Monday, May 16, 2016

Thai Golden Bags

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Back at it again with some simple, but absolutely delicious appetizer. There are many different types of Thai appetizers, however, the one that I relish has to be one of these golden bags. I truly love the taste of this appetizer. Even though it only has two flavors which are saltiness and a little hint of sourness, I can easily eat it beyond an extent. A side of sweet and sour greatly complements this appetizer. This particular appetizer relies on a lot less on distinct flavors of Thai ingredients, as a matter of fact, it's actually quite flexible, and therefore I think that it can stand up to a a lot of substitutions. In addition, these appealing and mouthwatering golden bags make the perfect party appetizers.They are extremely cute and kids love them. Thank for your support, tune in for more.

Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Chop up shrimp and mix with ground porkmushroomsgarlicgreen onions, mushroom soy sauce, and black pepper.
  2. Scoop a teaspoonful of mixture onto the wrapper.
  3. Pull the edges up and pinch to close making a little bag. Repeat until all the mixture is used up. (Optional: Tie with a chive (be sure to knot it twice so it doesn’t come apart). If you are using green onions, place them in boiling water for 20 seconds to make more pliable. Cut each green onion into 3-5 thin strips lengthwise and tie around the bags.)
  4. Heat oil in deep fryer or wok until very hot.
  5. Fry until golden brown. Place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  6. Serve with Thai sweet chili sauce.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Vietnamese blessing

Vietnamese Spring Roll aka Goi Cuon 


Vietnamese cuisine is consisted of an variety of delicious food ranging from appetizers, entrees, and even deserts. However, if I had to write a review on it, it has to be no other than Vietnamese Spring Roll aka Goi Cuon as known by typical Vietnamese. Goi Cuon is a mouthwatering and  wholesome Vietnamese appetizer traditionally consisting of pork or shrimp, prawn, veggies, rice vermicelli, and rice paper, In addition to the tastiness, this delicious appetizer contains Vietnamese herbs that help facilitate your digestive system and excretory system. A minority of people believe that Vietnamese summer rolls originate from China since they are similar in form to Chinese spring roll. On the other hand, others believe their origins are from Vietnam since the ingredients are contrasting and they are served freshly instead of being fried. Highly recommend, go and give it a try. Thank you for your support, stay tuned and updated. Peace.


For the peanut sauce:

3/4 cup natural-style creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 1 1/2 medium limes)
4 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons chili-garlic paste
1 medium garlic clove, mashed to a paste
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
For the summer rolls:

24 medium shrimp (about 1 pound), peeled and deveined 
4 ounces dried rice stick noodles or rice vermicelli
16 (8-1/2-inch) round rice paper wrappers
1 cup mung bean sprouts (about 3 ounces)
32 medium fresh mint leaves (from about 1 bunch)
32 fresh basil or Thai basil leaves
16 small fresh cilantro sprigs
2 Serrano chilies, stemmed, halved, seeds removed, and thinly sliced lengthwise into 32 pieces (optional)
1 medium English cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/4-by-1/4-by-2-1/2-inch sticks
3 medium scallions, quartered lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 2-1/2-inch pieces (white and light green parts only)
8 Bib lettuce leaves, cut in half


Friday, May 6, 2016

California Roll

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 Talking about one of  the most basic, common, and delicious rolls, the first name that comes up is no other than the California roll. A California roll is a makizushi, a type of sushi roll which is consisted of sushi rice,crab sticks, cucumbers, sesame- seed and avocado. In addition, side orders of wasabi, red ginger, and soy or eel sauce complement the roll impeccably. California roll first originated from an Tojo-maki roll created in Vancouver, Canada by chef Hidekazu Tojo.The widely accepted version of the invention of the California roll is attributed to Ichiro Mashita, a sushi chef in LA. He began substituting avocado for toro which is  (fatty tuna), and after multiple experimentation, the California roll was born in the 60s. As one of the most prominent styles of sushi in the US market, the roll has been influential in sushi's global popularity and in inspiring sushi chefs through out the world in conjuring this non-traditional cuisine.


IngredientsJuice of 1/2 lemon1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced into 1/4-inch thick pieces4 sheets nori1/2 batch sushi rice, recipe follows1/3 cup sesame seeds, toasted1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into matchstick-size pieces4 crabsticks, torn into piecesPickled ginger, for servingWasabi, for servingSoy sauce, for servingSushi Rice:2 cups sushi or short grain rice2 cups water, plus extra for rinsing rice 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon kosher salt

DirectionsWatch how to make this recipe.Squeeze the lemon juice over the avocado to prevent browning.Cover a bamboo rolling mat with plastic wrap. Cut nori sheets in half crosswise. Lay 1 sheet of nori, shiny side down, on the plastic covered mat. Wet your fingers with water and spread about 1/2 cup of the rice evenly onto the nori. Sprinkle the rice with sesame seeds. Turn the sheet of nori over so that the rice side is down. Place 1/8 of the cucumber, avocado and crab sticks in the center of the sheet. Grab the edge of the mat closest to you, keeping the fillings in place with your fingers, and roll it into a tight cylinder, using the mat to shape the cylinder. Pull away the mat and set aside. Cover with a damp cloth. Repeat until all of the rice has been used. Cut each roll into 6 pieces. Serve with pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce.Sushi Rice:Place the rice into a mixing bowl and cover with cool water. Swirl the rice in the water, pour off and repeat 2 to 3 times or until the water is clear.Place the rice and 2 cups of water into a medium saucepan and place over high heat. Bring to a boil, uncovered. Once it begins to boil, reduce the heat to the lowest setting and cover. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.Combine the rice vinegar, sugar and salt in a small bowl and heat in the microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds. Transfer the rice into a large wooden or glass mixing bowl and add the vinegar mixture. Fold thoroughly to combine and coat each grain of rice with the mixture. Allow to cool to room temperature before using to make sushi or sashimi.