Monday, February 20, 2017

Laphet Thohk


Laphet is Burmese for fermented or pickled tea. Laphet Thohk is green tea salad made from pickled tea leaves and the texture of the salad is soft, crunchy, crispy and saucy. The locals can eat this salad constantly for days.

Myanmar is one of only a few countries in the world that drinks and eats tea leaves.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Som Tum


Som Tum (green papaya salad) is a spicy salad made from shredded unripe papaya. It's a top 10 food in Thailand, the dish combines the five main tastes of the local cuisine: sour lime, hot chili, salty, savory fish sauce, and sweetness added by palm sugar.

In Thailand, it is customary that a customer ask the chef to make the dish suited to his or her tastes.

Som Tum is claimed as an innovation of the Lao people, which was introduced to central Thailand by the Lao migrants moving to Bangkok to seek work.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ipoh white coffee


Ipoh white coffee is a popular type of coffee in Malaysia. It's originally from Ipoh and it's made from coffe beans roasted in margarine, ground, brewed and served with sweetened condensed milk.

"White coffee" in Malaysia often simply refers to how the drink is prepared and presented, unlike in the United States, white coffee may also refer to coffee beans which have been roasted to the yellow roast level and when prepared as espresso produces a thin yellow brew, with a high acidic note.

Local coffee manufacturers now mix instant coffee powder with non-dairy creamer or whitener and sugar, and market the 3-in-1 mixture as white coffee as well.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Amok


Amok is a major national culinary tradition in Cambodia, a common dish served at restaurants. 

This is a dish which combines the full of own flavors of this land: sweetness from jaggery and mingled with characteristic flavor of banana leaves.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Gỏi cuốn


Gỏi cuốn (Vietnamese spring roll) is a Vietnamese dish consisting of prawn, prawn, vegetables, rice vermicelli and other ingredients wrapped in Vietnamese rice paper (bánh tráng). These rolls are considered to be a very popular appetizer in Vietnamese restaurants.



Friday, February 3, 2017

Caterpillar fungus


Caterpillar fungus has been used for over 2000 years for its reputed abilities to treat many diseases related to lungs, kidney, and erectile dysfunction. The fungus is a medicinal mushroom which is highly prized by practitioners of Tibetan medicine, Chinese medicine and traditional folk medicines, in which it is used as a treatment for a variety of ailments.

In traditional Chinese medicine, it is regarded as having an excellent balance of yin and yang as it is considered to be composed of both an animal and a vegetable.


Monday, January 30, 2017

YuSheng


YuSheng consists of strips of raw fish mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of condiments and sauces.

Eating YuSheng during Chinese New Year is a cultural activity for Chinese living in Singapore and Malaysia, it is served as part of a multi-dish dinner, usually as the appetizer due to its symbolism of "good luck" for the new year, and it is customary to gather the families and friends to toss the ingredients while saying auspicious well-wishes out loud to usher in good luck.