Sunday 30 August 2015

Soy Milk 豆浆水

Soy Milk 豆浆水

Recipe source :  Adapted from Puri Selera ( booklet distributed by Lever Brothers )

This is a familiar favourite among the local people. It is rich in protein and natural goodness. This drink is easily available in restaurants and food courts around town. However, it feels good to be able to prepare this nutritious drink at home from raw soya beans. And of course the taste is so different because it is so fresh and unadulterated when it is home-made. 

The taste is just fantastic !


300g soya beans - soaked overnight
3 litres water
2 pieces pandan leaves (screw-pine)

Soaked soya beans

For the syrup

150g cane rock  sugar
300ml water
2 pieces pandan leaves

Boil all ingredients together until it thickens and turn syrupy.

 Syrup from cane rock sugar


1.  Drain dry the soaked soya beans. 
2.  Place one quarter of the soaked soya beans into a blender and add in about 750ml of the water. Blend until fine.
3.  Use a sieve to drain the resulting mixture into another large container. Then transfer the pulp onto a piece of muslin cloth and squeeze out the soy milk. Repeat the process until all soya beans and water is used up.
4.  Use the muslin cloth to sieve the soy milk again.
5.  Boil the soy milk with 2 pieces of pandan leaves. Keep stirring until it boils.
6.  Sweeten with the syrup. 
7.  Can be served hot or chill. 

* Important note- While boiling please use slow fire and keep stirring otherwise once it is burnt, it will carry the burnt taste.

Hot soy milk

Home-made goodness. 
Tastes so good!


Friday 14 August 2015

Savoury Vegetarian Rice 斋饭

  Savoury Vegetarian Rice 斋饭

Recipe source :  Doris @ Sumptuous Flavours

I adapted my recipe for long bean rice to make a vegetarian version of it.  

I cooked this to share with my fellow practitioners in a meditation group who are mostly vegetarians. We meet at least once a week and after group practice we share the different varieties of  food others have brought along as well. We enjoy the pot-luck and the camaraderie among friends.

My friends enjoyed this vegetarian rice and said it is very fragrant. I thought I would post it here to share as well.


500g rice
4 stalks of snake beans or long beans, cut into small pieces
100g mushrooms, soaked until soft and cut into small cubes
1 carrot, cut into small cubes
2 tsp salt
4 tsp vegetarian oyster sauce 
4 tbsp cooking oil
900ml water

 Carrots and snake beans

Marinated mushrooms cubes


1.  Marinate mushrooms with 2 tsp sugar, 2 tsp soy sauce and 1 tbsp cooking oil. Set aside for later use.
2.  Wash rice and drain dry.
3.  Heat wok with 4 tbsp cooking oil until very hot.
4.  Add in the marinated mushrooms and stir-fry over high heat for 1 to 2 minutes. 
5.  Add in snake beans and carrot. Stir-fry well.
6.  Add in rice and fry briskly for 1 minute to mix everything evenly.
7.  Scoop out all ingredients and transfer them into the inner pot of an electrical  rice cooker.
8.  Add in salt, oyster sauce and water. 
9.  Auto -cook until done. 
10.  Use a pair of wooden chopsticks to fluff out the rice grains.

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