Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Noodles Soup and Fried Eggplant

Noodle Soup with Winter Melon, Mixed Veggies and Fish
I have prepared the winter melon puree for Sarah when she was 11 months old, which also her first try on this vegetable.

And now is the opportunity to refresh her taste bud. This time I decided to cook a (air-dried) noodle soup with the winter melon, some frozen mixed veggies and fish meat.



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Outcome:

Frankly all the ingredients above did not add much flavour to the menu, but at least Sarah can taste the variety of vegetables. I am happy that Sarah did not disappoint me, she finished her meal.




Fried Eggplant
I’ve introduced eggplant for Sarah twice, and she loved it. I also like eggplant but I have no confident I can cook one for my own dinner.

I chat with Mery the other day and she has taught me the way to prepared it; she even taught me how to choose the freshest one (I need to thanks her for the detailed explanation).

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Outcome:

We all gave a thumb up for this fried eggplant (with a lot of dried shrimp + minced pork).

My husband said it served very well with rice. Sarah could finish her bowl of rice with it. And me, I could eat it on it’s own without rice. It is so delicious!

19 comments:

Cynthia said...

wah..winter melon soup with noodles.. should be very 'ching' lor.. good for this kind of weather! and for the eggplant, my mum says don't eat too much wor, coz very 'tuh' ah.. and it absorb lots of oil de.. not good for health if too much..

suhar40 said...

Noodle soup with winter melon shd be v yummy...

My 2bb doesnt like eggplant. Maybe the way i cook not nice :)

I can copy ur recipe(eggplant)...hehehee

little prince's mummy said...

Yummy yummy!

Merryn said...

fee weet! I love the look of the eggplant! looks tasty.. :)

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Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Merryn:
I know you are one of the expert in cooking eggplant coz you have a lil fans that loves the vege. I must learn more from you.
Anyway thanks for your comment.

Kylie:
:-) Thanks!

Su Har:
It is something new for me too in adding the winter melon into the ikan bilis broth. But for me, I cant hardly taste the winter melon in it. Hehe.
Dont blame your cooking skills, sometimes is just that diff kids have diff taste preference.
Hope Theophilus will like the new eggplant recipe.

Cynthia:
Ya, very "ching" lor.
May I know "tuh" means? Ya, eggplant do absorb a lot of oil. So must not cook it too frequent.

Cynthia said...

'tuh' as in poisonous.. I don't mean it contain poison, but mum says if got allergic on skin, better not take... :)

BTW, I got a tag for you from my blog.. :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Cynthia:
Ok ok. I know "tuk" now.
Actually my fren at Multiply also told me the same thing. So I better take note of it. Thanks ya!
OOo...got another tag for me. I will grab it now. :-)

MeRy said...

Joanne - Your fried eggplant looks good....super yummmy~~~
For wintermelon soup,u can try serve with meesuah. I always do it for Ryan n he loves it alot.

2ma said...

i love fried eggplant. taste better with some chili padi *yummy*

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Mery:
Thanks Mery. I have to thank you Sifu. You have taught me the right steps therefore the meal taste good.
I wonder is the eggplant you cooked also looked like that?
Winter Melon soup with mee suah? Good idea. Is that means you boil the winter melon soup with pork and used the soup with mee suah?

2ma:
You love eggplant too? May I know how do you cook it? I would like to learn from you.
Good idea. Adding some chili padi will definitely add more aroma to the meal. Thanks!

Serene said...

I love eggplant, but I'm not so good in cooking it, as it use to absorb most of the oil and it usually turns out very oily meal. Your eggplant dish looks great! I know some ppl steam the eggplant and pour the mince sauce on top, it looks nice too, maybe we can give it a try??

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Serene:
I think most of the mommies here are a big fans of eggplant. Hehe.
Actually before I cook the meal, I have the concern of the eggplant will absorb a lot of oil, but I am very happy with the outcome. Not oily at all wor.
Oo...great idea. It will be a more healthy way in eating eggplant. Will try that too. Thanks!

Mummy Gwen said...

I like eggplant but my Hubby don't. So, I rarely cook it except using it to cook vege curry hehee. Yours looks so yummy. :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Mommy Gwen:
Yaya, I remembered you have told me once that your husband dislike eggplant. Actually my husband dislike it too, but he likes this one. Hehe.

twins mama said...

oh dear, this is my fave dish too!!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Li Teng: You like eggplant too? And thats how you cook the dish? Great!

Julie said...

I give thumbs up to your eggplant dish too. Can share how to choose a fresh eggplant without worms ar?

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Julie:
Thanks Julie for your comment. I love the eggplant dish too.
Actually that was my first attempt in choosing eggplant. I just choose those has a nice skin and without holes one...Luckily really have no worms. I am so so so phobia with worms.