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The BakerWoman


The blog about this Bibik who loves to makan, masak & indulge! FOOD IS LOVE, THANKS & NUTRITIOUS!

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    Sunday, September 27, 2009

    Pulut Inti, Kueh Keria & Apom Bok Kwa (Peranakan Desserts)

    Pulut Inti
    Apom Bok Kwa, on yr left with durian puree & Kueh Keria

    What is a meal without desserts? For me, being a Peranakan, dessert is a must after each meal!
    I had a wonderful Peranakan lunch buffet in Concorde Hotel last week (previously was known as the Le Meridien in Orchard) and these few desserts caught my eye! The apom bok kwa was not always available in the nonya kueh kedai. Its simply sedap with banana or durian puree! Apom Bok Kwa is a sourdough pancake.
    Kueh Kerai is like doughnut except it is made from mashed sweet potatoes, fried and coat in sugar.....Pulut Inti is glutinous rice cooked in suntan (coconut milk), coloured in bunga terang (purplish blue flower) and topped with grated coconut cooked in gula melaka!

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 10:48 AM 0 comments

    Glutinous Rice Cake, fried in Hor Fun Style

    The other day I visited my aunt and she was preparing to cook the Nian Gow (its glutinous sliced cake), as shown above. She fried the rice cake with Kim Chee............this gave me ideas that this wonderful rice cake can be cooked in many ways!
    The only inconvenience to get this rice cake is that its only available in Sheng Siong Supermarket. I've been to Cold Storage, Giant and Shop n Save supermarkets and alas, none was available!
    The rice cake was indeed very hard and overnight soaking plus boiling of 20 mins is required to cook the noodles thoroughly.
    My family likes the hor fun style and I've added sliced pork, vegetables, fish cake, mushrooms and dried prawns to it.
    There are plenty of varieties to cook the rice cake, I shall try the "mee hoon Kueh style" in my next trial and add lots of fried ikan bilis to it!

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 10:39 AM 0 comments

    Mushroom Promodero

    Hubby Mike made us Fusilli, Mushroom Promodero last Sunday night.......with bacon, lots of juicy tomatoes, mushrooms and red wine was added to the sauce.
    Simple, nutritious and a nice cozy dinner with love ones! ;)

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 10:35 AM 0 comments

    Friday, September 25, 2009

    East Coast Lagoon Hawker Centre

    Black Pepper Crabs

    Sweet & Sour Crispy Baby Squids
    Whenever I craved to have seafood, I would rather head to this Teochew seafood, Leng Heng in East Coast Lagoon centre.
    Their black pepper crabs are heavenly........we had also tried their taucheo crabs (with fermented bean paste) and its really good with lots of ginger, cilantro and chilli padi!
    Am a regular in this outlet and the aunty knows me very well......another must try is their fish head in claypot (with roast pork, yam, cabbage, mushrooms and chilli padi). Kiam chye duck in claypot, fried kailan with golden mushrooms and ngoh hiang are delicious!
    You can also opt for Hor Fun, Oyster omelette, fried seafood rice, braised toufu and seafood soup!
    Great outdoor dining with excellent food, friendly servers and fresh fruit/beer available (just 2 units away).

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 10:50 PM 0 comments

    Saturday, September 19, 2009

    Aerin's @ Raffles City

    Pear Salad

    3 Mushrooms Bruschetta
    Aerin's Salad
    Blackforest Cake

    Carrot Cake
    Met my friend, Diana, for dinner on Friday. She lives in Utah, USA and is here for a visit. She recommended Aerin's as she loves the Pear Salad.
    Being my first visit to Aerin's, she was darn right about the salad! It was really good! I had the Aerin's Salad with wafu dressing (I love Japanese salad dressing).
    A light cozy Friday's dinner with just salad, bruschetta, coffee and desserts!
    I highly recommend the carrot cake as it was just right, not too spicy, consistency was much better as compared to Olio Dome's carrot cake.
    The Blackforest cake was not the typical cake served - like Diana said, "tastes more like a Mousse cake rather than d traditional blackforest cake"!
    Overall, the ambience was nice and great with girlies night out!!! ;)

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 1:50 PM 0 comments

    Fried Oyster Omelette or Or Chien (in local dialect)

    This is one of my favourite dishes at the hawker centre in East Coast Lagoon.

