The first school term break of the year is over and the cooking marathon as well. I will be back to cooking full on only for dinner and savoring leftovers for lunch. Early mornings are back prepping packed meals and … Continue reading Pork Curry ala-Iska
This is a simple yet flavorful curry dish. I like crushing the prawn heads to make flavorful stock rather than cooking them together with the meat. There is nothing wrong with cooking whole prawns complete with shells and heads but … Continue reading Prawn Curry with Fresh Young Spinach Leaves
It’s a bad idea to complain about being busy with work. Really. Because now I’ve been slacking for the past couple of weeks and there are lots of reasons why it could be a very bad thing. For one, I … Continue reading Beef Red Curry
I call this Vietnamese curry as I based it on a my Asian cookbook’s Vietnamese chicken recipe. On how authentic it is I have no idea… Continue reading Vietnamese Curry
I never really liked curry before but now I just love it! And I can’t help but experiment on different kinds. This is just one of them. Love it for its simplicity… Continue reading Pork, Long Beans and Tomato Curry
I love Thai food (and anything Southeast-Asian) and that is a fact. It all started when I fell in love with authentic Tom Yam soup and Mango Fish served home-style in a restaurant managed and operated by our company’s Thai staff back in Brunei. Its distinct taste is just something we crave that we regularly frequent a small but cozy Thai restaurant in Yong An Li. Though there are few recipes I bookmarked for quite sometime now but have yet to recreate, particularly from Eet Smakelijk!, this is the first time I had the time (and the heart) to try. I happened to find a packet of Thai Green Curry Paste a week ago with a recipe attached that is surprisingly easy. Of course, I didn’t follow it exactly as written; made a few alterations on the how-to and voila! My first time to cook Thai! I’d say the result’s a success what with the added Thai spice in our lives for lunch.
What dish would you prepare in a busy day when you find out you only have chicken wings inside your refrigerator? Ah… one can think of a lot of things I would say. Oh well, I also found two pieces of potatoes, the usual spices and curry powder. Tada! A simple curried chicken dish. Yeah yeah, no coconut milk and other things so I refuse to call it chicken curry… but it’s finger-lickin’ good!
I find the local northern Chinese curry similar to ours though I don’t think they add coconut milk. Nevertheless, I enjoy their version. Coconuts must be shipped in from the tropical southern part and they’re being sold for about 5-10RMB. That is pretty expensive by Beijing standards!
So here is my chicken curry cooked in a seductive blend of coconut milk (Thai and canned), yellow curry, spicy red bell peppers, potatoes, carrots, onions, tomatoes and Chinese wine. Chi fan!
By this time, I’ve already moved 3x! Anyways, just scroll down to read more about the recipe!
Welcome to my new site! I got the idea from Mike (thanks to u) who few days ago moved his blog. Just bear w/ me ’cause I’m not yet done w/ customization & everything. Right now you may find links to the Lasang Pinoy Food Events, a page dedicated to pinoy food bloggers and another one that shows random feeds from their RSS/Atom enabled sites. i know that my list isn’t complete, I am still new in this blog world, so anybody out there I missed out pls let me know, email me. I would also like to invite you pinoy bloggers out there to join the 3rd Lasang Pinoy event about pinoy street food. You may also find in the sidebar a poll related to it. Everybody is welcome to participate!
Back to my food blogging…
I guess the way to start this site is to blog about the Filipino curry that I’ve always loved. I never liked the Indian curry in some southeast asian countries but I’ve learned to love the nyonya version. I even like it spicy. Moreover, the Beijing counterpart is very much similar to ours. But what’s embarrassing for me is that I’ve experimented on this recipe only recently. This isn’t a dish common in our dining table and recipes online vary so I just decide which ingredient to add or omit and my version ended up w/ tomatoes & ginger & green bell pepper. Anyways, it turned out quite good that my sister, who just visited me here in Beijing for 3 weeks, said she’s gonna tell mom & dad how good my cooking is nowadays.