Sunday, June 22, 2008


I don't think many places sell traditional food nowadays. Those like the "Abacus Yam balls" or "Pig trotters with vinegar and ginger" or "Mee sua in Chinese red wine". I'm lucky. Except for the yam thingies, I have relatives who know how to make the others. Not too long ago, Dad made a hokkien dish that is hard to swallow. Literally.

Here's the steps:

1. Make the mixture of water, corn flour, fried dried shrimps, roasted peanuts, fried shallots and garlic, cooked minced meat. Stir just before cooking to make sure the flour don't settle at the bottom.

2. Pour mixture into large wok that has heated oil.

3. Whip it with lightning fast hands. Wooden spatula please. I think Dad broke one while whipping.

4. Whip it!

5. Whip it! Notice parts turning transluscent.

6. When the dough is cooked, it will turn transluscent. Transfer to a bowl.

Tada! The final product!

This is a chewy, gooey dough. Remember to chew before u swallow!