Thursday, March 3, 2011

What does Elsa means? - Elsa meaning and origin

What was for dinner? Same answer again economy rice. Was not in the mood of cooking since Crystle went missing. It has been so many days now and no one knows where she is. I wonder if Girl Girl will be part of the family while waiting for Crystle to return. Or will she ever come home again? "Where are you Crystle"? If ever Girl Girl is our future pet will name her Elsa.

What does Elsa means?

The name Elsa is a baby girl name. The name Elsa comes from the Spanish origin. In Spanish The meaning of the name Elsa is: Truth.

Meaning of Elsa in English, German, Hebrew and Spanish

The German name Elsa - noble

The Hebrew name Elsa - Variant of Elisabeth: From Elisheba

The English name Elsa - Variant of Elisabeth

The Spanish name Elsa - truth

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Elsa is a girl name. It is of Hebrew origin. The meaning of Elsa is 'God promise' or 'God is my oath'. It is a short form of Elisabeth. It is used by some writers as lioness name. Elsa has other variant forms: Else, Elsie, Elssa, Elsy, Helsa, Ilsa and Ilse. Baby names that sound like Elsa are Ellsa, Elisa, Elvsa, and Elza

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Wat tan Hor and Mi Goreng Mamak for lunch on March 3, 2011 - Cantonese Style Fried Noodles/Wat tan hor recipe

Had Wat tan Hor and Mi Goreng Mamak at YAMISU TEA HOUSE (真功夫) located at 101 again this afternoon. We tried to find the the newly opened Yamisu Tea House which I read somewhere that is situated at food court on Level 1, Green Heights Mall which is nearer to our house but we could not find the place so we went to Premier 101 again. Fortunately it was not packed with cars on the road. It was still early so the traffic was not so jam but when we were returning home the traffic was quite heavy.

Cantonese Style Fried Noodles recipe

By Amy Beh


o 300g flat rice noodles, cut into 1.5cm thick strips
o 70g meat (pork or chicken), sliced
o 3 medium prawns, shelled
o 1 tbsp oil
o A few drops of sesame oil
o 1 tsp chopped garlic
o 1 egg
o 3 stalks mustard greens, cut into 5cm lengths

Marinade (A)

o A pinch of salt
o 1/2 tsp tapioca or corn flour
o Dash of pepper
o 1 tsp egg white
o 1 tsp oil

Seasoning (B)

o 1 tbsp oyster sauce
o 1 tbsp light soya sauce
o 2 cups fresh chicken stock
o 1/2 tsp chicken stock granules
o 1 tsp sugar
o 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
o 1 tsp Shao Hsing Hua Tiau wine


o 1 tbsp corn flour
o 2 tbsp water


Put the flat rice noodles in a wok and add a little oil. Fry briskly over high heat until heated through. Dish out and leave aside.

Lightly season meat (pork or chicken) with marinade (A). Heat oil and sesame oil in a wok and sauté garlic until lightly golden.

Add in marinated meat and prawns. Fry well, then add in seasoning (B) and bring to a boil. Put in mustard greens and add thickening. Turn off the heat and break in the egg.

Give it a quick stir, then pour the gravy over the noodles. Serve immediately.

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Picture of Girl Girl taken last week - Sad because can't play with Elaine's dog

Picture taken last week. Girl Girl - She was in the car with Elaine and feeling real sad because she can't play with Elaine's dog anymore - "Is that really you Girl Girl. You looked so different. Don't be sad"

Mi Kicap for breakfast - Dry Wantan Noodles with Shredded Chicken Meat recipe

Soya sauce noodles or Mi Kicap for breakfast - I am bloated for eating too much this morning

Simple recipe for Mi Kicap:

Non fried Cintan dry noodles
Soya Sauce
Dark Soya Sauce
Oyster Sauce
and most important: Garlic/Onion Oil
Fishball optional

If you are in a hurry for work or school try this recipe.

Do not forget to try the recipe below during the weekend too if you do not feel like going out to eat:

Dry Wantan Noodles with Shredded Chicken Meat

By Amy Beh

Chicken stock :

o 1/2 chicken
o 2 chicken carcasses
o 1.5 litres water
o 2 thick slices ginger
o 2 stalks spring onion
o 70g carrot, sliced


o Salt to taste
o 4 pieces fresh ready-made wantan noodles (available at wet markets or any major supermarkets)
o 1 tbsp chopped spring onion
o 1 tbsp chopped red chilli

Sauce for the noodles (per serving)
o 1 tbsp abalone sauce
o 1 tsp light soy sauce
o Pinch of salt and sugar or to taste
o A dash of pepper
o 1?2 tbsp prepared chicken stock


To prepare chicken stock, bring water to a boil and add the chicken carcasses. Cover and bring to the boil then simmer for 15?20 minutes. Put in the half chicken and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and cook chicken for another 10?15 minutes. Remove chicken and leave to cool.

Add ginger, spring onion and carrot to the stock and continue to boil for 20?25 minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste. Transfer 600?700ml stock into a small basin for use later.

Skin the chicken and shred the meat. Leave aside for the noodles.

In a saucepan bring enough water to a boil. Add the fresh wantan noodles a piece at time. Blanch for about 20 seconds. Stir well with a pair of chopsticks. Remove from the heat, drain and soak briefly in cold water. Transfer noodles into the stock in the btasin. Drain excess liquid.

Put combined sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add in the noodles and toss well to mix. Transfer noodles to individual serving dishes and add shredded chicken meat with a sprinkling of chopped spring onion and red chilli. Serve the stock or soup as an accompaniment.

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