Suanne enjoys different cuisines and is adventurous as far as food is concerned. She blogs about recipes and is an active member of the Richmond Community Kitchen.
Lorna invited me to another Mother’s Day Celebration dinner. This time, it’s organized by a church and it also to celebrate the launch of a radio program on AM1470.
The function was held at Continental Seafood Restaurant for 30 tables of guests. What a great turnout.
Sauces to go with the various dishes.
The first course was a cold cut appetizers comprised of BBQ pork, another version of cold cut meat; deep fried pork ribs and BBQ duck. In the center was jelly fish.
The second dish was Deep Fried Prawns Wrapped in Bean Curd Skin. They were crispy and go well with a sweet chili sauce.
The third dish was a Medley Stir Fry of prawns, mushrooms, beef, sweet peppers and sweet peas. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Michelle loves to roast vegetables like cauliflower, kale, green bean, etc as the high heat and short cooking time brings out the caramelization and yet retain the nutrition.
Michelle shared the above Roasted Green Beans with Red Onion and Walnuts in the South Arm Older Adults Kitchen.
- 1 pound green beans, stem ends snapped off
- 1/2 medium red onion, cut into 1/2″ thick wedges
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
- 2 medium thin-sliced garlic cloves
- 1/3 cup toasted and chopped walnuts
Source: Cook’s Illustrated
The South Arm Older Adults Kitchen is back in action. For this kitchen, Michelle revisited a couple of the best recipes due to popular demand.
One of the recipe is Smothered Chicken in Quinoa. This is a high fiber and high protein meal in a pot. This is a recipe which freezes well.
Michelle also shared her family favourite Carrot Ginger Soup for this session. This is also a recipe which freezes well. It also tastes better the next day. You may double the recipe by just doubling the ingredients.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
- 1 1/2 tablespoons minced ginger
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- zest of 1/2 lemon (peeled with peeler, avoid white pith, or grated on a microplane)
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons honey (or more to taste)
- whipping cream or yogurt or sour cream, to garnish
Source: this recipe is adapted from epicurious.com
Here is another email from a friend. It’s about banana with dark spots. I often used over ripen bananas with dark spots for baking banana bread. Now, there is more reason to use them.
The fully ripen banana produces a substance called TNF which has the ability to combat abnormal cells. As the banana ripens, it develops dark spots or patches on the skin. The more dark patches it has, the higher will be it’s immunity enhancement quality. Hence, the Japanese love bananas for a good reason. According to a Japanese scientific research, banana contains TNF which has anti-cancer properties. The degree of anti-cancer effect corresponds to the degree of ripeness of the fruit, i.e. the riper the banana, the better the anti-cancer quality. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
I was watching a recorded Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown show broadcasted on CNN channels earlier. It was an episode on Korea town in Los Angeles. That show made me yearning for Korean food.
So, Nanzaro and I went to Man Ri Sung in Richmond to have a Korean food fix. Arkensen did not come along because he was having a BBQ with his friends since it was a summer like spring day.
I had the lunch special Potato & Pork Rib Soup. The lunch specials are $7.95.
You can click on the menu to have a look at the lunch special options. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
During the day trip to Lonsdale Quay and lunch at China town, I was invited to join the SUCCESS Women’s Club mother’s day lunch. The ticket was $25 for non-member.
The Mother’s Day Lunch was held at Shiang Garden in Richmond.
The Mother’s Day Lunch took place in a private room. It was a great turnout of five tables.
The lucky draw table.
The table gift of a pot of geranium for each guest.
Sauces. The XO sauce was the favourite and we got two more refills.
The first course for a multi-course Chinese dinner is often a soup. For this lunch, we had the Fish Maw Soup.
While most people added vinegar to the soup, I had mine with XO sauce, yum!. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
It was a rainy Saturday afternoon. Arkensen wanted to stay home to catch his favourite Dr. Who show. So, I went out with Nanzaro and promised Arkensen to bring home his favourite roast pork from Parker Place.
Since it was a cold and wet day, we decided to check out the new Ipputan Ramen Noodle House which took over Ajisen Ramen. My last experience with Ajisen was not a good one as the noodle I got was like spaghetti.
We were told that there is a 12% discount until the end of April for the grand opening.
I had the Pork Ramen for $8.99. The sweet pepper is not conventional with Japanese ramen. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers. More beautiful photos from a friend to share.