Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bento Honeydew Bunnies Tutorial

Here is how I make the Honeydew Bunnies. The method I used is almost the same as the apple bunnies I make every now and then. Read on!
Bento Honeydew Bunnies and Nectarine

Scary big picture of Honeydew Bunny
Bento Honeydew Bunny Tutorial

This is how I make the honeydew bunnies. Do be careful not too cut yourself. First, I slice 1 whole honeydew into 6 wedges. Next I used a sharp paring knife and made a skinny V shape on the skin (see pink part). Next slice it just under the skin, just along the purple dotted line and discard the blue shaded portion. Finally cut it to size so that it fits the bento box and insert a honeydew seed for the eye.

I also use this method to make apple bunnies in my older bentos like here. The only difference is in handling the fruit. Because the honeydew I used here was quite ripe and soft, I try my best to just use my hands only as support while cutting the V and slicing the skin off (and avoid squishing it midway like a toothpaste). I think that having an extremely sharp skinny knife helps as well.

This is my tutorial on how I make the Honeydew Bunnies! Hope you like it!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bento Honeydew Bunnies Mapo Tofu Tutorial

Yesterday, I have written a post on one of the bentos I made some time back but forgot to mention here. This is a step-by-step tutorial on how I arrange the Bento. Enjoy!

Bento Mapo Tofu with Honeydew Bunnies and Nectarine

Step 1: Mold the rice into some sort of semi-circle. I used an ordinary rice paddle here.
Cat Face Bento Step 1

Step 2: Fry the tofu with Mapo paste and fry the omelette in a seperate pan if possible.
Stir-fry the tofu in Mapo paste

Step 3: Place the omelette around the rice and pour in the tofu mixture into the rest of the space.
Add in a few pieces of nori seaweed and viola!
Cat Face Bento Mapo Tofu with Omelette

Since I know that I'll be adding in the top tier of the bento box, I did an additional step. I felt as though I was a little neurotic doing it, but I guess I was just lazy and didn't want to do so much cleaning around the bottom groves of the upper tier.

Pressing the Bento with a piece of Gladwrap underneath

This is how I made the Cat Face bento with simple ingredients like rice, tofu and omelette. Hope you like it!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bento Honeydew Bunnies Mapo Tofu

Over the next few days, I will be featuring some of the bento's I have made before but forgot to mention here in Adventures of Bento Cat. Today's Past Bento is Mapo Tofu with Honeydew Bunnies and slices of Nectarine. I had made this shortly after I came back from my summer vacation and accidental Bento equipment haul (^^,)

Bento Mapo Tofu with Omelette
This photo above shows the bottom layer of Bento Mapo Tofu. The egg omelette serves an aesthetic purpose and also acts as a edible seperator (baran). This prevents the rice from soaking up too much of the liquid from the spicy Tofu. Honeydew Bunnies and sliced nectarines are stored on the upper deck of the bento box.

Bento Honeydew Bunnies with sliced Nectarine

Tomorrow I'll write a post on a step by step tutorial on how I made Bento Honeydew Bunnies Mapo Tofu! So Stay Tuned!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Takeout Bento Meal: Suriname Duck Curry with Roti

This is what I had for dinner after what happened to my glass stove. Now that I can't and do not dare not use the stove anymore, I'm left with 2 choices for meals. Either to buy microwave meals or buy takeout meals.

This is what Mr Bear bought for me:
Suriname Duck Curry
Suriname Roti - Pardon the sloppy picture, it was too delicious. I have already eaten half of it before I thought of taking a picture.

