Tuesday, March 17, 2015
This dish turned out good, but not amazing. Also, you barely taste lemongrass so I'm going to rename it myself. The recipe calls for chicken thighs, but my local market only had chicken breasts at the time. So to tenderize white meat, I followed the first step in this recipe from Rasa Malaysia.
Mild Chicken Curry Stir Fry
Recipe source: Rasa Malaysia
Changes made to recipe: Used white meat instead.
Overall flavor: B
Verdict: Add chillies next time + extra lemongrass
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
So I got a little lazy and used what I had in the fridge except for the oxtail, which I actually bought. I know that the noodles are not right or the veggies or the herbs. No need to school me on that. The goal was really just to get the same flavor of the soup broth. I wasn't trying to replicate an entire pho dish. The meat turned out perfect and tender. The soup was quite fragrant and smelled just like the real thing, but it was awfully bland. I told my mom about my misgivings, and she gave me 3 additional spices that were not in the recipe at all. Blarg. I'll have to try it another time with my mom's help!
Recipe source: I am a food blog
Overall flavor: F (for no Flavor)
Verdict: Will have to try a new recipe.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
For several months now, I've been cooking the same handful or so recipes. I finally decided to venture out and try new recipes on roughly a weekly basis. I wanted to keep the first challenge fairly simple, but I ended up spending more $$ than I was expecting and taking longer to prepare the dish as well. So far, each one of my food challenges will have either few or poorly taken photographs because I feel like a bad Top Chef contestant during a Quick Fire round. Anywho, so first up:
Creamy Leek and Pancetta Pappardelle
Recipe source: Blogging Over Thyme
Changes made to recipe: Doubled it to yield lunch leftovers
Overall flavor: A-
Verdict: A heavy but rather delicious dish.