23 July 2011

[Review] A local Kebab and Sushi Shop in Kingsley [食評] 附近一家壽司卡巴小店

In Perth - West coast of Australia, there's a lot less asians than in Sydney or Melbourne. it's really hard to find good and authentic asian food, especially in the suburbs that are not close to the city center(here where i live). this little kebab sushi shop is originally owned by a kebab guy(those with dark skin color..). After it's bought by a Japanese Chef, Shingo, who migrated here, now it also sells sushi! The owner of this shop used to work in the Hilton Hotel. so the Sushi and bentos here are a lot better than others' in the area around!
在澳洲西岸的柏斯, 在澳洲來講, 沒有悉尼、墨爾本那樣多華人, 要找好吃又正宗的亞洲菜式也不易, 特別距離市中心不太近的住宅區(我住的這裡). 這家卡巴壽司小店, 本來是一家卡巴店(黑皮膚那些人呢..), 被一個日本移民來的廚師 Shingo 買了之後, 這店也售壽司了~ 這店的店主以前是在Hilton酒店當廚師的, 做的壽司及便當都比同區的好吃!

18 July 2011

Szechuan chicken 四川口水雞

It's a szechuan spiciness recipe. if you can't stand it use only 1 chilli.
以下呢個份量, 係四川辣度份量, 怕辣的可以落1隻辣椒.

12 July 2011

Low carb sugar free chocolate muffins and carrot cake recipe 無糖 無澱粉質 朱古力味鬆餅 及 廿筍蛋糕 鬆餅

Each mini muffin has 0.75g effective carbs, 1g fiber, 3g proteins, 92.5 calories.
12鬆餅含約0.75克有效碳水化合物1克纖維, 3克​​蛋白質,92.5卡路里。

Sugar free Starch free low carb muffins (mini) (original flavor) [西柚減肥法可食] 無糖無澱粉質鬆餅蛋糕 (原味)

On this grapefruit diet i haven't been eating starch nor sugar for 10 days now. really going crazy. i'm REALLY craving for desserts.
在此葡萄柚飲食沒有澱粉10天了。真的瘋了。我真的很渴望甜品<-- Google translate 谷歌翻譯 hahahaha

Grapefruit / low carb Diet (starch free carbohydrates free sugar free low carb diet) understanding on the bio chemical side and how it works 西柚減肥法原理及實踐(低碳減肥/低碳水化合物減肥法)

After all the researching, including how it works, now I wanna share it with you at the 3rd day of my Grapefruit Diet. there are many different weight loss diets. even if you search "grapefruit diet", you'll still see different sayings that are basically conflicting. so the aim of this article, is to know more about this grapefruit diet in a bio chemical way. when you actually know how it works, you can judge the rumors yourself.
搜集過有關資料, 包括佢運作原理, 可食及不可食等, 現在西柚減肥法第3日, 想同大家分享下心得, 同埋減肥中都可以食既野, 至於可食的甜品, 還在極力研究中.
坊間一直流傳好多不同的減肥法, 單係西柚減肥法, 也有好多相矛盾的細節, 所以, 呢篇文章主要目的, 就是透過深入了解其化學原理, 自己判斷哪些是謬誤, 哪些是對的.

Grapefruit / low carb diet diary weight Chart (Low carb/Low carbohydrates diet) 低碳水化合物減肥法/西柚減肥法每日進程折線圖表

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The above chart is recorded from 27/7 to 8/7 (today); morning, afternoon, evening and before bed 4 times everyday. it's still morning now so there's only 1 figure for today.
you can see the first few days the weight wasn't really changing. the first week it's basically still around 55kg. there were downs for about 0.5kg or even 1kg but then it goes back up to 55kg. but the second week (this week), the body weight has been stably decreasing.

[Easy recipe] Korean BBQ Beef with rice [簡易食譜] 韓燒牛肉飯

I'm assuming everyone's busy during the week. so i try to share simple dishes on weekdays. this Korean bbq beef dish is really easy. basically you just need to get a jar of bbq beef marinade, some meat. and cook them.
通常weekday個個要返工, 都唔得閒煮太繁複的送架喇. 所以, 今次就整一個超容易的, 基本上, 就係買一支醃醬, 直接放肉去煮就可以了, 可以話不能夠再簡單!

[Recommended item] Garlic crusher [推介買物] 切蒜蓉器

One of the good items in the house - Garlic crusher .
今期買物 - 除了雀仔之外, 煮廚好幫手之一, 切蒜蓉器 .

