After my recent trip to Malaysia and indulgence in the rich and often meaty dishes of my childhood, I had been craving something a little lighter, a little fresher. I miss salads and my daily green smoothie of greens and fruits. Son came home from college to celebrate my birthday. Daughter was ready to eat out after cooking for herself while we were gone. We vacillate between eating healthy and indulging. Now that son's college semester is over and he is back in town, expect us to do more damage. Ha, ha. Here's a pictorial rundown of some of the dishes we ate this month.
Soft boiled eggs, Oxtail dumplings, Smoked brisket, Hoisin glazed short ribs.
Tofu Don with Soft Shell Crab roll at Rakiraki, Convoy San Diego
Home cooked grilled salmon with balsamic glaze, grilled soft tofu with sesame crust, served over quinoa with steamed haricot verts,patty squash and tomatoes.
We were craving some seafood, so I made a prawn with pineapple Assam curry with lemongrass, Kaffir Lime (Limau Perut )leaves and Chen Hong/ Laksa leaves from the garden.
Obviously, I made a lot more dishes at home but did not take pictures. Somehow, when you are dining out, all you have to do is take picture and indulge. At home, it is the scramble of getting things to be plate and table and taking pictures flies out the window!
I leave with a picture of the beautiful succulent garden outside Underbelly.