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Friday, May 20, 2011


I heard about Thermomix and thought it was a myth. It is claimed that it replaces the blender, stand/electric mixer, steamer, grinder, food processor, scale, juicer, ice cream maker, ice shaver, thermometer, bread machine (without baking) etc.

Here's how it looms like.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Baked Chinese Cake 雞蛋糕

I tried making the what I learned in class. In the class, we added lotus paste. I didn't have lotus paste so I just made the cake.

First I mixed eggs and icing sugar until it was very very light.

I beated it for a long time because it wouldn't turn light yellow. So I kept beating and decided it was better not to overbeat. Wonder if you can overbeat eggs.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Spotted Prawn Festival

Today was the start of spotted prawn season and so a chef association created a Spotted Prawn Festival to signal the start of the season.

It cost $10 per person if you wanted to taste the following:
- boiled and grilled prawn
- Terra Bread's roll
- Sample of Neck of Woods Winery and Backyard Vineyard
- Sample of R&B Brewery
- Sample of Moglana coffee

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Chinese Snacks and Dim Sum

Had a class again with Agnes Chiu (趙太). I think that she is not only a great cook but amazing at teaching her trade. I will definitely make her stuff.

Here's what we made:

BBQ steam rice roll (叉燒腸粉)

Whoa! It was do easy to make that I was shocked. The only hard part was rolling it. I'm sure you're wondering about the texture. It was smooth, tender and soft. The way Chinese would describe it, would be waat

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Chiu Chow class

I love this teacher. She's the one that got me start baking bread. She's very fair, knowledgeable and healthy. All the recipes I learned from her have been great!! Her name is Agnes Chiew.

I'm taking 2 of her classes. Today is Chiew Chow food. Tomorrow is Chinese snacks and Dim Sum.

Here's what we made today:

Chiew Chow Oyster Pancake:

Man, it was yummy. It had a great chewy texture. It reminded me of my village's pancake (we call it "pak San"). Both my grandmothers made them. Lucky my dad learned how to make it, as it was our midnight snack treat. I kinda know how but should try to perfect it!!!

We also made Chiew Chow duck(滷水鴨). Wow! She definitely is amazing.

Here's a pic after it was chopped.

Finally dessert. It was a green bean soup. It was very clean (清)

Next week is crab and more Chiew Chow food.

Out of all the cooking class teacher, she is the BEST!!

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