Monday, May 18

Peace in the East


To commemorate the end of 25 years of civil war in Sri Lanka we are presenting a dish straight from the island nation. Though often overlooked when talking about Asian cuisine, Sri Lanka offers a blend of neighboring flavors combined with its own unique dishes and a heavy influence from the sea. Today's recipe is a fairly simple rice recipe that goes great with just about any curry dish. Ghee Rice from Recipezaar



Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat the ghee and oil in a pot.
  2. Add in the onions, fenugreek leaves, chicken/vegetable/beef bouillon cube, curry leaves and cardamoms.
  3. Fry for a few minutes till the onions are lightly golden brown, the fenugreek leaves are softened and the tantalizing aroma of the cardamoms' fills the air in your kitchen.
  4. Add the drained rice and mint leaves.
  5. Mix well; careful not to break any rice grain.
  6. Cook till the rice gets cooked.
  7. Garnish with fried onions and the sliced tomato.
  8. Cover with aluminum foil and keep covered for 10 minutes.
  9. Serve hot!
Picture courtesy: mckaysavage

Sunday, May 3

Congrats to Manny Pacquiao

While I doubt Manny will ever see this, we would like to extend our congratulations to Manny Pacquiao in his defeat over Ricky Hatton.

For those that missed it here is a good recap.

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Friday, May 1

What is Filipino food?

An intriguing question to say the least. Is it simply defined by adobo, pancit and lumpia, or is there more to the subject. Make sure to check back soon as we delve deeper into this oft neglected segment of Asian cuisine. In the meantime I leave you with this: