Mint Fried Rice

When I cook thai flavor of fried rice, I usually use basil to give it exotic flavor, but this time I wanted to have more refreshing taste, so I used a bunch of fresh mint.

 

As summer is here, you may want to escape from heat and be with nice chilling flavor. If you feel like Asian food today, let’s check it out! 😀
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Onion Salad with Salted Kelp and Sesame Oil

Hello everyone!

 

The veg I always stock on my kitchen is onion. I love it both as raw and cooked. While raw onion is spicy, crispy and good as a part of salad, cooked onion is sweet and the soft texture doesn’t disturb the taste of any dish.

 

I have shared some onion salad recipe, and here is the newest version!

Fresh veg salad become mild and refreshing flavor when they are mixed with sesame oil and salted kelp, so as same as other onion salad, this will be the best side dish for rich and juicy dish.

 

Onion has the great power to make your blood vessel healthy, so why don’t you just try it? 🙂

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Banana Coffee Cake

The grocery store in my neighbor was holding closing event, so the whole store was on big sale. I’m more like tea person so I don’t drink coffee that much, say, like a cup in once a month, but when I found instant coffee on such a big sale, it joined my shopping basket. While it is true that I don’t drink coffee that much, I love coffee smell. The smoky bitter aroma is such a dreaming smell, so I was going to smell it and let my dinner buddy drink it for me.

 

When I bring it back to home and turned around, my mind caught what my eyes were avoiding.

A bunch of overripe banana.

 

I knew I needed to eat it as soon as possible, but my mind was saying “banana…again? For sure? Maybe it can wait till tomorrow…” and here they were, the number of overripe banana increased but never decreased.

 

While I really concern with food waste, but that day, my mind was full of energy so it worked super efficiently, just put them together!

 

A little bitter but sweet banana cake gave nice relaxing afternoon, so if your eyes caught the same picture of overripe banana, let’s cook it!  

 

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Coconut Milk Soup

If I and my friends decided to hit Thai restaurant and order some soup, we used to go for tom yum kung. The hot and sour soup always grabbed our attention and we always knew we made the right decision. Meanwhile, I knew there was another soup list of tom ka gai, chicken coconut soup. At that time, I thought it sounded weird because coconut milk was for some Thai curry or more like for dessert.

 

And, as usual for now, I knew I was wrong.

 

I tried making it at home because if I didn’t like it, it would be waste and this is what I don’t like to do in any occasion. Also, there is a benefit of choosing what I like to add, learning how to cook new recipe;)

 

And here it is! It supposed to have some chicken, but as I’m trying to be a vegan (please don’t mention about fish sauce..I don’t know what I can substitute with something vegan yet;P), I used veg soup stock instead and omit chicken from ingredients.

 

If you have coconut milk waiting to transform nice delicious food, try this! 😀

 
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Veg Vermicelli Bowl

When I go to Vietnamese restaurant, I always wonder if I should have regular pho or vermicelli bowl. These two are my favorite dish on Vietnamese cuisine, and while it is getting hotter and hotter, I tend to have nice cold food lately.

 

I’d never tried making vermicelli bowl at my home, so I gave it try making homemade vermicelli bowl the other day. Overall, I satisfied my first-time-homemade-vermicelli-bowl, but I have a little concern, which is, if I had chosen the right kind of vermicelli noodle.

 

When I went to dried noodle aisle at Vietnamese grocery, the entire aisle had different kind of noodle. Some are egg noodle, some are bean noodle, and some are rice noodle which I’m supposed to use. However, even rice noodle with the package saying they were vermicelli, they were all different for how thick they are. I thought I should ask someone, but everyone looked busy and I was being super shy, so after spending several minutes, I chose one bag of noodle with praying I picked the right one.

 

It was good enough for making tasty vermicelli bowl after all, but for those who are familiar with Vietnamese food, maybe it looks weird…? Well, I can’t say.

 

Anyway, here is how I did it! 🙂

 
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