Another view of Asian food in Australia

I am honored to introduce to my first ever reader contributor, Elizabeth Watson, who will tell us about her story growing up in a time in Australia with not so many Asian foods or ingredients around. Now she can cook Asian food at home and she has also been to Thailand ~ Charinya

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My Essential Ingredients

As a Lion brand guest blogger @lionbrandrice I visited Capital Asian Grocery and talked about my essential ingrediants.

My Essential Ingredients

Capital Groceries Asian Food Market

I love shopping! Wait, it is not the kind of shopping that you would imagine. My kind of shopping is at Asian grocery stores. I can’t pass the shop without stopping. I am so happy that there are so many Asian grocery stores in Canberra, and I have been to most of them.What am I doing there? Well, sometimes it is to just check them out. Different shops have different products depending on the owners and their customer preferences. These differences usually reflect different ethnic cuisines. Most of the time I visit one, it is to get the ingredients for my cooking.

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Goodbye to 2017 and welcome 2018

The year has gone so fast. We are about to say goodbye to 2017 and welcome the 2018 New Year. Even though this year I rarely posted things on my blog, my Instagram and Facebook account got regular posts and quite good feedback.

I have now upgraded my plan so one of my goals for 2018 is to write more here.

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My visit to Ayutthaya, Thailand

I’m back in Thailand for my holiday. Among the places I have visited this trip is Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya is the ancient capital city of Siam, a pre-Thai Kingdom, before the role was taken by Thonburi and now Bangkok. It is only an hour’s drive from Bangkok. The city is famous for its historical ruins, temple complex and giant freshwater prawns (river prawns)

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Review: Eating out at Zaab Street Food

As a Lion brand guest blogger @lionbrandrice I visited Zaab street food @zaabstreetfood , with chef Sankeo showing us how to make an authentic version

Review: Eating out at Zaab Street Food

Guest Blogger Charinya Ruecha of @charinyas_kitchen visits Zaab Street Food in Canberra!

Zaab Street FoodZaab translates to both Thai and Lao. In Lao it means “delicious” … In Thai, Zaab means “intensely flavoured or extra spicy” – Charinya

My first experience in a Thai restaurant in Australia was a week after I arrived. We (my husband, his family and I) were spending my first summer holiday on the NSW south coast. After discussing choices for dinner everyone agreed that I might be missing Thai food so they should take me out to a Thai restaurant!
Oh yes! I was overjoyed and started thinking of delicious Thai foods like som tum, beef jerky, sticky rice etc.

Squid Stuffed With Sweet & Sour Sauce

Sweet and sour sauce creates a rare Thai dish that features no chilli and results in a plain taste. This makes it perfect for anyone seeking a break from fiery flavours. This dish highlights squid stuffed with pork mince and sweet & sour sauce, which may take a bit of work but I can confirm it is worth making.

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Glass Noodles Salad ยำวุ้นเส้น

Spicy salad, or “Yum” in Thai language, is a very popular dish. There are so many varieties of salad and you can add almost anything you like in the dish.

I love salad and this is one of the best. The dish is glass noodles salad(traditional style). The glass noodles are made from mung beans, and you can usually find a dried version.

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