One of the most evocative aromas associated with the Chinese convenience stores in Malaysian shopping malls is the scent of tea eggs being cooked in a rice cooker. Strangely enough this popular snack cannot be found as street food or local cafes. It is fully and truly the monopoly of these stores who also sell [...]
Today I am going to share a very simple dish using the homemade salted eggs from my previous post. Ochazuke is rice in green tea normally accompanied by a variety of condiments, nori, and leftover side dishes seasoned with a little salt or soy sauce. Salted egg makes a wonderful accompaniment to ochazuke as it [...]
I am so glad it’s Friday and the weekend is here! This has been a crazy week, schedule-wise. There were so many activities we had to rush through dinner almost every evening. On top of that, I sprained my right wrist last week, slowing me down considerably. Although it did not hurt too badly, it [...]
This has been an extremely wet and cold spring. In years past, vegetable plots would be sprouting and flower beds a riot of colors by this time. Not so this year. Most people are still huddled indoors. Even the crocuses, daffodils, and tulips are out later than usual. While April showers bring May flowers, showers [...]
It was a beautiful day here in the prairie, sunny with temperatures in the high 60′s. The perfect kind of day for a fun outdoor activity. After a late breakfast, I was thinking of a quick and light lunch so that we can have the rest of the afternoon free for our activity. One of [...]
Vadai is a favorite Indian snack. Mom used to make these and my brothers and I really enjoyed them. They are crispy and crunchy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. They are especially delicious, straight out of the pan. When cooled, it is best eaten with curry. I made some sweet [...]
These delectable chicken buns are perfect for a snack or a light lunch. They will transport well for picnics or a day out to the park. I have paired them with fragrant jasmine pearl for a light afternoon tea.