Three Little Piggies: Merry Christmas to all
Heirloom beans and ham. I found these beans in Burmese country market plus a home-cured ham butt slowly boiled for 2 hours. True winter fare as Battambang is hitting 13C at night and under 20/70 by day. So a total of 3 days getting out the woollen wear. Christmas day it’s back to 30C/90F
Delicious Khmer pork curry last night and pic 2 exquisite wild flower “placemat”
Char siu set. When I was a kid Chinese barbeque pork was a restaurant fave: served with hot mustard, ketchup and sesame. It still never fails. My recreation last night without red food colouring in the homemade char siu marinade, though. And I used honey instead of maltose.
Staff dinner: Stir fried red cabbage with pork belly.
Divine “Scotch” eggs Khmer style at Labaab in Phnom Penh. Made with quail eggs and green om bok rice plus a chewy sticky rice coating and minced pork. yummo
Fresh and healthy Vietnamese salad hoa chuoi. Do you spot the pig ears? ForStrongNails
Breakfast of champions. Fried potatoes, bacon & eggs cooked in a cast iron skillet healthy
Choucroute/sauerkraut in Cambodia. Perfect winter fare when it dips to mid 20s C.
Philippine style pork belly and potato wedges the just-opened Riversoul hotel, Siem Reap.