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Home cooked Prawn Noodles

In Food from Home on January 25, 2011 at 08:57

It seems that I’ve been doing loads of home cooking recently. Maybe cos I’m sick and tired of eating out, I cook the comfort foods from home!

Today its the prawn noodle soup or what’s known as Har Mee at home.

Found nice prawns and a nice cut of pork too… what better way of preparing them than the good ole prawn noodles from home?

I think I’ve been cooking more in the last 10 months than I have cooked for the last 10 years lolz …

A fitting dish for a nice winter nite!

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Home cooked Char Siu

In Food from Home on January 23, 2011 at 09:50

I finally got my hands dirty and baked my own char siu with a recipe that I found online as I had found the perfect pork for char siu while shopping in Spinneys! Yipppe!!!

This is how it looks and yes we finished every last bit of it!

Evening out with the crew from the UAE Food explorers Part 2

In Eating out on January 21, 2011 at 09:22

Next came the Turkish ice-cream man. The place when u get a bit of fun mixed with your ice-cream cos the ice-cream man wouldn’t give you your ice-cream without a spot of fun. Check out the video at http://www.uaefoodexplorer.com/ for the complete picture!

The last stop for the night is the Egyptian Café in the foodcourt area. We had the traditional Egyptian breakfast but I must say they do like their food heavy and the pickles were a little on sour and salty side for me with all this said, I must say I really enjoyed the dessert that was served as it was like a cream cheese filled prata that was drizzled with honey. A real joy to eat but ladies beware, was advised to go easy cos it is a calorie bomb!

Evening out with the crew from the UAE Food explorers Part 1

In Eating out on January 18, 2011 at 09:11

On a not so chilly winter evening, met the group at 1730hrs for the food tasting session. Game to try what they had to offer …

We started at the Thai Pavilion and had the Tom Yam Kung and the tempura seafood mix. The Tom Yam Kung was pretty good and had the right balance of lemongrass and lime karffer leaves. Not the best I’ve had but pretty good for UAE. The tempura seafood came in a nice batter but the seafood had failed to shine as they didn’t come with the sweetness of the sea …

We moved on to the Moroccan Pavilion and had the lamb coucous and the beef stewed with prunes. The lamb coucous was abit of a disappointment as it tasted blend and the rich flavor of the spices that I had expected did not come thru for me.

The beef on the other hand was a winner from the very 1st bite … The meat was fall off the bone tender and the explosion of flavor was divine! I could taste the sweetness of the caramelized onions and it was the perfect complement to the rich beef stew … This comes highly recommended and is arguably the dish of the night.

Stir Fried Bamboo Clams

In Food from Home on January 13, 2011 at 09:41

Guess what I found while shopping at the supermarket today??? Fresh Bamboo Clams(Solenidae & Cultellidae (Razor & Jackknife Clams) that were still alive. This is a rare find and from what I found out from the supermarket staff, these had just arrived from France!

I bet you know what we had for dinner tonite! Yes!!! Its the bamboo clams!!! Flash fried with loads of chopped garlic and chili and a touch of white wine … It was yummy yummy yummy!!! Taste of the sea ….

We had this topped with rice but word of caution, they dun taste too good if they are overcooked!

Home Cooked Chicken Rice

In Food from Home on January 10, 2011 at 09:35

Yup cooked my own chicken rice after my disappointing chicken rice lunch @ CHIMES where the chicken rice did not have any of the trademark taste of chicken …

Did everything from scratch … the chilli, the sauce, the rice and the chicken, yummy!

Had frenz of a fren visiting from Singapore and C and D … We cooked like 5 cups of rice and finished everything … I thot I cooked too much but it appeared that we barely had enough for the 5 of us … In fact, we needed to pack some aside for D who came late due to work ….

Momotaro Brunch Gathering

In Eating out on January 8, 2011 at 09:00

Sooooooooooooo sorry for the late late post for the 1st Foodie Outing that has been organized by me. Work has been absolutely insane and time for blogging is scarce. Most importantly I finally found the photos …

I thank all my fellow foodies who have turned up for this event. I hope that you peeps had a good time too.

Thai Wok

In Eating out on January 5, 2011 at 09:52

A simple takeout joint that serves reasonable honest to goodness thai food. They have a wonderful set lunch that only costs AED25 and it comes with a curry dish, a fried item and rice.

It provides a nice break away from work and has a nice little sitting area that can probably sit 10 max. Think it might be a nice place to host a little dinner for close friends, maybe I should organize an outing there soon.

Durgens

In Eating out on January 3, 2011 at 13:29

Had some vouchers to this place and decided to go check them out. They are located in JBR and looked like a nice hangout spot with shisha , nice drinks and snacks.

We had chicken cutlets, fries, a cake but I need to add that the food was not fantastic. The stars here were the drinks we had 2 scrumptious milkshakes and smoothies.

Yakitori house revisited

In Eating out on January 1, 2011 at 13:24

2nd trip back to Yakitori house after that yummy birthday dinner we had. We returned for lunch this time around and realized that the grills and yakitoris were not available and so we had to settle for sushi, maki, tako yaki and garlic fried rice.

Conclusion, the garlic fried rice and tako yaki were fantastic but the sushi and makis need more work. So it makes sense to keep this place for dinners when they really shine!