Monday, September 20, 2010

Leek Omelette, Taukwa and Chives & Soya Bean Paste Fish

Today's lunch menu is :
1. Leek Omelette
2. Stir-fried Taukwa and Chives
3. Soya Beanpaste Fish

Leek Omelette

1. Slice thinly 2 to 3 stalks of leek and chop half an onion.

2. Beat 2 to 3 eggs lightly and season with salt or light soya sauce to taste.

3. Heat frying pan with a little oil and stir fry leek and onion. Add a little water to cook the leek.

4. When water has dried up, pour in beaten egg and let it cook on one side before turning over to cook the other side.

Stir-fried Taukwa and Chives

1. Shell and devein 8 medium prawns. Set aside.

2. Slice 2 to 3 taukwa or beancurd thickly. Pat dry and shallow fry taukwa slices till slightly golden. Remove from pan and set aside.

3. Wash 5 to 6 stalks of chives and cut them into 3-cm lengths.

4. Slice a small portion of carrot into strips.

5. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in frying pan and saute 2 cloves garlic(minced) and carrot.

6. Add taukwa and toss gently to prevent it from breaking. Add prawns and a little water, cover to cook the prawns.

7. Add half a tablespoon oyster sauce and half a tablespoon abalone sauce to a little water to mix and then pour into the pan, followed by the chives.

8. Stir to mix and dish up to serve.

Soya Bean Paste Fish

1. Rub salt and ginger juice onto fish(about 800g) especially the gut area.

2. Slice 2 medium-sized onions, 2 chillies and 3 slices ginger. Chopped 3 cloves garlic.

3. Heat 1 and a half tablespoon oil and saute onions, ginger, garlic and chillies.

4. Add 1 and a half tablespoon soya bean paste and saute for a while.

5. Add 400ml water or more and bring to boil, then put in the fish. Cover to cook the fish. Turn the fish over to cook the other side. This takes about 8 to 10 minutes depending on thickness of fish.

6. Add 2 tablespoon of chinese wine and a little sugar to taste, mix by swirling the pan. Dish up fish, garnish with spring onions and serve.

I used a 800g grouper and cut into 2 parts.


  1. The soya bean paste fish reminds me a lot of my grandma Busygran...but Nan would always pan fry the fish first before making the sauce and throw the fish back in. She says it will hold its shape better this way.

  2. Hi Quinn,
    Thanks for dropping by. I didn't pan fry the fish because I was lazy. ;P

  3. Yummy lunch, I am hungry now, have not eat lunch yet :(

  4. Busygran,
    I love leek omelettes too.
    I made one sometime ago, but haven't post.

  5. My mum used to bring something quite similar to the summer dinner table for us. And I love some sweet potato congee with them. One of those best dinner in steaming hot tropical summer days!

  6. I love omelette and makes for a great quick meal. This version looks and sounds great!


  7. Very homey dishes. Love all the 3, especially the one with prawns :)

  8. You've got a complete meal here, Budygran! My favorite would be the taukwa!

  9. wah your lunch is VERY sumptuous!!!

  10. Hey, the kind of complete meal I would enjoy :)

  11. wow am I going to self invite for lunch? Looks so good. Edith

  12. This is a great collection of delicious recipes!!


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