Alamak....in UK kah ? I tell myself .. Getting chinese cooking ingredients is a big problem le... Luckily I have been there myself and at least I know what are the things available at the supermarkets in Burnley . Moreover Burnley being a small town , do not have chinatown as in Manchester, Leeds and London where you can get all the chinese cooking ingredients at sky -rocket price!!But Burnley do have Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury supermarket.
So I have to refresh my mind about traditional teochew dishes
1. Ooi Nee ( Yam pudding)
This is a really traditional Teochew dish, easy to make too but how to get good , loose texture yam in UK?
2. Fish head cooked with yam
Fish like garupa or kurau is very difficult to get in UK, mostly they have salmon or cod fish . And again yam.....so this dish is out too!
3. Kiam chye( salted veggies) duck with preserved lemon
Duck are not easily available in UK, what more to say salted vegetables and preserved lemon....again out this dish!!
4. Savoury Kuih: ( Jui kuih)
Easy to make too but how to get rice flour, starch or tapioca flour, dried radish or chai-poh and dried prawns in UK le? Alamak... teochew dishes got...but no ingredients....
5. Teochew Perng Kueh (潮州饭馃)
( the type with glutinous rice as filling)
These are very traditional Teochew kuih that I learn to make from my late mother-in-law.But where to buy glutinous rice and rice flour , moreover as bachelor he does not have big kuali to steam those kuih?
6. Rolled Fillings of Minced Prawns & Meat
Meat got, prawns (peeled and perboiled type) also got , but cannot buy those tauhu skin in Burnley...haiyor....
7. Lastly this dish come to my mind ....Pak lo duck
I suggested that he substituted the duck with chicken or even the 3 layer pork and add in some hard boiled eggs , that will be a Teochew dish.
Any other teochew dish you all can think of for me?