Bi Bim Bap

bi bim bap

I got curious how to make this dish when I found out this was a healthy dish made of veggies! I need to find some auto-adjust toggle clamps and I just had to stop and search for this first.

bi bim bap

The ingredients are easy to find too. Maybe I can give this a try one of these days:

2 medium zucchini
1 (1.5 lb) bag of spinach
1 large onion
1 large or 2 small carrots
Sesame oil to taste
Olive oil for stir-frying
Sea salt to taste
2 cups of rice, cooked
1 egg for each person
Go-chu-jang (Korean hot chili paste)

Special Equipment Required:

Large steamer
Medium-sized hand-held strainer
Metal tongs
Mandoline (If you don’t have a mandoline you can just do a lot of chopping with a knife.)

You can read all the instructions here.

A Taste of Asia with Jasmine Rice

Dishes that you can cook using jasmine rice and information on how to cook Thai Jasmine rice.

If you are craving for Asian and Thai food, then these are some of the recipes that you find online so you can easily prepare your very own home made Asian dish.

Thai yellow Rice

Savory Sticky Rice with Mushrooms, Green Onion, and Chili

Delicious Saffron Coconut Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice

Vegetarian Heavenly Pineapple Fried Rice

Classic Thai Heavenly Pineapple Fried Rice

Beef Teriyaki Rice

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Asian meals are known for its flavor and spices and the best variety of rice to use for these kinds of meals are jasmine rice.

jasmine rice

Jasmine Rice is a variety of rice from Thailand that has long grain and it is known for its strong fragrant and taste. It has a sticky texture which makes it ideal when cooking and preparing Thai food.

So how do you cook jasmine rice? It is very easy to cook Jasmine rice. Although it is a sticky rice, cooking it is just like preparing other varieties of rice like the most common white rice or brown rice. To start cooking Thai Jasmine rice, you just need to take the serving size that you want per person and clean it using cold water. After washing the rice several times and the water used to wash the rice is clear already, pour enough cold water to the pot. The water should cover the rice and that there is a thumbs width of water above the rice. Let the water boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes. Open the lid of the pot and let it sit for another 10 minutes with the heat turned off to totally cook the rice.
If you don’t have the time to cook your own Thai Jasmine rice, you can also opt to purchase those microwaveable Thai Jasmine rice that cooks in just 90 seconds. There are even some that comes in boil-in-a bag packaging that has been pre-measured and just needs to be submerged in boiling water and will be instantly cooked in just 10-12 minutes. This lessens the clean up and preparation time so you can still get to enjoy your favorite Thai meals even if you have a very busy schedule.
So if you want a taste of Asia, try out Thai Jasmine rice now when preparing your next Asian dish.

Singapoh-La Food!

We just arrived from Singapore and I would love to share the dishes I have tasted that were so uniquely Singapore! I am not exactly someone who would eat anything but I just had to try everything at least once. The pictures are still in my camera and I don’t have the strength to download everything right now but I will be sharing them with you soon – maybe next week! Today I need to finish work and look up some articles on

There’Â’s More to Food than Eating

You might run across a blog that at first looks like it’s just another recipe posting or restaurant review site. A closer look, however, will reveal that it’s more than that. It also deals with food preparation and presentation, as well as fine dining and other food-related topics.

For example, you may be able to read about such customs as eating lechon. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, lechon is a roasted or deep-fried suckling pig. This dish is very popular in the Philippines, as well as other countries such as Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other countries that have a strong Spanish influence or ethnic base. Perhaps has a recipe for lechon?

When roasted, the suckling pig is left whole and wrapped in special paper. Upon completion of cooking, the paper is peeled away, and the suckling pig, still retaining his original shape and features, including eyes, nose, mouth, and maybe even little piggy tail, is placed on the table. Sometimes, an apple is placed into its mouth before cooking for a decorative touch and added flavor.

It may be a little unnerving at first to see a whole suckling pig lying on the table, ready to be eaten, but this is part of what makes dining fun. This dish is often served in fine dining establishments in the countries where it is most popular, and its presentation is a very large part of the dining experience.

This is part of the excitement of visiting other places, and they don’t necessarily have to be in foreign countries. Some ethnic restaurants in the United States, especially in neighborhoods where many people of the same ethnic origin live, still practice specific food presentation that reflect their culture or even family traditions.

Korean Cuisine

I love to experiment and try out different cuisines once in a while. I pretty much eat anything so you wont have trouble pleasing me. But let me eat something sweet (Im a dessert lover) and you will please me more :D . Ever since my obsession with Korean soap dramas started, I became curious to Korean food. Korean soaps involve a lot of scenes where talking takes place when they are eating and I got curious with all the food they eat sometimes. I just know Korean kimchi and that’s it! I would love to try out an authentic Korean restaurant here in our area but the problem is, Koreans (most of them anyways) speak very little English. And well, I speak nada Korean that I would need a language translator to understand what they are saying. Too bad there arent any subtitles in real life, eh? Here are some foods Id like to try:

For Appetizers:
Hae-mool Pajun, Gogi Wan-ja Jun, Kimchi Jun, Dal-gyal Mal-e, Kimbap/Gimbap

For Main Dish Recipes:
Ddok Kalbee, Kimchi Chigae, Soondubu, Kalbi Jjim, Dwaeji-dwen-jang, Sam-gyae-tang, Nuhbi-Ani Gu-e, Dwaeji-Bulgogi, Dak bulgogi, Dak Kang-jung

They are quite a handful to pronounce huh?