Pretty proud of the deco effort. Not too bad especially since all the flags and tags are made by me. The cutting knife was dressed up as well but I forgot to take a photo of it.
Feeling emo for the last week. Probably wrecked hormone, easiest to put the blame there isn’t it.
Time of the month came by 5 days earlier. Perhaps early signs of menopause? I don’t know.
It’s the Songkran weekend and it’s P’s birthday. I do remember birthdays to a good extend normally.
There’s just something soothing about this song/video.
Rant for the day – people with email signatures that say “Sent from my iPhone”, “Sent using BlackBerry” … argh!!!
Please for goodness sake, just change your email settings and delete those freaking lines. They ain’t no “fashion statement” but “fay-son faux paus”.
It was Moon Cake Festival a couple of days ago and mum bought a pomelo. There were about 6 wedges left in the fridge and I decided to make Yam Som-O out if it. The actual “assembling” of the salad took like a minute? The mise-en-place took a bit more time. But nonetheless, it was still easy and delicious.
Most recipes for Yam Som-O comes with coconut milk but I like mine without. The sweet-sour-salty-spiceness should be adjusted to your own liking by increasing or decreasing the amount of sugar, calamansi, fish sauce and chilli.
- 6 wedges of pomelo (about 250 – 300g) – seeds out and segmented
- 1 clove of garlic – finely chopped
- 1 clove of shallots – sliced thinly
- juice of 2 – 3 calamansi
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- dash of fish sauce (nam pla)
- brown sugar (omit this if your pomelo is very sweet)
- 2 tbsp chopped roasted peanut
- 2 tbsp coconut – dry fried without oil in a pan for about 3 – 5 minutes
- 2 tbsp dried shrimps – rinse and dry fried without oil in a pan for about 3 – 5 minutes
- 3 stalks coriander – chopped
- Place pomelo in a big bowl, follow by chopped garlic and shallots.
- Add in calamansi juice, chilli powder, brown sugar, fish sauce and mix well.
- Add in chopped peanuts, toasted coconut, dried shrimps, chopped coriander and toss lightly.
- Serve immediately.
Earlier on, I was attacked by this really BAD craving for sweets. The crappy Mascarpone Carrot Cake from our Hotel’s Pastry Kitchen did not satisfy at all. I want and I need to have a big fat slice of yummilicious cake.
Hence … started the task of baking at 30 minutes to midnight. Never mind the fact that I still have to roll in to work by 8:30 am and it is now pass 2:00 am. Do I give 2 hoots? Absolutely NO!
I love time to me-self … baking, cooking, facebooking, online cosmetic shopping … ah … bliss …
In any case, so much about the I, me and myself. I shall now present to you the … Fuggly but Tasty Matcha Sponge Cake with Azuki Beans that Does not Look too Glamourous:
Good night … or rather … good morning :)
I had taken a lot of photos which I had wanted to blog about, but never got about doing it. Since I have now started this, the photos come in handy. Although I have now moved to a monkey island in Indonesia, up till 16 Dec 2007, I was still living on the sunny island of Phuket and hence you might be reading quite of bit of Thai related stuff.
I cook and there are many options (cheap as well) to eat out, but sometimes, I am too lazy to do any of that and during times like these, frozen meals come in handy! However, as always, the final product vary a long way from the packaging photo and hence the title of this blog – Advertising vs Reality. Shrimp Wonton Soup is a very commonly available Thai/Chinese dish. I cannot remember actual cost, but the frozen pack probably cost about THB60. At little food stalls, this dish is available for around THB40 only. So why do I still eat/buy these frozen stuff … don’t ask … probably just laziness.
Advertising on the Packaging
There are more of these comparisons to come; but that’s all for the time being. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
I finally go about setting up this blog and let’s see how it goes from here :)