Sweet & Sour Stingray

~ Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:05 AM ~

For this post, I am sharing my next food recipe, Sweet & Sour Stingray. I first tasted this dish a few years back and just loved it! I couldn't figure out the name of the vegetable used in the omelette (not a vege person!) and only found out this recently after asking my buddy about it. After a few rounds of checking at a nearby minimarket and some supermarkets, I bought a small packet of salted radish to attempt this dish. Ever since then, this is my to-go dish when I want to eat something egg-y and still feel like I had some vege lol.

Without further ado, here is the recipe for Sweet & Sour Stingray:


Ingredients:
* Stingray (
cleaned, dried as much as you can)
* Turmeric powder, salt & pepper to marinate stingray & cornflour to coat
* Babas' chili powder (about 2 tbsp)
* Onion slices
* 3-4 tbsp of Chili Garlic Sauce (Brand: Huy Fong Foods Inc.)
* 1 tbsp of Hot Chili Sauce (Brand: Huy Fong Foods Inc.)
* Sugar (about 1 tbsp), water (about half cup), lemon sauce (about 1 tsp)
* Oil for frying - about 2 ~ 3 tbsp


Methods:  

* Make sure stingray is as dry as possible (use paper towel to absorb)
* Marinate
stingray with turmeric powder, salt and pepper before coating stingray with corn flour (to prevent it from sticking to the pan)
* Heat oil in frying pan, fry the onion slices for a minute or two.
* Fry the
stingray for about 4-5 minutes before frying the other side for about 3-4 minutes.
* Pour in the sweet and sour sauce mixture.
* Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes.
* If stingray flakes upon poking with chopstick or fork, then it is done.

 

Outcome:

Sweet & Sour Stingray

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Let's Learn Bahasa & Cantonese - I'm Lost...

~ Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 6:15 AM ~

Ever since I started kindergarten at 6 years old, I have been attending public schools (main language is Bahasa Malaysia) and during my earlier years, I mixed around with a lot of Malay friends and even spoke Bahasa with my elder brother at home (he also attends public schools), even to this day. So Bahasa Malaysia used to be my main language other than Cantonese and later on English (brushed up more when I met my hubby then boyfriend through snail mails, I had to practise and brush up my English as he doesn't speak Cantonese) Anyway, I think it is fun to be able to practise back and sharing what I know with those of you who are interested.

And so, here goes our next lesson: I'm Lost...

Let's Learn Bahasa & Cantonese

For those of you who are more often on Facebook, you can also find the tutorials on my Facebook fan page. I have created a "Let's Learn Bahasa & Cantonese!" album to store the phrases. Enjoy learning!


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Angpow Story - Drums

~ Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 5:13 AM ~

I have been sharing some of my favorite angpow pieces on an angpow collectors group in Facebook and some members have been telling me to continue sharing my memorable stories and so I thought, why not write it down, that way, our kiddos can read about it when they grow up next time, eh?

For those of you who are not familiar or never heard of the words 'Angpow' (also known as 'ang pau', 'ang pao', 'angpau'), here is a quick definition:

Angpow = Red Packet (filled with cash inside) given during festivals

So for today's angpow story, it comes from this piece of lovely angpow:

Angpow Story

Take a look at the picture of the man playing the big drum on the bottom left part of the angpow. I remembered one of my earliest encounter with lion dance troop at very close up (like 2-3 feet away) was during my school holiday time at my late mum's hometown.

During CNY, there will be a group of lion dance troop that will go from house to house to perform. They will do all the dance in front of each house's altar (my late popo was a Buddhist) and plucking and peeling the lettuce or orange and then taking away the angpow.

It was during the peeling process that was so thrilling as the lion dance was lying down still and quiet (with drums sound softly tapping behind mimicking your surprise heartbeat). I remembered few occassions where my cousins and I would be touching the lion dance costume and the head and was curious and excited at the same time.

One time, my cousins and I even tried to play the drum using tin can but was told by someone not to ever do that as there was a belief that whoever other than those in the lion dance troop who play the drums wrongly, is kinda like mocking the spirit of the lion or whatever (can't remember) and can even incur wrath and bring death to your ownself. I can't recall clearly what other details on this but needless to say, we stopped drumming for fear of dying and incurring the wrath of whatever/whoever...

 

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