Monday, June 19, 2006

Meme - 10 Things I Miss of Mum's Cooking

I have been tagged by Angie to do this Meme on 10 Things I Miss of Mum's Cooking. Mum used to cook up a storm regularly, in the past, but not anymore, since she is old now. Tazz also cooks up a storm occasionally, but just a storm in the tea cup. *lol*

Mmm... on this topic, let me recall, let me recall..... Okay, here goes:

1. 十全大补汤 (shi2 quan2 da4 bu3 tang1) - a special Chinese tonic soup boiled with duck. She used to served this soup with Mee Sua during Chinese New Year long long ago.

2. Curry Chicken - served with hot rice or French loaf.

3. Ngoh Hiang - she only made this for Chinese New Year because she said too troublesome. Recipe can be found in my blog.

4. Hokkien Rice Dumpling - hers the best Hokkien Rice Dumpling that I have ever tasted. (Most people think that their mum made the best rice dumpling in this world. Tazz is no exception. *lol*)

5. Hae Bee Hiam - pounded dried shrimps fried with sugar and chilli, specially prepared for her Hokkien Rice Dumpling. Tazz used to pilfer when no one was watching.

6. Chilli Crabs - she cooked this when my ex-brother-in-law used to bring live crabs to our place last time. Mum was good in handling the armoured ones.

7. Rice Cake - made from left over porridge and flour, then soaked in water. Sliced the firm rice cakes thinly and stir-fry with pork, dried shrimps, chilli and vegetable.

8. Melt-in-the-mouth Kueh Bangkit - her little cookies business during Chinese New Year long long ago.

9. Home brewed Coffee with Raw Egg - I remember only my sister, Karen, and I tried this. Mum gave us this hot coffee with raw egg, and when I sucked the warm raw egg yolk, wow! the taste was fantastic. She only gave us a couple of times because someone told her it was bad to eat egg everyday. &%#@!&

10. Tang Yuan - the extremely sinful version that can be found in my blog.

Okay, task done! I shall pass the baton to:

Lin from Sinfully Yours
Sharon from Live Is Full Of Surprises

Reasons for choosing them?
Lin must have missed her mum's food badly, being so far away from Singapore.
Sharon seems curious about this Meme game that bloggers have been playing when she reads my previous Meme.

14 Comments:

  • At Monday, 19 June, 2006, Blogger Ellena Mummy said…

    Hi Tazz... 1st of all.. what's this Meme game about.. i had read a few from your site... i am also very curious on it.... maybe i should try to come out 1.... about vote what's your favourite soup hor... :)

    Wow.. i love the melt in the mouth Kueh Bangkit and HOme brewed coffee with Raw Egg... (this is more of my "father" favourite..) too bad he is not around liao... :(

     
  • At Monday, 19 June, 2006, Blogger Tazz said…

    Ellena, Meme is a game which we do a write up on a given topic. Then tag another blogger to write an essay based on the same topic. Upon completion of the essay, that blogger will pass the baton on to yet another blogger.

    I think the topic on early cooking experiences will be very interesting. You will never know what type of hilarious stories are going to come out from all bloggers. *lol*

    The Home Brewed Coffe with Raw Egg is unforgetable for Tazz. Too bad I only have Instant Coffee at home. :(

     
  • At Monday, 19 June, 2006, Blogger Ellena Mummy said…

    oic...thanks tazz.. so if i do come up with a Meme.. you must support me ok....lolz... :)

     
  • At Monday, 19 June, 2006, Blogger BoZo said…

    Thanks Evelyn for inviting me to do the Meme. You really got me drooling while doing the ten favourites list. ;)

     
  • At Tuesday, 20 June, 2006, Blogger Little Corner of Mine said…

    Tazz,

    I also tagged Lin for the same meme. :) Guess she got no escape liao!

    Wow, your mom is a good cook! This is the first time I heard of brewed coffee with raw egg *wide eyes*!!

