Friday, April 28, 2006

Express Food Roundup #2

Exams has been good so far. One and a half weeks to go.

Don't worry mom, I'm eating good. I always make time for food ;)

Anyway, here's a quick update on what the kitchen has been churning out (just to keep the blog alive lah).

My first attempt at Marmite chicken.
The chicken pieces were pre-fried in batter to get a cripsy crust. (the supporting ingredients: onions, red pepper, marmite, honey, dark/light soya sauce). As usual, dunno actual recipe so just close one eye and throw in whatever comes to mind.

Grilled Steak with mushroom and black bean sauce.
Used Sharwood's Black Bean & Red Pepper to speed things up ;)

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and that's it. Other dishes not worth mentioning lah. The standard nasi gorengs, burgers, soups, salads, ...


Question: When cooking beef (fried/curry/grill), if texture come out like I'm chewing my fathers belt like that, does it mean the beef is overcooked, undercooked, or just because I use cheap-ass beef ah??? Never really got the hang of cooking beef :(

11 Comments:

At April 28, 2006 4:27 am, Blogger Shirley Ong said...

This guy is proving himself to be an excellent househusband

 
At April 28, 2006 6:09 am, Blogger teckiee said...

I think you are over cooking it. Defrost your beef (any meat in fact) before cooking, lets you cook it more evenly. Use a fork to poke into the beef to check for doneness.

 
At April 28, 2006 11:16 am, Blogger Fashionasia said...

nola.....not overcooked....beef r usually like that....u just need to buy the right parts of the beef. :>

 
At April 28, 2006 12:05 pm, Blogger william said...

Dude, from my experience. Beef will taste like you are chewing an old belt unless you tenderize it first.

The lazy way to do it is to use beef tenderizer powder...can easily find it in tesco.

The "le cheh" way to do it is to use a tenderizer hammer together the powder..

Cook you beef medium rare, i.e. roughly 60 seconds on each side...it should be easier to chew...

 
At April 28, 2006 12:05 pm, Blogger fooDcrazEE said...

shawn, i like ur cooking style. Similar to mine. Main agak only....so long as the food taste delish......thats the motto

 
At April 29, 2006 6:13 am, Blogger KampungboyCitygal said...

DO ur marmite chicken turned out to be nice?? If yes, I will try doin it..If no, I'll go to New Paris SS2 instead..

 
At April 29, 2006 10:11 am, Anonymous Casey Liew said...

Hey Shawn, Casey liew here, i saw ur blog in "TheStar R-Age", chhuntet le.

 
At May 01, 2006 10:11 pm, Blogger shawnchin said...

shirley: bleegghh!! :p

teckiee, fashionasia, william: thanks for the suggestions. Will try them out the next time I'm adventuruos enough to cook beef again. Next time, will buy better beef, whack with hammer first, and not cook it too long :)

foodcrazee: .. and even if dun taste good, as long as look good on photo oso jadi lah. hehehe.

kbcg: Not as nice as restaurant, but pretty good for first attempt. U should try it out lah, and if you get it right, I can learn from u.

casey: wondering what they have to say about it leh.. "here's a good example of typical malaysia. No matter how far away from home, food still #1" :)

 
At May 03, 2006 5:55 am, Blogger rokh said...

well, the first time i attempted cooking beef i went by a cookbook guideline of time and all, but i guess just look out for done on the outside but slightly reddish in the middle. i cook two beef and resulted with the smaller better in texture, the big one i undercooked albeit more chewy

 
At May 08, 2006 2:41 pm, Blogger Bengster said...

Bugger... I didn't know you can cook...

 
At May 10, 2006 11:44 pm, Blogger shawnchin said...

... and i din know your name was Fu Shen :p

 

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