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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Guinea Oinks...

For some unknown reason over the raya break, I decided to try my hands at cooking. Decided to venture into some Japanese themed light dinner, had my cousin over to be the guinea oinks... :p Found it very therapeutic to cook :)

It's a simple 3 course dinner starting with a Dashi based soup with Shimeji Mushroom and tofu. The base is maded from konbu, bonito, mirin and shoyu. Daikon is then braised in it together with some chopped ham. Shimeji mushroom and Tofu is added in before serving. I also tied a ribbon of leek on the shimeji mushroom (forgot to take picture).

Next came braised diakon with sauteed duck liver and leek confit. Main course is a mixture of flavour and texture comprising of miso marinated halibut with grilled Negi asparagus and tear drop tomatoes, buttered mangetout + asparagus and mashed orange and purple sweet potato :p



Was too lazy to work on the presentation, so I just plonked everything in the bowl and plate. Will need to work a bit more on the flavour of each dish. Will try cooking again one of these days... any volunteers for food taster? (eat at your own risk!)

7 Comments:

At 11:37 AM, Blogger fatboybakes said...

eh, celebrity divas shouldnt make such open ended invitations such as "Will try cooking again one of these days... any volunteers for food taster? (eat at your own risk!)". don't you know you are opening the floodgates of potential stalkers and the like?!!!! NYEAYHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger YOU! said...

aicks! who's the celebrity wo! eh! got risk of getting stomach upset or "severely violated taste-buds"!

 
At 3:29 PM, Anonymous sunshine said...

you guys and your food, food, food, makes me hungry constantly, esp. the home-made kind....sigh...

and FB, how you know, maybe this celebrity diva is already used to stalkers la..., after all he is the Leon Lai of FF and is so talented ; can jam, can combat, can bollywood, somemore cook and sing Broadway and spout foreign tongues..... wow, i am amazed :D

 
At 3:32 PM, Anonymous sunshine said...

oh forgot to say, i like the title of this post!

 
At 2:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wah..."Leon You Lai Meng", dat looks good lah. I totally agree with FBB..are we expecting a cookfest invitation from you??
Lionheart

 
At 3:14 PM, Blogger YOU! said...

aiseh... nothing compared to Gordon Ramsey's leh! will let you guys know when I next try my hands at masak masak la! :p

 
At 5:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can see the sign..."Leon Ramsay in the house"...
Lionheart

 

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