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Mushrooms Macaroni in Abalone Broth Recipe

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Labels: , , , , | No Comment »

Macaroni is one of my favourite pastas - very versatile and equally delicious cooked both Western and Asian methods.  For today, I took a page from one of my favourite Hong Kong 'char chan teng' fare and whipped up an extremely easy and soothing macaroni with brown enoki mushrooms in abalone and chicken broth.  I did cheat though and used abalone sauce and store-bought chicken broth instead of going the traditional route, great when you're short on time and perhaps a tad tired.  The ingredient list is extremely short with only the mushrooms and green onions apart from the pasta of course.

mac mushroom (1 of 2)

As always, you can adapt the recipe to suit your tastes and add chicken, bacon or ham into the mix for a meatier version.

This post is part of my Yuen Chun Recipes, an ongoing project on this blog.

Thin and Crispy Roti 'Pizza' Recipe

Sunday, July 29, 2012 | No Comment »

Whenever I order pizza, I always prefer the thin crusted variety - hence I thought of using roti paratha or roti canai, the ever-popular Indian flatbread as a base for a Thai flavoured pizza.  This is so easy that it's hardly a recipe and is more of an idea as you can play around with toppings of your choice or even the sauce.  For today, I used one of my favourite sauces from Yuen Chun that is always handy for a taste of Thai.  This is extremely quick and easy plus of course delicious and looks quite impressive in my opinion.  All you need are some toppings, mozzarella and of course some roti paratha.

roti pizza (4 of 4)

I used frozen rotis - very accessible even if you live outside of Asia, most Asian grocery stores will have some of these in frozen form.  If you like, you can substitute the roti with other flatbreads like naan or pita bread.  I do hope you'll give this a try soon and have a great week ahead!

roti pizza (3 of 4)

My Nepal Trip...a Photo Journey...

Tuesday, July 03, 2012 | 1 Comment »

I'm back from my long awaited Nepal trip and I've been suffering from very acute post-holiday blues since yesterday! Anyway, I thought I would like to share with you my dear readers - photos from my much anticipated and highly enjoyable and eye-opening trip in Nepal.  I totally adored the place and I can't wait to go back!  It's pretty hard to totally describe how excellent it was so I shall let the photos do the talking, after all a picture paints a thousand words right?

I loved this door shot, offering a glimpse of the beautiful hall in a temple...
temple nepal

A view of the Great Stupa in Bouddha, a World Heritage Site - the locals and tourists walk around and around the stupa making prayers and wishes in the hopes of getting them fulfilled...

A monk performing daily prayer rituals...

Random window shot

A colourful procession of Hindu devotees celebrating a festival...

The ornate horns that the monks or lamas use in ceremonies/ rituals - one of my favourite shots in the trip

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