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Tag Archives: Southeast Asia

Steamed coconut rice pudding: a variation on bibingka

One Filipino dessert I enjoy is bibingka. That is, if it doesn’t contain rising agents that leave a nasty, astringent aftertaste. Unfortunately, many of the local Filipino bakeries “cheat” and add far too much baking soda or powder, which detract from the sticky goodness. I prefer rice over cassava bibingkas, mainly because I’ve yet to […]

Soda lemonade / limeade (soda chanh)

Several years ago during a blistering Summer, I had this drink at a Vietnamese restaurant. Soda chanh tuoi (a.k.a., soda chanh duong, or simply soda chanh), or soda lemonade as it’s often listed on menus, is usually made with limes, but it also tastes good with lemons. This drink is Most Revitalizing on hot days, […]

Comfort Noodles

Comfort Noodles is the name we gave this soup: To comfort you on cold days and nights, to comfort you when having a cold. This recipe was inspired by phở gà, Vietnamese chicken noodle soup, and ramen. Oddly, I haven’t made this yet using ramen noodles. Spaghetti works easily since I almost always have it […]

Coconut Banana Pudding

The lime gives this pudding a nice, bright flavor.

Sweet Sticky Rice with Tropical Fruit

This dessert is still good to eat even without fruit… Ripe mangoes are best, but bananas and papayas would work. Wonderful memories of Filipino food!

Tom Kha Gai: Thai chicken coconut soup

My version of the popular Thai chicken coconut soup. You can substitute shrimp or chunks of fish for the chicken.