Saturday, August 15, 2009

Writing reviews

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Friday, August 14, 2009

FTF2: Tofu salad

Tofu salad - this is what I always order when dining at our favorite Japanese restaurant. The sesame seed dressing is delicious. The topping made of dried/smoked fish flakes is also yummy especially with its woody flavor. I think these are the two main things that make this salad very distinct. I haven't tried making this one at home yet. But I guess that it would be quite easy except that one has to be extra careful with the tofu so as not to break it. The veggies in this photo are just the green and red lettuce and tomatoes, sometimes with some romaine lettuce depending on availability.

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Friday, August 07, 2009

FTF: Spicy Thai Food - Pla Too & Ho Mok

Today is Friday. This marks the first day I am joining Food Trip Friday. To be a member, just post any food photo and talk briefly about it, and then share the link in the FTF website by FickleMinded and in Facebook.

Thai food is well-known all over the world. It is really delicious, spicy or not. For me, having some spicy taste is better. It takes some time to get used to but once you've tasted the spiciness, your tongue will always long for that taste. This photo was taken in one of the roadside restaurants where we stopped for lunch. The fried fish (pla too) always comes with the side dish of steamed and raw vegetables (cucumber, brinjal, cha-um omelet, winged beans, etc.) and the chilli and shrimp paste dip. The one in the lower right is called 'ho mok', which is a mixture of fish (esp. snakehead), vegetables, spices and coconut milk. It is wrapped in banana leaves and steamed. Similar to bibingka but this is eaten with rice not as a snack. Topped with thin slices of chilli and some green leaves.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Just another stir-fried vg

Ceylon spinach (alogbate)

Shitake mushroom

Fry the chopped garlic

Add the sliced onions

Add some meat if desired. Add pepper powder.

Add the mushrooms

Stir until well mixed. Allow some water to come out
from the mushrooms and cook them in it.

Add the ceylon spinach. Add some oyster sauce.

Stir for a while but not too long. Do not overcook the spinach.