All posts filed under: Asian

Spring Rolls Experiment

Click HERE For Printable Recipe I love making Asian dishes. My favorites to make and eat are yakisoba, ramen, beef bulgogi, miso soup, onigiri, tamagoyaki, and sushi (kappa maki). I kept seeing different recipes using rice paper and so I thought I’d give spring rolls a go. After a few YouTube videos (this one in particular), I gathered the ingredients and quickly realized a few things. There is an art to using rice paper properly, too much water, too little water can complicate the rolling process. I would either overfill or underfill and I am definitely not skilled in the wrapping. But, no matter how ugly, they were still delicious. I was too lazy to make any dipping sauces, using what I had in my fridge, House of Tsang Bangkok Peanut Sauce and this Sweet Chili Sauce. We also tried frying them, which created an interesting texture and nice greasy flavor (if you’re into that sort of thing). But I think I’ll use egg roll wrappers for frying next time. The non-fried rolls were great …

Thai Flatbread Pizzas

Click HERE for Printable Recipe There is a restaurant chain throughout Minnesota called Zorbaz. They have a Thai Pie that I decided to recreate. I also tried a few variations. THAI PIE- ZORBAZ STYLE For this style, I mixed Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce and House of Tsang Bangkok Peanut Sauce for the sauce. I used jarred banana peppers, Members Mark Real Crumbled Bacon bits, diced white onion (I didn’t have any red onions), mozzarella cheese, and leftover honey teriyaki chicken I grilled the day before. I forgot the pineapple. INGREDIENTS THAI PIE- SWEET CHILLI & BARBECUE SAUCE For this style, I used Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce and Sweet Chili Sauce. I used jarred banana peppers and matchstick carrots in addition to the diced onions, bacon, chicken, and mozzarella. INGREDIENTS THAI PIE- PEANUT SAUCE & BARBECUE SAUCE For this style, I used Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce and House of Tsang Bangkok Peanut Sauce. I used sweet mini peppers and matchstick carrots in addition to the diced onions, bacon, chicken, and mozzarella. INGREDIENTS DIRECTIONS

Bolster Pillow

I’ve been looking at this pillow since 2017. I finally decided to at least entertain the idea of purchasing it so I ordered a few fabric swatches (Loom Decor will send them for free). Two years ago I found these two blue and white lumbar pillows at HomeGoods and I like them but I decided they might look better in the recliners beside the window. So whatever fabric I chose for the bolster needed to at least coordinate with the blue and white lumbar pillows. Loom Decor had a few chinoiserie style fabrics to choose from but none of those would coordinate with my rug or blue and white decor. The blue color of the koi pattern I ended up choosing leans purple but I don’t think it looks bad because all the blues in the room vary in shades and undertones. Loom Decor pillows are definitely pricey but as I have mentioned before, I can’t sew. I spent two years searching for a less expensive option but never found any extra long bolsters or …