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Thai style pork curry with coconut

Thai style pork curry with coconut It was one of those days. The family needed feeding. Damn what we got? “Not a lot”, was the answer. “Some pork is in the freezer.” Hmmmm, now that’s a great help – NOT! Down to the minimart I trudged with a list of 4 items, and ended up back upstairs in kitchen Kennett with 3 carrier bags full of stuff. Not all for the dish though, which I created in my mind whilst browsing, but not far from it. I am sticking this in to the Thai section, as I ...

Thai beach food

Thai beach food Sat one day having a beer at Ska Bar on the beach at Kata Beach, Phuket, when up strolls this chap with what looked like boiled eggs in baskets on his pole. Street food hits the beach it seems - truly Thai beach food. But what was it he was selling? Was it just boiled eggs or something more? Let's explore!!! In those baskets were actually BBQ eggs, and they were flipping gorgeous. I have had an attempt at making them and it is bloody hard and not as nice. I ...

Kuy Theaw

Kuy Theaw Kuy Theaw, a Cambodian beef curry noodle dish - how did come did I come about this recipe? Well me and my mate Dougy were reading the in-flight magazine on our way to Phnom Penh for our Tabitha Foundation house building in October’12. This edition happened to have a section on Cambodian street food, and a must try were these amazing looking breakfast noodles. Curry beef noodles to be exact, named as Kuy Theaw. Try and find a recipe for this, you just can’t, well I couldn’t. ...

Filipino cucumber, tomato, onion, ginger and vinegar salad

Filipino cucumber, tomato, onion, ginger and vinegar salad Here we are in Tagbilaran, the Capital city of Bohol, in the Philippines. I happened to be in a tricycle (the motorbike taxis of the Philippines - a tuk tuk by any other name) with Ollie and Jimboy (Mary’s boy) on the way back to our hotel after watching a film in the city centre. We were cruising along at speed, and I spied the sign below. Any restaurant with a sign with a picture of beer on it has to be a winner in my book. Also ...

Indonesian Oxtail Soup

Indonesian Oxtail Soup My Mum was visiting once, and we took off traveling Indonesia for a couple of nights. Living in Singapore that means a wee ferry ride of 40 minutes, and a car ride for about the same as we decided not the usual resorts of Bintan and Batam for this trip. Whilst there we had this incredible Indonesian Oxtail Soup. This is my recipe in honour of that amazing dish. We went to Bintan Island for this trip with Mum, and ended up staying at a little, “slightly tired”, ...

Balinese Sweetcorn Soup

Balinese Sweetcorn Soup It truly is not every day that you can say that you have eaten an amazing soup half way up a Balinese volcano. Well yes Mary and I did a few years back now. Off we went one year for a trip to Bali, which was luckily paid for by my company as some recognition of sales delivered. It was just Mary and I as well, so an “adult” encounter with lots of self-indulgence without the kidlets. Oh yeah and it was 5*’s all the way. We experienced this restaurant one day on a ...