Happy Saturday Everyone!
I hope everyone has a nice week. I was enjoying a nice out even it was a little cold now. I like it in between 60-75 degrees.
It feels like Fall outside.
It is chill.
It is getting dark early at night.
Leaves are falling.
I need something to keep me warm.... hot tea, hot chocolate, soup, spicy Thai soup ( Tom Yum, Tom Ka, Tom Zap, etc. ), spicy food or something with ginger in it.
Ginger has a warm and tingly on the tongue-- has been using in Chinese and Thai medicine--good flavor in marinade sauce. And I need to find a piece of meat to soak in a ginger&sesame marinade sauce.
Salmon..... !!!! Continue reading ...
Hi Everyone !
I can't believe we are in the middle of September already! Which reminds us it will be the end of summer. I had a thought to make a dish to say good bye to summer before Fall is knocking on my door.
Last week after I picked up some flank steak from the grocery place, I was looking for vegetables to work with this yummy and tasty flank steak. What could be good with beef flavor ? I was lucky to find some snow peas this late in summer. So let snow peas be my feature of this week.
I wanted to make a stir-fry that would bring the flavors out from beef and be a little crunchy from the snow peas. This is a great and satisfying dish perfect for a week night meal. Perhaps you can enjoy this meal in between one of the many festivals or activities going on this weekend, or Sunday night to wind down and relax from the weekend.
Oh well….. It's the last month to enjoy summer food and summer fests…
I am not ready to say good bye to summer yet because so many festivals are still going on.….
Here are some festivals for this week:
- The portage park community fair : Enjoy food, crafts and arts. I know one of my friends shows her craft works there. Check out The Three Letter Birds works of whimsical insiprations and spiring .
- Spirits tasting at the zoo : get ready to be shaken and stirred.
- Oaktoberfest : celebrate the changing season. Enjoy pulled pork, wine, craft beer and music.
- Evanston art & big fork festival : food , music and art.
- Riverwalk fine art fair : enjoy the river walk along with delightful fine art.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend
Read more For recipe : Stir-fried snow peas and mushrooms with Asian marinated flank steak recipe
Happy Friday everyone!!
I hope you have had a nice week.......
I’ve been cooking a lot lately – Thai, Korean, American. Of course when you cook a lot, you might have leftovers in your fridge.
I always cook extra rice because you can add it to your leftovers and make an easy fried rice dish.
There’s no right or wrong way to make fried rice. The main ingredients are garlic and onion (red or yellow onion), eggs, meat (ham, turkey, shrimp or any leftover meat) and cooked rice.
Each country has a different variation of fried rice based on the culture. In Asia, the more famous fried rice dishes include Yangzhou Fried Rice (Chinese) and Thai Fried Rice.
Chinese - uses soy sauce and scallion with Chinese sausage and Char Siu (Chinese Barbecue pork)
Thai- uses fish sauce, white pepper and cilantro, served with cucumber and chile fish sauce.
Indonesian - (Nasi Goreng) uses sweet soy sauce, shallot, tamarind and ikan asin (salted dried fish) serve with a traditional cracker (krupuk) and pickles
The best way to cook fried rice is your mom's way. Every time I make fried rice, I remember my mom teaching me her way. These are tips from my mom that I would like to share with you.
Tip #1 Use leftover cooked rice
Leave it in the fridge overnight or if you don't have leftover, leave it out in room temperature for 1-2 hours to remove the moisture and soggy texture.
Add eggs - Push all the ingredients to the side, add eggs and scramble until they form up (not too soggy). Cook eggs separate from meat, onion and garlic to remove moisture out of eggs and decrease mushy texture.
It is easy and simple, just use these tips for the perfect texture.
I hope you enjoy my mama’s Thai fried rice recipe. See all ingredients listed below.
Have a good weekend everyone!
1 pound marinated* chicken thigh
1/4 cup chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cups leftover cooked rice
2-3 tablespoons light soy sauce (can substitute with salt or soy sauce)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 green onion, thinly sliced
1/4 chopped cilantro, plus some for garnish
2 tablespoons light soy sauce (can substitute with soy sauce)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
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