Mr Bear bought this from our regular Surinaamse takeout place in Amsterdam called Llalla Rookh. The duck curry stew (aka Doksa on the menu) comes with potatoes, a specific type of long green vegetable, an egg and also the Roti, which is a type of filled flat pastry-like bread. It's spicy and I really love it! And that gravy... It was heavenly, especially when dipped with the Roti. Maybe having that crazy stove isn't so bad after all :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Glass Stove Exploded, Saved by Bagettes

In case some of you might be thinking why I've been kind of haphazard with my posts lately, that's because MY GLASS STOVE EXPLODED! It was such a shock for me. I was just cooking my usual dinner (only 1 saucepan, nothing heavy inside) and as I bend down to put the bagettes into the oven below, Bam! went the stove. The next thing I saw was shattered glass all over the kitchen and living room and this huge hole on the stove top.

Glass stove explodes leaving huge gaping hole

Luckily I wasn't hurt (just because I bended over at that same moment to open the oven below the stove). What if I didn't bend over for those bagettes?! Mr Bear was there as well and I suspected he got frightened a little too, just that maybe his male ego doesn't allow him to show it. LOL! I must say that I'm pretty impressed by him. After making sure I'm OK, he just calmly tip-toed to get his phone and snap pictures of the damage. "This is for the guy we bought the stove from *snap* and this is for the insurance people *snap* and this is for the imaginary just-in-case-we-need-his-help-guy *snap*," said Mr Bear.

Needless to say, none of us dared to touch the dinner after that. Guess we just have to seriously make do with microwave meals till the kitchen people comes by. I still can't believe how the glass stove can randomly explode just like that. And I used to think that this sort of stuff can only be found in old school children's cartoons! If not for those two humble baguettes, I probably would be a bloody mess by now.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

DIY bento accessories - rice and pasta mold - flower

Last week, I wrote a post on how to make your own leaf shaped and heart shaped bento accessories. This time round I will show you how I make my own flower shaped rice mold out of the remaining plastic "bottle". Simply cut the end of the bottle according to the desired height.

This can also be used for certain types of pasta. As long as you work fast and the rice is not too hot for your hands, you can just pack the rice into the mold and pop it out just like how you make sandcastles.

For a more detailed write up on tools and basic steps on how to DIY bento accessories, you can check this out. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bento Mushroom with Jus and Cod Roe Sprinkles

This is a bento with some quick and easy left overs from the dinner the night before. I sliced some mushroom and gave them a quick stir fry with the meat sauce from the previous night. Then I pack in the rice and sprinkle some Tarako Furikake, which is a Japanese Sprinkle made from Cod Roe. I had used a plastic strip cut from a soda bottle as a sort of stencil for the Japanese Sprinkle. My only mistake was that I pushed the strip too far into the rice and it looked a little messier than what I had in mind. If you are trying this out with the round strip from the soda bottle, try to make sure that you have about 2cm of it sticking out above the rice. Try to pour the sprinkle from as close to the surface of the rice as possible, it helps!

Bento with Mushroom and Tarako Furikake

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bento Singapore Chicken Curry Amsterdam - Cook a Pot of Curry Day

As a finale for the now famous facebook event Cook a Pot of Curry Day in Singapore (you can read more here), I made a bento with the rest of the chicken curry I cooked on Sunday 21 August. As with many types of curry around the South East Asia regions, this dish taste even better on the second day. Here is my take on a very Asian dish in a very Amsterdam setting. The roof, big open windows and not forgetting the typical Amsterdammetjes were made from nori seaweed.

Amsterdammetjes (Literal translation: little one from Amsterdam) in real life are little red-brown poles that can be found along sidewalks of Amsterdam. All of them bear the sign XXX, which is the coat of arms of Amsterdam. Interestingly, there is never a really straight Amsterdammetje, they are always slanting someway or another, sometimes to the left, sometimes to the right, sometimes with a dent here and there, which I like, because I think each of them tells a story.

The same goes for the buildings, especially the older buildings along the canals. I think this has got to do with the soft soil foundation under the buildings. My apartment is also severely slanted. But I really don't mind it nowadays (after taking out the wheels from the computer chair, that is. hahahaha!)

