“Delicate dessert to be made at home. Who says you can only eat this in the Thai restaurant?”
When I had craving for food which normally served in the restaurant, I would always try my mean to cook it at home. Not so the economic reason sometimes, I enjoyed the satisfaction and achievement for being able to whip up food which looked deceptively difficult to assemble and overvalued by the market. It just made me feel contented to see my loved ones enjoy my creation more than having it outside.
“Vacation is about fun & food. When food is not a good enough option, look out for fun, most out of all!”
Revisiting Club Med Bintan Ria was my wish, and I just did, after 8 years. It was done with my two children, this time. I had something to say… Yea, once lauded Club Med Bintan in my old posts (year 2008) as one of the best all-inclusive resorts that served plentiful great food, I felt the obligation to pen down the latest experience of my most recent visit there.
As a foodie alike, my emphasis was always on the food. Food? Yes, food. There were only two restaurants serving their guests now. First, the main buffet restaurant, The Waterfall, was where we had all 3 meals a day throughout the stay, it had nothing much for me to shout about.
“Use of air-fryer to roast the pork, before stir frying in wok to complete the dish.”
It was an impromptu idea to making of this dish. Just wanting to cook a dish tasted robust and yet able to feed my young boy as well. I thought it was easy to cook, and pleasant to taste.
Sounded deceptively complex, but in fact, the dish was easy and quick to assemble. I air fried the sliced meat to create some crispness to it before actually cooking in the wok. Air frying did help the seasoning sauce to fully absorb into the meat during the process. It also made the entire cooking less hassle with shortening of the wok-time.
“The perfect roast right in the city, of Hong Kong.”
As I was busy reviewing my old posts including those HK food posts, realized that I had not been sharing any new (and old) findings of my holiday trips in the last couple of years.
Yes, looking back on the photos, I found so many of those delicious food and eating places we had tried in Hong Kong. Kam’s Roast Goose was one of them.
This up and coming roast goose shop, Kam’s Roast Goose, was one of the top eating places in our travel itineraries. Though Kam’s was founded by one of the grandsons of the original founder of the iconic Yung Kee’s (鏞記), they did not adopt the same old formal elegant style, but a more approaching dining atmosphere. Kam’s seemed like a place you would think of anytime to settle for a quick hearty roast meal.
Crisped and browned on the surface, but tender and moist inside. That’s how my grilled Salmon was. I usually cooked this way when I wanted to have pasta or noodles in sauce, or rice with other saucy dishes.
I wouldn’t serve as it is as a main course, if I did not make a sauce to go along, even though it wasn’t dried at all. I just thought it would be a bit plain.. unless to make some wet sides eg baked beans, gravies baby corns, mashed potato with sauce, etc. Salsa or cheesy spinach might be good, too. Those would do.. Alright, I should do the Western main course style the next time. :)
“Remedies for (almost) instant cold relief, easily made at home. One remedy for me, and one for son.”
I wasn’t too sure, or it was just me. I noticed that the cold & flu viruses and bacteria just wouldn’t go away, everywhere. Perhaps it was my low immunity, it was the hot weather, it was due to my constant late sleep… Son’s schoolmates were taking turn to fall sick all the time, too… Both my son and I were having a cold. For me, the symptoms of body aches, nasal congestion, runny nose and sore throat were noticeable before taking the hot lemon coke (cola). I hadn’t thought of having it until 2 days later. As soon as I did, I felt an instant relief of these symptoms in me. Yes, it soothed my throat and chest as well as feeling less stuffy of my nose. It even felt dry for quite a while. It worked for me. :)