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Thai chicken and glass noodle soup

Posted: March 6, 2009 by lainey in Chicken, Soup, Thai

photography by Jeff

We came back last night and I really wasn’t in the appetite to eat anything after all that crazy food in Singapore. Suddenly, I was overwhelmed by the need to eat something Thai and with glass noodles. And I wanted something simple enough for lunch yet tasty enough to jolt my jetlagged stomach.

Ingredients:
3 sprigs of fresh cilantro
3 cloves chopped garlic
some lemon grass
some crushed ginger
3 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
some pepper corns
salt to taste
2 chicken drumsticks (or any other preferred parts of the chicken)
chinese cabbage – chopped
glass noodles
oil

steps:
1. drizzle some oil into the pot and fry the chopped garlic until golden brown
2. add 2 bowls of water
3. add cilantro, lemon grass, ginger and pepper corns
4. bring to a simmer and add the chicken, cook for 30 min
5. remove chicken and shred into pieces
6. add seasonings and add chinese cabbage
7. when soft, add glass noodles, they cook very fast, so remove after a few minutes and serve.
8. Garnish with chicken and more chopped cilantro.

This is very heartwarming and delicious. too bad I forgot to buy chilli padi otherwise might be nice as an accompaniement

Jeff’s score: 8/10

Thai olive fried rice

Posted: February 8, 2009 by nietize in Rice, Thai
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Ingredients

1 shallot, finely diced
1 chili padi, finely diced
1 garlic clove, finely diced
10-15 black olives, finely diced
1 chicken fillet, chopped (seasoned with salt and cornflour)
Prawns
Fish cake (crab stick)
Cooked rice

Fry shallots, chilli and garlic.
Add half of the olives and fry. Add chicken. Add salt. Fry until the chicken is cooked on the outside.
Add the prawns.
Add the rice and mix well.
Add the remaining olives.
Season with salt, sugar and fish sauce.
Mix well and serve with fried shrimps, lime, chili and cashew nuts
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I cooked this for dinner under the watchful guidance of my mom. (My mistake today was forgetting that I was cooking with a wok rather than a non-stick pan. Part of the rice was burnt and stuck to the bottom of the pan.) This is one of the dishes my mom always cooks for me when I come home from the UK. I think I should be able to cook this back in London although I may have some problems getting fish cake in London. I may substitute it with crab sticks..