The Cook

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Name: The Cook
Date registered: April 10, 2017

Latest posts

  1. KFC Hot Rods — July 26, 2017
  2. Choco-Spice Chicken Stew — July 26, 2017
  3. Tam Mak Hoong – Spicy Lao Green Papaya Salad — July 25, 2017
  4. Green Papaya Salad — July 25, 2017
  5. Xinjiang Cuisine — July 23, 2017

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KFC Hot Rods

This copycat recipe of crisp and spicy chicken skewers will satisfy your fast food craving for KFC Hot Rods.

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Choco-Spice Chicken Stew

This is a rich and spicy chicken stew perfect for the end of a cold winter day, and it doesn’t take long to cook. If you’ve never used chocolate in a stew or casserole you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the depth and warmth of the meal.

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Tam Mak Hoong – Spicy Lao Green Papaya Salad

Green papaya salad is claimed as an innovation of the Lao people, which was introduced to central Thailand and the rest of the world by the Lao/Isan migrants moving to Bangkok to seek work. Variations of the dish are found throughout Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and as well as in the West, where it is more commonly known by its Thai name.

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Green Papaya Salad

Green papaya salad is a spicy salad made from shredded unripe papaya. It is of Lao origin but it is also eaten throughout Southeast Asia. Locally known in Cambodia as bok l’hong (Khmer: បុកល្ហុង, pronounced [ɓok lhoŋ]), in Laos as tam som (Lao: ຕໍາສົ້ມ) or the more specific name tam maak hoong (Lao: ຕໍາໝາກຫຸ່ງ, pronounced …

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Xinjiang Cuisine

Xinjiang cuisine reflects the cooking styles of many ethnic groups of the Xinjiang region, and refers particularly to Uyghur cuisine. Signature ingredients include roasted mutton, kebabs, roasted fish, and rice. Because of the Muslim population, the food is predominantly halal.

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Chicken Dopiaza – Chicken Curry with Onions

Dopiaza is a South-Asian curry dish. It is prepared with a large amount of onions, both cooked in the curry and as a garnish.

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Apple and Spinach Salad

This is a really tasty salad to have as an appetiser or a classy side dish with pork chops.

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How to Toast Sesame Seeds

Toasted sesame seeds have a nutty flavour which is perfect for stir-fries and cold noodle dishes. Here are some easy instructions on how to toast sesame seeds.

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Sesame Chicken

The dish involves chicken (usually thigh) pieces that are de-boned, battered, and deep-fried, then dressed with a translucent, reddish-brown, semi-thick, somewhat sweet sauce made from cornflour, vinegar, wine or sake, chicken broth, and sugar, the last of which is a major contributor to sesame chicken’s relative sweetness.

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Smothered Kohlrabi and Leeks

Smothering is a way of cooking vegetables with a little fat and the least possible amount of water, in a covered pan until very tender. Using this method of cooking the kohlrabi holds together well, adding its own natural sweetness.

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Smothering

Smothering meat, seafood or vegetables is a cooking technique used in both Cajun and Creole cuisines of Louisiana.

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Global Beer Tour by Lonely Planet – Book Review

The Taste of Aussie review of the Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour.

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Carpaccio

Carpaccio is a dish of raw meat or fish (such as beef, veal, venison, salmon or tuna), thinly sliced or pounded thin and served mainly as an appetiser. It was invented in 1950 by Giuseppe Cipriani from Harry’s Bar in Venice and popularised during the second half of the twentieth century. It was named after …

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Prawn, Mango, and Avocado Salad

This salad of fresh spinach, mangoes, and shrimp, topped with a rich avocado dressing is perfect for a party or a simple family summer meal.

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Melon Fruit Salad with Ginger Yoghurt

Ginger and yoghurt give a refreshing tang to this melon fruit salad.

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