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Thai Cucumber Salad (Isaan Style)

Thai Cucumber Salad 1

In my childhood, during summer vacation in Thailand, I used to work so many random jobs to earn extra cash that I could splurge on Sailor Moon stickers. We weren’t poor, but my parents always encouraged me to work so I could learn something from the experiences. I used to work at a gas station.

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Stir Fried Mushroom and Egg with Glass Noodle

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Some people find it weird to eat noodle with rice. For me, glass noodle really gives wonderful texture to rice. You might think it’s weirder to know that I even like to mix Glass Noodle Chicken Soup with Congee. It’s one of my favorite wholesome winter breakfast. Clay pot crab with grass noodle is very

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5 Spices Beef Sandwich

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Yesterday I marinated flank strips with garlic, white peppercorns, Chinese 5 Spice, salt, egg, soy sauce and a very generous amount of sugar. Today when these strips lick the greasy hot pan, they instantly turn crisp and dark brown. The strips are tender and packed with aroma of the spices. As I fry them in

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Taro Pancake

It’s Saturday morning. Waking up late, I said we needed magic for a start. I whipped up a buttery batter, scented deep purplish dust of Taro tea powder. The mixing bowl unfurled an enchanting odour of sunny morning after overnight rain. My secrets weren’t only that but more butter. In an already buttery batter, I

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Comforting Fried Eggs Inspired by Kylie Kwong

On of my favourite cooking show is Kylie Kwong: Cooking with Heart and Soul, not only her smile reminds me of my childhood friends but her cooking is like my mother’s. She makes Chinese cooking reachable and her dishes tell stories. One of my favourite episodes was one that she made Mrs Jang’s simplest fried eggs

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Stir Fried Ridge Gourd with Eggs

Ridge gourd (luffa) brings back a bitter food memory for my husband. The canteen in his college hostel used to serve terrible dishes featuring these spongy green vegetable almost everyday. He disliked ridge gourd so much that he would felt so annoy as a cranky baby whenever I bought them home. I had quite different memory

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Soy Sauce Eggs

I first tasted soy sauce eggs bought from the morning markets. In the transparent plastic bags contain two dark brown eggs, a piece of tofu and a chicken foot. It was so savory sweet and rich. Of course the market bought version couldn’t compare to the bubbling hot heavenly delicious one we made at home. The

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Kerala Paratha (Kerala Porotta)

I have been trying to come up with the way to tell you about one of our favorite food, Kerala Paratha. It is flaky doughy flat bread that is tender, soft and chewy at the same time. The outside skin of paratha is crispy brown and crunchy while the inside is so oozy moisten and

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Peanut Butter Cookies

It was really warm in the afternoon yesterday. We have the urge of baking something to make the house feel and smell welcoming. I made 2 cups of hot chocolate and started working on my laptop. Yaseen was watching cartoons and played with his toys. We took a little break to mix some cookies dough.

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Stir Fried Rice Noodle with Egg

What could be more simple and comforting like a bowl of noodle in this warm afternoon? Today after serving Nutella with slices of bread for breakfast, I decided to make something hot and intense for lunch. Yaseen is looking forward to slurping the long threads of sticky and tender rice noodle. The glossy rice noodle flavoured

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