Thursday, June 23, 2011

Malacca, March 2011 - Part 3

We have already returned from recent holiday in June but I'm not done posting the pictures for our holidays back in March :P  Going to make it quick and short here, for my own reference.

For those interested, you may check out my earlier posts on our visit to Malacca here and here.

Nancy's Kitchen
Food wise so-so, nothing to shout about.

 Pork Pongteh (RM10) - too sweet for us

Softshell crab (RM12) -  taste normal, nothing fantastic

 Assam Fish (RM42) - this is the only dish we like

Fried Egg with Cincalok (RM6) - cannot find any attraction in this dish

Fried Angle Bean (RM8) - the beans tasted extremely old and chewy, despite asking for less chilli (for the kids), we still find it way too spicy for the adults.

Cendol (RM3) -  Nothing fantastic too but I thought it tasted better than Jonker 88 (read review here).

Total bill: RM107.65 including steamed rice and 4 drinks.

From a Singaporean standard, not an expensive dinner but as far as I'm concern, it is not value for money.  With the same amount, I'll rather go back to Teo Loong Chan Teochew Seafood Restaurant.

We spent a total of RM1900 nett for 3 days 2 nights in Malacca, 3A + 3C.  This marks the end of our 2nd trip to Malacca.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Quick Plum Sauce Chicken

Pardon my disappearing act as I've been really busy.  School holidays started in late May and I've got 3 monsters at home 24/7.  It is a chore to have them home, creating havoc and driving me up the wall.  It is worst when I have to do marketing, imagine lugging 3 young kids to the supermarket.  A simple 30 mins trip turned into an hour or more.  Oh well, that's life.  I choose to have 3 kids so I'm not complaining.  Just have to grit my teeth for these few years.  On a happier note, we have just returned from a 5 days trip to Malaysia :-)

Here's sharing a dish that my family likes, Plum Sauce Chicken.  I've been cooking this quick and simple dish whenever I run out of ideas.

The meat is very tender and it taste great with plum sauce. However, DH doesn't appreciate the wine in it so I've reduced the quantity by 2/3.  Feel free to add more wine if your family enjoys it.

Quick Sour Plum Sauce Chicken
Adapted from Mary Moh, with slight modifications

Ingredients A
14 mid-joint chicken wings
1.5 Tablespoon plum sauce
2.5 Tablespoon tomato sauce
2.5 Tablespoon soya sauce
3/4 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon rice wine
3/4 Tablespoon oyster sauce
250ml water

Ingredients B (thickening) - optional
1 Tablespoon corn flour
60ml water

  1. Mix ingredients A together in a pot and boil for 30 mins.
  2. For a thicken sauce, mix 1 tablespoon corn flour with 60ml water.  Mix well and pour into the pot of chicken.  Mix well and let it boil again to thicken the sauce. Turn off the fire and serve immediately.