Monday, October 22, 2012

Food Playground Giveaway: Round Up

This is my first time doing giveaway and I am grateful for all the support that I get! Thank you for your support and your submissions!

See below for the wonderful work that I have received. And for the giveaway result?? The LKK giveaway goes to Rosemarry Ng and Eddy Khoo! Congratulation to both! Will email you on how to collect your goodie bag.

Not to disappoint my other supporters, I have given Jessie Sng a pair of tickets to watch Marie Digby live concert!

And Grace Tan, I will send you Rosti for you to cook at home that I bought from Switzerland.

So to all other readers, please enjoy reading the LKK recipes submitted by the following contestants:

1. Dried Ban Mian by Rosemarry Ng

This is the recipe from my dad, he used to sell ban mian when he was young! This is my first time trying on this recipe! Haha!

Ingredients - Noodle:
250 gram flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 egg
60 ml water
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
Some extra flour for dusting

Preparation - Noodle:
Place water in a large mixing bowl, gradually add in flour and sea salt and mix well.
When flour and water is mixed into a dough, create a well in the middle of the dough. Pour egg and oil into the well and slowly mix well and knead it till not sticky.
Place the dough in an airtight container or cover it with a cling film, and put aside for about 20 minutes.
Roll the dough into 2-3mm-thick sheet, hand-tear into bite-size pieces or cut into strands with a pasta maker.
Dust the Ban Mian in the extra flour to avoid being stuck into a chunk.

3 tbsp Lee Kum Kee First Draw Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Lee Kum Kee special black soya sauce
1/2 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tsp shallot oil
1 tsp fish sauce
pepper and salt
Mix all the ingredients into a bowl, set aside.

Cook the noodle in boiling water with salt for couple minutes until the noodle float on the water and transfer the noodle to ice bath water and put it back to the hot water for 1 minute then transfer to the bowl with the sauce and mix well.
Serve when hot!

2. Braised Belly Pork with Mui Choy by Eddy Khoo

600gm belly pork (either cut into bite sized cubes or thick slices)
200gm chopped garlic (you can do half chopped garlic and half whole garlic bulbs)
1.5 tbsp LKK soya sauce
400gm teem mui choy
2 tbsp dark soya sauce
dash of sesame seed oil
1/2 tsp sugar
5 tbsp cooking wine

1.  wash at least 3 times teem mui choy and let it soak overnight.  (cut into bite sized lengths)
2.  cut belly pork, add a bit salt & pepper.
3.  heat a bit of oil, fry the pork till lightly brown, add garlic and mui choy until fragrant.
4.  add remaining seasonings and braise until pork is tender and sauce is thickened.

3. Home cooked pork chop with LKK XO sauce by Jessie Ng

Here's my recipe:

Pork loin - 6 pcs (approx 100 gm each)
ginger juice - 1 Tbsp
seasoning sauce - 1 Tbsp
coarse black pepper - 1/2 tsp
chinese wine - 1 tsp
corn starch - 1 Tbsp

1.  Marinade pork chop with ingredients.  Fry pork chop until cooked and slice when cooled.

2.  Prepare noodles with blached vegetables of your choice.  Add LKK XO sauce and mix thoroughly in the noodles, leaving some aside for extra taste.

3.  Garnish and serve!

4. Stir-fried pork with long beans in spicy black bean sauce by whynotearlier of Grace Tan

5. Black Bean Bitter Gourd by Food Playground

6. Braised Tau Kwa by Food Playground

Friday, October 19, 2012

Black Bean Bitter Gourd

This is one of my favorite home cooked food which I will order from Veg+rice stall. That day my mom cut bitter gourd into half and gave me that half. And this dish just came to my mind. So I looked around for recipe, and this is what I followed. It was so easy and so tasty, I will definitely cook this again.

Half bitter gourd (cut thin slice, soak in salt water for 15 minutes)
1 1/2 tbs LKK garlic black bean sauce
1 tsp sugar
Some mushroom (soak till soften)
Hao Chi to taste
Garlic (chopped)
1 cup water

1. Fried chopped garlic with oil till fragrant.
2. Add black bean sauce and continue frying till fragrant.
3. Add mushroom and sugar, stir well.
4. Add bitter gourd and continue frying.
5. Add water and simmer. Stir and observe.
6. Cook till bitter gourd soften. Add Hao Chi to taste.
7. Serve when hot.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Giveaway: Marie Digby Concert Tickets

Another giveaway for this month is a pair of Marie Digby Concert tickets. To win the concert tickets, all you get to do is : "like" food playground in Facebook. (see right side for Facebook link) and leave a comment on why you should win the ticket.

A lucky winner will get to watch this 29 years old half Japanese half American YouTube star singer perform live. To see how she perform, can take a look at here
(21 million views)

Closing date: 16 Oct 2359. Lucky winner will be notified via email on 17 Oct.

Marie Digby Your love Asian Tour Live. Date: 18 Oct. Time: 8.30pm. Venue: Esplanade , concert tickets at $48, $68, $88, available from Sistic.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Lee Kum Kee Goodie Bags!

**Two more weeks to submit your post to win Lee Kum Kee goodie bags, that comprised of Lee Kum Kee XO Sauce, Hoisin Sauce, First Draw Soy Sauce and Chiu Chow Chilli Oil. Hurry! Before you miss the chance and fun of sharing your recipe.
You may submit more than one recipe.

How to win? See Here.

This is one example.

Braised Tau Kwa

I always wanted to braise eggs and Tau Kwa, the Taiwan way. So I tried with this recipe, as it's very easy.

1 pkt Tau Kwa (dried tofu)
3 tbs First Draw Soy Sauce
1 tbs sugar
2 star anise
1 cup water
boiled quail eggs (optional)

1. Cut Tau Kwa in cubes.
2. Fry Tau Kwa till golden brown. Set aside.
3. Heat soy sauce, sugar and water in a pan or pot, till sugar melted.
4. Add star anise. stir well and simmer for a few minutes till fragrant.
4. Add Dou Gan (and quail eggs) into the pot and simmer. Turn Tau Kwa (and eggs) occasionally.
5. serve when hot.

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