Friday, February 17, 2017

Som Tum

Som Tum (green papaya salad) is a spicy salad made from shredded unripe papaya. It's a top 10 food in Thailand, the dish combines the five main tastes of the local cuisine: sour lime, hot chili, salty, savory fish sauce, and sweetness added by palm sugar.

In Thailand, it is customary that a customer ask the chef to make the dish suited to his or her tastes.

Som Tum is claimed as an innovation of the Lao people, which was introduced to central Thailand by the Lao migrants moving to Bangkok to seek work.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ipoh white coffee

Ipoh white coffee is a popular type of coffee in Malaysia. It's originally from Ipoh and it's made from coffe beans roasted in margarine, ground, brewed and served with sweetened condensed milk.

"White coffee" in Malaysia often simply refers to how the drink is prepared and presented, unlike in the United States, white coffee may also refer to coffee beans which have been roasted to the yellow roast level and when prepared as espresso produces a thin yellow brew, with a high acidic note.

Local coffee manufacturers now mix instant coffee powder with non-dairy creamer or whitener and sugar, and market the 3-in-1 mixture as white coffee as well.

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Amok is a major national culinary tradition in Cambodia, a common dish served at restaurants. 

This is a dish which combines the full of own flavors of this land: sweetness from jaggery and mingled with characteristic flavor of banana leaves.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Gỏi cuốn

Gỏi cuốn (Vietnamese spring roll) is a Vietnamese dish consisting of prawn, prawn, vegetables, rice vermicelli and other ingredients wrapped in Vietnamese rice paper (bánh tráng). These rolls are considered to be a very popular appetizer in Vietnamese restaurants.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Caterpillar fungus

Caterpillar fungus has been used for over 2000 years for its reputed abilities to treat many diseases related to lungs, kidney, and erectile dysfunction. The fungus is a medicinal mushroom which is highly prized by practitioners of Tibetan medicine, Chinese medicine and traditional folk medicines, in which it is used as a treatment for a variety of ailments.

In traditional Chinese medicine, it is regarded as having an excellent balance of yin and yang as it is considered to be composed of both an animal and a vegetable.

Monday, January 30, 2017


YuSheng consists of strips of raw fish mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of condiments and sauces.

Eating YuSheng during Chinese New Year is a cultural activity for Chinese living in Singapore and Malaysia, it is served as part of a multi-dish dinner, usually as the appetizer due to its symbolism of "good luck" for the new year, and it is customary to gather the families and friends to toss the ingredients while saying auspicious well-wishes out loud to usher in good luck.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Pancit Palabok

In Filipino cuisine, Pancit Palabok, which literally means "convenient food", is a dish layered with rice noodles, a rich orange sauce made from shrimp broth, hard boiled eggs, pork rinds and sometimes squid and oysters.

Pancit palabok is a communal comfort food, and can be found at nearly all Filipino potluck parties. They are best made and eaten in batches for they are easily consumed.