Monday, November 9, 2009

Indian Cuisine

Day 5 & 6 were about Indian cuisine. Went to Tekka market/Little India for marketing cum breakfast today. It was a very different experience as it was my 1st time having breakfast there. Much better than having Dosai in the coffeeshops anywhere else. I found myself quite lost when it comes to Indian cuisine cos I have no idea what to cook at all. Chose prawns from the market without knowing what to do, then Chef S showed me how to do in class and wala.....

Prawn masala
Basmati rice w carrot poriyal & chicken masala

Restaurant in Little India

Masala tea


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Beginning of term 4

yah, i didn't update for the last 3 mths. working split shift makes me lazy to upload my pix cos my only time at home is 12midnight to 845am. sighs.....

the past 3 mths was v v busy in RB, lacked of staffs, 1 for 1 lunch buffet, western wedding dinner. F1, Chaine de Rotissier, etc. I'm fortunate to be put in charge of the pasta station due to lack of staff, that i can plan my own buffet items, ordering etc.
it's the beginning of term 4 and we are doing asian herbs & spices & cooking techniques. did laksa from scratch on the 1st day, 4got to take pix :( braised duck and bak kut teh on the 2nd day, duck was good, bak kut teh was a little sweet. i did chicken rendang yday while my grp mates did tumeric rice and sambal tempeh. pounding the herbs from scratch was tiring, and dirty (gotta bleach my jacket to get rid of the spice paste). the blender was right in front of us but we weren't allowed to use it. D**n....

Today, we went to chinatown market for 'excursion'. we were given 10bucks each to cook up something anything for lunch. so we bought jia yu (those use for turtle soup) for braising, pig trotters for braising also but not tender enuff so we leave it for tmr. pork liver, kidney & loin for stir frying, bean sprouts with salted fish, stir fried pandan chicken, wolfberry leaves for soup & kang kong tempura (inspired by zhu chao lai le). incidentally we found out that chinese celery tempura taste better. so sad that i 4got to take pix for today :(