Monday, March 5, 2012

Roasted Pork (Sio Bak)

Tried this for the first time and it was delish...tho I gotta warn you that it does leave behind an extremely oily oven after that.......nevertheless, it's worth a try!


1 kg semi-lean pork (sarn chan in hokkien) with skin intact
2 tbsp sea salt
1 tsp pepper (more if u prefer a stronger taste)
2 tsp 5-spice powder
White vinegar

1. Rub 5-spice powder all over the pork except the top skin.
2. Rub salt and pepper all over INCLUDING the top skin.
3. Turn the meat upside down and soak the top skin onto a plate of vinegar for 45 minutes. Ensure that vinegar covers the skin (approx 1.5cm high). Pic below.

4. Put the pork (skin on top) on a rack and leave it for marination in the fridge for at least 3 days for better taste. Refer pic below.

5. Preheat oven at 180'C for 20 minutes.
6. Bake at 180'C for 20 minutes and then at 250'C for another 30 minutes or more depending on individual ovens.

7. Enjoy with chopped garlic and light soy sauce; or any home-made chilli sauce as dipping.

Churned out directly from Aniston's Kitchen...

Chocolate chip butter cake

Kids would love this....well, mine do ;)
It's simple, easy, fast to make and well-liked! Try it!


250g butter
130g castor sugar
4 eggs
240g self raising flour (sieved)
6 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup chocolate chips

1. Pre heat oven at 170'C
2. Mix butter and sugar till they are fluffy
3. Add in eggs and mix till even.
4. Add in flour gradually, followed by milk and vanilla essence.
5. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour mixture into a lined 8' X 9' baking tray.
6. Bake for 40 minutes
7. Put a piece of A4 sized paper on top of cake 10 minutes prior to times up to prevent over-burning the top layer.

Churned out directly from Aniston's Kitchen...

Lemongrass Chicken

Made this a few times and it's ala creamy style but with a tad of lemongrass taste - kampung style ;)

Apology for the unclear photo on how the chicken pieces look like ;)

5 chicken thigh (cut into small pieces)
3 tbsp turmeric powder

Ground ingredients:
3 onions
6 cloves of garlic
1 thumb sized ginger
10 stalks lemongrass (bottom part only)
1 can evaporated milk

salt & pepper to taste
1/2 tsp sugar

1. Marinate chicken with salt and turmeric powder. Deep fry chicken until crispy. Leave aside.
2. Heat 5tbsps oil and saute ground ingredients until fragrant. Add in evaporated creamer and stir well.
3. Put in chicken pieces and tir fry until gr avy thickens. Season with sugar, salt and pepper to taste.
4. Garnish with some curry le aves (optional)

Churned out directly from Aniston's Kitchen...