Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy holidays!

We wish you a Merry Christmas & we pray this Christmas bring plentiful of joy & contentment in your life!

Her and History


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Yummy Sunday 21-Food trip at Bangkok

Browsing on our photos, I came across on our photo folders "Bangkok trip". Let me share to you what we ordered on our first breakfast at Nasa Vegas Hotel.

fresh orange juice

baked rice with chicken sausage on pot

rice soup with chicken

I remembered that we ordered stir- fried spicy rice with minced pork and fluffy fish flakes but I got no time to take a photo of it coz my hubby is already so hungry..LOL!

More yummy photos at Perfectly Blended!


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dim sum for you

food trip

Dim sum, or "touch the heart", is a light Chinese meal traditionally taken with family or friends in the morning or early afternoon. The meaning is understood to imply generosity, that you should eat until your heart is content; but through persistent usage it has come also to mean "morsel" or "snack".

At a dim sum restaurant, you'll have an opportunity to sample a variety of dim sum in individually-sized portions served from bamboo skewers.

Ask what type of dim sum is in them . Too bad, we're not yet expert in Thail language so we just lift the lid and take a look anf if we like it we give it to the wait person.

Avoid ordering too much at once. It may be more filling than you expect.

Leave the empty dim sum plates and baskets near your area of the table so the wait person can calculate your bill when you are finished. Some dim sum restaurants may provide you with a small card that the waitperson will stamp each time you choose a plate or basket of dim sum.

Wanna fill your hungry stomach? Visit Food Trip Friday.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thai Dishes at Ging Kalpapruek

Last october 21-23 we went to Bangkok to renew my passport and get a new one for our lil boy. We went to Siam paragon afterward and tried Thai delicacy at Ging Kalpapruek. It's just an open restaurant. It's filled with customers so I concluded that their food must be something to attract such huge crowd so we decided to try their food.

Ging Kalpapruek

My hubby ordered Rice with roasted beef.

I ordered the menu for the day: Thai traditional boat picnic rice with soup (soup isn't included in the photo)

Hyzyd loves the cantaloupe blend I ordered for him.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Where's our next Christmas food trip?

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Christmas is fast approaching. I can't wait...though we don't Christmas break but the school allows us to be absent on the 25th of December to give us time to celebrate and meditate on this day with our family. I wonder if some Filipino friends will invite us for a Noche Buena...he..he...maybe not but last year we're invited for a new year's celebration. Here's the food:

These food preparation keeps me drooling...LOL! More yummy food at Food Trip Friday:)


Thursday, December 10, 2009

What's in an eggplant?

I’ve asked before if eggplant or aubergine as it is known worldwide, have egg contents hence the name eggplant? Of course not! It’s just that eggplant used to be small, white, and egg-shaped, when it was first discovered.

While eggplant cannot boast about its nutritional content as compared with green and yellow vegetables, it does have nutritional, culinary, and medicinal merits.

Eggplant is cholesterol-free and low in calories and sodium. It has phytochemical monoterpene that may help prevent the growth of cancer cells. Its skin adds to its dietary fiber content.

To enhance an eggplants nutritional benefit, combine it with nutritious ingredients like eggs, tomatoes, and other lowland veggies like swamp cabbage (kangkong), Chinese cabbage (pechay), or string beans.

Australian researchers developed an organic topical cream from glycoalkaloids, a group of cancer-killing compounds present in eggplants. Glycoalkaloids invade a cancer cell and stimulate the cell’s own digestive enzymes, which cause lesions to disappear in as short as 4 weeks.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sweet Potatoes

This rainy season, I love to eat fried or boiled sweet potatoes while watching movies. Sweet potatoes contain-ounce for ounce- more iron, vitamin A and vitamin E than white potatoes. They’re also full of fiber and antioxidants like beta carotene (this explains why the more you eat sweet potato, the more you fart) .

Sweet potatoes are great when baked, with a little orange juice and cinnamon flavoring, or peeled, or cut into sticks, lightly coated with olive oil and roasted for about 20 minutes in a 400֯ F oven.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Durian-popular to animal kingdom

I never considered the smell of the durian stinky nor abhor the taste of it. I love durian as well as the entirety of the animal kingdom-from squirrels to mouse deer, pigs to orangutans, elephants as well as carnivorous tigers and lions. While some of these animals eat the fruit and dispose the seed under the parent plant, others swallow the seed with the fruit, transport it some distance and excrete it, dispersing the seed along the way.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Health Benefits of Mangosteen

I have eaten lots of mangosteen ever since I came here in Thailand especially when it’s on season. I love its taste that range from strawberry, peach, vanilla ice cream with a very slight sourness.

Scientists have found the juice from the thick and rough rind of mangosteen to contain xanthones-biologically active, natural chemical substances that have extremely potent antioxidants that can fight inflammation, bacteria, fungus infection, allergies, and even cancer. The greatest discovery to date is that xanthones can exhibit the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL).

Mangosteen juice should not be taken as medication but as food supplement to enhance and strengthen the immune system of the body. Magosteen juice is now commercially available in health food stores. Suggested intake is 1-2 oz., three times daily for known medical ailments. For preventive dose, take 1 oz., two time daily.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Father's Day celebration

It's Father's Day yesterday and we went out to treat our dear daddy of the house at Ma Maison-a Bakery and a Coffee House located at the corner of Klongrien 1 Road, Hatyai City, Thailand. It's our first time in that place and we like the way they treated us as customers. It's a small place, very neat and clean, very comfy and has a very home-like ambiance. I like the quietness of the place (because we're the only customers...LOL!) and the owner of the place can speak English.

The place:

The best daddy in the world:)

yummy cakes:

the mommy can't resist the urge to have a photo too:)

We order the milk cake. The cake "floats" on a milk and the cake tastes like "leche flan" minus the too much sweetness. Cocoa powder is on top of it.

Kiwi frappes is for me.

Blueberry smoothies for my dear.

More yummy food found at Perfectly Blended by Bogie. It's indeed a yummy day for us:)