Singaporean noodles stir-fried with a melody of vegetables courtesy of my friend Shaun, who made this for the potluck luncheon.
On the trip to the temples outside of Hanoi, Vietnam, there were many vendors selling drinks, breads, food, candy and yes, potatoes. They are called khoai tây. While I was there, I had some as a snack. The potatoes were steamed over coals and without any seasoning. They had a bit more flavor than what I’m use to in the U.S. and of course more variety. It was a nice warm snack on a chilly day. I learned that Hanoi hosts Potato Days, which is an important staple in the northern Vietnamese diet and economy.
Santa Barbara’s Winter Farmer’s Market where so much is in season. Some good finds: bacon avocados (a mid-winter green variety), three different kinds of carrots and beautiful chidori kale.
I went out to lunch with a friend who had a craving for Vietnamese while in San Francisco at Hai Ky Mi Gia. They are known for their braised duck leg and noodles. Fortunately they were nice and made me a veg-friendly option of rice noodles with pickled carrots, daikon and cucumbers, topped with bean sprouts which turned out to be pretty tasty. They are also known for their yummy homemade warm soy milk.
Enjoying a beautiful afternoon with a homemade salad overlooking at the bay.
Green Beans & Zuchini Stir-fry
I love making and eating stir-fry. There’s not a lot of thought into the dinner menu and planning. Just got to have some vegetables to chop, dice and cook all together with tofu.
Veggie Tofu Stir-fry Mix
Another great meal my mom made at home. The stir-fry consisted of a healthy mix of Chinese broccoli, red and green peppers, onions, shiitake mushrooms, green pea pods and tofu slices all for lunch. Yum.