Posts Tagged ‘asian recipes’

As my good friend Enas Yorl noted, I am a predominantly Asian cooking fanatic.  I just feel better physically after eating asian food and it is a way of life for me.  Luckily Cruel Wife is usually tickled enough that she did not have to make dinner that I can get away with fixing this stuff 4 times a week minimum.

It occurred to me to ask:  Would it be of any value to you if I posted pictures of the recipes as they look after plating? They won’t be professional pictures but enough to recognize carbon-based food elements.

Son-in-Law Eggs (Thai) – take a hardboiled egg, cut it in half, fry it face down in oil then make a sauce of some oil, brown sugar, and fish sauce.  Pour the sauce over the eggs and sprinkle with chilies and fried onion flakes.

Note:  You will mock me.  I know you are sitting there and thinking “God what hideous concoctions this twisted tool eats!”   You will be somewhat justified since there is no equivalent flavor in any dish I have ever tasted.  I took these to a party and they were all gone within minutes.  Open your mind up and try them.  Would I lie to you, dear Constant Reader?  Someday I shall make Tea Eggs and post the results

Chili Prawns and Bean Stir-Fry (Vietnam) – Honestly, I have not tried this yet but I am going to tonight.  This very evening.  I can’t see how it could possibly lose.  I just can’t.  I’ll keep you posted.

Update: Bad pain night, and I did not make the dish, instead ordered chinese with triple-dose of chili sauce to get the endorphines flowing.

Crisp Chili Beef with Orange Rind and Szechuan Peppercorns (Undetermined) – Very intense dish, and I have rounded it out with copious amounts of broccoli to stretch the quantity and make it more healthy

Shrimp with Red Peppers and Basil (Thai) – A quick and tasty dish, always a favorite here.

The recipes can be found at the top of the page or here.


This just in from Fox News.  Thanks for reporting, Fox!

Flags just went up!  Not that it has any bearing on the candidates but it sure paints a general picture…

McCain Chastises Dems for Discarding American Flags

So all these flags are found in the dumpsters behind the DNC Convention after it was over and they are then brought to McCain’s rally.  But:

But Democratic convention organizers claimed the flags were not going to be discarded — but instead were snatched from the site of Obama’s historic address to carry out a “cheap political stunt.”

Are you SURE you want to accuse Boy Scouts and Veterans of participation in carrying out cheap political stunts?  Oh, that works.  Well sure the Boy Scouts are part of a civilian paramilitary group and the vets are probably all mercenaries now…

Damon Jones, spokesman for the Democratic National Convention Committee, released a statement saying McCain should applaud the fact that thousands of American flags were “proudly waved” at their convention.

Proudly waved. And then thrown away. I don’t throw away things I’m proud of, I keep ’em.  I throw away things I think are shite.  Ergo, I keep my flags.  But then, I’m proud of my country all the time, too.  🙂

But that’s not the point, the Dems say:

“But instead his supporters wrongfully took leftover bundles of our flags from the stadium to play out a cheap political stunt calling into question our patriotism,” he said.

So does anybody really believe that there was a contemporary Flag-gate operation going on?  We’ll see what Bob Woodward scrapes off the bottom of his shoe next.

Notice “bundles of our flags from the stadium” does not refute that they were in the trash.  Words have power, words mean something, and therefore omission of words is every bit as important and as nuanced as inclusion of them.  Sort of like how things hang on what the definition of the word “is” is.

But on another note… Fox editors (foxnews.com) you might want to check your work a bit more carefully…

Slained for Seeking Annulment


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DPUD (Double Plus Undead) has a blog entry titled One Zombie That Needs to be Put Down Now. The post deals with additional efforts to enact Assault Weapon Bans, and I believe that bans of any weapon is a slippery slope. The ridiculous thing is that fully automatic weapons are illegal. These *look* like full autos so they are illegal. Nevermind the fact that someone who is good with a Ruger .22 can do an incredible amount of damage and they aren’t “assault weapons”. It’s politician hysteria. Again.

Obviously RPG’s, grenades, mortars, etc. should be strictly enforced since any one of these clearly is not require for home defense. Maybe the grenade but that’s another post. Besides, any person with rudimentary chemistry skills (ok, perhaps moderate) would be able to make things that go boom. Simply put though, we live in a civilized society that doesn’t seem to have these issues, unlike many third-world oil rich countries in the Middle East.

The comments in DPUD’s blog entry led to the idea of pink weapons, and that jogged me mind.

Hello Kitty AR-15Evil Black Rifle Meets Cute and Cuddly. These aren’t my pictures but I wanted to show them off his site so you’ll go to his site and enjoy the rest of his stuff.

This is a real weapon, made of real parts, and the owner shows it being fired on his blog page. I firmly believe that nothing exudes feminine beauty and love for the unannounced guest quite like a perforated liver created by a pink semiautomatic.

To be entirely sexist because I like tweaking… uh, body parts… I ask: Should those who suffer Mad Cow Disease once a month (aka PMS) be allowed to have weapons? (Yes, I know my wife reads this blog, and she goes under the moniker “Cruel Wife” – I need to gin up an avatar for her… some kind of poisonous but cute frog)


Quick question… I have recipes that I could be sharing on this blog. They include but are not restricted to:

  1. Crisp chili-beef with Orange Rind and Szechuan Peppercorns (chinese)
  2. Pad Krapow (thai)
  3. Chap Chae (korean noodle salad)
  4. Yam Taeng Kwa (thai cucumber/peanut/chilies salad)
  5. Pork and Shrimp with Basil, includes crab-chili paste (thai)

Any interest at all?


Teachers are way too liberal and it’s affecting the kids. I think it shows in the political climate. They get into this liberal mindset of “I’ve got to add social engineering to my job description because I know what is right and obviously the parents cannot do so” and end up losing all touch with reality. Like so.

But then again, it’s pretty obviously a rigorous science class if they determine these things based on a questionnaire by the kids about other kids. Perhaps I’m wrong.

If you didn’t catch the sarcasm there, I’m pointing it out now.

Ooh! Another one… teacher forces 3rd grader to clean out toilet with bare hands!


Hillary: Gutsy, obsessed, or just stupid? Let’s pray it’s all three and she causes a huge amount of animosity by the time the DNC convention comes around. Another way to put it: “Visualize the DNC with a DNR.”

Here’s how I think of Hillary about now:


Still studying those elusive things that make Art Deco actually Art Deco. It’s been fun. Click on the image for the current state of this work in progress. It is not how I want it yet, but it’s all I’m going to do tonight.

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