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Millet Pilau

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons ghee
3 green cardamom pods, bruised
1 small stick cinnamon
270 g/9 oz hulled millet
750 ml/1 1/2 pints/3 cups water
1 teaspoon salt

Directions

Thai Hot Sour Prawn Soup (Tom Yum Goong)

Food & Recipes

This is the famous Tom Yum Goong which anyone who knows and appreciates Thai food has experienced.

Serves 6.

Ingredients

Spicy Fish Soup (Moh Hin Gha)

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Food & Recipes

A meal in a bowl, in the city of Rangoon it is mostly bought from itinerant vendors who call their wares through the streets, carrying their portable kitchen on a bamboo pole slung over one shoulder, ingredients at one end, fire and cooking pot at the other. If banana heart proves unobtainable, slices of canned bamboo shoot may be substituted.

Serves 6-8.

Ingredients

Mangoes with Sticky Rice

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz/1 1/4 cups white glutinous rice
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup canned coconut cream
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
few drops pandan essence
or strip fresh pandan leaf
2 or 3 ripe mangoes
extra thick coconut milk (optional)
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (optional)


Directions

Spicy Chicken Soup

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Food & Recipes

This is a Malaysian version of a one-pot meal, substantial and spicy.

Serves 4.

Ingredients

Sour Soup

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

1 chicken thigh and drumstick
1 lean pork chop
2 tablespoons dried shrimp
1 onion, sliced
1 cup roselle leaves
fish sauce and pepper to taste

Directions

Cook chicken and pork in 1 litre (2 pints) water with salt to taste. Cool and shred into small pieces. In the same liquid simmer the shrimp, onion and roselle leaves for 10 minutes. Add fish sauce and pepper to taste, return chicken and pork and serve hot.

Korean Sweet Potato Noodles

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Food & Recipes

These noodles are sold in quite large packets, each packet holding 3 hanks of noodles, each one held by a paper band. This makes it convenient to cook noodles sufficient for 6 people by using one of the hanks. This is a simple version of japchae.

Ingredients

Chicken and Galangal Soup

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

1 roasting chicken
10 slices fresh, frozen, dried or brined galangal
400 ml/14 fl oz can coconut milk
4 coriander plants with roots
12 black peppercorns, pounded
2 stems lemon grass, thinly sliced
4 fresh green chillies
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
6 fresh or frozen kaffir lime leaves
1 tablespoon fish sauce
lime juice to taste

Directions

Mulligatawny

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Food & Recipes

Serves 8-10

Ingredients

Lentil and Vegetable Soup (Sambhar)

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Food & Recipes

Pigeon peas (arhar dhal, toor dhal) is the preferred legume for this sour and spicy soup, but split peas or red lentils may be substituted.

Serves 6.

Ingredients