Category:  Ingredients

Norwood Tea Factory - Hatton, Sri Lanka

Flavors of Sri Lanka

In Ingredients, Recipes, Travel On April 8, 2013 Comments Off

Raw beauty, friendly smiles and ever so flavorful food.
Since ancient times, Ceylon, (Declared Republic of Sri Lanka in 1972), has been known as a center for spice trading. Drawing explorers from all over the world…

Beautiful 8th century Borobudur

Javanese Oxtail Soup – Sop Buntut

In Ingredients, Recipes, Travel On February 20, 2013 Comments Off

Hearty broth seasoned with cloves and nutmeg
Yogyakarta is the ancient city in the center of the island of Java, home to the infamous Borobudur, one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. Our recent trip to Java would not have been complete without…

Chinese Pantry Kit

Celebrate the flavours of Chinese New Year

In Holidays, Ingredients On January 29, 2013 Comments Off

Celebrate Chinese New Year At Home with Farina’s Asian Pantry

Chinese New Year is around the corner and the year of the Snake begins on February 10th. This festive holiday celebrated worldwide and is a time to…

Bun Thit Nu'ong - BBQ Pork Noodle Salad

Vietnamese Bun Thit Nu’ong

In Cooking Technique, Ingredients, Recipes On September 14, 2012 1 Comment

Cold Rice Noodle Dish Topped with Savory Pork

Vietnam is know for it’s amazing street food with barbecue and noodle vendors found on nearly every street corner….

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Perfect Labor Day Grilled Chicken

In Cooking Technique, Holidays, Ingredients, Recipes On August 31, 2012 1 Comment

Spicy Grilled Chicken Celebration

This Thai inspired street food recipe called Gai Yang uses a classic marinade that is an excellent seasoning for everything…

Green Thai Coconut Curry With Shrimp

Cooking Thai with Aaron Katersky of ABC Radio

In Cooking Classes, Cooking Technique, Ingredients, News/Trends, Recipes On June 26, 2012 1 Comment

Listen To My Cooking Segment on Slacker Radio

Cooking my Green Thai Coconut Curry with Aaron Katersky of ABC News for Slacker Radio…

fap dark soy sauce

Essential Ingredients For Your Asian Pantry

In Ingredients On June 1, 2012 Comments Off

Top Asian Staples For The Home Pantry

Friends and students frequently ask me how best to stock their pantries with Asian ingredients. It can be unnerving and time consuming to find your way through the aisles of an Asian market …

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Cooking Party, Singapore Style

In Cooking Classes, Ingredients, Recipes On May 15, 2012 Comments Off

Ladies Enjoy Making Thai Sticky Rice in Class

Every year, I donate a cooking class to The Singapore American School to raise money for the school’s scholarships, projects and library …