    Oyster omelette is a Chinese dish of Teochew/Fujian origin. It is also popular in places with Chaozhou and Fujianese influences such as in Guangdong, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Taiwan (where it is often sold in night markets).

    The dish consists of an omelette with a filling primarily composed of small oysters. Starch (typically potato starch) is mixed into the egg batter, giving the resulting egg wrap a thicker consistency. Pork lard is often used to fry the omelette. Depending on regional variation, a savory sauce may then be poured on top of the omelette for added taste.

    Spicy or chili sauce mixed with lime juice is often added to provide an intense taste.

    Shrimp can sometimes be substituted in place of oysters; in this case, it will be called 蝦仁煎, or shrimp omelette. (excerpts from Wikipedia)

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 1:46 PM 0 comments

    Dragon Beard Candy

    This is a traditional candy that was eaten in the Imperial Court of ancient China 2,000 years ago. Do you know how this candy is made?
    A skilled candy-maker repeated stretches and doubles a small mass of sugar and maltose until over 8000 fine strands are formed. Finally, the strands are trimmed and wrapped around finely chopped, lightly roasted coconut, peanuts and sesame seeds.
    Why it is called Dragon Beard Candy ? When you took a bite, the fine white sugar “hairs” will be all over your lips and chin – just like a dragon’s beard!

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 1:30 PM 0 comments

    Wednesday, September 16, 2009

    Olio Dome @ Dempsey

    Wholemeal Scone with whipped cream & preserves
    Carrot cake

    Chicken Pie

    Headed to Dempsey Road for a nice afternoon tea......wanted to have coffee in Jones The Grocer but alas, it was packed!
    I like Olio Dome's coffee and had some nice afternoon delights......the carrot cake was a bit moist for me....
    Overall, it was also crowded on a weekend!

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 10:26 PM 0 comments

    Saturday, September 12, 2009

    Samy's Curry @ The Civil Service Club



    Garlic Naan


    Curry Sotong


    Fried Cauliflower


    Dry Chicken Curry


    Delicious authenthic South Indian cuisine served on banana leaf!

    Lunch at Sammy's Curry (Tessensohn Road Branch) was wonderful! You can try the other 2 branches @ Dempsey Road & Katong.

    We wanted to try their fish head curry but was unavailable today.....we had garlic naan, bryani rice served with dhal, fried long beans, sotong curry, dry chicken curry and deep fried cauliflower. Papadums were served together in the meal........not forgetting my cup of teh halia to compliment my meal!

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 11:16 PM 0 comments

    Breakfast @ Ikea


    Whenever I think of Ikea, it makes me happy......you can shop for reasonably cheap furnitures/fixtures, indulge in their ever popular chicken wings, free coffee/tea (if you hold their Ikea & Friends membership card) and a good breakfast with your family!

    Please avoid weekends & PH - chances of getting seats are pretty terrible!!!

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 11:04 PM 0 comments

    Teochew Tar Mee Pok


    This is my favourite Teochew fishball noodle shop - dried mee pok with minced pork, fishballs, vegetables and lots of black vinegar, chilli to go with it!



    This traditional Teochew mee pok is a hot favourite for breakfast.......available from 7am-noon only!!! (Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 market)

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 8:16 PM 0 comments

    Chye Tao Kueh (Fried Black Carrot Cake)



    We had breakfast in Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 market last Sunday......traditional delicacies like Tar Mee Pok, Vegetarian BeeHoon, Kway Chap, Chicken Feet Noodles, Wonton Noodles and good Hainanese kopi could be found here.
    You can get fresh yong tauhu in the market and traditional "old school" biscuits could be found here.....

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 8:03 PM 0 comments

    Sunday, September 06, 2009

    Banana Muffins for Teacher's Day




    Made these banana muffins for the teachers - Happy Teacher's Day with Love.....

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 2:43 PM 0 comments

    Ondeh Ondeh





    Home made ondeh ondeh is the best - mashing steamed sweet potatoes, glutinous rice flour, gula melaka and lots of freshly grated coconut.

    Superb for tea time. Made these ondeh ondeh last Sunday - my daughter used to call these "Oscar the Grouch" because it's green and coconut resembles its fur.....

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 2:16 PM 0 comments

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