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how to make vegetarian meat

vegetarian meat

Some recipe or another tend to pop up during my conversations with my mother. Today it is vegetarian ‘meat’ made simply with flour and water. It is a recipe my mother learnt from her sister who was taught by the nuns at the Chinese temple in Rangoon.

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how to make sour pickled beans

sour string beans

Snake beans are simply salted and allowed to ferment given them a tangy taste whilst they remain slightly crunchy. I can’t help but think of sauerkraut and imagine the sour string beans would work equally well with pork or simply fried with dried chillies and onions.

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how to choose fish sauce

fish sauce tasting

For many years I was limited to one or two brand of fish sauce from an Asian supermarket. With very little choice, I used the familiar green and white brand featuring a squid. Now there seem to be more brands on the market albeit depending on where you live.

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