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Dinner Party for Tin and his Family

I invited Tin and some of his family round for dinner after we got back to Siem Reap. Another challenge. To make food that Cambodians like that isn’t Cambodian. Of course I carefully picked dishes that I’d never cooked before. Isn’t that something one shouldn’t do with new dinner guests?

Tuek Trey Koh Kong Fried Baby Squid

Lemongrass Fried Crispy Prawns

Sayur Masak Lemak

Soya Sesame Chicken in Banana Leaves

And of course I had raw vegetables and mustard green leaves to eat with the dipping sauces. If all else failed, my guests would definitely eat this as this is staple food for the Khmer. I really miss all the fresh greens and veggies everyday.

The Lemongrass Fried Crispy Prawns dish and the Sayur Masak Lemak I won’t be posting as recipes because I didn’t write them down and really don’t remember the details. The Sayur Masak Lemak wasn’t great anyway. I put way too much shrimp paste in and the whole dish tasted like…well shrimp paste! It was also the only dish that was hardly touched. Everything else never saw the light of day again.

Sayur Masak Lemak is a simple Malaysian vegetable dish. The recipe can be googled. Sounds a bit rude doesn’t it? Here’s the  name of the dish-google it if you want to cook it…..! I could shorten my blog to a few words…..ending in google it..?? Heh heh-naaah!!

The hit of the day was definitely The Soya Sesame Chicken in Banana Leaves. It was fiddly, messy and time consuming to make. But Oh My God, was it worth it! In fact it is still my number 1 favourite new dish that I have cooked since starting this blog.

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Back home in London (one of many homes :-))

It’s been almost a month and a half since my last post. So much has happened and no motivation to write about it.  Tearful goodbyes and happy reunions. The joys and pain of being a wanderer.

The feeling of seeing my lovely sisters, mum and dad again is glee and happiness. And my daughter, oh my God!! The emotions here are way off the richter scale!! I’ve missed 2 whole years of her life. She is now taller than me. So full of love for everything. So much to catch up on.

It’s cold here. That was obvious. The shock’s not as much as I expected. Even the job market looks promising. Ready to render my services for a worthwhile sustenance for my ongoing adventures.

Reading newspapers in paper form, chocolate digestives dipped in tea, extra thick double cream (oh joy, oh mighty :-)) spooned without guilt, kettle crisps….and more than anything my mum’s delicious cooking.

There is much I have missed here. Then again I miss Cambodia. For now my life is in Europe. For now I am here without my beloved.  I will do my best to make it a happy and fulfilling time nonetheless!!

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