Friday, February 10, 2006

Vege Rice

Another lazy weekend, another lazy dish, another lazy post.

Back in my hometown, it's called "chai pui" (vege rice). Not sure what others call it.

It's a simple, versatile dish, in the sense that any combination of ingredients can be used - vege, meat, seafood, mushroom, etc.

Stir fried the garlic and onions till fragrant, followed by the mince meat and anchovies. Added some nampla (fish sauce) for flavour, before dumping in everything else (chicken stock and veges).

When everything looked cooked, I cracked in an egg and gently mixed it in so that it formed mucous like strands.

Finally, the mixture was thickened with some corn flour, and served over rice.

Looks a little unappetising in the photo. Too much green vege, too little of everything else. Could probably be more presentable if there was a balance of ingredients - less greens, more variety (baby corn, carrots, squid, fishballs, tofu, ... )

Nothing better than some cilli padi to complement the dish.

Lazy vege rice.


At February 11, 2006 12:38 am, Blogger cheng sim said...

although it was a combination of simple ingredients and laziness but i think it turns out good. it looks nice, really.

At February 11, 2006 12:59 am, Blogger shawnchin said...


I actually did enjoy it. So much, in fact, that I cooked the same thing for dinner as well. :)

A nice hearty meal.

At February 11, 2006 3:20 am, Anonymous ronlim said...

i don't think the photo was unappetizing... it looked ok. what was unappetizing was your description or "mucus-like strands". Now THAT is unappetizing.

At February 11, 2006 6:59 pm, Blogger shawnchin said...

ronlim: for the lack of a better phrase i guess. Writing and choosing the right words ain't really my thing.

To my credit, I did cross it out. *grin*

At February 12, 2006 11:31 am, Anonymous sunny said...

i'm a fan of ur blog. i bookmark ur site and check for updates almost everyday. i like ur writing style, not to mention cooking style too. hehehe... keep it up!

At February 12, 2006 11:51 am, Blogger shawnchin said...

Thanks for the encouragement sunny :)

It's nice to know that people actually read my blog, and now just happen to drop by, scoff, and move on. *grin*


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