As I will be going back with Hubby to his hometown tomorrow, I cooked a big feast for an early reunion dinner with my dad today and invited my aunt & her family as well. As I was on leave today, I woke up at 7 a.m. and headed to the wet market to get ingredients for the feast tonite. The traffic was crazy...can't even find a parking at 7.30 a.m and the market was super packed!!
Anyway, let me talk about the dishes I cooked tonite. First was the "White Radish & Carrot with Peanuts & Black Eye Beans" which I learnt from my brother-in-law. Actually boiling soup doesn't require any skills, just boil the water and dump in all the ingredients and let it boiled under slow fire for 4 hours. Add salt and that's it.
It has been a tradition that at each celebration, a steamed chicken dish is a must. The chicken I bought was really good, steamed to perfection. Yummzz!!
Next came the star dish of the night. Honey Soy Sauce Prawns which everyone kept praising. My cousin suggested that I should open a restaurant with this prawn as my signature dish. Haha..not too bad an idea. But got to admit, the sauce was very good. All I did was a few dash of soya sauce, honey, fish sauce, sesame oil and shaoxing wine. Really tasty. Oppss...did I just revealed my trade secret??!!??
Juicy Honey Soy Sauce Prawns
As for spare ribs, I marinated it with fermented red bean curd (nam yue), shaoxing wine, sugar and dark soy sauce for almost 10 hours. Steam it for about 15 minutes and then deep fried it till golden brown. With the remaining sauce, heat it up in the wok, put in corn starch and toss the fried spare ribs till well coated.
Lastly, the Mixed Veggie also received lots of compliments, especially from my dad. Ingredients included broccoli, carrot, black wood fungus, white mushroom and squid tossed with oyster sauce.
A very enjoyable meal and it's so satisfying seeing my family enjoyed the dishes I cook. Although am very tired but it's worth it. Speaking of tired, my shoulder aching, back aching, feet aching...not because of the cooking but i also did A LOT of housework today...let me see, wiping, sweeping, vacumming, mopping, changing bedsheets, bathing pea......so so exhausted.Zzzzzz....zzzz...snore snore snore.....zzz