[Grapefruit low carb diet friendly EASY RECIPE] Simple Panfried Salmon DOUBLE DECKER [西柚減肥法一食] 雙層煎封三文魚扒簡易食譜

Two pictures above are both the same salmon. one with sauce and cheese on top and one without. it's up to you how you wanna eat it. the one without sauce is also crispy on the skin so it's good too.
It's diet friendly on this grapefruit diet. if you don't add the salad dressing, it's just a panfried fish with vegetables anyway. so it's relatively healthy.
上圖兩個都是同一個三文魚來的, 一個有汁一個無汁, 你喜歡點食都可. 無汁的那個魚皮也是煎脆了的, 所以也是很好食!
這個餐單是可以在西柚減肥法期間食的. 你唔食個汁更好. 反正佢都是魚和一些蔬菜, 本身已經算是幾健康的.

Chinese Taiwanese Minced Pork Rice with a hat~ 台式肉燥飯 + 帽!~

The "hat" means the fried egg on top.  when you order it in the restaurant, you can say "xxx rice with hat" instead of with egg. of course not all of them. preferably restaurants in Hong Kong, if you try it in other places other than Hong Kong I'm not sure but they might actually give you a real hat, especially tropical countries. No offence but i really see a lot of them wearing straw hats..
This minced pork dish is certainly a good and easy and good value meal. ideal food to cook when you just want to sit back and relax and not doing the cooking work all day. Great for a Wednesday (yeah that's why this is posted today let's make it easy).
"帽" 其實係指頂頭的煎蛋. 下次去餐廳點飯時可以點"乜乜物物飯加頂帽". 但最好係香港的餐廳度試, 其他國家的餐廳我唔肯定佢地明唔明你講咩, 有可能會真係俾頂帽你, 尤其係熱帶國家的餐廳, 唔知點解我成日見佢地戴草帽..
言歸正傳, 呢個飯真係好易煮, 最岩一個繁忙的工作日放工後"hea煮". 之所以呢個飯在星期三出版囉!

Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Chop with rice 越式香茅豬扒飯

Haven’t been posting for almost a week other than the one for the 1989 Tiananmen Square. I apologize to anyone that has been waiting. And here now we are for the food. This time, lemongrass pork chop.
This is a pretty easy dish, just have to get lemongrass. I’ve tried some jar ones soaked in liquid, but that doesn’t really taste much like the real one we used this time.
好耐無見, 除了上星期六四紀念日出了幅圖寫了幾隻字之外, 差不多有一星期無見. 不好意思要大家久等, 怪就怪那些坦克啦. 今集是香茅豬扒. 其實好容易整的, 醃肉, 然後拿去煮就係喇. 最重要是買到新鮮香茅. 試過一些樽裝的香茅, 香味跟新鮮的比差遠.

[Food decoration] Mango Pudding with Peach simple garnishing - shape and arrangement [食物美化甜品裝飾] 鮮桃芒果布甸簡易甜品美化 - 形狀及擺位

Food garnishing isn't necessarily complicated. this mango pudding is garnished by using fresh sliced peaches cut with shaped cookie cutters .
this is actually a really easy one. but the pictures taken before aren't really that good. and so i need to spend extra time to re-take, which actually means i have to re-eat .
其實食物美化裝飾唔一定要好複雜的, 簡簡單單用一些曲奇模印一的圖形水果出來就可以喇, 也是好靚的.
其實呢個一的都唔難, 只是先前拍的相拍得唔好, 所以要花時間 "補拍", 亦都即係要 "補食" 啦 .

Authentic Italian Tiramisu Recipe 正宗意大利軟芝士蛋糕食譜 (提拉米蘇)

Tiramisu - literally means "pick me up". how "romantic", a dessert has something to do with picking up chicks/guys. yeah it's from one of the romantic nations Italy.
Tiramisu is an Italian dessert with a specific soft sweet cheese "Mascarpone". it's layered with coffee & alcohol mixture dipped biscuits and mascarpone & cream mixture. it shouldn't be too hard if you have the right tools and a good teacher, which is this blog.
Tiramisu 係一個好出名的芝士糕甜品. 主要材料是 Mascarpone 這種芝士. 這種芝士是其實一種甜的芝士, 與 車打芝士, 薄餅芝士等鹹芝士不同, 主要就是要來造甜品. 也有人放進薄餅或意粉來增加幼滑感的. 這個芝士蛋糕, 另一個材料就是浸了咖啡和酒的餅乾. 成品就是芝士及餅乾, 夾層出來的.

