Jun 18, 2007

Lunch Time!

(Currently in a food coma)

Crisp Melon Meat Balls (脆瓜肉丸)-


Crisp melon (chopped)
Scallion (chopped)
Garlic (few cloves)
Ground pork (not too lean, we need some fat here)
Soy sauce


Mix together the pork, melon, scallion,
Also add about 2 tbs of soy sauce into the mixture.
Shape the mixture into meat balls,
Remember what I said in the previous post,
While forming the meat balls,
"Slap" the air out by tossing it back and forth between your palms.

(I'm so gonna ask my friend to take a picture of this motion in the future, so hard to explain it, either in Chinese or English)

Prepare a pot, with meat balls in it of course,
Add some water, soy sauce, and about 7 cloves of garlic,
Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes.

There you go,
One of my favorite homemade food,

Supposedly I should steam it instead of just letting it boil in the liquid,
At least that's how my mom make it,
But I don't have the tools to steam anything at home,
Taste almost the same though.

Cindy's Rating: 7

Stir-Fried Shrimps with Sweet Corn-


(try to avoid the pre-cooked, frozen ones please, even if that means you might have to peel the shells off yourself, trust me, the freshness is definitely way better than other kinds)
Onion (half, chopped)
1 Can of sweet kernel corn
Extra Virgin Olive Oil


EVOO in the pan,
Also add a few spoon full of mayonnaise,
Not too much EVOO if you are going to add mayonnaise,
Otherwise it's gonna be really oily.

Add the onion after the pan is heated,
After a while,
Toss in shrimps, pinches of salt, and fresh ground black pepper,
Wait for few minutes,
Toss in the corn,
Your dish is ready to go when everything is cooked.

Cindy's Rating: 5

(After writing this post: I'm still in a food coma)


  1. btw. loved your calen-monster.

  2. Both dishes look so good. I'm getting hungry just looking at the pictures.