I had a very difficult time waking up this morning after returning home last night. I was watching a DVD bought in Penang. My partner chose to screen “Paranormal Activity”. It was a horror movie – something like Blairwitch Project. It gave me a terrible nightmare. I woke up at 2 am and could not get back to sleep for a couple of hours thinking about the movie. Fortunately, my neighbour rang about 9:30 am. I dragged myself out of bed 30 minutes later. After a cup of tea, I went to check my garden and vege patch. I could not believed my eyes. I had so many tomatoes either almost or fully ripen. They look and taste delicious.
I have a craving for fresh shiitake and oyster mushrooms stir fry tonight. I have previously posted a vegetarian version of this dish. But, tonight I have decided to stir fry with some chicken.
Stir fry chicken with fresh shiitake and oyster mushrooms.
Fresh shiitake mushrooms
Fresh oyster mushrooms
3 chicken thigh fillets
3 cloves garlic
1 bunch coriander
2 spring onions (green section)
1 fresh red chili
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup chicken stock
1. Chop chicken and mushrooms into chunky bite pieces. Set aside.
2. Chop garlic finely. Set aside.
3. Chop spring onions finely. Set aside later for garnishing.
4. Chop coriander stems finely. Set aside.
5. Chop coriander leaves. Set aside later for garnishing.
6. Chop red chili. Set aside.
1. Heat some oil in a hot wok.
2. Toss in garlic and coriander stems. Stir fry until fragrant.
3. Add chicken. Stir fry until cook.
4. Add mushrooms. Stir fry until cook.
5. Add sauces and red chili. Toss and mix together.
6. Add chicken stock with some corn starch. Let simmer gently.
7. Plate the dish and garnish with coriander leaves, spring onions and dried shallots (optional).
I plated the dish with a bit of steamed rice and last night leftover butter chicken (with home grown tomatoes).
What is the weirdest thing you have seen lately? For me, I was walking in the mall last week in Penang and came across this..
in front of a spa window – “fish foot spa massage”.
First time I heard about this type of spa treatment was two years ago when I went back to Penang. Read about it in a local newspaper. Imagine having so many little fish nibbling and chewing away dead skins on your feet and ankles! Hmm..what feelings go through your mind? Pretty weird stuff. Maybe I should try that next time.