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Miang Koong (Thai Prawn Wrap)

Have you ever tried Wild Pepper Leaf? Wild Pepper Leaf or Bai Cha Plu is a pungent, peppery and citrusy leaf used in Southeast Asian cuisines. The leaf looks quite similar to a betel leaf, but they’re completely different thing. In my opinion, it’s one of the most exciting ingredients, and if you haven’t tried

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Teriyaki Squid

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We always love the vibrant scene of our local fish market. It was always crowded, noisy, and colorful. Last Sunday, Sadik and I went to buy fresh seafood. We want to get some squid for dinner sometimes this week. Our fish monger tried to sell us giant squids when we told him we only need

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Steamed Tapioca and Coconut Cake

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We were back from our south India road trip about 5 days ago, and finally I got my internet back. It’s time to get back to telling you guys about our trip and the delicious recipes we have been cooking. I will talk about the trip later, and there are going to be a lot

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Oriental Spaghetti

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When I have leftover spaghetti in the fridge, I usually do something quick with it in the morning. It may sounds strange to have spaghetti for breakfast, but it’s not something new to me. I have heavy breakfast often. Different types of noodle are perfect for a hearty breakfast dishes. This is a fusion dish

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Chicken Liver and Giblet with Ridge Gourd

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I am missing a humble kitchen back at home. I remember walking down the stairs early morning to the sleepy kitchen. It was a plain room without cabinets or sink with the wooden windows facing our backyard garden. I always wished my parents make a door from the kitchen to the garden so I didn’t

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Asian Salad with Spicy and Sweet Peanut Dressing

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First of all, sorry for the quality of a picture in this post, I still can’t seem to find a way to take a decent picture with my DSLR at night when I make something worth sharing at that kind of hours. So I took a picture of this delicious salad with my cell phone. This

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Noodle in Five Spice Chicken Broth

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When I’m thinking of Pho or noodle with broth, I don’t usually consider chicken in the flavorsome stock. It’s just how the texture of chicken which can be overcooked and dry easily even when it’s submerged in liquid. Red meat is the way to go when we make noodle with broth at home. Of course,

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Spicy Thai Fruit Salad

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When you think of fruit salad, what’s in your imagination? Some juicy slices of freshness in colors, topped with some whip cream. Maybe ice-cream. Some of you might prefer warm custard or a hot drizzle of chocolate lava. What if I tell you that there is another way to spin it? A spicy way. We can

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Poached Chicken with Black Bean and Ginger Sauce in 15 Minutes

I used to be a very organized person, but recently I’ve found it hard to balance things in my life. I feel uninspired, and everything seems to pile up about my nose. This blog, for example, was kept aside while I was cooking very little at home. I should be more active and spontaneous. Today, as

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Noodle with Miso and Mushroom Broth

It rained at 9.30 am here, yesterday. It wasn’t much and not at all satisfying but it cooled the air down enough to have a thought for a soup. The smell of wet mud rose from the ground to our 4th floor apartment. I opened the window and invited the cold spray in. Anything hot

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