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finally, a fruit salad to love about


Times are getting awesome, I snatched a great deal - a tray of kiwi berries from New Zealand for three bucks. I don't know if that makes me stupid, but I still think it's a great deal compared to the silly tray of raspberries beside that goes for eight bucks. These little soldiers are sweeter and slightly more fibrous that their adult brothers.


Due to the bloody brilliant weather in Singapore, I felt like I was about to get a heat stroke in an air conditioned room. But it's okay because I've decided to make a fruit salad for myself. Yep. It's one of those super classified survival tips many people fail to understand. Fruit salad saves lives.


I'm not going to post a recipe today, it's only going to be descriptions, because this is supposed to save lives. Let's get focused, alright?

What you see above is fresh passion fruit pulp. Mine's a little on the ripe side, it's way too sweet. So I added some extra virgin olive oil and a hint of salt. The olive oil is for fun and the salt is for rehydration. I mixed them up good.


Then I wanted to have some more fun. Survival should be all about fun, by the way. If you haven't already know, that is. So I made some grilled banana scallops!

They just look right and taste right. If you're dying, well, they make you feel happier before you do, so this is essential I guess.

I sliced them into nice little coins, drizzled a little Grand Marnier and because I don't have a blow torch, I popped it into a toaster. Works pretty damn good.


I chopped up some apples and added them with the kiwi berries, grilled banana scallops, some toasted pine nuts. It was finished with the passion fruit kinda vinaigrette. Mmmmm.. Freakin' awesome =D
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special encounter: kitchen spartan of gung-ho tribe, jon lee


We have a very special guest to present us a meal today. Armed with the formidable lost ancient art of Chi Chopping(chopping food with hands), Jon Lee is here to contribute some of his ingenious recipes for theCurryPop.


As you can see, there are no chopping boards or knives in the kitchen. All the food items are chopped with Qi Gong. Sometimes, Chi Chopping can be very dangerous as the powers are generated from the energy of deep refined thoughts. Jon Lee must wear a protective head gear at all times, just in case wrong thoughts are generated and things around get chopped up for nothing.


What you see above is a process called magical marinating. This involves marinating meat with a sacred concoction of condiments and spices. This here is chicken, it is marinated with concoction theta(revealed below) and then reinforced with positive thoughts for the greatest flavor.

It is now time to reveal the sacred recipe.

Recipe: Flying Chicken Laughing Mongoose, The Epiphany of the Two Dragons, the Lotus Blossoms. (chicken stewed in wine)

serves 4

5 cloves of Garlic, chopped
a thumb of Ginger, chopped
1 med Yellow Onion, sliced
1 med Potato, diced
500g boneless chicken leg, sliced
1 tbsp Cornstarch, mixed in a little cold water
1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 cup Shao Xing Wine
1 cup Chinese Rice Wine
1 tsp Light Soy
1 tbsp Dark Soy
1 tbsp Sugar
1 cup Chicken Broth
1 tbsp X.O sauce
1 tsp White Pepper

1. Marinate the Chicken - "Concoction Theta." In a bowl add: chicken, cornstarch, oyster sauce, two wines, light and dark soy, sugar and white pepper. Marinate for at least 20 mins.


2. Saute garlic, ginger and onions until garlic turns golden brown.


3. Add X.O sauce and saute for further 5 mins.


4. Add in potatoes and chicken broth. Cook potatoes till tender.


5. Add in marinated chicken and cook for 5 more minutes.


6. Transfer to a pot and bring to boil. Simmer covered for 15-20 minutes. DO NOT PEEK!

It was time for "shek-fan" (eat rice), hence there is no time for a good photo.
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