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Mango sago dessert October 25, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — xxtlhxx @ 4:00 pm

This dessert is refreshing and easy to make.  Hong Kong’s Hui Lau Shan’s taken this dessert to a pop star level but I think it has got too much coconut milk in it which isn’t healthy.  Here’s a healthier version, if not tastier

Mango sago dessert

1 bottle of mango juice.  If you have lots of mango, you can do without bottled mango juice and instead, puree your mangoes and add water

1 can of evaporated milk. Use low fat ones

2 pieces of mango, cut in cubes

1 cup of cooked sago balls

1 cup of peeled pomelo (optional). You may also use grapefruit instead

To cook sago balls, boil a large pot of water.  Pour sago balls slowly into the pot and cook until the balls are transparent, stirring it consistenly.  If water run low, add more water to pot.  Drain cooked sago and run over tap water to remove some of the starch.  Mix everything in a large container.   If you like it sweeter, you can add some sugar.  You can adjust the consistency by adding more water, or more juice or more mango.  Whatever, however you like it.  Chill and serve.  Isn’t it great?


Simple Wanton Noodles

Filed under: Uncategorized — xxtlhxx @ 3:41 pm

Here’s a simple wanton noodles, but no wanton this time round.  Instead of wanton, I’ve got our prized family favourite ‘hea-chor’ which roughly translates to prawn balls.  I have master this recipe yet. You will need quite a lot of ‘arm power’ to make this.  It is made of prawns and some pork fats.  The prawns have to be shelled and really dry before you mince them.   The next step, needs real arm power to smack minced prawn by throwing them in small quantities against a hard surface like a large pot.  You’ll need to repeat this many times to create bouncy balls.  If you don’t do it right, your prawn balls will have airy pockets and will not be bouncy. Anyway, for now, I’ll leave this recipe to my aunts and uncles who have mastered this recipe.

Sauce for wanton noodles

1 tbs dark soy sauce

1 tbs light soy sauce

1 tbs oyster sauce

dash of pepper

1 tbs of fried shallots and its oil

Mix all ingredients well and add to cooked egg noodles

Additional meat topping

100g minced pork

1 handful of woodear fungus, cut in strips


Fry minced pork and add in prawns and woodear fungus.   You may opt not to put any seasoning.  Lastly, toss cooked egg noodles with the sauce and add meat toppings.  You may add boiled vegetable or fried wanton if you wish


Rico the Builder October 2, 2008

Filed under: Baby — xxtlhxx @ 8:53 pm

Rico’s obsessed with Bob the Builder nowadays and hence, this birthday cake.  We ordered a blackforest cake from Pine Gardens and asked them decorate just the base.   Green for the hills, blue for the sky and white clouds.  They did a pretty good job for it.   I then added the Bob, Wendy, Scoop, Muck and Roley and the banners.  The soil is actually Oreo’s cookies.  The banners are made with MS PowerPoint.  And of course, the birthday boy was more excited about the toys than the cake 🙂

This other cake was Rico’s first birthday cake. The cake is steamed chocolate cake and the frosting is cream cheese.  The cupcakes are also steam chocolate cake. The lego astronaut was borrowed from Joshua.

The Moon & Stars cake