Onions

Onions

The common brown onion that we use daily in our food and cultivate around the world belongs to the genus Allium with the name Allium cepa. There are a lot of ways that you can eat them, raw, pickled, sauteed, boiled, you name it. When raw, it exhibit a pungent smell but becomes savory after…

Hong Kong Egg Tarts

Hong Kong Egg Tarts

Makes 12 tarts My all time favorite sweet dim sum is Hong Kong egg tarts. I could eat as much as my tummy can hold. They are pretty, sweet and the texture is soft. My mom likes to make it as present for her friends. She says that it is easy to make but all…

Chinese Restaurant Curry

Chinese Restaurant Curry

Serves 3 The first time I ate curry was the one available from the local Chinese restaurant. It was my neighbor from Colombo who treated us with this meal. Her family was the famous musician and all her siblings could play the piano well. Her favorite song to play was “La Paloma”. Anyway, I went…

bell peppers

Bell Peppers

  Aren’t these peppers pretty? I bet you want to plant this in the garden. I did it last year but it seems that it needs a lot of space to grow healthy. These peppers belong to the species Capsicum. The taste is sweet and crunchy, you can eat it fresh cut on salads. The…

Pacar Cina

Pacar Cina

Serves 4 This is a dessert that most of Indonesian children loves, Pacar Cina sweet porridge. These are colored tapioca pearls with coconut milk. In Javanese traditional market they combine this with biji salak and sweet rice flour porridge called bubur sum sum. I got some sent from my mother and my daughters always asked…

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

Serves 2 I use to eat at hawker stall and order flat rice noodles with thick beef stock heavily spiced then topped with fresh beansprout. As side, they provide some chili sauce and little lime to enhance the taste. I never knew the name of the dish and never tried to find out also. Every…

Eggplants

Eggplants

Todays food photography models are eggplant. It turns out that eggplants are not considered as vegetables but are berries. Eggplants came from India and Bangladesh. They belong to the night shade members together with tomatoes and potatoes. Asian used eggplants as cooking dishes at around 3 A.D. Eggplants are healthy substitute for meat perfect for…