Food

Mr Fish (fish soup)

After watching a TV program on this fish soup stall known as “Mr Fish”, Mrs Eio decided to make a trip to this stall @ smith street. Why? The broth of their fish soup looks milky but it doesn’t contain milk! Hmm… Worth trying out. 

Pls refer to ieatishootipost’s blog below for a full review of this stall & their dishes. http://ieatishootipost.sg/mr-fish-old-school-cantonese-style-fish-soup/   

Mrs Eio reached the stall @ 10am but the uncle in the stall said their would only be ready at 10.30am. Well… Since she’s already there, the only option was to wait. 😊

 Mrs Eio was famished so she tried out breakfast from this stall “五十年代” (wu shi nian dai). Their bread is dense but soft & fragrant. Thumbs up! Just look at the long queue!! 

Finally, Mr Fish was opened for business!!!   

Mrs Eio was their 1st customer for the day & a queue started to form after she placed her order. The cute Aunty with purple coloured hair decided to serve Mrs Eio 1st since she saw that she had been waiting for some time. Phew… 

 
Fish collar hor fun is worth a try. 

   
As you can see, the broth is milky but there’s really no taste of milk. The broth is not too salty. It’s rich & flavourful. 

 
If you like fish soup, you may wanna try “Mr Fish” but don’t expect the saltish fishy taste of our usual fish soup. It’s milder & the more you drink the broth, you will like it. 

Address: Smith Street Food Centre, 335 Smith Street #02-073, S(050335). **
Green seats area- once you see Wu Shi Nian Dai, turn right & walk straight for more stalls. Mr fish is there! 

Close on Sunday. 

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Food

Ramen Keisuke – lobster king (Clarke Quay)

During their recent couple getaway, Mr & Mrs Eio had their dinner @ Ramen Keisuke- Lobster King @ Clarke Quay. Mrs Eio must say it’s really a great choice! 

Look at the long queue outside the restaurant!!

  
Mr & Mrs Eio decided to try the lobster broth ramen (rich soup) – highly recommended & miso lobster broth ramen. 


The couple got counter seats.  The restaurant offers free boiled eggs & bean sprout. 👍   
The lobster broth ramen (rich soup) is a “must-try” ramen. The broth is rich & filled with lobster flavour. The flavoured egg is soft & tasty. 

 

If you like miso, don’t miss their miso lobster broth ramen. There are some minced meat in the broth & the lobster flavour is not as strong. Nevertheless, it’s yummy! 
   
Dispenser of the freezing foam for their famous beer. The Eios are too full to try it. 

 Ramen Keisuke is only opened after 6pm. Hence, you can only satisfy your cravings after sunset. 🙂 Visit their website more more information. 
Website:  http://www.keisuke.sg/lobster-king-clarke-quay/

Address: Clarke Quay – 3C River Valley Road #01-07 The Cannery, Singapore 179022

Opening hours: 1800-0500. 

Education, Food, Kids/Children, Little Kitchen Helper

Dumplings making with Eio kids! 

Eio kids love to eat dumplings! Weeks ago, Mrs Eio made dumpling skin (refer to the earlier post:  Dumpling making  | I am Mrs Eio: https://immrseio.com/2016/08/02/dumpling-making/ )  together with them but they didn’t have the time to really master the skill of wrapping dumplings. Mrs Eio has been waiting for a chance to teach them how to wrap dumplings but the plan was put on hold as El was unwell for a week…

  
El had to rest at home for a week. Here’s the day when El was better & Mrs Eio’s tired of cooking dinner. She’s thinking of a way to keep the kiddos occupied, yet having them to settled their dinner & prepared for their meals to come. No time to make dumpling skin that day & Mrs Eio already bought the ready made Wu Li Hao Taiwan dumpling skin from the supermarket a few days ago. Be sure to get the right ones (NOT shui jiao skin 水饺/ NOT Yun Tun 云吞 skin) . Otherwise, the skin will be soggy after cooking. 

 
Here’s the ingredients for the fillings. 

  • Minced pork 400g
  • 1 egg (realised one is enough)
  • 1.5 cups chopped carrot 
  • 2 cups chopped chives 
  • 2tsp of grated ginger & it’s juice
  • 2 tsp of sesame oil
  • 1 tsp of soy sauce
  • 2 tsp of fish sauce
  • 1/3 tsp of salt 
  • Some pepper 
  • 4-5 tsp of corn flour (depending on the size of the egg & how wet is the mixture) 

Mixed the ingredients together & chilled it in the fridge for 1-2 hours for the ingredients to absorb the seasoning. 

   
Eio kids were extremely excited. They kept asking Mrs Eio when were they going to start making dumplings while the fillings were chilling in the fridge. Finally the time has come. Here they go! 

 
Mrs Eio was amazed that Eio kids picked up the dumpling wrapping skills really fast! Never belittle little children.  


Step by step
:

  1. Wash your hands!!!
  2. Take a piece of the dumpling skin & put it on your palm. 
  3. Scoop a tsp full of meat unto the skin
  4. Dip your index finger into the water & put a bit of water on the edge of the dumplings skin. (Explain to the kids that the water is acting as glue here to stick the skin together when they close the openings. 
  5. Fold the skin into half & pressed the sides to close the openings. 
  6. You can make gathers at the sides as you close the openings so the dumplings look prettier! 😊

 

Quality versus quantity

Eio kids were following Mrs Eio’s instructions. This whole process tells a lot about their personalities. Em would put the dumplings on the plate so that he could focus on making gathers at the edge. He wanted to make pretty dumplings. El would simply close the openings of the skin flat & move on to make the next one. She wanted to make many many dumplings. Lol. 😅

  
After making a few dumplings, Em realised it’s easier to put the dumplings on his palm to make the gathers. 

