Cooking Asian Dishes


The month of January was supposed to be a wonderful month (before I got ill). Earlier in the month, I had challenged myself to try to cook and prepare Asian dishes Filipino-Style for every meal, or at least for dinner. What does Filipino-style mean you might ask? If you ever have the opportunity with Filipinos, you will quickly notice that a Filipino meal consists of not 1 but 2 (and even 3 or more) different dishes! The challenge is to mix and match the flavors. I know what you will say next – isn’t 3 dishes a bit too much? Yes, of course! The idea is not to force yourself and finish everything. Whatever is left will be eaten the next meal, which means that if there’s a lot of leftovers, you will only need to cook 1 dish. One important thing to remember about Filipinos is to never throw away food. In a country with a high poverty rate, every single piece of meat or fish is important! Even leftover rice will be turned to garlic fried rice or Cantonese fried rice.


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Summer Rolls

Hey guys! Are any of you on vacation? I wish I was!

If you are, then enjoy and please please please bring some sun. Because here in Metz, it is currently catastrophic. I mean, I look outside and it looks like it’s freaking Autumn. We’re in mid-August. It’s supposed to be all about the heat, the sun, and blue sky. A trainee of mine called me yesterday to confirm a training date in the end of the month and he was casually asking how the weather is like here. You know how the weather is like. And you say you just got out of the pool and it’s sunny there. Stop … before I die of jealousy! LOL. I console myself thinking that hopefully in December I’ll be away for 5 weeks. But December is so far away, I say childishly to myself.

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