y.u.m.m.y h.o.u.s.e - a place to put our secret yummy recipes from past generations to new dummy recipes of our clumsy failure of cooking. it's a kinda .. experimental test and succesful experience we want to share from the darkest side of our kitchen :)

Friday, March 17, 2006

Pork and Dried Mussels in Sweet Sauce

Pork and Dried Mussels in Sweet Sauce

This is a very simple recipe that I like to cook (often) ever since I was away from home 8 years ago. You can simply substitute the pork and dried mussels with other meat (chicken or prawn). For this recipe, I diced the pork in cube sizes and presoak the dried mussels (don't ask me where to buy that - my mom bought it for me).

1. Stir fry some garlic until it smells nice.
2. Put in the pork and mussels, stir until it is half cooked.
3. Pour some dark and sweet soy sauce (kecap Bango is recommended) and bit of water.
4. Cover the pan and let it simmer.
5. Check every few minutes. It's done when the meat has been fully cooked and the sauce has thicken.

If you like garlic, you can smashed some garlic bulbs and put it in together with water and simmer. Another nice combination is chicken and potatoes .. *yummmm*
For potatoes, be sure to cut it into smaller pieces as it will take longer to soften.

Serve with rice, steamed veggies and some sambal (sambal terasi)

Monday, December 19, 2005

Honey Bean Pasta

Originally uploaded by Meexia.
Yay my first post! Sorry, I really2 haven't cooked something nice for a long time. I found (made) this recipe by accident, and it was so good I couldn't stop licking my plate and pan heehee

1 portion of Pasta - I used Salmon Ravioli, but I think any pasta is okay
A handful of green bean
A few spoons of thickened cream
1 tablespoon of honey
Cut garlic

How to Cook:
Boil pasta.
Cook the rest in seperate pan.
Put some butter into the pan, fry the green beans (cut into small pieces beforehand).
Put some cut garlic in (I usually use the cut garlic in a jar, easy and can be even better than fresh ones =b)
Keep frying it for about 5 minutes, until beans cooked and softer.
Pour in the thickened cream, honey, and salt.
Let it simmer for a minute, and pour it all over the pasta.

Try it, you won't regret it ;)

Friday, November 25, 2005

Instant Noodle Pancake :)

Instant Noodle Pancake

Few days ago, I had nothing to do at home and decided to cook *again* :)
So I came up with my old time fave.. The ingredients are quite simple and the methods are about the same with cooking okonomiyaki that has been taught by my Japanese friends back when I was in China.

2 Eggs
half cup of frozen veggies mix
a pack of instant noodle (break it into smaller pieces)

1. Boil water and cook instant noodle and frozen veggies.
2. Drain and set aside.
3. Mix flour with water then mix well with eggs.
4. Put instant noodle and veggies into the flour mixture and season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
5. Use a bit of oil/butter and heat the frying pan.
6. Pour a bit of the mixture into the frying pan (Depending on the thickness that you want)
7. Serve with either mayo and bulldog sauce or chilli sauce.

I like thick one with mayo and bulldog sauce or thin and crispy pancake with chilli sauce.. Yummm...

Thursday, November 24, 2005

La Pasta

la pasta

This time, it is an experiment with a well known products in Australian supermarkets : La Pasta from San Remo. So I bought a pack of La Pasta - Chicken and Mushroom here to rekindle my cooking times back in Melbourne :P and got a chance to tried it out last weekend.

I didnt have an oven or cream so I omitted that part. It turned out as a shocking experience for me as I've never tried following a real pasta recipe before other than lasagna so I was a bit shocked on how much liquid is required in the recipe, I reduced it by 1/2 cup but it still turned out OK.

The verdict: not too bad but I would prefer to try another variety next time. Was it because I didnt follow the exact recipe? I wouldnt know but the mushroom taste is purely MSG in my opinion.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

French Onion Soup

french onion soup

Ok this doesnt look as good as the pics taken by Chan but I tried my best.

My first posting here is a simple yet sophisticated soup ;) and recipe is as follow:

5-6 onions (sliced)
1-1.5 lt beef stock
2 tbsp sugar
200ml red wine

1. Boil and reduce beef stock to its one third
2. In another pan, melt butter and stir fry sliced onion. It will take quite long because we have to wait until the onion turns from pale yellow to clear and transparent color.
3. Sprinkle sugar to onion and mix well, let it caramelized but dont let it burn.
4. Add wine to the beef stock and let it boil.
5. Pour the onion into the beef stock and let it simmer for another 15-20 mins.
6. Serve.


Monday, October 24, 2005

choco lava medsa

choco lava medsa
Originally uploaded by kl4nis.
a trip to bandung ... and ate some of greatest foods of bandung. and here is the best one, chocolate lava from medsa cafe.

i really want to post this, since this cake is really2 yummy.

it's with egg rolls, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate that will melt your mouth.

so .. when you plan to travel to bandung city .. try to come to medsa cafe in bukit dago pakar timur 2, and ... fell the chocogasm in your mouth :)

Monday, September 05, 2005

fried calamari

Originally uploaded by kl4nis.
anyone know how to make a good fried calamari. c mala (my sis in law) once said to me .. if you want to make a good one, you should fry that ... WELL fried. it means .. it's dried, and looked yellow.

So .. how about that? anyone knows? btw this pic is also from my lunch today. it's not a recipe, only a pic.

so for the recipe, i'm waiting for someone who will kindly post a comment in this website. thx for your posting yaaa (sok yakin banget).


Originally uploaded by kl4nis.
today is crab day. we all just went to fish market, and bought a bunch of crabs for lunch. The crabs look yummy, except that .. the taste is a little bit weird, with arabic/lebanese taste. i think i like better crabs with .. oyster sauce!!!!!

well .. this is only a pic, there'll be no recipe for this. so Girls (jo, nee) .. GA BOLE marah yaa :)