August 7, 2008

Today’s topic is about steaming. Steaming is the best and the healthiest way of cooking method. There is no oil required and it is definitely nutritious. In fact, steaming is better than boiling. I love steamed food. Every weekend, Dad enjoys steaming fish for the both of us. Whenever I insist to do it, he will say ‘Papa cho’ (means Daddy will do it in Hokkien). Since I have gone through today’s lesson, I guess I have a better reason to steam for him next time.

Today, we cooked chicken rice, steamed and baked vegetable with white sauce and grated cheddar cheese and cawan mushi (savoury cup custard) for lunch, using the steaming method. We even made the chilli garlic sauce for the chicken rice from scratch. It is the most nutritious meal I have ever had after 5 weeks of studying here *grins* and I seriously like the cawan mushi. Let me share with you the recipe here as I find it very simple to make.

Cawan Mushi

CAWAN MUSHI INGREDIENTS (make 4 to 5 small bowls)

30gm of chicken meat (cut into cubes)

Some shiitake mushroom (soaked in warm water till soft and sliced)

3 crab sticks

1/4 tsp of soya sauce

1/8 tsp of sugar

2 whole eggs (slightly whisk)

1 1/2 cup of chicken stock

A pinch of salt


1. Marinate chicken meat and mushroom then put them into small bowls.

2. Whisk eggs and chicken stock. Make sure your chicken stock is cool enough before adding it into your beaten eggs mixture.

3. Pour the mixture into the small bowls by going through a sieve.

4. Cover the bowls with plastic wrap/aluminium foil and place them on a hot steamer.

5. Steam at high heat for 1 to 2 minutes.

6. Turn low the heat and continue to steam for 15 minutes until the egg mixture is set.

Chicken Rice

Chilli garlic sauce for chicken rice

Steamed and baked vegetable with white sauce and grated cheddar cheese


4 Responses to “Steaming”

  1. whojen Says:

    yummy yummy! 😀
    i want cawa mushi! 😀
    san when i come back
    you know what to do d ah:D hahaha

  2. My Wok Life Says:

    Fantastic meal set! My girl will sure like it if her meal is arranged in this nice way…

  3. hooisanlai Says:

    Thanks My Wok Life 🙂

  4. […] 2008 at 12:27 pm · Filed under Uncategorized As according to Hooi San’s recipe in  Steaming, i have my first attempt  for cawan mushi yesterday . It was a sudden urge so the preparation was […]

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