Chicken Soup with Vegetables

Chicken soup is one the most popular dishes in the family. My kids enjoy this soup very much and since cooking it is not a daunting task, I would not mind preparing it over and over again. Normally, chicken soup Malay style is thin, almost watery like. Potatoes and carrots are often added to boost the taste. However, I prefer to add any vegetable that I have in the fridge, as long as they can fit in. Hence, this easy, simple and delicious soup that any one can enjoy at home. Do try!

2 chicken breasts, cubed
4 garlic, chopped
2 inch ginger, thinly sliced
2 big onions, thinly sliced
3 dried chillies
brocolli, as desired
2 potatoes, cubed
baby corns, as desired
1 carrot, sliced
2 table spoon black pepper
1 table spoon white pepper
salt, to taste
water, as needed
2 table spoon oil
1. In a heated pot, pour in some oil and throw in the garlic, ginger, big onions. Stir until golden brown.

2. Add in the chicken and stir for a few minutes before adding in enough water to cover the whole chicken. Cook until simmer.

3. If the water dries, you can add in as much water as you desire and cook until the chicken is tender.

4. When the chicken is tender, you can add in the vegetables one by one and cook until the vegetables are soft.

5. Add some salt, black and white pepper before continue cooking, and until all ingredients blend well together.

6. Lastly, put in the dried chillies and simmer for another minute.

7. You can serve with rice or bread while still hot.

*serves 4-6 people


Eggless Steamed Chocolate Cake

I have been looking for a simple eggless cake from the internet and I came across a simple one that caught my eyes. The original recipe is just a plain simple vanilla cake, but I have added some chocolates and made some adjustments to my liking. To  my surprise, the cake turned out very well and the taste was outstanding. Do try!

2 1/2 cups Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder 
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt 
1 cup melted sugar
1 can evaporated milk + 2 tablespoons Vinegar (Mix well and leave for about 15 mins)
2 tablespoons Vanilla Extract 
1/2 cup Melted Butter
1 cup cocoa powder
250gm cooking chocolate, double boil
  1. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch pan and line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and stir in the the wet ingredients one by one. Stir the mixture together using a whisk. Some lumps is okay.
  4. Pour the batter in the prepared pan and tap the pan to even it out and break the air bubbles if any.
  5. Steam it for an hour or until cooked in a medium heat.
  6. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and remove the cake after 15-20 minutes. Place the cake on the rack for it to cool down completely before slicing it.
  7. You can make some chocolate toppings by mixing some cooking chocolate, sugar, butter and some flour until thickens.
  8. Decorate the cake as you desired. 

Chicken and Vegetable Stew

I got ourselves some nice corns, therefore the idea to make some vegetable stew came to mind. Whenever I am out of ideas or feel like eating something light, I would make some stew. It does not matter whether it is chicken or meat stew, the taste would remind me of my childhood and hence, this delicious dish. Enjoy!

1/2 chicken, cut into small parts
3 garlic, chopped
2 big onions, sliced thinly
1 inch ginger, sliced thinly
1 carrot, cubed
1 corn, cut into small portions ( blanch or boil them first)
3 potatoes, cubed
button mushrooms, as desired
3 Table spoon black pepper sauce
2 Table spoon sweet soy sauce
1 Table spoon oyster sauce
lots of black and white pepper
2-3 flour, for thickening
some margarine
salt, to taste
water, as needed

1. In a heated pot, add in the margarine. When the margarine melts, put in sliced onions, ginger and garlic. Fry until golden brown.

2. Add in the flour and some water. Stir well until the mixture thickens then add more water. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.

3. Then, add in the chicken parts and stir well for a few seconds before adding in enough water to cover the whole chicken. Let it simmer for a few minutes.

4. When the chicken is tender, put in the black pepper sauce, sweet soy sauce and oyster sauce. Stir well.

5. Add in the vegetables one by one with corn the last.

6. When the vegetables are half tender, add in salt and lots of black and white pepper to taste.

7. Cook until the broth thickens and all the ingredients well cooked.

8. Best served with bread or rice.

*serves 4-6 people