OK, a little fun today, given that my daily routine is just too boring to write about. Hopefully, I will have updates soon on banking and my visa pursuit, but today let’s just explore a little cooking.
I’ve been living in Asia long enough now that I’ve started to become accustomed to all the spicy food, although I still like it toned down a bit. I’ve also become fond of the taste of curries, although I can do without too much spice. I particularly like curries using coconut milk and have started buying it on a regular basis.
A local restaurant where I like to eat serves an excellent coconut milk-based chicken soup that I find tantalizingly delicious, while also painful to my taste buds. A little sweet soy sauce can help ease the sting of the spices.
So, on occasion, when I’m seeking some variety in the meals I cook for myself, I will oil up the electric wok and create a curry. There are a variety of packaged curry pastes and powders you can purchase here, so I don’t need to actually buy all the spices and such, grind them down and make my own paste. I’m sure the traditional way would taste best (assuming I did it correctly), but it’s not worth the time (and expense) to me. So I stock up on yellow, green and red curry powders and pastes.
Last night, I assembled what I could from my smallish, under-stocked refrigerator, and came up with a chicken breast, garlic gloves, onion, tomato, potato and some greens. Sometimes I will substitute rice noodles for the potato.
Here you go: