This is a comfort food associated with the Irish capital. It is a hearty stew of bacon, sausage, potatoes, and onions, popular ingredients in Irish cooking.
Every year after the Thanksgiving turkey dinner, Ro-Jiro would drop hints about a follow up dish in the form of a pot pie using the leftover turkey. I usually oblige him but with the most recent Thanksgiving, I used up the meat for this Turkey Congee. For that reason he was not able to get [...]
Ever since I pulled out the slow cooker from the lower shelf of my corner kitchen cabinet, I have been putting it to good use. I really like the comforting thought of dinner cooking by itself with little to no supervision from me while I potter around the house. It frees me up to do [...]
Old Man Winter sure is not letting up! We woke up to a wintry morning after having the loveliest, bright, sunshine filled weekend. Thank God, Ro-Taro drove home on Saturday and not today. This is a late snow storm and hopefully, the last of the season. The snow is still falling and 5 more inches [...]
Today is Chap Goh Mei, the 15th and final day of the Chinese New Year celebrations. This occasion is celebrated with greater prominence by certain quarters of the Chinese population. In the old days, Chap Goh Mei was equivalent to Valentine’s Day in the cities of the Straits Settlements comprising of Penang, Malacca, and Singapore. [...]
Noodles are the other staple food at our house apart from rice. We eat noodles regularly, at least once or twice a week, if not more. In fact, my youngest son, Ro-Jiro probably prefers noodles to rice. His answer is always, “Noodles!” when asked for his preference. For this reason, I do keep a good [...]
As far back as I can remember, crackly roast pork was only served during festivals and special occasions like weddings, milestone birthdays, and baby’s full moon (celebration of baby’s first month of life). An entire roast pig or siew chee had to be ordered from the butcher. The choicest part of the roast pig was [...]