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, 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.