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Seaweed Vegetable Soba Noodle Soup served with Salted Minced Meat

27 Apr

Wondering what’s on Winnie’s Dinner Menu tonight?

Well, we are eating noodle soup and since my hubby loves seaweed soup, I had prepared…a seaweed based noodle soup.

Here’s the combination, my recipes are as below:

Stir-fry Salted Vegetable with Minced Meat


2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 shallots, sliced
1 cup minced meat
1 tbsp preserved salted radish (choi po)
1 tbsp china salted vegetables


1. Preheat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil with medium fire, add in garlic and shallot. Stir till it turns golden, add in salted vegetables. Mixed in some pepper into the minced meat, add the meat into the other mixture. Stir fry till fragrant. Set aside.

Seaweed Vegetables Soba Noodle Soup
(Serves 2 persons)

Soup ingredients:

2 carrots, sliced and cut into flower shapes
1 fish cake, sliced
2 stalks organic leeks, sliced
2 organic beancurd, pan-fried and cut into cubes
3 tbsp dry seaweed, wash and rinsed
1 pack enoki mushroom, clean and boiled
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Use the same pot which you cooks the minced meat, add in leeks, fish cake and follow by some carrot. Stir fry for 2 minutes then add in 2 bowl of water. Boil for 10-15 minutes.
2. Pan fried the beancurd and cut it into cubes.
3. Boil enoki mushroom into a hot boiling water to cook for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool off.

I have chosen, Zaru Soba Noodles for this combination. For two servings, I cooked 3 sticks of soba noodle.

How do you prepare some sumptuous tangling Soba Noodle?
Well, here’s the secret…
1. First, boil a pot of water. Once water is boiled, add in Soba noodle to cook for 15 minutes.
2. Make sure the noodle is fully submerged in boiling water to allow even cooking.
3. Once the noodle is cooked, place the noodle into cold water to settled it.

Winnie’s tips to a perfectly cooked bowl of noodles:
1. To ensure thorough cooking, take a sampler string of the noodle and sliced into half to see if there’s still any presence of uncooked flour in it’s core. If you still see some white colored core it means that the noodles need to be boil a little longer. Otherwise, congrats, your noodles are now cooked.
2. Placed the cooked noodle into cold water to stop noodles from cooking and it allow your noodle to settle.

At last, garnishing the soba noodle and other vegetables is fun. I like to organize it in an appetizing way, for example. Beancurd one side, seaweed, enoki mushroom, carrots and leeks, minced meat placed it in different area. Finally, scoop the soup into the bowl of noodle and ready to be served. Yummy.. The combination is perfect, soup is plain and minced meat is salty. Enjoy!

Caesar Salad with Thousand Island Dressing

19 Apr

It’s probably the simplest preparation ever, you don’t need to know how to cook, just knowing how to the hard-boil an egg will do. LOL. First get the ingredients ready, wash, rinsed, chopped or diced. You can cut them into, whichever shapes or sizes you prefer. *Again* It’s so simple!

Lettuce (or any salad vegetables of your preference)
2 hard-boiled eggs (peel and cut)
1 medium-sized tomato, chopped
1 clove garlic, diced
Some Crouton – Use any available bread, get it toasted and cut into small pieces

Mix all the ingredients into a salad bowl.  Then, use any of your preferred dressing: For mine, I had used the Thousand Island.

Winnie’s Lemony Herbs Baked Chicken with Vegetables

15 Nov

Lately, I was bored with regular rice with dishes. Hence, I went and check to ingredients made available in my refrigerator, thinking probably I can make something western for dinner instead. So, I found some chicken meat, lemon and dry herbs. So I came up with something tasty, flavour filled and yet, it spices up your senses  gradually. The taste? Well, it’s spicy, sour, sweet, salty…AND It’s yummy and healthy..

Now, let me share you, my very own ‘Winnie’s Baked Lemony Herbs Chicken with Vegetables’ recipe:


Part A – Seasoning: Mix the dry herbs all together in a bottle, shake it and spread it in a casserole dish
(You can put any herbs or spices available in your kitchen)
1 tsp Whole Rosemary
1 tsp Mixed Herbs
1 tsp Chili Flakes
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Parsley
1 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Salt

Part B – Seasoning: Mix all saucy seasoning together and apply it on the chicken.
1 Tbsp Tabasco sauce (Optional, if you like hot & spicy)
1 Tbsp Heinz Mustard Sauce
1 Tbsp Black Pepper Sauce

Part C:
2 whole chicken thighs; cut in big pieces, remove excess fat, wipe dry with kitchen tissue
1 Lemon, squeeze lemon juice into the casserole dish
1/4 cup Red Wine
10 Cherry Tomatoes, cut “X”
1 Carrot, sliced
1 Medium-sized Onion, diced
12 cloves Garlic, cut halve
Aluminium Foil

(Illustration above for method number 2)

1. Preheat the oven at temperature of 180°C.
2. First, spread the part A seasoning into casserole dish.
3. Then, place the chicken into the casserole dish and make sure the seasoning is covered with the chicken. Next, put together the tomatoes, carrot, onion, garlic all around the chicken.
4. Brush the part B seasoning onto the chicken.
5. Pour in the squeezed lemon juice and red wine to cover half of the chicken
6. Cover the casserole dish with aluminium foil and cook in the oven for 1 hour.
7. Uncover and cook for a further 20 minutes to brown the chicken.
8. Serve with baked potatoes.
Freestyle: You may served with mashed potatoes, pasta, rice.

Place the potatoes into the zipper bag and mix with the seasoning & baked it for 20mins. (Ingredients: Olive oil, 1 tsp Flour, Cajun spices, Parsley, Salt and Black Pepper)

Note: This recipe serves 2 pax.

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