Posts Tagged With: bangladesh

Trey Chien Lamiet – Khmer Fried Fish with Turmeric

So I’ve finally gotten round to posting the recipes from my last two posts. Here’s the first. It’s actually from taste very similar to the Bengali fried fish recipes that I’ve already posted! Fish sauce and lemongrass is not used for cooking in Bangladesh.

For this dish I tried ‘Trey Saw’  (white fish) for the first time. I picked them up at the largest market here in Siem Reap – ‘Psar Leu’ which is an amazement in itself!! I’ll do a post or two on the markets here in the future. (Just to make you foodies mouth water at all the fantastic food and cooking ingredients available here!!) I also used trey krung (‘khoi maas’ in Bengali) which I’ve done a post about in the past.

Trey Saw (White Fish)

Trey Krung (Khmoi Maas in Bengali and I have no idea in English

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View from a CNG (what the fuck’s a CNG?) – more pics from Dhaka

This is called a CNG (or vostok) in Bangladesh. In English it’s called an auto-rickshaw. They are imported from India, and are by far my favourite mode of transport in Bangladesh. The feeling of freedom cos there’re no doors and I still never fell out; the capacity to fit in more than 8 grown ups plus chickens, children and babies. And sometimes even motorcycles…..I love it!!

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Expat Dhaka – still a dump!! Me ‘n my big city life…..

Most of my life I’ve spent in sprawling mega cities and thought that anything less would drive me to a creative suicide out of shear boredom from the cows, trees and endless untouched nature. But after more than 18 months here in Asia, I’ve spent almost a year in a very small village (my birthplace) in Bangladesh.  And some of the time in a small city (that resembles a large village) namely Siem Reap, Cambodia where I am now. In between I’ve travelled through Malaysia over a month, spent many weeks in Kuala Lumpur, and then a month in Bangkok. Big Asian cities. I’m sure they’re nothing compared to Bombay or Delhi in India or even many of the smaller 10 million plus population cities in China. Both of these countries remain a part of my future travel plans.

And my analysis of my short travels-I’m sick of big cities. I never have to be stuck in a traffic jam, parking is always a piece of cake, the air is so clean I feel dirty from my thoughts alone…..I must admit it does get (a little :-)) boring at times! Not so many places to go out, not that much on offer in terms of entertainment-in Siem Reap they don’t even have a cinema. But am I complaining?? I’ve been stressed approximately 3 times in the last 4 months (for some silly reasons I can’t even remember)…… in total!! That’s compared to 3 times in 3 minutes in Berlin or 3 times in 3 seconds in London! So is this it for me?? Life in the slow lane?? Naah!! I’ll get ants in my pants again sooner or later and then big cities will once again have  their opportunities to get me stressed and angry about something so mundane as the old woman who’s walking too slow in front of me…..or swearing all sorts because I’ve just missed the train and don’t have the 2 minutes to spare to wait for the next one….! This life I’ve left behind and will surely go back to (at least for brief reminders that I don’t want it anymore).

Anyway here are some more picks from my time in Dhaka. I’ve actually got thousands and thousands of pictures from everywhere I’ve been in the last 18 months. Sooner or later I’ll be posting brief glimpses of my life here in Asia.

 

Baridhara – the expat rich area of Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Dhaka, the city of dreams…but really, nightmares would be more appropriate!!

During my year in Bangladesh I went to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh many times. Always for a particular, very important and unavoidable reason, fun not being one of them. A mega dirty city with nightmare traffic jams that meant  at worst 4 hours to get from one part to another. All in the “lovely” sweltering heat, noise and stink of 4 wheel drives, CNG’s, trucks, countless buses and thousands and thousands of rickshaws.

Here are some pictures of Dhaka!

Dhaka-city of dreams….??

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Slow Fried 3 Aubergine and Pepper-Bengali style

Here’s the recipe for the 3 aubergine and pepper side dish-cooked Bengali style like in my family!

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Fried Cambodian Fish Bengali Style

At the moment I’m cooking faster than can I process the pictures and write it all up.  So I’ve got a backlog of recipes from the past week.

Here’s a classical Bengali fish dish that we often have at my mum’s. It’s called “mas biran”, which basically means fried fish. The dish is actually a starter in Bengali cuisine. I’ve made it here as a main dish though as it’s more than adequate to be one. The fish is one of my all time favourites. It’s a freshwater fish that has a very distinct flavour that I only know in this particular kind of fish. It’s called “Khoi or Koi” in Bengali. In Khmer it’s called “Trey Krung”. The downside of this fish is that it has a lot of bones. But that’s not a problem for us coming from Bangladesh as we eat with our right hand and can pick the bones individually with our fingers.

I’ve been scouring the internet for hours now looking for the English name but without success. Also when I bought the fish it looked like this:

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