Lemongrass and ginger brew

Lemongrass and ginger brew

Cold and wet day. I've had three cups of coffee since I woke up this morning, I wondered if a cocktail drink would be good to keep me warm but I finally decided on a hot brew. … [Read more...]

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Pineapple and chicken rice

And so I bring home a taste of Phuket. Last Saturday, I cooked this chicken and pineapple rice and my daughters and I had it for lunch. I would have cooked it days earlier, … [Read more...]

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Fried chicken, Asian style

Some people like their fried chicken without breading; others prefer to enjoy it with a coating of flour, bread crumbs, corn meal or even crushed corn flakes, Southern style. … [Read more...]

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Chicken adobo with lemongrass

It's such a challenge photographing a dish that doesn't look colorful. With or without soy sauce, adobo looks plain and photos just can't seem to justify its wonderful flavors … [Read more...]

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Vietnamese beef stew

Five out of the ten times we ate at Pho Hoa Restaurant, my husband ordered the beef stew served with buttered French bread (see photo). I've tasted it, liked it, and promised … [Read more...]

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Lemongrass tamarind chicken

It is curious how one finds the basic sweet and sour dish in the cuisine of every Southeast Asian country. We Filipinos have our escabeche; the Thai have their Pad Preow Wan … [Read more...]

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Fresh herbs in my lamb curry

Lamb curry is almost always associated with India where it most probably originated. But lamb curry also figures prominently in Southeast Asian cooking, particularly in … [Read more...]