Kava in The Nyoongar Quarter, New Addis Ababa

Just a little snippet from a Space Opera side project I’m working on. Enjoy! 🙂

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Pictured below: Kava drinkers gather at a stall in the Grand Central Mandjura of the Nyoongar Quarter in New Addis Adaba. Kava is a drink brewed from the roasted seeds of berries from the Buna plant, indigenous to the African continent of the Planet Earth of the Sol System. Discovered roughly 1000 years ago, Kava was once a human domain but has since spread to all corners of the (local) galactic sector and is enjoyed by many races especially the insectoid Dzizi who find it acts as a sedative rather than a stimulant as is the case with most other races.

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三杯雞 Sanbeiji Three Cup Chicken

Three cup chicken is a chicken dish I first encountered during my short time living in Taiwan back in 2010. I fell in love with it and have been cooking it in some form ever since. “Three cups” refers to the three main condiments used to braise the chicken: Soy sauce, rice wine and sesame oil.

Traditionally, three cup chicken is more of a dry dish. I like my food saucy, so I’ve adapted a recipe to suit my preferences. However if you prefer your food somewhat drier or with less sauce, there are two ways to achieve that. 1) You add less of the condiments or 2) you cook on a high heat for a longer time to reduce the sauce. The second method is a bit risky as it may make the chicken taste dry and tough but you do get a more intense flavour. Either way, it’s always prudent to keep an eye out on a dish like this!

The taste of the dish should be slightly sweet, salty and nutty (from the sesame oil). Again, I’ve written this recipe to suit my own tastes so it’s always worth playing around with the amounts of ingredients to suit yours. I’ll also add that this works perfectly fine as a vegetarian dish, you would of course swap out the chicken for some tofu.

Below is the recipe both in Chinese and English. Try it out and let me know what you think of it!
(中文- Chinese)

三杯雞
一公斤雞腿肉 (或者豆腐)
四個辣椒 (鳥眼)
兩頭蒜頭
一片薑 (一英寸)
蔥 (五莖), 分開白部和綠部
四分之一杯
– 生抽
– 老抽
四分之一杯米酒
半杯蜜 (不需要的, 我喜歡吃甜, 所以我加密)
四分之一杯麻油
兩把蘿勒枼
四分之一杯麻子

開大火, 方上鍋. 先一起炒蒜頭, 薑和蔥 (白部). 以後方肉進去, 炒肉到肉的顏色改變. 以後加 生抽, 老抽, 米酒, 蜜和麻油. 當煮熟的時候, 火开小. 等45分至1小時, 然後加蘿勒枼, 麻子和蔥(綠部)

(English)

1 kilo of chicken thigh fillets, cut into chunks
4 birds eye chillis, finely sliced
2 heads of garlic, finely chopped
1 inch piece of Ginger, finely chopped
5 spring onions, separate into white parts and green parts, then roughly sliced
1/4 cup each of light soy sauce, dark soy sauce
1/2 cup rice wine
1/2 cup of honey (I have a sweet-tooth, less honey can be added or even omitted)
1/4 cup of sesame oil
2 large handfuls of fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup of toasted sesame seeds
In a wok on high heat, add the chilli, garlic, ginger and spring onions (white parts). Fry for about 30-40 seconds. Then add in the chunks of chicken thigh fillet, stir fry until the chicken is browned. Then add the light and dark soy sauce, the rice wine, the honey and sesame oil all at once. Bring it all to a boil and then turn the heat to the lowest setting, leaving it all to simmer for roughly 45 minute to an hour. Finally add in the basil leaves, sliced green parts of the spring onions and the sesame seeds.

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Gratuitous Food Porn: Meatloaf Porn

The Vulgar Chef

Meatloaf. Natures fillable bun-less burger fuck pie. Meatloaf is the cows tits. For the most part it’s a well seasoned burger with whatever the fuck toppings you want mixed right in. You can even make a sandwich with it so it’s pretty much the hamburgers older cooler step brother. There are a lot of fuckin’ fools out there that for one reason or another hate meatloaf and I don’t understand why. The only real explanation I can think of for someone hating this meat mountain, is that growing up the one your mother was making sucked royal dick. All sorts of dry as fuck with no seasonings. Fuck your mom.

I think I can even side with health nuts on this and say I might enjoy a turkey meatloaf filled with kale and almond cheese or some shit.

Just kidding fuck that shit. I’d rather try to drink a glass…

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The worst thing in life for Asian men

The Danger Zone

I truly believe that the worst thing in life is not to be feared or hated, but to be laughed at or not taken seriously. The stereotypes that have been assigned to Asian males by society have all been designed to make fools of us, and make us targets of derision and mockery by insecure non-Asian males looking to re-affirm their own fragile sense of masculinity at our expense. We are the only ethnic group that has to suffer from this specific dynamic, as the ethnic stereotypes assigned to all other ethnic groups are used more as a means to generate fear (e.g black thugs, criminal latinos). 

On that note I want to share a story with you all about something that happened to me a couple of years ago. At this time I was looking at taking a sort of backpacking trip across South East Asia. To prepare for…

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