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Moving Out: Time to clean everything up!

I’m moving in to my new apartment tomorrow…So this week until today, I’ve been so busy with all the cleaning and packing stuff. I have to leave the apartment the way I had it the first time. So it’s quite a hard work for me to do all these things. The most tiring and annoying part of cleaning was the fact that I have to clean the oil stains all over the stove. I tried so hard to remove the stain with the soap and some kind of Mr.Muscle spray…and guess what..it didn’t work! Thanks to Google and all the writers out there who gave me some suggestions on how to clean the oil stain. One very useful tips that I got, that also might be useful for you too: Use baking soda to clean the oil stains! Yup, baking soda is natural yet has magical cleaning power. However, it doesn’t mean that it would work that magical…you still need to scrub it with quite some energy, but it worked….now the stove looks just like I have just purchased it. Yayyy!!

So, this is surely the last night of me and my roommate in Adriaan Kluitstraat 88…Many good memories happened here. IĀ  met great people who also happened to be my neighbours…They are the people who I talked to, laughed and shared some stupid stories with, people who offered the help to carry your groceries, people whom I could get the egg when mine runs out, people who lend me the vacuum cleaner all the time since mine never works and people who even helped me to jump through my window in the 5th floor when I got locked up! Indeed, lots of things happened during the three months I live here. I certainly should be grateful to God for everything He had given me.

Oh yeah, I watched Julie and Julia just now. And I loved it!! I love how they portrayed the food, France in 1950’s, the passion, the lasting and happy marriage and self-commitment…I just loved it, very inspiring!

I guess I’m better off now…
There’s gonna be a house final inspection in the morning then I’m shifting to the new house right after day. Sooo…It’s gonna be a big, tiring day tomorrow.

Good night everyone
Sleep well šŸ˜‰

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Cooking Series: Foo Yong Hai (Fu Yung Hai)

Just today, I suddenly thought of having something different than I usually have for lunch. So I decided to have an experiment in cooking Foo Yong Hai. Foo Yong Hai is a kind of Chinese omelet where we put vegetables, crabs, and chicken with the egg and it is served with sweet and sour sauce. So here is the detail.

 

foo yong hai

 

Preparation time: 25 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Cost: 1.2-1.8 euro
Serve: 2-4 people

Ingredients

The eggs:
3-4 pieces eggs
2 tablespoon (tbsp) oil
carrots, cabbages, green onion (the amount is as desired), thinly sliced
50 grams breast fillets, cut into small dice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 small onion, minced
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt
Pepper
1 tbsp flour* (optional)

*optional, just to give the big and more crunchy texture of the egg

Sauce
2 tbsp oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 onion, thinly sliced
6 tbsp tomato sauces
3 tbsp peas
100 ml water
1 tbsp sugar
Salt
Pepper
1 teaspoon corn starch, dilute with 2 tablespoon of water
Pineapple**

**optional, to give the more sour yet juicy flavor of the sauce

Preparation Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients with the egg. Put salt and pepper as desired.
  2. Heat the frying, fry the egg until both sides turn brown
  3. Make the sauce; heat the pan with the oil, saute onion and garlic until it turns brownish
  4. Put sugar, salt and pepper as desired
  5. If available, put the pineapple, then tomato sauce, peas, water, and corn starch
  6. Ensure that the amount of saltiness, sweetness and sourness is enough. Put some more if it is needed.
  7. Once the sauce done, pour it on the top of the egg. Serve hot.

Enjoy šŸ™‚
Any comments or suggestions is more than welcome..

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