What a week I have had in the kitchen…You couldn’t make it up….
Firstly…I love black rice but no one else in my family does, well except for Saangchai. So I put a small amount in a pan with some water ..I was not cooking enough to use the rice cooker..checking and checking it didn’t appear to be cooking so I kept topping up the water again and again, it was drinking it…mmmmm
Then the lights when on!
It was glutinous black rice aka ( sticky rice) ……Plan B….so I soaked it.
Popped it in the Sticky rice basket to steam ….
.Where was my head that day it just exploded ( not my head)…..I had all this really swollen rice to more than twice its size….At least the dog ate it…..So I do have kitchen disasters you will be pleased know…lol
But the bright side of my week was ….The Thai family came over and I said I would cook….I decided to make Nam Doc Moo which is sliced BBQ pork/beef with Coriander/mint and shallots and the requisite chillies, lime and fish sauce.
I was asked do you not use Msg..shock , horror from me Nooooooooo!
So I presented my plates of Nam Doc and it just went to Ooohs and Ahhhs and a demonstration of how much Msg they use and the translation was that mine was much better than theirs when they didn’t use msg.They loved it!
To say that I wasn’t just a tiny bit pleased is an understatement..from a Thai?…It’s taken at least 6 yrs to get this good at making Thai food and now I have cracked it..Yehhhhhh
I was stoked…so happy!
That euphoria didn’t last, yesterday I burnt the boiled eggs….Now those you who are writers will understand how engrossed we get in our work….won’t you?
An hour later…I came down as I was summoned…He shouted at me!
One of the eggs had exploded over the kitchen and the other two were burnt as was the bottom of the saucepan……Oooooops
So a mixed week in the kitchen with more disasters than I have had for a while.
Oh and after 6 years, juggling with the heat and the different flours I have finally made the PERFECT DUMPLING!
Until next time.
Stay safe, laugh a lot and be happy.