Monday, January 12, 2015

Bak Kua (Chinese Pork Jerky) Recipe

Bak Kua is a tradisional chinese new year food but recent years the price of the bak kua increased so much!!! Last year, I start making my first ever homemade bak kua.. but I didn't manage to post any here to share with you all... I get this recipe last year from a friend she shared online from Bake for Happy Kids.. so my first trial to attempt this was last year.. so this year CNY is approaching and I bought 2kg of pork and minced myself and made Bak Kua!! 

Ingredients (adapt from the recipe above but i modify the marinates a bit here and there)
Mince pork (I prefer less fat one) - 1kg 
Sugar - 160g 
Light Soy Sauce - 2 Tbsp
Chinese Rice Wine - 1 Tbsp 
Thai fish sauce - 1 Tbsp 
Oyster Sauce - 2 Tbsp 
Dark Caramel sauce - 1 Tsp 
Five spice powder - a bit (depend on your own favor) 
Pepper - a bit (up to you how much u like) 
Salt - 1 Tsp 
Honey - 3 tbsp 
Sesame oil - 2 Tbsp

How to make?

1. Mixed all ingredients together in a big bowl and stir with a pair of chopsticks clockwise until it become gluey or sticky.. 
2. then wrap the bowl and put inside fridge to marinate for few hours
3. Preheat oven at 160C
4. Spread the marinated minced pork on the baking tray with fingers and tap to very thin piece
5. put inside preheated oven and bake for around 13-15minutes. 
6. removed out the pork from oven let it cool a bit and increase the oven temp to 220C and change to Grill function. collect the little oil on the surface for later use.
7. Cut the pork into desire size and shape 
8. put inside oven to grill for 1-2 min then take out and turn it over and continue grill for another 1min or less (watch it don't let it burn) then take out and turn it up again and sapu the oil collected in step 6 above and put it to grill until golden brown and a little burnt. 

 (step 5 above)
 (Step 6 - this is how it look like after bake)
I cut it into these and grill in batches later.. coz i made big batches at one go.. 
yummy bak kua almost done.. 
 This is the little oil i collected at step 6.
taa daa... bak kua ready to serve.. :) 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Abandon Blog

Recently when conversation with friends or friend's friends... they will say well your blog is very famous and even their friend at oversea is reading it... I am a little bit surprise.. since i had like almost abandon my blog here.. very very seldom update yet someone will say they know about my blog.. feel happy and yet guilty at the same times as I got no much time updating here... there are a few reasons why I am so quiet here.. 

no.1: busy - am really with my works, and kids... 
no.2: I start to concern about security and exposure.. well you know our society today are very different from the day I start blogging many years ago.. it is so dangerous to be expose too much in the public internet.. 
no.3: priority changed - time management changed.. focus on what's more important at the moment of time... so blogging become least important and thus seldom blog already..

I will try my best to keep updating here.. I promised :) this is 1 of my 2015 new year resolution.. 

I got something which i appreciate a lot happened in year 2014.. it change my life.. I will share that on my next post.. :) 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Must Eat at Kota Kinabalu - Little Italy

The last round we came we not manage to try this restaurant.. but I am very happy we managed to tried this round.. The restaurant name is "Little Italy" the boss is from Italy.. so it is authentic Italy restaurant.. 

I watched Ah Xian's introduced this restaurant... and also read many recommendation of this restaurant.. most impact is a friend he shared in his own FB that this is a must eat thing whenever he is back to his hometown at Kota Kinabalu. So this tell me how yummy and people appreciate the food for this restaurant.. 

The restaurant is fulled when the time we arrived.. We queued for a short time and we get a table pretty fast.. faster than I imagine.. and the food serve are pretty fast too even the restaurant are so full.. so I am quite amazed on this.. :) 

Finally.. we came and have a taste ourselves.. somehow we like the food too.. am not sure if they actually blended in local taste or not.. but simple I like the pizza.. the carbonara light.. not managed to take all the food that we ordered.. lol too hungry and wallops once he arrived.. :P 

 this is the light carbonara.. it was very yummy... 
 Bolognese.. and this is nice too.. nicer than those I can find here in KL.. 
we had this squid ink speg when we was at Venice.. and we love it so so much.. we tried this.. but somehow the one in Venice is still the best.. but this is quite nice too... 
oh i love their pizza.. it was really good and fresh.. not the typical pizza hut style.

Little ItalyAddress : Capital Hotel, Jalan Haji Saman, 88813, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.Phone : 088-232 231Opening Hours : 10.00am - 11.00pm

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