Singapore Chicken Curry Bento from Amsterdam

Cook a Pot of Curry from Singapore to Amsterdam

So this is my take on the Cook a Pot of Curry event which was created to promote harmony, respect and tolerance for each other's culture. Oh yes, and in case you are wondering where's the chicken in this Chicken Curry Bento.... there is only 1 little piece left tucked under all the potatoes and the rest of the chicken was already eaten up because I couldn't resist it :D

Monday, August 22, 2011

emergency DIY bento accessories - Stencil and sandwich cutter - Circle and Grass

Due to popular requests, I have decided to do a quick post on a DIY bento accessory. This time round, its a sandwich cutter that can also be used as a stencil for powdered sprinkles and dutch chocolate rice (hagelslag).

DIY bento accessories - round sandwich cutter and stencil
Cut the plastic soda bottle as shown above and you will have a round sandwich cutter. To use it as a stencil, simply push the sandwich cutter into the rice, leaving about 2cm of the plastic sticking out. Pour in the sprinkles.


Sandwich Cutter / Stencil for Grass or Mountains:

Follow the same steps as the round shaped sandwich cutter and cut across the plastic as shown above. Now you have a open strip of plastic.

Next I fold it like an accordian. The folds do not have to be all straight and equal. This DIY bento accessory can now be used to cut slices of cheese, ham, bread, leafy vegetables, etc to make grass or mountains. Try it out and let me know how it goes! :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bento Nasi Lemak recipe- Coconut Rice , Omelette & strawberries

I'm pretty excited. Tomorrow is going to be the Cook a pot of Curry day in Singapore! More than 50000 people are going to cook curry dishes for the event. Yesterday, I have written a post on Devil's Curry and today I am going to post something that's less spicy. Bento Nasi Lemak paired with cucumber and strawberries!

Bento Nasi Lemak

Here's what I put into the rice cooker:
(serves 3, I saved a portion rice for this bento and had the rest for dinner with Mr Bear)
3 cups rice
1 small packet of coconut cream (aka Santan, available in most supermarkets)
pinch of salt

While the rice is cooking, I sliced the cucumber, fried the chicken, omelette and dried anchovies and there you go! Nasi Lemak Bento with Coconut Rice with Egg omelette, chicken, cucumber, dried anchovies and strawberries.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Cook a pot of Curry Day - Devil's Curry

Come Sunday 21st August 2011 more than 50000 people in Singapore (and probably many parts of the world) will be cooking a pot of curry as part of a silent protest on the now famous Curry Feud. Here is a recipe on a typically Eurasian dish - Devil's Curry. This fiery and sour curry usually served together with bread and rice during Christmas in places like Singapore and Malaysia.

250grams pork (beef/mutton/chicken can also be used as substitute)
4 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoon tumeric powder
2 tablespoon mustard
*2 tablespoon chilli powder
4 tablespoons vinegar
salt and sugar to taste

Ground Ingredients:
2 onions (large)
12 shallots
7 cloves garlic
2-3 cm ginger piece
1 candlenut [ aka kemiri in Indonesia, kukui nuts in Hawaii. ]

*omit the chilli powder if its unavailable. Simply add about 15 fresh chillis to the Ground Ingredients

How to:
- Gather all the Ground Ingredients and grind them with a food processor or pound them with a pestle and mortar.

- Heat oil in sauce pan and fry the grinded ingredients until fragrant. Add the meat and salt and fry for a few minutes on high heat.

-Take a small bowl and mix the chilli powder and tumeric with a little water to form a smooth paste. Add this paste to the saucepan with meat and salt. Stir well, add a little more water and cook over low heat.

-When the meat is just about cooked, add in the mustard, sugar and vinegar. Stir and simmer for another 10 minutes.

- Serve hot with bread or rice.

