A few things I cooked in the past months. - Narcissism is Necessary

A few things I cooked in the past months.

I am consciously trying not to write about babies and hormones. So I am going to blog about food instead.

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A while ago, I attempted to make Seremban beef noodle, one of my favourite things to eat pre-preggers.

Seremban beef noodle is quite different from KL’s. The former is lighter and has a variety of textures while the latter is richer and more punchy in flavours.

It was easier to cook than I initially thought, and the recipe I used was from this lovely blog.

# – My first Seremban beef noodle attempt.

I used Korean udon noodles, which were a tad too stodgy for my taste, so stick to chinese rice noodles!

I have since developed a disdain for innards of any kind, so I probably won’t make this dish until after the baby has arrived.

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Another thing I really loved pre-preggers was salt beef. The only place I know that serves good salt beef is Nutmeg at Bangsar Village 2.

Salt beef is just a cheap cut of beef that has been cured and then boiled, so instead of paying extra I decided that I should make them myself.

The recipe I used is from The Telegraph.

# – Cure brisket in spiced brine.

# – After 7 days…

# – Poach for 3 hours until tender.

# – Salf beef, DONE!

We ate it with potatoes and Dijon mustard. Well, must say I was a little underwhelmed despite the amount of effort put in to make the dish.

So, I think I will stick to going to Nutmeg (after baby comes cause the idea of eating salf beef right now makes me want to hurl), hehehe.

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I friggin loveeeeeeeee hummus. I could eat it everyday. It’s quite a pity that hummus is not a more common sight at supermarkets here.

Fortunately, it’s very easy to make hummus, if you cheated….

The traditional way of making hummus is complicated, you have to pre-soak and grind the chickpeas, grind sesame seeds till they become paste, boil olive oil till it’s scalding hot etc etc but the angmoh way of doing it is very easy…just blitz with a food processor. Don’t even need cooking.

The recipe I used is from BBC.

# – Stick canned chickpeas, tahini (sesame paste), crushed garlic, lemon juice, ground cumin, olive oil, salt and water into the food processor.

# – Blitz and season if needed.

# – Serve with flat bread….so healthy and easy.

Use it like a bread spread too in sandwiches..healthier than butter. Yummy!

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I had leftover pears, so I made a pear cake. I used a recipe from this blog, and it’s easily one of the easiest things I’ve ever baked.

Looks quite beautiful too I must say. The sponge was light and fluffy, the pears were soft and chewy. Yums.

# – Italian pear cake.

# – Served with vanilla ice cream.

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Lastly, I made Gordon Ramsay’s pork neck curry again. I used shoulder loin (funnily, they are also called butt) and it worked very well.

Instead of mango salsa, I made apple salsa because I forgot to buy mangoes and I had loads of apples in the fridge. They worked well…just cubed apples, halved tomato cherries, lemon juice, salt & pepper and a handful of pea sprouts.

# – Yummy yum yum….served with rice.

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That’s all, kthxbai.


7 Responses to A few things I cooked in the past months.

  1. ShaolinTiger March 27, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

    WANTS MOAR CURRAYSSS!

  2. Hannah April 1, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    Those all look so yummy! I tried to make the hummus too from the BBC recipe but tried it without the Tahini paste – let’s just say it was a little bland…

    • Kimberlycun April 3, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

      Hi Hannah,

      I’d say the tahini is an important ingredient in hummus! That probably explains the lack of flavour

  3. Lea S April 3, 2014 at 11:53 am #

    Did you make your own Tahini or did you get it at a supermarket?
    If it’s the latter, may i know where?

    • Kimberlycun April 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

      Hi Lea,

      I didn’t make the tahini, got it from Jaya Grocer :)

  4. Poh Huai Bin April 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    Very nice dishes Kim! :)

    You’re such a great cook, remember eating a pork roast at your place back in the days. I haven’t been cooking much lately but am going to do so soooon!

    • Kimberlycun April 7, 2014 at 10:58 am #

      Thanks HB! Enjoy your holidays in Europe!

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