Saturday 28 June 2014

Chicken with Coconut Water (Ga ham voi dua tuoi) : AFF Indochina

The color of this dish is so blah. It is all brown and does not look attractive at all. Hence the shredded carrots and spring onion to perk it up a bit. The photo in the cookbook was no better. But one taste and you will proclaim that it is beautiful! 

Friday 27 June 2014

Lemongrass Chicken (Ga xao xa ot) : AFF Indochina

There is an abundance of Basil in my garden and that means it is time to cook Vietnamese dishes! I know I am a little slow to jump on the Indochina bandwagon. There are so many blog events that I want to take part in but time is a constraint. My cooking/baking only takes place during the weekends and there is a limit to what I can do during those two days. 

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Grilled Lemongrass Prawns (Tom nuong xa) : AFF Indochina

I am not exactly crazy about prawns like some people are but I do eat the occasional prawn. So when I saw this recipe, I decided to expand on my repertoire as you hardly find any seafood in my post list. You see, I prefer to eat chicken anytime :) So boring hah...hah...

Monday 23 June 2014

Honey Roasted Spiced Nuts : LTU Butter

Do you like munching on fancy roasted spiced nuts? These nuts are delicious and very addictive. Not only that, they are terribly expensive too. But tell you what, you can make your own roasted nuts and chose the spicy flavors that you like.

Thursday 19 June 2014

Pai Kut Soh (Sweet and Sour Tamarind Pork Ribs)

I want to be a housewife. That's what an ex-colleague of yesteryears always said whenever she was stressed out at the office. Then someone would always pipe in "You think housewife very easy, ah?". Esther C, you are probably one by now. Either that or you are now a partner in one of the big four accounting firms. Whichever side you are on, I salute you!

Monday 16 June 2014

Lemon Pepper and Rosemary Roasted Chicken

Do you know why I love roasted chicken so much? Besides the fact that it tastes so good, roast chicken is very easy to cook. I like hassle free cooking. And what could be more hassle free than roast chicken?

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Chocolate Prune Butter Cake : LTU Butter

I still don't like eating prunes straight from the packet but if prunes are inside a cake, I will happily gobble them up. It's great isn't it to get your daily dose of fiber from a butter cake, right? hee...hee...

Monday 9 June 2014

Sicilian Orange Cake : LTU Butter

What is beautiful about the LTU event is that, if you  missed a theme, you can participate in the following one if the cake or dish that you are making uses the next theme ingredient. Take for example this Sicilian Orange Cake. I wanted very much to bake this cake for the Orange theme but I missed it. But now, I can happily hop on the Butter event with this cake.

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots : LTU Butter

Someone said that butter makes everything taste good. I can't remember who said it but I have to agree. There was a time when I did not like the smell of butter. I later realized that it was actually the smell of rancid butter that put me off.