Friday, August 26, 2011

Roti Canai Wraps Bento (379)

Roti Canai Wraps Bento

Roti canai wrapped with egg omelet, meat floss and mayo

2 cherries and a candy

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheesy Balls)

Have known about this cheesy balls for long after googling thru the web, at last able to put my hands together to bake a batch of this yummy treat :p

Adapted the recipe from Cuca Brazuca.  I halved the recipe to make do about 30 little cheesy balls.

250g Tapioca starch
1 cup milk
1/2 cup corn oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt

  1. Boil the milk, oil and salt together
  2. Pour the hot mixture into a large bowl containing tapioca starch, mix with a wooden spoon
  3. Let it cool and mix in the cheese and eggs
  4. Get your hands in there to squelch everything together into a smooth thick dough
  5. Separate and roll dough into little golf size balls
  6. Place the dough balls on a tray
  7. Bake at preheat oven at 190C for 15 minutes
  8. Reduce the temperature to 150C and cook for another 15 minutes

Crackly shell with gooey center

Baked Macaroni Bento (378)

Baked macaroni bento

Baked macaroni

Sausage & cheese bun bought from The Loaf Cafe Pavilion
plum wedges, a cherry and a candy

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Simple Lunch - Ci Fan Tuan 糍饭团

Have you ever eaten 糍饭团, one of the famous breakfast in Shanghai.  It is the glutinous rice wrap with pork floss, youtiao 油条 (or yao char kuai) and pickled mustard plant 榨菜.

I bought a few mini youtiao last night and had 2 left after our breakfast this morning, while driving back home after sending little girl to school, I thought of this suddenly.  I have all the ingredients at home except glutinous rice, well, why should I trouble myself on cooking the glutinous rice, since I have some rice left in the fridge :)

So, after re-heating the leftover rice, wrapped the rice with the ingredients listed on top, I was happily enjoying my simple lunch after 5 minutes.

Er, not having it with sweetened or savory soy milk (usually eaten with 糍饭团 in Shanghai) but black coffee :p 
and having my self made picked cabbage (recipe adapted from Carol) and the last mini youtiao

The ingredients in the rice: youtiao, pork floss and picked mustard

Side Note:
A lot of my friends have been asking me why am I not updating any bento or bakes in my blog lately.  Not that I have given up on bentoing & baking but I really have lack of time to take photo and post it up.  Even though I am working from home, the time required for me to spend between work and home really killing me, I have to rush all the times, splitting myself from conference calls, replying emails, preparing bento, cooking lunch, and etc.

Also, most of the bento I made lately were so simple that I really paiseh (shameful in Hokkien) to post up, even little girl has been complaining that I seldom make her cute bento :p

So, friends & little girl, I promise I will try my best to make some cute bento, take photos and post them up for you to salivating on :p

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mayo Salmon & Cucumber Maki (377)

Little girl requested a big bento for her to share with her friends, made do with this easy and fast to make maki.

Mayo salmon & cucumber maki

 Hami melon balls and fish balls