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Mar. 27, 2009 5:41 am 
Updated: Aug. 23, 2009 2:54 am
I like the food survey =) 1. How do you like your eggs? Scrambled, with dried parsley and tonnes of ketchup. 2. How do you take your coffee/tea?  Coffee - black, no sugarTea - with milk, no sugar 3. Favourite breakfast food? Leftover dinner! 4. Peanut Butter: Crunchy or… MORE
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Mar. 25, 2009 10:07 pm 
Updated: Mar. 26, 2009 1:12 pm
When I was a kid, I loved grapes. But I liked them peeled. Peeled grapes were like just like grape jell-o, only that it smelled and tasted 100x better (no artificial flavors or colors!). Peeling them was a PAIN, though! So I used to fantasize about the Ideal Grape: #1. It would be as big as a… MORE
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Mar. 25, 2009 9:48 pm 
Updated: Mar. 26, 2009 7:03 am
I just read this little article on AR: "Perfectly simple French Fries at Home" by Pam Anderson " Homemade french fries don't have to be messy or high in calories, and they don't need to be fried twice in a gallon of oil, as most recipes suggest.For perfectly simple home-cooked fries for four… MORE
Mar. 23, 2009 7:17 pm 
Updated: Apr. 3, 2009 5:27 am
10 good reasons to eat chocolate, from Jonny Bowden's 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth:Flavanols in chocolate helps to prevent clogged arteries. ("flavanols" are a kind of 'flavanoid'. There're over 4000 kinds in plants and many of them are really good for us)Flavanols in cocoa modulate nitric… MORE
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Mar. 23, 2009 6:07 pm 
I've been rereading my "150 healthiest foods on Earth" by Jonny Bowden. He's got a great entry on the "polymeal" - a meal that significantly reduces the risk of heart disease if you eat it everyday. A bunch of researchers (they published their article on the British Medical Journal December 18,… MORE
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Mar. 22, 2009 9:12 pm 
Updated: Mar. 23, 2009 5:52 pm
Next week, I'm going TOKYO and I"m going KAPPABASHI!! Kappabashi is a cook's paradise. It's 150 food-related, restuarent supply stores spread of 8 blocks *shivers of delight* y(^-^)y I've been googling everything I can about Kappabashi, in both Japanese and English. I want to buy some plastic… MORE
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Tags:  Lifestyle, Asian
Mar. 17, 2009 8:29 pm 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2009 8:58 pm
I love tea y(^-^)y Got all sorts on my kitchen shelf and my office desk Right, I've gotCaffeine-containing/pick-me-up type: Rosamonte's yerba mateLipton Breakfast tea Bigelow's black teaTwinning's Darjeeling blend Spicy Plum green tea Green tea Organic India's Tulsi Green Tea blendOrganic… MORE
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Mar. 17, 2009 7:08 pm 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2009 8:59 pm
I just found a website where you can order a mess of different insects direct from Thailand! <= scorpions, worms, crickets, spiders and such. Mmm...perhaps I should place an order for those "delicately roasted spiders"...fascinating, eh? My mama used… MORE
Feb. 25, 2009 8:57 pm 
Updated: Feb. 26, 2009 10:47 pm
I love AR! All these marvelous recipes, feedback, articles,'s a rare day that I go by without visiting at least once y(^-^)y. In fact, I learnt to cook (starting cooking only when I was 19 years old...) from AR.So, I've got to give a bit back by sharing some of my… MORE
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Feb. 24, 2009 5:49 pm 
Updated: Nov. 17, 2011 12:24 pm
Some time in August the year before, my South American friend gave me a little Tupp of some kind of Brazilian seafood stew, moqueca de camarao. I could smell something good wafting out the Tupp. Yeah...that was a good moment. Anyway, I opened the Tupp, got a full-on blast of coconutty, cilan MORE
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I"m absolutely passionate about food - Got stove flames for the light in my eyes and cooking grease for blood in my veins y(^-^)y My cell phone ring tone is that of the oven timer going off. (Alright, I'm just kidding about the cellphone ring tone.) Interestingly, when I was a little kid, I was the pickiest, fussiest eater ever. Drove my mom up the wall, I did, and they used to get reprimanded by the pediatrician as I wasn't gaining weight correctly. So all you moms with fussy, picky eaters out there - there's still hope. Gosh, I still remember the dull trauma of being forced to clean my plate though... The next thing that I"m passionate about is lifting weights. I've got a pretty nice little weights set up in my apartment that I'm practically religious about. I've got just as many sites on weights, fitness, nutrition as recipe sites bookmarked on my computer. Thank God for this, or with my mania for food, I'd probably be bigger than the Pillsbury Dough Boy!
My favorite things to cook
Curries! Hot, strong, spicy stuff with an attitude factor that's off the charts. My next favorite thing to cook is just "new stuff". I love trying out new recipes, especially if they're from cuisines exotic to me e.g: Brazil, Argentina, Poland, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family's mostly Chinese so most of my favorite family cooking traditions center around the Chinese New Year - a full day of feasting and snacking with lotsa of love shared around. Highlights of the food offerings for me include the thick but tender noodles fried so they're just ever so slightly chewy on the outside dressed with tonnes of abalone gravy and sliced sticky brown rice cakes called niangao - no brilliant flavor but it's subtly, gently sweet in an absolutely charming manner - sandwiched between thinner slices of fresh tapioca root, dipped in egg and flour than deep-fried. mouth is watering right now. Another fav tradition is birthday noodle soup. For breakfast while I was growing up, birthday breakfast meant chicken soup (just chicken, ginger and shitake mushrooms) with rice vermicelli which represents a long life =) Sometimes my mom would add a hardboiled egg to the soup. Heart AND belly-warming!
My cooking triumphs
Christmas 2008. I, with zero assistance besides my food processor, made a full turkey dinner with multiple desserts (cookies, cakes etc) etc for about 12 people, in my TINY Japanese kitchen. That was my maiden attempt at a hardcore, fullblown feast. I started work the week before and didn't have time to sleep the night before. By the time my happy, stuffed guests left, I was an absolute zombie. It was awesome! The one low note was that the multi-tasking while being both captain and crew of everything going on in the kitchen led me to neglecting the brown-sugar bacon rolled weenies (recipe from got burnt black, rotfl.
My cooking tragedies
Once I left a stew in the crockpot. Then left the apartment. For three days. Nuff' said. Just let me thank God there was no tragic fire.
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