Monday, 28 July 2014

Recipe - Braised Pork Trotters Bee Hoon

The canned pork trotter or pork leg combines very well with the bee hoon (rice vermicelli) to make this a flavourful and tasty one dish meal. By itself the canned pork trotter has an aromatic flavour so there is no need to add other flavours.

Vegetables are added for colour and vitamins and also to make this a healthy meal. I add cai xin (chye sim) and bean sprouts. Other vegetables that go well with bee hoon would include cabbage, broccoli, xiao pai chye and carrots.

The can of pork leg comes with mushroom and chestnut.
You can add more mushrooms or black fungus (soaked in water) for variety.

Ingredients (serves 3)

1 can pork leg (397 gm)
200 gms bee hoon (half a packet)
200 gms cai xin (washed and cut)
narcissus pork leg
100 gms bean sprouts
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 tbs oil

1 tbs oyster sauce
1 tbs light soy
a dash of pepper


Soak the bee hoon in water for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Mix the sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

Heat the oil in a wok or pan and toss in the garlic.
Fry till fragrant.

Toss in the vegetables (except bean sprout), pork trotters and fry for a minute.

Toss in the bee hoon and the sauce. Mix well and make sure the bee hoon is covered with the braising liquid. Add more water if necessary. Cover the wok and let the bee hoon braised for about 5 minutes.

Toss in the bean sprouts at the last minute. Stir well for a minute and serve.



Friday, 18 July 2014

How To Peel A Hard Boiled Egg

Put the eggs in  water, bring to a boil. Once water is boiling, remove from heat and let stand for 15 to 17 minutes.........Place in a water bath. Let stand for a couple of hours, if not the day before and they should peel real easy.

Video show how.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Benefits Of Garlic

3 nice videos explaining the health benefits of garlic.
Worth watching.

Dr Eric Berg says garlic is the no. 1 anti-cancer food.