Working on the easier Recipes from the CookbookWednesday, January 04, 2017
I have been asked a few times:
"What are the easier recipes in the cookbook that one can start with?"
This list is good for new cooks:
Stir Fried Ginger Chicken - p 49
Steamed Egg - p 45
Tow Yew Bak - p 65
Pan Fried Turmeric Mackerel - p 117
Cold Tofu in Bango Sauce - p 129 (more assembling than cooking)
As for noodle recipes, Ipoh Kai See Hor Fun (p 160) is good for one to start with. You can use the hor fun commonly sold here (some stalls actually call it Ipoh Hor Fun) or use dehydrated pho from NTUC etc.
And there are a whole set of recipes which are only slightly more challenging for new cooks such as the Wok-Cooked Char Siew, Steamed Pork Ribs in plum sauce, Ayam Goreng Halia etc. I also don't think Claypot Chicken Rice is difficult and I have listed an easier version (p 189).
You are likely to cook what you feel like cooking on a given day. Remember that there is nothing like freshly cooked home dishes. Just put a lot of love into it!