Month: April 2014

General Tso's Tofu

General Tso’s Tofu

Surely you’ve heard about the famous General Tso’s Chicken.  I guess when a dish is named after someone, it must have been his favourite, right?  But after much googling, apparently it’s not 🙂 So, who is this General Tso and why named after him when it’s got nothing to do with him? According to China Sichuan Food, General Tso dishes are created by a famous chef in Taiwan, Changgui Peng, who specialises in Hunan dishes.  This well-loved American chinese dish was created accidentally one night when the Taiwan Premier visited Peng’s restaurant.  Without many ingredients on hand, he quickly whip up a chicken dish stir-fried with ginger, chopped garlic, vinegar and soy sauce.  The Premier loved it so much that he asked for the name of the dish.  Peng quickly named the dish after General Tso. So, after hearing so much of General Tso, I have attempted Domestic Superhero‘s vegetarian version by using tofu, which by the way, tastes awesome too!  The crispy skin tofu and sauce goes really nicely with a bowl of hot steamed …

Soy Sauce Chicken

Soy Sauce Chicken

Being a working mother is a demanding full time job.  Wouldn’t the moms out there agree?  Not only do we stress ourselves about work, we also stress ourselves thinking about dinner, lunch…amongst many other things. So, if you don’t have the time to prepare dinner, this simple dish is a quick fix meal simply by braising the chicken.  I love braising because it’s really just putting everything into a pot or a casserole dish and just let it cook in its juices and fragrant ingredients for 40-50 minutes…while I fret over my lil’ one to clean up her room 😉 Efficiently saving a lot of time and to be able to multi task. You can use chicken drumstick or wings in this recipe.  I prefer the boney chicken parts where I can slurp and bite away tender fall-off-the-bone meats.  If you’re serving more people, you can use the whole chicken.  Best of all, the braising sauce can be eaten with rice. Soy Sauce Chicken Serves 4 Ingredients: 20 chicken wings, separate drummettes and wings 1 cup soy sauce …

French Toast Rollups

French Toast Rollups

So many things happened lately.  I’ve received a fair bit of bad news and some not so bad.  It’s been overwhelming.  Work has been crazy – really crazy.  So, that explains the slow posting and my absence over the last week.  Whatever happened, I’m crossing my fingers and stay positive. Lately, I’m was drawn to “dark, moody” photography just like how the season here has changed from beautiful summer to moody fall (with withering sunshines).  I was reading a lot of blog tutorials and admiring lots of beautiful moody photographs.  It does look easy with explanation, but in reality, it’s not.  So, I’m just going to practice until I get the perfect shot.  My obsession over “dark, moody” photography, has got me to the point of moving things around the house to find “the light” too 🙂  Luckily hubby hasn’t utter any displeasure yet *phew* Anyways, ever had French Toast Rollups?  I’ve not, but thanks to Teacher by Day, Chef by Night I had the opportunity to try it. Basically, it’s French Toast rolled with fruit or …