First Cambodian attempt

Hello, I’m back to cooking today. Ken bought me cough syrup which knocked me out after taking it and I’m better now! So, I planned to prepare two Cambodian dishes – Caramelised chicken wings with ginger & Rice porridge.

First was the Caramelised chicken wings with ginger. The steps were pretty easy except for the first which I had to make a caramel sauce. I tried but failed. I tried heating the sugar in the non-stick pan. After waiting for a good 10 minutes, I think it was not going anywhere and pour the mixture into my wok and you know what? The mixutre turned into crystals! Oh my! It’s such a joke! In the end, I decided to stir-fry the chicken wings using soy sauce and shao xing cooking wine with ginger. Taste good still but I will try to make the caramel sauce again!

Next for dinner was the rice porridge. In Cambodia, a steaming bowl of thick rice porridge or Bobor is a nourishing and satisfying breakfast. But for me, since it has been raining almost the whole afternoon and is still raining now, I made it for dinner.

This is really a simple and healthy dish. However, I feel that it pales in comparison to the Teochew porridge which has more flavour. Still, it is a nice porridge to have!

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The day saw me as a weary woman, lifeless almost. Had no energy to cook and we decided to go to the foodcourt at 88 Supermarket to have our lunch. It’s our first time though we often went there to do our grocery. So I was expecting Laksa, fried carrot cake, char kway tiao and the like; I was excited!

But what a disappointment! None of the above! I was craving for all things Singaporean at the moment and I guess I have to make them myself. =(

Anyway, off to the supermarket after the makan, primarily to stock up on our food supply for the next few days and to buy some Cambodian condiments (remember the hubs chose Cambodian food?)

We searched the different aisle for 2 main items- tuk prahoc and tuk trey – but in vain. What the?? That would mean I would have to make the sauce (whatever they are) myself? But in the end, I guess I would substitute the 2 items with something near, that is, if I know what they really are. If not, I will just use whatever I have to whip up those Cambodian dishes!

I miss my Singaporean food!!!

What big portion! We share!

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