Saturday, April 12, 2008

Singapore Adventure: What's Been Cooking?

Inspite of the busy schedule at work, of course the nightly dinners are still a must. And I make sure my Cookie always enjoys them. ^_^

There is still half a bottle of bagoong sitting on my kitchen counter. Can't keep something that good rotting away without fulfilling its life's purpose, right?

So, I gathered up my guts to prepare Pork Binagoongan (Pork in Salted Shrimp Paste). A bit ambitious, but the recipe I found over the internet sure was easy to follow. And it was a successful endeavor. See the snap? Tastes as good as it looks.

Another first appearance in the Cookie kitchen is Tortang Giniling (Ground Pork Omelette). My Cookie loves ground pork. I've made him spaghetti meat sauce, meatballs, and Menudillo. But this Tortang Giniling is another bold attempt. And it was another big success. Hehehe...

This photo is taken with my Samsung G800. It takes nice photos and I am very happy with my new acquisition. By the way, my unit is Charcoal Gray. ;)

I also had success in my first Chicke Arroz Caldo recipe. It went nicely with hard-boiled egg and sprin onions. The side dish of fried tofu and vinegar was the perfect accompaniment to this dish. Too bad we were to hungry to have bothered taking a snap of it.

Singapore Adventure: My Team

Yesterday at work, our office building held its first Fire Drill for the year. According to our PM, it is a must for all office buildings in Singapore to run a Fire Drill once every quarter.

It took only one hour to evacuate the building and have everybody return to their desks to resume work. Hehehe...

At the assembly area, I took a snap of my team. ^_^

Monday, April 7, 2008

Singapore Adventure: HK Postcard

Got this postcard from Yen's Hong Kong trip. Thanks! It's so very thoughtful.

I took a photo of the postcard from my office desk with the Samsung G800 phone 5 megapixel camera. Almost like taking the picture of the real thing. ^_^
Again, thanks, Yen!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Singapore Adventure: Cabbage and Carrot Sauté

The Cookies are trying for a healthier diet. Well, the pounds just kept on adding. Not a good sign. Tsk tsk...

So, tonight is Sinigang na Hipon night. But, aside from this, the leftover raw chinese cabbage and carrots has to be cooked already. Just letting them sit in the cold fridge is such a waste.

And this is what I made of them - Cabbage and Carrot Sauté. It is for my packed lunch for tomorrow, but if my Cookie wants it, well, what my Cookie wants my Cookie gets. ;)

After all, it's so tasty-looking even just on the photo, how can he resist it. ^_^

What's in it? Chinese cabbage strips, shredded carrots, garlic, onion, shrimp cubes, oyster sauce, soy sauce, a little canola oil, and salt, sugar and pepper to taste.
How it's made? Heat up some oil (come to think of it, I should have used sesame seed oil, too late now). Sauté chopped onions and garlic. Add the vegetables. Add some oyster sauce and soy sauce. Dissolve the shrimp broth cubes in hot water and pour over veggie mixture. Mix 'em up. Salt, sugar and pepper to taste.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Viral Linking Post

This is something different. Far from my cooking, or photos, or scrapping. I am not so keen about chain posts and all those kind of stuff but this one sure seems fun and interesting. Thanks to Jio for inviting me to be part of this through his own viral linking blog post.

Okay, let's give it a go.

~ o0o ~

As instructed, after having been tagged, I have to pass the torch on to another 5 bloggers. Hopefully, they'll keep the thing going. Hehehe...

The tagged bloggers will similarly publish this post in their respective blogs. For those tagged, you need to tag 5 other bloggers and just keep adding on to the list.

Note: Do not replace but just keep on adding. Tag others and see your Technorati Authority increase exponentially (this would be more meaningful if you have a technorati account in the first place; if not, do create one).

The benefits of viral linking? These are:
  • One of the fastest ways to see your Technorati Authority explode!
  • Increase your Google PageRank fast
  • Attract large volume of new traffic to your site
  • Build your community
  • Make new friends!
People who took part on this: people who already took part on this tag:*
Blognation, Pinoytek, Reyna, Bluep, Kotsengkuba, Buraot, Iris, Banco De Reyna, Manilenya, Jio, Princess Cookie, [next please].

That’s it.


Okay, let's see here... I am tagging Takejiro, Yen, Rianne, Cookie, and Sookie. ^_^

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Singapore Adventure: Healthy April Fools Dinner

I got this Pinoy Recipe for Guinisang Sitaw (Sautéed Long Beans) off the internet. I googled it up after being clueless of what to do with a few more long beans left after my Kare-Kare Veggie weekend. Then this recipe was one of the hits.

I found it interesting as it is easy and quick to prepare. And I have most of the ingredients. Thanks to Lucky Plaza for the bagoong which though is exaggeratedly priced satisfies my frequent cravings for this (smelly) Pinoy delicacy. Mmmm.... Sorry, I just drooled at the thought of how delicious my Granma's bagoong is. I'm definitely requesting for it too for my homecoming. Hehe...

My version of CookBookWiki's Ginisang Sitaw looks like this. Appetizing, is it not? :D

It is actually a hybrid of the original recipe. I did away with the shrimp and pork. So, what's left is just the veggies and the bagoong.

This would also probably work for kangkong. Will get to that in the next couple of days. ^_^