light and pluffy.gradually beat in the eggs.sift in the flour and using a metal spoon.fold into the mixture with the chopped mango and orange juice.spoon the mixture into the paper cases.
3.bake the cupcakes in the preheated oven until 20 minuted  or until golden brown.
transfer to a wire rack and leaves to cool.

to make icing,sift the icing sugar into a bowl ad add the pulp fruits and 1 tbsp orange juice.mix to a smooth icing, adding the rest of the juice if necessary.spoon the icing over cupcakes. leave to set. done:)

Friday, 14 May 2010

homemade chicken satay

chicken breast or tight ( boneless and skinless),cube slide
sweet soya sauce
bambo skewers,let it soak into water before start BBQ.

marinade satay:
sweet soya sauce,
chop garlic and shallot,sprinkle with ginger powder, coriander seed, mixed together with "lumpang" or food processor.
vegetable oil

peanut sauce:
combine peanut butter,sweet soya sauce, milk together in bowl. use a wire whisk until mixed properly. add lime juice, granulated sugar.

1. in a bowl, add chicken cube slide and all marinate ingredientsclosed the lid,.leave around 30 minutes in the refrigenerate.
2.put chicken into bambo skewers, and you can put at plate for remaining seasoning then add sweet soya sauce.
3.BBQ , I use oven for BBQ.put 200'c or gas 4.while you doing a half of BBQ then spread remaining seasoning +sweet soya sauce (if you prefer sweet) doing two or three times until satay cooked.
4. serve the peanut sauce and compliment ingredient