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Thursday, 1 July 2021

Spicy Fried Noodle, Stewed Tai Sai Keok & Confinement Noodle

This was a Saturday morning. The morning was nice and cool, very quiet and peaceful. I opened the gate and went out to take some sunrise shots.

Sunrise at 6:50am.
6:58am - getting ready to start our morning walk.
When we passed by this house, the dog was as usual sitting on top of the car, guarding the front of the house.
On the way back home, we stopped to buy a packet of economy spicy fried noodle (Indian style). That morning, I don't feel like eating spicy fried noodle. I ate 4 cream crackers with peanut jam and apricot jam.
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Lunch
Our neighbour bought for us stewed pork leg and chicken feet aka "big small leg" (tai sai keok in Cantonese).
It was still hot and smelled nice.
I cooked dried noodle. No need to toss with oil or soy sauce. Just toss the noodle with the stewed gravy. Thanks to our neighbour for this delicious lunch.
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Home cooked dinner.
Cauliflower harvested from my garden. This cauliflower started off looking like the normal white cauliflower. Then as it grows bigger, purple tinge started to appear. I googled and found that it is edible as long as there is no strange smell or any infestation.
I washed and cut the cauliflower into small pieces. Then I blanched the cauliflower in hot boiling water. Drizzled with some roasted sesame dressing.
That evening I cooked "confinement noodle soup" with my home made glutinous rice wine. It is called confinement noodle because this is good for women who have just given birth. This confinement soup helps to warm up their body post delivery during the confinement month.
Ingredients used for the soup: Sesame oil, ginger strips, minced meat, wood fungus cut into strips, red dates, goji berries, rice wine, water and salt to taste. The amount of wine and water depends on your personal preference.
I added 2 fried eggs and for noodle, I used Sitiawan meesua (thick version). It is about the size of the rice vermicelli. I personally prefer the thinner version. This confinement soup also goes well with rice. It is best eaten during the monsoon seasons to help keep us warm.

He sends the snow in all its lovely whiteness,
scatters the frost upon the ground,
and hurls the hail upon the earth.
Who can stand before his freezing cold?
But then he calls for warmer weather,
and the spring winds blow and all the river ice is broken.
(Psalm 147:16-18, The Living Bible-TLB)

48 comments:

  1. Sweet neighbour :-) and the pork & chicken feet look really yummy!

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  2. The confinement soup noodles look absolutely delicious! Is this the cauliflower you have been waiting for, from the plant that you thought is Kailan? Looks good.

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    1. Yes, Mun. This is the cauliflower that I thought is kailan. This is the first cauliflower out of the 3 planted.

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  3. That is an odd looking cauliflower.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. First time I see such cauliflower.

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  4. Great shots :) thanks for your sharing....

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  5. ...the cauliflower looks interesting, they all aren't white anymore.

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    1. They have some colourful ones on the internet.

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  6. Everything looks so delicious and that dog still cracks me up - never seen anything like it!

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    1. Thank you, Martha. Every morning, I will look out for the dog and will stop to take a snapshot.

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  7. The cauliflower looks so pretty with the purple. and it looks delicious cooked.

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  8. All the food looks so very good. I would try those spicy noodles though. I love spicy, but sometimes spicy doesn't like me.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

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    1. If it is too spicy, my tummy cannot take it.

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  9. The cauliflower looked so unusual with the purple tinged flowers. It certainly looked delicious as part of your meal.

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  10. The dog is so cute. I have never seen cauliflower like this. I have seen all purple, and all white, but never the two colors mixed! You will have to let us know how it tastes.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. It tastes like the common white cauliflowers.

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  11. it was nice of your neighbour to give you lunch !I like the cloudy sunrise pics too :)

    Hope you are having a nice week! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  12. Yummy, I'm a ginger fan, like the heat.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  13. Lovely sunrise, and i would enjoy seeing a purple cauliflower, as long as it is edible.

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  14. Que rara la coliflor y me gusta el perro de tu vecino. Te mando un beso

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  15. Me encantó el post, gracias por compartirlo. Besos

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  16. Tai sai keok is new to me. Good idea to combine the two keoks.

    Wow you can grow cauliflower too! Looks like it's normal-purple hybrid.

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    1. This tai sai keok is very tasty. Yes, am very happy with the cauliflower.

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  17. The way the dog watch or guards the home is interesting!

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    1. Every morning we will see the dog up on top of the car.

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  18. Interesting food and these pictures are amazing!
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  19. Feliz tarde de sábado. Besos.

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