Saturday, 10 December 2016

Wanton Soup

                                                                                                                                                                            Here comes the most satisfying savory dish you can have during winter isThe Wanton Soup. You all might think I am posting another Chinese dish, trust me you will thank me if you prepare and have this dish. These were my favorite take out dish in Shanghai during my stay there. The non availability of the dish which one love to eat in the current location , this is how the craving for eating the that particular dish will inspire one to recreate the dish. The non availability of authentic Chinese food inspired me to recreate those dishes.At first attempt I recreated the dish which taste 90% like the one we get in Shanghai.
You will find several small joints in every road in china which prepares varieties of wanton soup. These are simply amazing to taste and a stomach filler. In India although Chinese food is popular, but not authentic. No offense to the Big names as I haven't tried many Big named Chinese restaurants.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Chinese - Tea Eggs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On our first day in Shanghai I went to buy some essentials in a store called Family Mart, these eggs caught my attention. I had never seen something like this before. The eggs was getting cooked in a very dark colored solution and most of the eggs were partially cracked. The look in itself was not appetizing. It was only when I started with my internship, our colleagues used to order local food and I got to taste the eggs for the first time. The Tea eggs are a common snack and many times added with combo meals as well. We are normally aware of only plain water boiled hard eggs but this technique can be used to beautifully infuse different types aroma and taste in eggs- a delightful variation of this simple everyday dish.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Prawn Cashew Curry

Here come the JUMBO PRAWNS 😀😀. This recipe is derived from my mom. In bengali cuisine most of the recipes are quick and easy to make with few ingredients and are "treat for your taste buds".This cashew based curry is very simple to make and tasts super yummy. You can always count on this recipe to be a winning dish
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Friday, 11 November 2016

Tom Kha Gai - Thai Soup

                                                                                                                         "Winter is coming" it's time for some soupy affair to keep oneself warm. Tom Kha Gai is a light coconut based flavorful soup. Although not as popular as its cousin the  Tom Yum soup, this personal favorite of mine packs a delightful flavor punch. The combination of different herbs with coconut milk gives you warm yet tingling feeling.
I came across this hearty soup in a small street side joint during my visit to Thailand. First time when I tasted this soup I immediately became a lifelong fan.
The truth is many Thai restaurants in India don't do justice to Thai cuisine. Once you actually taste the authentic Thai food, you can't have enough of it. Bit similar to some Indian cuisine in flavors but wonderfully different at the same time. Give it a try, chances are you won't regret it!