My lazy cincai dinner for tonight…
Meatless fried rice composed of 1 big Bombay onion, 1 large bulb of garlic, Edamame beans, avocado oil, chopped scallions, 4 eggs, few dashes of soy sauce, pepper and a large cup of LOVE.
Decor – blanched organic broccoli and organic cherry tomatoes and a few shakes of Japanese seaweed seasoning.
Braised pig hands (or legs?). The MIL bought those pig hands just before she left for Hong Kong. I’ll never buy them when she’s not around as I don’t really fancy them and only really like it if it’s cooked with black vinegar. But I am too lazy to cook it with black vinegar coz this involves a lot of peeling and slicing of ginger. Today, I had a light-bulb moment and thought of an easy peasy way of preparing the pig hands just the way the girls like it. Just dump those piggy limbs into a big pot of water and add soy sauce, dark soy sauce (you can use black strap molasses for a healthier alternative), pepper, star anise, rose wine, ginger, garlic, spring onions and rock sugar / palm sugar. This is the same way for preparing braised chicken. Boil for 1.5 to 2 hours or until at desired tenderness of the meat. The girls loved this dish!
Why do I say that this meal has a cup of LOVE in it?
My baby girl helped to remove the Edamame beans from the pod and peeled garlic.
And Miss Drama Queen helped to chop the Bombay onion and garlic. Did you notice what she was wearing? HA HA HA!
Yup, only a drama queen could think of wearing goggles when peeling and chopping onions.
What made me ROTFL was when Cass stepped into the wet kitchen and with a stunned and innocent look, asked…. “2 che, are you crying?” And Miss Cool Drama Queen replied “NOOOOO!”
What a brilliant idea of wearing goggles! The best part was Miss Drama Queen told me that she loves chopping onions and garlic. I can’t believe my ears. I’m so in luck! I have found someone to take over the chore that I absolutely hate, thank you God for sending me a precious gem!! 😀