How to cook: A vegetarian sweet and sour dish


We've come to know sweet and sour Chinese-style dishes in two basic forms. As a stir fry, floured thin strips of pork or fish are tossed with sweet and sour sauce and some vegetables (often, just added for color). Or the dish can consist of a whole fish … [Read more...]

Eggplants, bok choy and mushrooms in oyster sauce


A couple of days ago, I marinated chicken wings intending to broil them the next day for lunch. And I did broil them in the turbo broiler as planned. But after turning on the turbo broiler, I remembered that we still had a couple of eggplants and the … [Read more...]

How to make: Cucumber salad with roasted pili nuts

Cucumber salad with roasted pili nuts

All three dishes that I prepared for tonight's dinner were based on Thai recipes. But, for one reason or another, two did not turn out to be authentic Thai dishes. The ingredients for the fish in chili garlic sauce were modified to adapt to what I had in … [Read more...]