Today I shall share with you a nyonya dish that I've successfully made. This dish is called Char-Swee which meant Stir-Fried Cucumber in Vinegar. If you don't really like sour dishes, then perhaps you can opt not to add in vinegar to this dish, otherwise, plum sauce.

200g medium sized prawns
2 tsp sugar
200g cucumber
80g onion
20g red chilli
15g green chilli
80g carrot

2tbsp oil
3 cloves garlic, minced

Gravy (mix together)
100ml water
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp chinese plum sauce
1 tsp cornflour
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
  • Shell prawns, leaving only the tails. Season with sugar. Leave to marinate while preparing the rest of the ingredients, but rinse them off before you cook.
  • Peel cucumber and split it into two long halves. Use a metal spoon to scoop out the core, and slice diagonally to 1/2cm thickness. Cut the onion into six segments. Split the chilli into halves, remove seeds and slice diagonally. Peel carrot, halve it and slice diagonally too.
  • Heat the oil in a wok to saute the garlic till fragrant. Add in the prawns and stir fry until fragrant.
  • Add the cucumber and carrot and stir-fry for a minute before puring in the gravy ingredients. Stir until gravy thickens and boils.
  • Toss in the onion and the red and green chillies. Stir-fry to mix well. Adjust seasonings to taste before dishing out.
Friday again, ;) right, I will cut the crap on hoping for more extra days like I did on last Friday's. LOL. So yea, instead of me playing a song from my jukebox, I would like to share with you a video footage. In this video, you will see a man named Paul singing a beautiful opera song. If you're a lover for the operas like moi, please enjoy the show. But even though you're not, please watch too, it is just too beautiful to pass. ;) Oh, also, remember Ant & Dec? LOL they are tv hosts now, kih kih kih.

Actually, I would like to share a few pictures I've had through my email, they are somewhat, funny, yet 18sx kao kao. I'm not sure if you peeps are okay with it, but this is my blog, I think I don't have to ask permissions, but then again, it is disrespectful if I don't tell you first. ;)


hao said...

Wa... food again *drool*

Yeah, Paul is amazing. I'm surprised when I saw him sing that well.

Zara's Mama said...

looks good.. may try.

jian said...

I don't eat veges... :P
Btw, the guy really good.. sings like a pro.. XD

Calvin's Wife said...

Hao, hie there, yep Paul is good eh, he reminds me of the dude, what his name again?.... er.... the she bang dude.... nvm i forgot :)

Zara's mama, hey there, thanks for visiting, ;) you have beautiful kids...

Jian, hurh, you must eat veges, they are good for you... LOL now i sound like a mama myself... ;P, yeah Paul is good!