Home made Italian pizza recipe 自家製意大利薄餅食譜~

one good thing about making your own pizza, you can add whatever you like on it, not limited only to the menu . jack daniels, bacon strips, bacon strips, bacon strips!
there're many different ways to make pizza. and sure there are some authentic ones. but most of our readers aren't italians. here we're gonna introduce "making it the way you like". not sure if it's authentic, but sure it's delightful!

[Easy Recipe] Teriyaki chicken recipe (or food idea) [簡易食譜] 日式照燒雞 食譜 (煮意)

Looks very asian doesn't it? that's because it is. we've been introducing lots of authentic Chinese dishes. but this one, is JAPANESE. and it's great. because everything japanese is just GREAT.
that's what all chinese think .
It's not really a "recipe". it's more like an idea for your dinner tonight. enjoy it!
嚴格上呢個不是食譜, 不過是一個"煮意"俾大家, 今晚晚餐唔駛諗得咁辛苦~

Malaysian Pandan Chiffon Cake (with easy version recipe) 馬來西亞美食 斑蘭雪芳蛋糕食譜 (有簡易版~)

This sponge cake might look a bit weird in green, but it tastes really good. it's from a kinda of green leaf called Pandan which has a naturally sweet and very nice dessert flavor. and it's originally from Malay.
and of course the recipe involves pandan. it's really hard to find pandan leaves. so we use pandan essense. it looks like this:

Seafood risotto Recipe using Rice cooker 芝士海鮮意大利飯食譜

it looks very professional doesn't it? it's actually not hard to make .
Here's the recipe.

[Easy recipe] Mango Sago Coconut pudding [簡易食譜] 芒果椰汁西米布甸 食譜

It's a very nice tropical dessert. you can either serve it chilled or warm.

[Hong Kong Cuisine] Chinese Cantonese barbecue BBQ pork (Cha Siu) recipe (updated) [香港美食] 自製蜜汁叉燒食譜(更新)

This time we jump straight to the point.
今次我地唔講廢話, 直入正題.

[Easy recipe for city people] Microwave Mug Chocolate Brownie + ice cream [簡易食譜] 微波爐杯裝朱古力布朗尼(小方塊)蛋糕(+雪糕~)

we make microwave recipe or easy recipe because we want to make it easy. don't worry about translating the chinese below. it's too clumsy.
微波爐食譜的重點係快而易, 所需材料器具隨手可得. 好多人食完飯想食甜品果陣, 冰箱來來去去都係得果幾款, 唔係雪糕就雪條, 要焗既野就動輒整成個鐘, 整得黎, 都夠鐘起身返工啦. 今次呢個微波爐杯裝朱古力蛋糕食譜, 只需5分鐘就有新鮮出爐甜品食, 殺傷力比拿你命3000有過之而無不及, 請大家彈遠的, 遠的, 再遠的.

Italian Creme Brulee Complete Recipe with pictures 法式焦糖燉蛋完整食譜圖片教學

it's tasty and easy to make. i suggest you not to look at the nutrition info, esp the item "fat" .
其實真係好易整, 但勸大家千祈唔好睇個營養成份表, 尤其係個脂肪果欄 .

[Hong Kong Cuisine] Authentic Cantonese Crispy Roast Pork Belly Complete Recipe [香港美食] 自製正宗廣東脆皮燒肉食譜

Cantonese BBQ is one of the most challenging cuisine. as it's so easy and cheap to buy from the shops, no one really makes it at home. and that's what we're trying to challenge this time .
一直覺得廣東菜最高難度之一既菜式就係燒味, 試問有邊個香港人, 會無端白事走去自己燒叉燒呢? 正因為咁, 我無辦法唔去挑戰下佢 .

[Hong Kong Cuisine] Mini Pineapple Buns [香港美食] 迷你菠蘿包食譜

Previously on Authentic Hong Kong Pineapple Bun, we made the normal size ones. This time we make the mini. fermentation time is exactly the same as the big ones. the only difference is the cooking time.
承接上回 正宗香港菠蘿包 劇情, 無咩大分別, 只係分量同埋焗既時間有少少唔同而己, 發酵時間完全無變.

[Hong Kong Cuisine] AUTHENTIC HONG KONG PINEAPPLE BUN RECIPE Full tutorial [香港美食] 正宗香港式菠蘿包食譜 完整教學

Well, it is hard to not know this if you grow up in Hong Kong.
We have fresh made bakery products every couple of hours a day, and they're usually within 5 mins walking distance. In here, we have ONE shop in the city center of the town. It's also the ONLY Hong Kong bakery in town I know. And actually that's why we're making it now ....
如果你係香港大的話, 你無可能唔知咩係菠蘿包. 香港既菠蘿包, 係每隔幾個鐘就有新鮮出爐. 可惜呢度要專程渣架車出市中心, 先至得一間港式麵包舖咁大把, 仲要叫做麗晶餅店, 好似九流賓館咁既名. 亦因為咁, 所以我先要躝去自己整 ....

