Sunday 16 July 2017

Japanese Sauce

Ingredients/Seasonings (to taste)
1 tsp Ginger paste
1 tsp Garlic paste
1/4 cup Japanese Soya Sauce (I use Kikkoman)
1 tbsp Mirin
1.5 tsp Ryorishu
2-3 tbsp Black/brown sugar
3/4 cup Water
1 tbsp corn flour mix with 1.5 tbsp of water for thickening

1. In a pot/pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil. Saute ginger and garlic paste till fragrant.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients except the sugar and bring it to boil. Add the sugar and cook till it dissolves. Pour and stir the corn flour mixture into the sauce till it's combined and thicken (You may add more corn flour mixture if you want the sauce to be thicker or you may put lesser to make it more diluted).

Roasted Salted Chicken With Spices

1 whole chicken (removed head and feet)
A bunch of spring onion (cut long)
6 slices ginger


3 tbsp sand ginger powder (沙薑粉)

1 tsp coriander powder
1.5 tbsp sea salt
2 tbsp hua tiao wine
Some pepper

1. Wash the chicken throughly and dry it.
2. Rub the chicken inside and out evenly with all the seasonings.
3. Insert the spring onions and ginger into the chicken stomach.
4. Roast at 150C for 1.5 hours, brush some oil 10 minutes before it's cooked and turn the oven to 180C and roast it for another 10 minutes.

Crispy Waffle (Recipe adapted from Pamela Anderson )

3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Cornstarch
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 cup Buttermilk
1/4 cup Milk
6 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 Large Egg, Separated
3 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence

1. In a mixing bowl, combine the plain flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
2. Mix the buttermilk, milk, and vegetable oil in another mixing bowl or cup, add the egg yolk and set aside.
3. In another bowl, beat the egg white almost to soft peak. Add the sugar and beat until the peaks are firm and glossy. Add the vanilla and mix well.
4. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk until just mixed. Fold the whipped egg whites into the batter until just blended.
5. Preheat the waffle maker and pour some of the batter onto the hot waffle iron and cook until the waffle is crisp and brown. Set the waffle on the oven rack to keep it warm and crisp (don't stack them). Repeat with the remaining batter and serve with ice creams.