Serve Devil Curry hot with Bread or Rice


Because some ingredients can have different names in different countries, I have included some pictures here as reference:

Tumeric Powder


Photo credit: http://www.importfood.com
 Picture above shows a packet of Candlenuts from Indonesia. Some packaging might come with a warning. As much as they look like macademia nuts, NEVER EVER eat candlenuts raw! Candlenuts can only be eaten after they have been cooked and never be eaten raw as a snack. This is a very common food ingredient in many parts of South East Asia such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

DIY Bento Accessories - sandwich cutter, ham and cheese cutter - Leaf and Heart shape

In case some of you have been reading my blog and thinking that I have a crazy huge stash of bento accesories or I spent a lot of money buying all these stuffs, nah, I don't have a walk-in closet full of bento stuffs and I didn't spend a lot on whatever I have either. Tell you a *secret* , I make my own sandwich cutters, ham and cheese cutters, rice/couscous molds!

These tiny easy stuffs are fantastic because we get to do our bit for the environment and they do not cost that much as well. AND they are great for those days when you suddenly need to cut out a certain shape from that stack of sliced cheese.

Today I will share with you how I make my own leaf / heart shape cutter. Read on!

DIY bento accessories - tools
 First of all, you will need this 3 things: Any empty soda bottle, pen knife and a pair of scissors.

DIY bento accessories - Step 1
 Cut a strip of plastic out right across the bottle just like this picture above and below. Be careful not to cut your fingers because sometimes the edges can be quite sharp.

DIY bento accessories - do not throw anything away yet

 Pinch the plastic strip as shown in the picture below.
DIY bento accessories - pinch the plastic strip
There you go, a LEAF shaped sandwich cutter. You can also use it to cut sliced cheese and ham.

DIY bento accessories - Leaf shaped sandwich cutter

From this point, you can also make a heart shaped sandwich cutter out of the same piece of plastic. Hold it just like I did in the picture below and just squeeze hard.
DIY bento accessories - Heart shape sandwich cutter - SQUEEZE!
DIY bento accessories - Heart shape sandwich cutter - COMPLETED!
Save the rest of the bottle and they can be used for something else, so do look out for more of my DIY bento accessories coming up next week!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bento Slavink, Potato Croquette and Green Apple

Today's bento is Slavink, Potato Croquette and a Green Apple.
Let me talk a little about Slavink today. It's a traditional Dutch meat dish that I happen to like. It's made with mince meat, which is then wrapped around with bacon (which is not pre-smoked) and then baked or pan fried. Usually it can be found at the local butchers and big supermarket in the Netherlands. Mr Bear says it's an Albert Heijn thing because he didn't see Slavink being sold anywhere else other than Albert Heijn when he was a kid. Hmm but I really think its a local butcher thing because so many Dutch Deli meats can be found there and I swear I saw a couple of them sitting next to the sausages in the neighbourhood butcher!

Store bought Slavink is pretty easy to cook, just throw it onto the pan or in the oven, and wait for it to cook. Usually it is combined with potatoes and vegatables for a balanced meal. Since there is a random green apple sitting in the fridge, I decided to use it in this bento box as well.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lego Bento Box : Tricolour Bento with Ikea meat balls

This is one of my favourite bento boxes which I bought near the Dam last winter. Its really quite big for a lunchbox because its as big as a real BRICK. which is quite funny... life-sized lego brick. hahahaha!

That's why you can see in this photo that I only filled up half the brick with rice and left the other half for the pickled mango. If you are thinking that the contents look familar, yes, that's because the pickled mango were also in yesterday's bento box. Am I bored of it? Nah I'm not, I like mangos and I like this side condiment. It stores pretty well too in the fridge, so its really great as a "instant" bento condiment.

Ikea meat balls are wonderful as well. I just have to grab the number I want and nuke them in the microwave or if time permits, give them a good bake. Thats all :D
My favourite Bento Box: Lego Bento Box

Oh yes, if you are wondering how I make the mango side dish, you can find the recipe here "Bento Tricolour Furikake and Mango Pickle"

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Prawn Curry - Curry in a Hurry

Here is one of the many recipes for Prawn Curry. This curry dish is quick and easy to make and is especially popular with prawn lovers. You can also replace the prawns with sliced calamari for a quick Calamari Curry.

