Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bread - French Toast

For a long time I haven’t had French Toast. Since we have some homemade challah (a type of egg bread), I thought to make some French Toast.

Ingredients – Makes 1 serving

· 3 slices white bread/egg bread

· 2 large eggs

· 1/3 cup milk

· ½ tsp vanilla extract

· 2 tsp sugar

· A pinch salt

· Some butter


1. Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla extract, sugar and salt in a wide bowl.

2. Melt butter on a medium heat pan. Coat both sides of bread with egg mixture and put on the pan. Let the underside bread frying turn to golden then flip it frying another side is golden too.

3. Serve with maple syrup, honey or kaya (recipe here).


材料 - 1人份量

  • 3 白面包
  • 2
  • 1/3 牛奶
  • ½ 茶匙 香草精
  • 2茶匙 白糖
  • 少许
  • 少许 牛油


1. 用宽碗一起搅拌蛋、牛奶、香草精、白糖和盐。

2. 在中热平底锅溶解牛油。将面包两边都沾上蛋,然后放在平底锅煎至面包底片呈金黄色,再翻面包另一面也煎至呈金黄色。

3. 加上槭糖浆或蜂蜜或kayakaya食镨)。

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Noodles - Asam Laksa

Penang Asam Laksa (Noodle) is very popular. I miss Asam Laksa very much, which my sister-in-law cooks.

I couldn’t find a good Asam Laksa paste in my area. However, my friend in New York sent me ‘CHANHONG’ brand Asam Laksa sauce before, and the taste is good. So I bought a few packs when I was in New York.

Ingredients – Makes 3 servings

· 1 pack ‘CHANHONG’ Asam Laksa sauce which makes 3 servings

· 15 oz or 1 pack fresh Vietnamese noodles, cooked

· 5 cups water

· 1 fish fillet, sliced fine

· Some lettuce, cut into strips

· Some cucumber, cut into strips or grated

· Some pineapple, cut into strips

· Some onion, sliced fine

· Some mint leaves

· A little belacan (shrimp paste)

· 1-2 fresh chili (optional), cut


1. Prepare 3 serving bowls with noodles, lettuce, cucumber, pineapple, onion and mint leaves, then put aside.

2. Add ‘CHANHONG’ Asam Laksa sauce and fish to a pot of boiling water. After the fish is cooked and the soup comes to a boil, pour the hot soup with fish into the bowls of noodles, and garnish belacan and chili. Serve while it is still warm.

槟城的Asam Laksa(亚叻沙)很著名,我尤其想念我三嫂煮的Asam Laksa

我这里找不到好吃的Asam Laksa酱,而我朋友在纽约时曾寄给我‘CHANHONG’牌子的Asam Laksa酱,味道很好,当然我去纽约时就买了几包回来。

材料 - 3人份量

  • 1包是3人份量的‘CHANHONG’牌子的Asam Laksa
  • 1 Vietnamese鲜粉条,煮热
  • 5
  • 1 鱼片,切薄细块
  • 少许 生菜,切段
  • 少许 黄瓜,切丝
  • 少许 凤梨,切丝
  • 少许 洋葱,切细段
  • 少许 薄荷叶
  • 少许 虾膏
  • 1-2 辣椒(可有可无),切段


1. 将粉条、生菜、黄瓜丝、凤梨丝洋葱和薄荷叶分成三份量在碗,放一旁。

2. 加水在锅并放在热炉煮沸,加入酱料和鱼。鱼煮熟及汤已滚沸后,舀鱼汤於面碗。加上虾膏及撒上辣椒。稍热食用。