Batter Fried Fish, Chilli Soy Fish, Assam Fish Curry & Malaysian Indian Fish Curry). But no. Not another repeating the same kinda dish again. I thought. After giving a good thought, I decided I should venture to another new horizon, another country food horizon (Fish Sambar, Thai Green Fish Curry, Shark Curry & Vietnamese Fish Soup & Thai Fish Noodle Soup). Where to? Where else can it be when Teppanyaki is a concern? Let's go Japan. Teppanyaki Salmon? My version of course, not sure if this is how exactly Teppanyaki Salmon (Indian-Spiced Salmon & Grilled Salmon) is made in Japan. Then again? Like it matters? Our way and our style to cooking right? Definitely. Of course we need the customary Japanese ingredients, the rest, feel free. Go with the flow as you wish like I did. The end result? Tender and cooked to the right texture salmon in tadbit of spicy soy sauce gravy, paired alongside rice and fresh raw salad. Yum!
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thai Chicken Green Curry, Spicy Thai Noodles & Tom Yam Chicken)? Evidently again (Tom Yum Prawn Fried Rice, Thai Green Fish Curry, Thai Fish Noodle Soup & Thai Yellow Chicken Curry)? I can go on and on, but what's the point? Don't get me wrong please. I am in no way trying to brag, but I am trying to put my thoughts across that I am quite well versed with Thai dishes. What's the Thai dish for this day? Obviously? Thai Carrot Soup. Recipe pinched from an old magazine, but I, as usual, I tweeted the recipe. Mainly because, like I always tell you, let cooking begin with the ingredients we already have at home instead of? My point is why waste money when we can make do with ingredients already stored at home? Of course. How do we go about making this Thai Carrot Soup? Pretty much like most other soups (Onion Soup), though you need to make the soup paste. The dried prawns paste alongside shallots, lemongrass and of course, we need chillies for Thai dishes no matter even if its soup? By far. Or if you want to make a kid friendly version, then, forget about chillies. All in all, Thai Carrot Soup (Carrot Poriyal) is a thick, creamy and full of the quintessential Thai tastes.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Not a bonus. No. Of course not. Not like the unexpected bonus for me being in Perth for training (Perth My Knowledge Travel Venture Part 1). This my one day trip to Fremantle alongside the rest of the counterparts from other parts of the world? We paying. Each paying for themselves. Basically going Dutch. How, where and what to the start to Fremantle? We walking from Miss Maud Hotel to Perth station, followed by machine supported buying our tickets and prior to getting into the train. Nice view from atop. Especially when train started getting closer and closer into Fremantle and we later stepping foot out of Fremantle station. Fremantle! The port city in Western Australia. Also, part of Perth's metropolitan area. Known for its maritime history, Victorian architecture and remnants from Australia's days as a British penal colony. Furthermore, history has it. Fremantle and its prison for convicts from 1850s to 1991. What can you expect in Fremantle? Quite a good bit actually. In fact, you can spent a whole day eating, sightseeing and idling your time away at the sea and wherever conducive for you.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Kerala Fish Fry, Thai Fish Noodle Soup, Indian-Spiced Salmon & Chilli Lime Fish). The question that popped into my mind next after I bought the packet of dory fish had to be none other except, oh, what am going to do with it? As usual, especially when you cook fish (Spicy Grilled Fish) regularly? I know (Vietnamese Fish Soup & Grilled Fish Sandwich). Toying with a couple of ideas and also considering fish and chips which I seldom cook, I decided. Maybe sort of a similar dish, but since we are not big fans of chips, I thought some salad leaves (Prawn Cocktail) will be a better option and for pairing this style, my style by the way, Batter Fried Fish, I made a lemongrass ginger sauce/dip. Batter Fried Fish of course is, I think the Western style of cooking, but the sauce is so Malaysian. Wouldn't you agree? Our Malaysian ingredients for the sauce/dip? Our, we are fond of our Malaysian spicy, tangy and lemongrass scented (Easy Chicken Kebab) sauce? Of course. If you are asking me (Malaysian Chicken Chop). Obviously, Batter Fried Fish is the fried version (Fried Shrimp Wantons)? Generally, batter coated fish is fried (Chinese Prawn Fritters)? Unless, you have made the baked or grilled version? Having said that, Batter Fried Fish, a close cousin of fish and chip is a complete wholesome meal.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Prawn Cocktail or Prawn Salad. Whichever and however you like to address this prawn dish (Tamarind Prawn Curry, Sambal Udang Petai, Prawn Noodle Soup & Devilled Prawns). Of course, Prawn Cocktail sounds high tech and tempting, but I think prawn salad is equally splendor acceptable as well. What's with Prawn Cocktail for a change? Just like that. No particular valid reason. Some fresh prawns still seated in my fridge and I thought I might as well get them working. What's with working or waking those prawns up? Pretty much nothing over the top. Instead of a heavy night meal, I decided I like something light for nibbling. Of course, Prawn Cocktail unquestionably is one of it you can or must consider when you are entertaining. When friends walk in and before whatever else you will be serving or maybe simultaneously alongside the rest of the dishes. To make? Blanch the prawns (Chinese Prawn Fritters, Prawn Mango Curry & Nasi Lemak Sambal Udang). Prawns by the way can be cooked within a jiffy and blanching them alongside ginger paste is for freshness. Thereafter, prawns tossed and mixed with those ingredients listed below, and yogurt (Cucumber Yogurt Salad)? Well, always available at home and instead of sour cream which by far I will consider as a rather above my budget ingredient. Prawn Cocktail (Sichuan Chilli Prawns) atop some salad leaves. Tadaa!
Friday, November 9, 2012
An unexpected bonus. In fact, not in my slightest moment would I have thought I will flying to Perth. Just within a month after returning from my tour to Vietnam & Cambodia (Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi). And remember, before that, my first ever solo me alone (Chonburi & Bangkok Part 2). ravel ( (Bangkok Thailand Through My Lens). Me flying to Perth thereafter? Gods must be loving me. They must be knowing this lady should continue travelling. Actually, me heading to Perth for one particular reason. Knowledge gaining for the program I have been teaching for the last 12 years or so. Curtin University Degree Twinning Program.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Guys, if you are expecting this Onion Soup as another version of French Soup, or other Western soups (Pumpkin Soup & Mixed Vegetable Soup) or even Chinese kinda soups (Vegetarian Chinese Winter Melon Soup), I think you will be disappointed. But trust me, you must actually, this my style, me coining the recipe, Indian style Onion Soup I bet will not let you down (Tomato Spinach Soup, Corn Soup & Mor Rasam). Basically, lemme repeat myself again. Me the Indian (Indian Crab Soup & Indian Mutton Meatball Soup) who didn't know what to cook for our dinner and then, out of somewhere or out of the blues, came flying this idea. How about spices, butter, vegetable stock, turmeric powder (Turmeric Tomato Soup) and onion? All of these ingredients for this Onion Soup. A pat on my shoulders. I must. Onion Soup turned out as expected. In fact, better than I thought it will be. Scented by coriander leaves and teamed alongside toast (Chicken Vegetable Soup). What say you? I bet it is tempting? Don't discount it. Make it and I bet you will love it.
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