Lo & behold, Mrs Eio & Eio kids made 68 dumplings in less than 25 min👏 (exclude time used to prepare & chill fillings). They freeze the dumplings for subsequent meals. 👍👍
 
Here’s their dumplings for dinner on the next day! 

 
Mrs Eio wanna take picture of Eio kids eating their dumplings but in less than 10 min (while Mrs Eio’s washing dishes), El had finished eating all the dumplings in her plate. She swallowed 8 dumplings!!! Yummy! Em still admiring his dumplings & how lovely they looked…haha. How they loves dumplings.❤️❤️

Food, Recipe

Spinach side dish(Sigeumchi-namul )

El & Mrs Eio were unwell for the past 2 weeks. One of the things they enjoyed doing together was watching Maangchi’s video. 

Mrs Eio’s thankful that El has already recovered & Mrs Eio can’t wait to try out Maangchi’s recipe to make Spinach side dish (Sigeumchi-namul ). You can refer to Maangchi’s blog below for her video & original recipe. 

http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/sigumchi-namul​

  

  
Mrs Eio altered the recipe to her liking. She added fish sauce to this dish to enhance its flavour. Here’s Mrs Eio’s ingredients. 

  • 8 ounces spinach (Mrs Eio washed the spinach clean before blanching & rinsing.) 
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 tsp of soy sauce
  • 3/4 tsp of fish sauce
  • 1½ tsp of sesame oil
  • 2-3 tsp of sesame seeds

Mrs Eio omitted the Korean dried shredded red pepper & green onion. 

Firstly, Mrs Eio roasted the roasted white sesame seed.    

She only used 2 tsp of sesame seeds so she kept the rest in an airtight container & store in fridge after it cools down. 

 

Wash the spinach to remove dirt & soil.    
Blanch the spinach for 1min.  
Rinse & cool the spinach with cool water. Squeeze out the excess water.    
Mrs Eio preferred to use a scissors to cut the spinach. She sterilized the scissors before cutting.  
Add minced garlic, sesame seeds, fish sauce, sesame oil & soya sauce.    

Instead of mixing the spinach with hands, Mrs Eio prefers to use chopsticks. 🙂 it’s really up to you.  

Yummy! Here’s the spinach side dish. Mr Eio loves it!   

 

Food, Kids/Children, Little Kitchen Helper, Recipe

Dumpling making 

Mrs Eio finally gets down to make dumplings. 

 Ingredients for the dumpling skin:

  • 3 cups of plain flour
  • 1/3 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of hot water

Mix the salt & flour together. Gradually add the hot water into the flour & mix them tog. It’ll be lumpy in the beginning but make sure not to add too much water. Knead the dough till its smooth & ready to be used. 

Let the dough rest for at least 1 hour. Cover it when it’s resting so the dough don’t dry up. 

 

This dough yields about 25-30 dumplings. 

Divide the dough into 30 pieces . Have a cup of flour beside you to coat the small pieces of dough. Roll them into small balls & press them flat like a pancake so that it’s easier to roll them into skin. Once you have rolled them into skin, coat the skin with some flour to prevent them from sticking with one another. 

Add 2 tsp of meat fillings into the dumpling skin. Fold the skin into half.  Press it down to close the opening or make a side gathers. 
   

Eio kids trying out with Mrs Eio. 

 
For the fillings, Mrs Eio uses the following: 

  • 400g of minced pork
  • 1 cup of chopped celery 
  • Half a cup of chopped carrots
  • 2 tsp of grated ginger
  • Seasoning: 1/2 tsp of salt, 2 tsp of fish sauce, 1 tsp of sesame oil, some pepper, 2 tsp of oyster sauce. 

Mixed well. 

 To make her preparation worthwhile, Mrs Eio also add the carrot & celery (bigger cut) into her pot of corn soup for dinner. There’s another container of marinated pork with chopped carrots to be frozen for another meal. Probably to cook with mushrooms or beancurd. Here’s the dumpling fillings. Mrs Eio will freeze the dumplings for another meal. 🙂 
Mrs Eio has her own preference on the sauce to dip her cooked dumplings. 

Dumpling sauce for dipping: 

  • 3tbsp of vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp of soya sauce
  • 2 tsp of grated ginger

Mix all the above together. Wallah! Enjoy…

Baking, Food, Kids/Children, Little Kitchen Helper, Recipe

Walnut chocolate chip muffins

Little kitchen helpers are in action again. This time round, they are helping Mrs Eio bake walnut chocolate chips muffins. Mrs Eio needs to use up the left over nuts from a gathering.  

 
Ingredients: 

1) Mixture A

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups self raising flour 
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt

2) Mixture B

  • 2/3 cup nutrisoy milk (reduced sugar) 
  • 1/2 cup canola oil 
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  •  1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

3) 1/2 cup chocolate chips

4) 3/4 cup crushed walnut 

5) Some almond & cranberries for toppings 

  
El’s a good helper! 

First, add & mix all ingredients together for mixture A.  Add & mix all ingredients together for mixture B. Add mixture B to mixture A. Put walnuts & chocolate chip into mixture A& B. Mix them together. 

 
Em helped to crush the walnuts.    

This recipe can yield 12 muffins. Scoop the mixture into the muffin cups. 

El added the cranberries & almond toppings to the muffins. 

 
Preheat oven at 180 degree C. Bake the muffins for 20 mins. 

   
Done. Let them cool down before serving. 

    
Eio kids love the muffins. 🙂

   
Good way to get the kids to eat walnuts (brain food). Try baking it!