     
  • At Tuesday, 20 June, 2006, Blogger linnish said…

    hehe, yeah no escape for me! Well ladies, thanks for tagging me, I will try my best to do it soon. Eve is right, I miss my mom's cooking badly :(

     
  • At Tuesday, 20 June, 2006, Blogger Tazz said…

    Ellena, so far I have no idea who has started all these Meme topics. If you do come up with one, I will support you. But please choose a topic which is uncommon otherwise people will be reading all the reapeated stuffs. *lol*

    Sharon, glad that you enjoyed doing the Meme. :)

    Ching, our friend, Lin, knows she has no escape from our clutches, so she has surrendered herself now. HAHAHAHAHA.... *evil grin*

     
  • At Tuesday, 20 June, 2006, Blogger Angie said…

    Eve, thanks for playing :). The coffee with egg sure sounds interesting, think nowadays pple wont dare to try even more, with bird flu and what not.

    Btw, the rice cake.. is it like those in 'Shanghai Fried Rice Cake'? Do you know how to make? ;p

     
  • At Tuesday, 20 June, 2006, Blogger Tazz said…

    Angie, I don't know anything abt Shanghai Fried Nian Gao. Anyway, just called my mum and requested for the recipe. She said the flour should be "Flying Man Brand Tua Zhi Hoon". If I am not wrong, Tua Zhi Hoon should be Tapioca Starch.

    Okay, recipe by my Mum is always in estimation. :P here goes:


    Mum's Rice Cake

    Ingredients:
    Leftover cold porridge
    Flying Man Brand Tapioca Starch

    Frying Ingredients:
    dried shrimps, soaked and chopped or pounded
    pork, with a little fat (san chen rou)
    vegetable (choy sum), cut
    bean sprouts, discard roots

    Seasoning:
    sugar
    light soy sauce
    grinded chilli
    sesame oil
    salt or msg (both optional)


    Method for Rice Cake:

    1. Mix left over cold porridge with tapioca starch (add flour slowly). Knead into a plaible dough. Shape it like long fish cake in the market.

    2. In the wok, bring water to boil. Put the dough into the boiling water to boil. When dough is cooked, it will float to the surface.

    3. Transfer the cooked dough into a basin of cold water(normal room temperature).

    4. When dough is not hot to handle, cut the dough into thin slices with scissors, letting the cake slices drop into the basin of water again. Set aside.


    Method for frying the rice cake:

    1. Heat up some oil in the pan, throw the dried shrimps and pork slices to stir fry until fragrant. Add in seasoning to fry for a while and push all to the side of the pan.

    2. Throw the vegetable to stir fry for a while before adding the bean sprouts to stir fry as well. Do not overcook the bean sprouts. Stir all ingredients, in the pan, together.

    3. Scoop the rice cake from the basin of water using a strainer. Add the rice cake into the pan and stir fry with all the ingredients for a while, mix well. Dish up and serve hot.

    Note: No need to add water when frying the rice cake. All seasoning must be added in step 1 & 2 before stirring in the rice cake.

     
  • At Wednesday, 21 June, 2006, Blogger Tazz said…

    For the above Rice Cake recipe, please take note:

    My attempt with the recipe failed miserably. The Rice Cake was too chewy until my jaw almost dropped after chewing a few pieces. *lol* My mum has the experience to judge the readiness of the dough, but not Tazz. Moreover, my Rice Cake was too thick. :( Anyone who uses this recipe, do it at your own risk. *lol*

     
  • At Wednesday, 21 June, 2006, Blogger Puspha said…

    Wah!!!! delish delish delish

     
  • At Thursday, 22 June, 2006, Blogger Angie said…

    Eve, thanks so much for typing out the recipe. Will keepyour warning in mind :)

     
  • At Sunday, 25 June, 2006, Blogger fooDcrazEE said…

    ooh ! nice,,....raw egg in coffee...hmm can u tell me how to do that so i can try ? thanx

     
  • At Sunday, 25 June, 2006, Blogger Tazz said…

    Haha... Mike, bird flu, bird flu.... at your own risk!!!!! Okay, one mug home-brewed hot black coffee with sugar, just crack one raw egg into it. :P Good luck!! *lol*

     

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