Monday, August 6, 2012

I Want to Cook For My Family


The I Want to Cook For My Family Campaign is initiated by Daniel Ang of to gather 100 bloggers to cook for their family. Most of us bloggers spent most of our time outside attending events and food tasting session. At times, we are so caught up with our own personal life that we forget about the love ones in our family. The campaign helps to remind us to take a step back to do something and spend time with our family members.


- Kang Kong
- Yifon Botted Tea Tree Mushrooms
- 2 Cloves of Garlic
- Dried Shrimps
- Sambal Paste
- 1 Teaspoon of Knorr HaoChi All-in-1 Seasoning


1. Pre-heat Happy Call Double Sided Pan for 1-2 minutes.
2. Heat cooking oil in Happy Call Double Side Pan.
3. Add in garlic, dried shrimp and sambal paste. Saute till fragance.
4. Add in Kang Kong and Teatree Mushrooms and stir fried for a minute.
5. Drizzle in the seasoning.
6. Stir Fried for another minute and we are ready to serve.


The first dish I prepared for my family is Stir Fried Sambal Kang Kong with Yifon Teatree Mushrooms. It can be easily prepared for your family. Just need to fried fragrant some garlic, sambal paste and dried shrimp. Next just need to stir fried the Kang Kong and Teatree Mushrooms.


- Mackerel Cutlet
- Salt
- Pepper
- Teriyaki Sauce
- Chopped Red Chilli


1. Pre-heat Happy Call Double Sided Pan for 1-2 minutes.
2. Heat cooking oil in Happy Call Double Side Pan.
3. Pat dry Mackerel Cutlet before putting into pan.
4. Grill mackerel cutlet until one side is brown and flip over to the other side.
5. Drizzle in Teriyaki sauce and cooked both sides for 1-2 minutes.
6.  Topped with some chopped red chilli to serve


The second dish I cooked for my family was Teriyaki Mackerel Cutlet. It is another very simple dish to prepare. Just need to marinate the mackerel cutlet with salt and pepper. Grilled the cutlet until both side is brown and then drizzled with teriyaki sauce.


- Pork Ribs (7-8 pieces)
- 1.5 Cup of uncooked rice, rinsed
- 2 Cup of water
- 1 tsp of sesame oil (for marinade)
- 2 tsp of light soy sauce (for marinade)
- 1 tsp of dark soy sauce (for marinade)


1. Wash and blanch pork ribs in boiling water for 1-2 minutes.
2. Marinate pork ribs for 20-30 minutes with 1 tsp of sesame oil, 2 tsp of light soy sauce and 1 tsp of dark soy sauce.
3. Pre-heat Happy Call Double Sided Pan for 1-2 minutes.
4. Add in uncooked rice, water and left over marinade sauce. Close cover and simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes till water almost absorb.
5. Put in marinated pork ribs into pan. Close cover and cook for another 5 minutes till pork ribs are cooked through and done.
6. Drizzle some sesame oil and dark soy sauce over the rice mixture. Close cover and stands the rice for another 5 minutes.
7. Open cover, stir and mix the rice mixture before servicing. Add in more dark soy sauce if you prefer it to be darker and sweeter.


Wrapping up the 3 course meal was the Pork Ribs Claypot Rice. If you own a Happy Call Pan, claypot rice can be easily prepared in the ease of home.

As you can see, cooking a meal for the family does not need to be fancy and can be readily prepared. Greatly appreciated Daniel Ang for initiating the I Want to Cook For My Family Campaign giving me the opportunity to cook and spend some quality time with my family.


  1. Wahsey you still got 3 course meal! When will you be cooking for all of us? :P

    1. Haha my cooking only pi mao stage lar..cannot host yet.

  2. your mackerel looks very delicious!

  3. Happy call pan is amazing. Can cook/bake anything

  4. lend me your happy call pan!! lolz... i not your family, but can cook to share right? ;p