Here are some pics of veggies that I prepared for the party to go with the dipping sauces. You can use almost any veggie that can be cut into pieces (radish, carrots courgettes etc.etc.) or leaves (like salad, mustard or cabbage even). They use all sorts here to go with many, many dishes. It’s a good way to eat those greens. I love green. It should definitely be added onto the nutrition list of what our body needs. Somehow the chlorophyl in green veggies and leaves is a must for my body! After a year of studying herbal medicine at the Samuel Hahnemann Schule in Berlin (amongst many other subjects-but I didn’t finish the course because I did a runner to Asia;-)) I realized why. It’s the blood of plants and somehow we need it in our bodies _ can’t really explain but I just know my body craves it.
The sauces I made here for the first time and they weren’t perfect. Since then I’ve made them again and then had the same thing made by my girlfriend. Her’s tasted far, far better. I will get her recipe and post it. She said the sauces have as much variety in them as one wishes. I made the sauces below from my favourite Khmer food website-Khmerkorm, on the net. See bottom of page for links. At the time of this party 2-3 months back we were not together so I couldn’t ask her.
How even the common old cucumber can look so scrumptious!! Even the dark green one-I thought it’s a courgette when I bought it-but no, it’s a cucumber too!! 🙂
Categories: Recipes, Salad, Sauce & Dressing, Side Dish, Uncategorized, Vegan & Vegetarian
Tags: cambodian food, cucumber, dipping sauce, food, green beans, khmer, mustard greens, sauce
I’ve got loads of recipes and photos to share just from the past few weeks. I’ve more or less recovered from my dengue fever now.
In the last week I’ve been ever so busy that I haven’t been able to post anything. And I’d rather publish a proper post than boring facebook 3 liners about me brushing my teeth or going to the toilet. After spending almost a month sick mostly at home in bed feeling shi, I’m now well enough to go out and do stuff- so off course I am. I’ve been out with friends drinking 3 nights in a row. Funny when sick, one feels so poorly and shit. Then once healthy one chooses to drink lots in the evening and feel poorly and shit the next day?? Just one of many of life’s perpetual perplexities:-)
Two Days ago I made a dinner for 15-20 people. All Khmer friends. Now Khmer guests are a huge challenge. They are like my parents. They like only their own food, be it Khmer or Bengali; anything else is suspect. So this was very interesting. There’ll be a post about this soon:-)
This recipe ‘Black Pepper & Mustard Chicken Wings’ is one from my backlog. So in the coming week or two I will publish my huge dinner and other interesting things about my life here. Taking the photos and re-working them on Light room (I don’t have a clue about photoshop) takes so much time it’s unbelievable.
I love this picture-it’s good enough to eat!! 🙂
Categories: Poultry, Recipes, Uncategorized
Tags: black pepper, chicken, chicken wings, coriander, drumsticks, food, fried, fried chicken wings, mustard, sauce, spring onions, yellow mustard seeds
So here is the third part and final part of the dinner I made last week when a friend came to visit from Kuala Lumpur. Here is the side salad and sauce recipe that accompanied the “Fried Cambodian Fish Bengali Style” and “slow fried 3 Aubergine & Pepper dish.
God, all these terms and names of dishes. This is new to me! Normally all I care about is that my food tastes good and is made with fresh and natural ingredients. Since I’ve started writing these recipes for this blog, I’ve noticed that I don’t know the names of many of the fruits, vegetables or other food that I cook with and eat. I know it in Bengali but not in English and sometimes only the German name pops into my head. And to make it more complicated now I’m learning Khmer 🙂
Categories: Bangladesh, Recipes, Salad, Uncategorized, Vegan & Vegetarian
Tags: chilli, coriander, easy, food, grapefruit juice, kaffir lime, lime rind, onion, recipe, Salad, sauce, tomato, Vegan & Vegetarian, Vegetarian