Noodles

Vegan glass noodle and mango salad

This was unusual for me. I’m not a vegan, nor a vegetarian, but I was catering to a friend who was staying with me, and I did what had to be done.

To begin with I was a little overwhelmed, what could I cook that is vegan and actually tastes nice?? That was a little ignorant on my part, because as I found, it was actually pretty easy to come up with something. There was a whole other world of food (the vegan world) that I knew nothing about! While it hasn’t convinced me to become vegan (I was sneaky and added prawns and fish sauce to my own salad), it has opened my mind a little.

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Mi goreng

Right now a lot of people must be thinking of the indomie instant noodles. No, this isn’t about me cooking a packet of instant noodles.

This is tenfold better.

Mi goreng translates to ‘fried noodles’ (exciting, I know), and is common in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. It’s another classic dish which has many variations, and this particular recipe, once again, was derived from Rick Stein’s fabulous Far Eastern Odyssey. It’s one of those meals you crave for ages after you eat it, and in fact I’m going to make it again tonight.

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The best Pad Thai I’ll ever make

Growing up (well I’m still growing up, but you get the point) my dad cooked me all sorts of food from around the world, especially Asian food. Basically the only classic dish that was never cooked for me was Pad Thai, and as a result I would stuff my face with it almost every time I went out to a Thai restaurant.

But after finding this post by Chez Pim, I will never buy Pad Thai from a restaurant again. It changed everything

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