While we know Thai food to have its punchy, bold flavours…I must admit I know little about its sweets and desserts. I’ve heard of the sticky rice and mango and the dessert with the red rubies but that’s about it. I just so happen to stumble upon this pumpkin custard dessert and thought it would be unique to try.
This dish has got to be the epitome of simple fast food. I really enjoyed the flavours of this said dish and wondered why I never experimented with Thai Basil before. The basil itself tastes sweet, peppery and has a bit of a bitter aftertaste but when I added lime to it, it balanced out everything.
AFF Japan took off to a very encouraging start with over 150 entries!! To see the round-up, click here. Wow, so this month we will be concentrating on Thailand. Thai cuisine is so exciting with its punchy flavours and the colour they bring out in their dishes. To kick off my Thai month, I’m making the quintessential Thai Pineapple Fried Rice!
I have been seeing an influx of people making this recipe lately and since I have some potatoes left, I thought I’d do this yummy salad as well. This recipe again, belongs to the ingenious Nami of Just One Cookbook, something so simple and yet so satisfying.
Hello, hello readers…I know I have been MIA lately, actually for the whole month of September probably, haha. I’m doing a few things at the same time…J-man has been settling down steadily in his new school and I’m happy for that but that also means the dreaded word ‘HOMEWORK’! Mostly Mandarin homework which I have to struggle to teach him myself seeing how I can’t even read or write Mandarin. Like duck leading a chicken.
Recently, my husband and I took a family trip with his siblings to Sitiawan with the intention of visiting Pangkor Island. But it goes without saying that when we were there, there’s bound to be a food binge of all the good stuff in Sitiawan. Now while I call this post a food escapade, for some reason, they ended up ordering pretty much the same things. I asked my hubster about this and he says, this is what they look for when they come back home to eat. Well, I was surrounded by 3 pure-bred Sitiawan folks, so who am I to argue then. Going along with the ride, it was indeed a trip of indulgences and excessive eating!!
We stayed at this place by the sea called Best Western hotel, and my look at the breathtaking view outside;
Every year we would try to have our inaugural food bloggers gathering, last year was also during the Raya holidays as well as this year. This time is was held at Esther’s place. And of course while I can bedazzle you with all the written details of the ‘party’, I’ll just let the pictures speak for the awesomeness of the menu.
I have mentioned many times before that my son is an avid lover of cakes, (he definitely got that from me and not his dad, haha) so every now and then he would ask me in his straightforward manner, ‘Mummy, I want cake please….’ and I would give in every time. Usually when I want to make a cake-cake, I would plan it out first but impromptu requests like this calls for an impromptu cake and this is my go-to recipe to make my little man happy because as long as he has cake, it doesn’t matter what, it is enough to make him happy.
This is one of those big, one-dish family meals that I whipped up with my ever ready stock of homemade marinara sauce. I would always make a big batch of this sauce and just store it in the fridge. It’s good for a quick pasta dish, for lasagna, for my family’s favourite chicken parma, for sausage rolls, pizza…anything that requires a tomato sauce base. Having a ready-made-sauce also means, you save time and hassle when cooking the dish. I also buy blocks of cheeses nowadays, bring them home and spend a bit of time grating them and storing them in zip-lock bags. That way, I won’t have to dread taking out my cheese grater everytime I need some. You might think that storing grated cheese will result in mold quickly, well….that might be true but for my family’s case, the cheeses always seem to go fast before the mold even has a chance to spore.
Have I mentioned how much I love pancakes?? I LOVE PANCAKES! In all sorts of ways I can have them. If I am extra motivated, I would make a batch for tea and indulge. There is nothing better than a plate of pancakes, a cup of hot beverage and a sit-down with your favourite cookbook. Eating when reading a cookbook is a good thing, I feel, cause then you won’t crave so much what you read and you won’t get so frustrated cause you’re hungry.