11 July 2011

How grapefruit diet works 西柚減肥法原理

How grapefruit diet works
basically the there are 2 main rationales behind.
Rationale 1: Grapefruit helps the fat burning. Grapefruit contains naringin, which is metabolized to maringenin. It's not just only an antioxidant, it also promotes carbohydrate metabolism. before i can find any other official research report and documentations, this is the most sounding explanation i can come up with.
Rationale 2: The sudden cut down in carbohydrate intake forces the body to burn fat as energy. This explanation is very hard to overthrow. Daily activities require burning sugar to provide energy. a sudden cut down on the intake of it forces the body to burn fat instead. so if you follow the diet strictly, logically you body will HAVE TO burn fat.
原理上, 呢個減肥法分為2大部份.
原理1: 西柚有助燒脂: 西柚含有naringin, 可以經新陳代謝轉化為naringenin, 而naringenin除左抗氧化之外, 有幫助碳水化合物新陳代謝既作用. 係正式研究報告搵到之前, 呢個係暫時我綜合到的 "點解西柚可以有助燒脂" 既最合理解釋.
原理2: 突然降低糖份吸收量, 令身體進入燃燒脂肪狀態: 呢個原理一好簡單, 睇來睇去都好難唔成立. 日常活動透過燃燒糖份來提供能量, 如果你突然停止進食糖份, 身體唔夠糖去提供能量, 就會動用後備儲備 -- 脂肪. 所以如果你戒糖戒澱粉戒得嚴格的話, 基本上你身體係必需要燃燒脂肪的.

Grapefruit / low carb diet can eat and can't eat 西柚減肥法 可以食 及 不可以食

Of course, if you normally eat a lot of sugar, it's already a cut down of carb if you don't eat starch. then, even if you're not entirely cutting down carbohydrates, you'll still lose weight from the decreasing intake of total carbohydrates.
when i tried this method couple of years ago, i haven't done this many researches, and i only knew i couldn't eat starch (and i did eat other sweets and fruits), and i still lost some weight. this time, with this strictly low carb diet, it's losing weight even faster (i can feel the long pants getting looser).
Remember, this is a low carb diet, which is a reduction in intake of total carbohydrates. so you can reduce the intake of starch but eat a lot more fruits instead. fruits contain a lot of sugar. and that's why fruits are not allowed either in this diet.
當然, 如果你話你平時食好多糖份的, 你唔食澱粉質已經減左好多, 咁你就算唔係完全戒碳水化合物, 當然原理上亦都係會減到肥的, 因為始終都是吸收少左嘛.
我以前用呢個減肥法的時候, 無做咁多研究同資料搜集, 亦係只知道要減澱粉質無減糖(當時我有食生果), 都係減到的, 但係, 今次極嚴格控制, 就減得非常快 (第3日已經感覺到長褲鬆左了).
不過, 因為呢個減肥法原理係減去 總碳水化合物 吸收量, 所以你又唔可以 "戒飯, 但又食番好多生果", 咁係唔得的! 原因係上述謬誤2已解釋. 平時一般的減肥法都會叫你食生果, 但呢個減肥法唔同, 你要減食的, 記住, 是碳水化合物 包括 澱粉質 和 糖! 而生果係有好高糖份的, 特別係好甜的生果, 所以呢個減肥法, 亦係唔可以食生果的.

Grapefruit / low carb diet common mistakes and misunderstandings 西柚減肥法常犯錯誤

Misunderstanding 1, you can eat anything just except starch.
- this grapefruit diet is basically a low carb diet. other than starch, sugar is also one of the carbohydrates. so, NO SUGAR OR STARCH. it's meaningless if you cut down starch but keep eating sweets.

- Carbohydrate is chemically Cm(H2O)n, where "m" can be any number and "n" can be another any number. it is any chemically combined compound consists of Carbon and H2O (as in water).
- Starch is  [C6(H10O5)]n, 6 carbon + 5 H2O (H 10 O 5), it categorizes as one of the carbohydrates. that is why if you can't eat carb, you can't eat starch.

Foreword 序 [updated 2011-06-02]

Today this blog is officially named as <<COOKY'S LAB >>.
是日, 本部落正式命名為 [ 煮廚 ] .