I explained that I can possibly develop 50 recipes using 5 ingredients. But three?
Then the editor told me that seasonings that are commonly found in the pantry e.g soy sauce, salt, cornstarch, etc are not included. I heaved a big sigh of relief.
I was impressed by Seashore’s editorial direction and thoughts though. They understand that someone who cooks often will have basic ingredients such as seasonings and long-shelf life ingredients in their pantry.
They wanted to show that you only need a few main ingredients to cook a meal. For example, to make Braised Chicken With Mushrooms, you will need 1) chicken 2) dried Chinese mushrooms 3) ginger. A cook will probably have the rest of the ingredients such as soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, and shaoxing wine.
SOME OF MY FAVOURITE RECIPES IN THE BOOK
- Kimchi Pancake
- Stir-Fried Pumpkin With Basil
- Spicy Papaya Salad
- Thai Fish Cakes
- Stir-fried Curried Squid
- Lemon Chicken
- Minced Pork with Salted Fish
- Homemade Chicken Nuggets
- Apple Pie
- Ambarella Pickle
Because the large Chinese characters on the cover, many people assume that it’s a Chinese cookbook.
Nope, it’s bilingual. You can read it! So please drop by Popular and get a copy 🙂
A wish I have for myself…
A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full or wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantment of later year…the alienation from the sources of our strength.
With the genius behind Rotiboy. At their 20th anniversary party, I found that they’ve sold more 500 million buns!
Some time ago, at a dinner party, I was fortunate to be seated opposite of Hiro and his wife, Naree, where he told me about making steamed buns from scratch and selling by the roadside at Batu Ferringhi.
I’ve always love listening to people’s passion, hard work, and perseverance. It reminds me that there is no shortcut in life.
P/s: Dressed as a flapper girl or a darker version of blonde Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby.
#rotiboy #mexicobun #malaysiansfavouritebun
Made Karipap Pusing!
I normally make the dough with huge amount of butter for the melt-in-the mouth sensation. .
This time, I try the other method. Love the swirl it creates. So pretty! 😍
I also use chicken this time, instead of just potatoes. Both “inti” (fillings) are equally delicious in my opinion. Tho I prefer my curry puff with potato filling to reduce my meat consumption.
My friend built a little house from scratch! It’s too cool, Atiqah Nadiah Zailani!
At Chinese wedding banquet, while most people look forward to sharks’s fin soup (which I boycott), I eagerly wait for Chinese lotus pancakes 😋
The elderly Chinese (well, even young ones) were always flabbergasted. But really, the value of food lies not in its price or prestige. Besides, I eat my sweet and crispy pancakes guilt-free.
P/s: thanks friends for taking me here for my birthday. Loved the duck and pancakes 💕
#easytoplease #boycottsharkfinsoup #sekyuen
In a capitalist society, everyone has a price tag. You are worth how much the system is willing to pay for your labour.
At times, you have the freedom to give a set of numbers to tell others how much you are worth (for x amount of time/work).
I find it so hard to put monetary value to my time; it is worth much more than whatever I’ll ever charge.
What we did in Taiwan: climb the highest mountain in Taipei then head straight to Shilin market for crispy fried chicken ☁️🍗
Oh, I miss pushing my body to its limit. With no access to the pool and crazy amount of work, I haven’t been moving as much as I’d like.
I need to:
– walk instead of being driven around
– find a sport that I can do weekly
– organise a hike
#throwbacktuesday #needtoexercisemore #taipei
Thoughts from this article: People who have ‘too many interests’ are more likely to be successful according to research
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” -Charles Darwin
Now I don’t feel too bad in my recent obsession with philosophy and all the random interests I picked along the way e.g gardening, calligraphy, finance… No knowledge is useless. I just need to use it and use it I will!