Steeped some very unripe plums in sugary soju in May. Now to put reminder in calendar that we have to sample our umeshu in September/October1. 1 The pink-tinged plums may look pretty here, but it’s all gone a bit greeny brown and medicinal in the jar now. Advertisements
For $11. 1 That’s in Singapore dollars, which works out to US$0.66 or 50p at the current exchange rate. I can’t even get the cheapest taco for that!
aka How akatsukira would spend her last day on earth. Breakfast: Roti prata Tau huey (sweetened bean curd) Soya bean milk (see above) with you tiao (chinese churros) Nasi Lemak Teh Tarik (or even just ginger tea) Teochew porridge Taiwanese porridge Dan tart Soon Kueh Chwee Kueh Kaya on white plastic bread Bak Kut Teh […]
I’ve jabbered on about sukiyaki before, so here’s a quick run-down of the “how to”: Prepare the ingredients. This dish needs to be cooked at the dining table, and it’s best to have everything ready. We buy the beef pre-sliced. The flower-shaped gluten-thingy² needs to be rehydrated (soak briefly, a few min, and squeeze lightly). […]
Went a bit mad buying weekday lunch ingredients in the supermarket last week. Cooked pounds of chicken thigh, pounds of carrots, and pounds of ham and beans, leaving behind half a cow in the fridge. The critical question today was not whether I could get the RO1 edited in time, nor whether I’d remember to […]
You never know what kind of pancakes you’re going to get in this household. It all depends on the mood of the pancake maker. Some days, we get beautiful fluffy specimens, and other days… Well; let’s not talk about those too much. Today’s reward for getting out of my snuggle-buggle duvet-land was pretty good. When […]
The only way I can tolerate eating breakfast is to switch things around regularly. A 4 or 5 day stretch of cereal and milk can put me off the stuff for months. Even peanut butter on oatcakes is not immune to this quirk¹ of mine. And toast is particularly susceptible to this immense hatred of […]