This salsa verde recipe is great for enchiladas or make it chunky to scoop up with chips!! It is very easy to make, only takes about 10 mins from start to finish!
This buttermilk pancake holds it’s shape beautifully, fluffy and tall yet moist and soft. I HAD to steal the recipe from Sean’s grandma because I don’t think I can live without this pancake.
This recipe was passed down by my grandpa and probably from grandpa of his. It is quite different from most hot sauces you find in the supermarkets, this sauce gives a tingly feeling in your mouth due to the Szechuan Peppers and it is super easy to make. This sauce can also be a base for various dishes originated in Szechuan or just to spice up your food. (more…)
What is curd in Sri Lanka and what is it made of? 斯里蘭卡 水牛優格? 什麼!水牛奶可以吃??還可以做優格? 吃起來像什麼呢?
I walk pass these clay pots when I get breakfast every morning here in Sri Lanka, thought that the grocery stores sell pots to grow plants for the longest time till someone introduced me to this claypot “yogurt” or as locals call it “Curd”.
在斯里蘭卡，每天早上吃早餐的時候都會經過這些”陶盆”。一開始不知道這些東西到底是什麼，而且很多雜貨店都有賣，直到有一天聽到老闆在向其他過路客推銷優格，才發現原來這些陶盆裡面是優格!! 可是其實當地人稱這些”優格” 為 “凝乳”。
What’s the difference between curd and yogurt you ask? the locals definition is: yogurt is made with cow milk n is sweetened with sugar, usually comes in small plastic packages; and curd is made of buffalo milk which contains less fat comparing to cow milk. curd is unsweetened, naturally fermented overnight and isn’t stored in the fridge. people cook with curd, and should finish it in day as it contains no preservatives.
凝乳跟優格的差別是什麼呢? 在地人的解釋是: 他們稱之為”優格” 的食品是牛奶做的，通常加了糖裝在小包裝裡像台灣的優佩蕾之類的，而”凝乳”是水牛奶做的，水牛奶的脂肪比牛奶少，而這種凝乳完全不加糖，每日現做也沒有多餘的添加物，所以最多只能放一天。喔，如果有冰箱的話應該可以放久一點，可是當地絕大多數人家沒有冰箱。通常人們用水牛優格入菜。
I bought a pot with “honey”. total cost is about 2USD. Oh, and “honey” is not actually honey. to me, honey is something that only bees can make. this stuff is from coconut flower, they took the liquid from it and then cook it until it’s got this syrupy texture.
The taste: it taste a lot like the 0% Greek yogurt soft tofu style! I love the lightness, sourness, and tartness. curd is the right name for it!
吃起來呢？ 如果你吃過希臘優格，他們兩個相似度很高。其實… 吃起來口感更像豆花! 很清爽，帶著奶香，有點酸酸的，”凝乳”真的是個很恰當的名字。
The syrup is really light, doesn’t taste like coconut at all its got this light aroma that words can’t quite describe. I gave some of the curd to the dogs here n they love it too! I feel like I could just have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner! it is so good!
我還餵了這裡的狗狗吃優格，他們也很愛呢! 以整個覺得可以早餐午餐晚餐都吃這個就好! 太好吃了!
There might be a post following up with the title “the real Sri Lankan breakfast” as I am dining at a tourist restaurant right now. But hey, it’s my first day, I want to ease my way into this crazy country. 我覺得等一下很可能會出現一篇叫做 “真的斯里蘭卡早餐”的文章，因為我今天選擇了一家專門供應觀光客的餐廳吃飯。我剛到嘛！ 總是要先適應一下。 […]