Sunday, March 8, 2009

Simple Fares - Chili Eggs and You Cai 油菜 (Recipes)

Weather has been erratic recently. One moment, it was sun shine out in full force as if it was trying to burn the hell out of us, else it was thunderstorm in rampage which sounded like they were going to destroy anything in its path – the merlion was one of the victims…

I am feeling under the weather too that I have been craving eating something light, something which will digest easily… However, I do not want to slave hours in the kitchen and then have to clean up the mess. Thus, I decided to cook up something simple, something easy to cook and delicious.

Chili Eggs

  • Eggs – 2
  • Coriander Leaves– a handful, chopped
  • Samba Chili – 2 teaspoons


Heat one tablespoon of oil in pan. Add Coriander.

Pour the eggs in.

Fry them until the sides are brown, but the yolks still runny. Poke the yolk and let them run.

Remove from heat. Spoon the chilli sauce over the eggs.

Top it up with more Coriander, then served.

You Cai – 油菜

You will need:

Cai Xin or any green leafty vegetables – Washed and cut into bite size

Sauce :
  • Sesame Seed Oil – One tablespoon
  • Oyster sauce or Soy sauce – One tablespoon
  • Vinegar – one teaspoon
  • Sugar – one teaspoon
  • Some of the “stock” left over from boiling the vegetable.
Boil water with some oil and salt. When boiling add in the vegetables.

The vegetables should not take longer than two minutes to cook, only lightly blenched. Arrange them nicely on plate.

Mixed the sauce in a seperate bowl.

While the vegetable is still hot, drench the sauce over it.

Simple fares which takes only minutes to cook. Minimum clean up and delicious. Serve them hot with rice! Yummy!

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