Posts by Cho
tamarind tiger prawns
Finding fresh tiger prawns at the fish markets sparks a memory of the way my mother used to cook these with tamarind. Here’s a quick and simple version. Serve with basmati rice and a side of stir-fried greens.Read More
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tomato salad with lime dressing
Warm evenings, chilled wine, eating outdoors; this colourful and aromatic tomato salad becomes a regular feature at our summer barbecues when the tomatoes are at their best. It takes little time and effort to rustle up but its success depends on the ripeness and flavour of the tomatoes so choose whatever selection you can get.Read More
pickled tea leaf salad
Today’s afternoon tea is rather special; it’s pickled tea leaf salad (laphet thote). Finding pickled tea leaf is not always easy. In my cookbook, I mentioned laphet can usually be purchased from a Myanmar (Burmese) supplier but now it’s available from Bayin; a social enterprise based in Ireland. I received my precious jars of Pickled Tea…Read More
yellow split pea fritter salad
A quick lunch of left-over Baya Kyaw (Yellow split pea fritters) broken into pieces and tossed with sliced tomato, toasted pieces of flat bread and wild rocket. Dressing is simply olive oil, lemon juice and salt.Read More
lunch at burman kitchen in granville
It’s always wonderfully exciting to find a new Burmese restaurant. I first went to Burman Kitchen, located in Granville, for lunch on a Saturday. It was a good sign to see the restaurant lively with a mixture of people and a menu that is short and concise. What we ate: Mohinga was served with crispy…Read More
burmese food at feel myanmar restaurant
“If you want Burmese food then I’ll take you to Feel Myanmar restaurant,” Myint Han, my cousin say to us. We squeeze into a taxi and head north passing Bogyoke Market towards the Embassy District. Feel Myanmar restaurant has a bustling yet relaxed vibe; Tables and chairs sprawling onto the pavement next to stalls selling…Read More
burmese-style lime relish
We are still working through the wonderful limes given to us by a friend. As I was juicing the limes to make lime sorbet this morning, the zesty smell remind me of shauk dhi, a type of citrus found in Burma. I am particularly fond of shauk dhi thote which is a salty, sour and…Read More
orange and lime marmalade
Citrus season is in full swing. This week in our fruit and veg box, there are numerous oranges the size of a grapefruit. They are very sweet, super juicy and perfectly ripe. To use up some of these oranges and the last of the home-grown limes, I made marmalade following Delia Smith’s method (it’s a…Read More
This is a speedy, super easy lemon slice recipe from BBC Good Food which uses ground rice in the base resulting in a noticeable crunchiness. I have tweaked the recipe a little to suit my taste. I’ve used salted butter and reduced the sugar for both the base and the pudding top to make the…Read More