Tuesday, 20 January 2015

What is the best way to cook Braised Sliced Beef

Braised Sliced Beef
Braised sliced beef is one of the tastiest entrée dishes cooked in the traditional Szechuan style. When you visit the best Chinese food bar in Singapore for lunch or dinner, you will be able to order this scrumptious dish.

You need about 1kg boneless beef shin, 1tsp sesame oil, 3 liters chicken stock, 20g finely chopped ginger, 1tsp fennel seeds, 1tsp white cloves, 4 dried chilies, 4 star anise, 1tsp cardamom powder, 1 spring onion cut into small pieces, 1 cassia bark quill, 1 piece dried mandarin peel, 100g caster sugar, 1tbsp vegetable oil, 20ml sherry wine, and 1/2tsp white pepper powder to prepare this dish.

You should first of all clean the beef under a running tap. You should then place the beef in a pan filled with water and allow it to simmer. You will find blood getting mixed in the water which should be removed. You should then take the beef out of water and keep it in a plate. Try to make the beef as dry as possible. Now take a pan and mix the chicken stock, ginger, fennel seeds, white cloves, dried chilies, star anise, cardamom powder, spring onion pieces, cassia bark quill, and the dried mandarin peel and place over medium flame. Allow it to simmer for a while. In the meantime take another cooking bowl, add the sugar, oil, and 1 cup water in a small pan, and heat it. The sugar will get dissolved. Mix these ingredients with the ones kept in the pan. Mix the contents well while adding the wine and pepper to the pan.

Now add the beef to the content in the pan and heat for about 40 minutes on low flame. Now remove it from the flame and slice the beef thin after allowing it to cool down. Add a small quantity of sesame oil over the beef and give it a fabulous flavor. You can now serve the dish along with your other delicacies.

You can try out this dish at any Chinese restaurant in Singapore. You will love the splendid combination of dishes that are served along with the braised sliced beef because of the delectable flavor. Do not forget to order this delicacy when you visit the best chill out bars in Singapore because it complements majority of the alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages well.

Monday, 12 January 2015

How to make French Beans with Minced Pork

French Beans
French beans with minced pork can be ordered at the restaurants serving authentic Chinese food in Singapore. The dish was made popular by the restaurants serving Szechuan dishes but soon it was made available at the other Chinese restaurants too. Today, you can order this delicacy even at the restaurants serving dim sum Singapore.

To prepare this dish, you need 50g minced pork, 2tbsp shrimps which is dried and minced, 1tsp garlic paste, 1tbsp soybean paste, 1tsp sugar, a bunch of French beans, and 50ml water. You should stir fry the French beans for about 10 minutes in a pan and then keep it aside. You should now heat 1tsp oil and then add the garlic paste and shrimps. Sauté for few minutes until the shrimps become crispy. Now add the minced pork and continue the cooking process. You should keep stirring all the time and add the French beans. Add the soybean paste, sugar, and water to the pan and keep cooking for about 15 minutes. You can take it out of the flame once the contents are uniformly cooked. This is a dish that can be enjoyed during lunch or dinner. When you visit a Cantonese restaurant Singapore, you would be able to order this dish cooked in contemporary style. A wide variety of sauces would be used at these restaurants to provide stunning flavors to the dish.

You can also bring in changes to the taste of this by trying out different types of spices. When you add chili flakes, pepper powder, and coriander powder along with the other ingredients, you will be able to enjoy a spicy variant of this delicacy. You can also try out a stunning new flavor of this dish by adding curd to the ingredients in the last step of the cooking process. The curd should be added along with the soybean paste, sugar, and water. Do not forget to cook the ingredients for an extra five minutes in order to mix the curd well with the other ingredients in a uniform manner. Including Chinese wine in the set of ingredients will also help in bringing in a succulent flavor to the dish.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

What's the difference between green onions and chives

green onions and chives
When you order Chinese dishes at a restaurant that provides a nice ambience for dinner in Singapore, you will be able to experience rich flavors in each bite. The dishes served at the Chinese restaurants are made from plenty of amazing ingredients which includes herbs and Chinese spices. The use of different types of sauces also helps to make the dishes extremely delectable.  Onions are included as a major ingredient in quite a lot of Chinese dishes. When you order the dishes, you would also find the use of chives in the dishes. Many of you would confuse chives to be the same as onions. However, chives are extremely different from onions.

Chives are quite tender and is mostly used raw in the dishes. The flavor provided by chives to the dishes is quite different from that of onions. However, there are many Chinese dishes in which chives can be replaced instead of onions. The dishes that use mushrooms, scallions, and green vegetables as the key ingredients often use either chives or onions to give the dishes a unique flavor. When you visit the best bar and restaurant in Singapore and order mushroom based dishes, you might be served with the variants that use more onions instead of chives. The side dishes that go well with alcoholic beverages are tastier when onions, especially green onions, are used instead of chives.

There are many Chinese dishes that use green onions and white onions. The green onions have a delicate flavor which is quite different from that of the white onions. You will not be able to substitute chives in dishes that require white onions as a key ingredient. You will be able to bring in a similar flavor to the dishes that use green onions if you use chives raw. Since raw chives are better than fully cooked ones, you should add it to the dishes during the cooking process only towards the end of the process. This will help to keep the chives raw at least up to an extent. The next time you visit a nice Chinese restaurant in Singapore, you should ask the waiter to serve you dishes that has chives as a key ingredient instead of onions to enjoy a unique flavor of Chinese cuisine.