Friday, June 20, 2008
Domestic Violence - Beef & Taiwanese Lettuce in Spicy Fermented Beancurd Sauce
There was a war in Mochachocolata-Rita's household yesterday. My sous chef pissed me off BIG TIME! It was a major one. The kind that makes you feel flaming pissed the whole freaking day. Everything, from the sun to the rain, from the mountain to the sea, simply pissed you off.
Ah...this explained the absence of blog posting yesterday. Luckily. Because. If I were to post something yesterday, the text would have been:
@#$#$#$!$!!!!!! @#$#$$!!!XXXYYYXXASDFLSFIWLQEROR#&#$&#$&!(#$&#(!$&!!!!! ...etc etc...
...with audio...it would've sounded like...
"I cooked this BEEPPPPPPPP with BEEPPPPPPPP and it tasted BEEPPPPPPPP and this BEEPPPPPPPP ate it and I can't believe that one can be so BEEPPPPPPPP . How BEEPPPPPPPP hard is it for one to BEEPPPPPPPP BEEPPPPPPPP . Why one has to be BEEPPPPPPPP . Did NOT BEEPPPPPPPP while one knew that one should BEEPPPPPPPP BEEPPPPPPPP ....and BEEPPPPPPPP is very important for BEEPPPPPPPP..."
Well I think you've caught my drift...there might be many more "BEEPPPPPPPPs" here than in a Jerry Springer show, but the fundamental difference is...instead of bad words, the above words concealed by "BEEPPPPPPPPs" are all loving, kind and caring words, ok?...(Hey! I could hear the snorts of disbelief. I am still BEEPPPPPPPP here, dammit!)
...in video..it would've been like...
Hmm, believe me, you don't wanna know. LOL! There were definitely some woks, an assortment of knives, peeler, can opener and other mean looking kitchen tools and appliances involved. It was wayyy more violent that Kill Bill volume I and II combined.
OK, I think that's enough violence for a day. Now, you guys probably think of me as a blood-thirsty-dirty mouthed maniac...which is kinda true, but at least I am a maniac who is partial to stinky food (wait a minute...this doesn't sound right...)
Having said that...here's what I've used to cook yesterday:
Spicy Fermented Beancurd Sauce
Doesn't that look nasty? Wait 'til you see what's inside...
Hahaha...this might have put you off...but from that pile of disgusting looking goo, we produced this:
Beef & Taiwanese Lettuce (A Choy) in Spicy Fermented Beancurd Sauce
...which was absolutely heavenly! Creamy, tasty, and fragrant...absolutely perfect with steamed rice. I totally blew my plan to eat less and I proceeded to lick my bowl clean instead...mmm mmm mmm!
No one could be pissed with each other after this (a note to me: What's with the hard selling? This doesn't sound like you...you are now dangerously close to handing out free samples in supermarkets)
- half pound of Taiwanese lettuce, wash and tear into 2-3 parts length-wise
- half pound of thinly sliced beef (I always get the nicely marbled ones)
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 cm ginger, crushed
- 2 red chilli, thinly sliced
- 4 blocks of spicy fermented beancurd sauce
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- olive oil
Saute garlic, ginger and chilli, add beef, stir until half cooked, add lettuce, cover wok and cook until wilted, add beancurd sauce, add sugar, mix well, serve
Tasting the bitterness of my medicine, now I have to tidy up the residual ruins from the battle...Quick! before developers start getting ideas and build post-war schools (correction: in case of Hong Kong, it'd more likely be 1001 storey office towers instead of schools) over my tiny flat...