Friday, January 23, 2009

Drink Obsession of the Month - Kai Lychee Vodka

So you like Lychee huh? For those who don't know it's an exotic fruit that comes from Asia.

Have you tried Lychee Vodka? It is to die for! Normally, I don't like vodka, but this is an exception. This spirit tastes exactly like what it's described as........Lychee with Vodka!

My friends have recently found this tropical liquor and we've been hoooked. Oh, it's not easy to get though. For you lucky ones who live in Hawaii or California it is probably sitting in your neighborhood supermarket. For the rest of us we have to order it online, or go to the original source in Vietnam. That's right. This is made in Vietnam!

Fried Red Onions - Hanh Phi

You might not recognize what this could be, but it's my homemade dried red onions. They either come preserved in a can like pictured above, or you can make them fresh like me. Fried red onions, are normally used as a topping on many Vietnamese dishes. You can use it on just about anything from soups to stir-fried dishes. It makes a crunchy and tasteful topping.

Crab/Fish Cake Congee

Any dish that has crabs I cannot pass up. Have you ever thought of what crab congee would taste like? Well, this is my own little creation one winter day when I wanted congee, but I had nothing else in the fridge to work with. Crab congee!

OK, maybe not real crabs, but the imitation crabs, or otherwise called "fish cake" crabs. This Osaki brand is the only brand of fake crabs I would ever use in a dish. I think this brand tastes the best and the most real-to-life crabs you can get in your grocery section. I normally find these at the Asian/Korean supermarkets around my area. It's a little pricier than the other brands, but hence the taste is extraordinary during those cold, cold winter days.


Fresh or canned Chicken Broth
1 cup of rice
Dried Red Onions

Friday, January 9, 2009

Broiled Salmon

Broiled Salmon topped with Scallions, Olive Oil, and crushed Peanuts. Recipe is courtesy of my fellow blogger Joy of Food. Nutritious and delicious!