Serving Suggestion: Prawn Curry

Ingredients (A)

1 tablespoon oil
1 onion (chopped)
1 tomato (chopped)
1 green chilli
1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
1 sprig mint leaves
1 teaspoon chilli powder
5-6 peppercorn

- Heat the oil in pan and then add the chopped onion. Fry till brown.

- Add the chopped tomatoe and stir fry it for 1 minute.

- Add the rest of ingredients and fry for 2 minutes. Keep aside to cool. After its cooled, grind it into a smooth paste and set aside. This is the masala paste for this dish.

Ingredients (B)

2 tablespoon oil
4-5 curry leaves
1/2 onion (chopped)
1/4 tomato (chopped)
250grams prawns (de-shelled and de-veined)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Corriander leaves for garnishing

- Heat oil in saucepan. Add curry leaves, chopped onion and stir-fry till fragrant.

- Add chopped tomato and add the grinded masala paste. Fry for about 2 minutes.

- Add the prawns and salt. Give it a quick stir and close the lid for a few minutes.

- Garnish with corriander leaves and serve immediately.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Bento Tricolour Furikake and Mango Pickle

After all the weekend food binge, I have decided to make a light and easy bento. Here is my version of a tricolour bento using only 2 condiments, namely the Mango Pickle and Furikake Tarako, which is sometimes called Fish Cod Furikake outside Japan. The whole process of packing this lunchbox only took me only about 5-10 minutes. So this is definitely ideal if you are in a rush in the morning and/or you are out of bento ideas. Haha, that said, its definitely perfect for the hectic Monday mornings when you overslept just because you don't feel like going back to the office or school :D

Tricolour Bento with Mango Pickle and Furikake Tarako (Cod Roe Furikake)

In case you are wondering how I made the Mango Pickle, here's how:

1 Mango (slightly ripe)
2-3 teaspoon Sugar
A dash of Thai Fish sauce (or light soya sauce)
A sprinkle of Shichimi Togarashi (which translates as 7-flavour chilli powder)

*If Shichimi Togarashi is unavailable, Chilli Powder or freshly cut chilli slices can be used as substitute as well.

How to:
- Remove skin from the mango. Julienne the mango into thin strips. Put in mixing bowl.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix evenly.
- Taste and add more sugar, fish sauce or chilli according to personal preference.

Store in an airtight container and it will last a couple of days if left in the fridge.

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North Kerala Egg Curry

Here is a recipe for a mild Malabar Egg Curry. This recipe serves 2.

Ingredients A:
3 eggs boiled, shelled and cut into halves
2 large onions, sliced
1 cup thick coconut milk (santan)
1 cup thin coconut milk
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 tablespoon coriander powder
A pinch of tumeric powder
1 teaspoon of store bought garam masala ( or pound/grind together 1 cardamom + 1 small piece cinnamon + 2 cloves)
Salt to taste

Ingredients B
2 teaspoon cooking oil
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
a few curry leaves

How to:

-Heat oil in a saucepan and and add the rest of the ingredients in Ingredient B. This process is called tempering.

-When the mustard seeds start to pop, add in the onions and fry until they turn golden brown.

-Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and tumeric. Stir-fry for about 30 seconds. Add the ginger garlic past and fry for another 1-2 minute.

-Add the thin coconut milk and reduce flame to low. Bring to boil and let it cook for about 2-3 mins, stirring occasionally.

-While keeping fire on low, add the thick coconut milk and the prepared eggs. Add salt, bring it to a boil and quickly remove from heat. Try not to over-boil at this stage because the coconut milk will start to seperate.

-Serve warm with rice, rotis, papadums or puttus.


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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Daiso Bento accessories - Sandwich Cutter Transport

I had managed to lay my hands on this and was absolutely happy about it. This is a sandwich cutter that I bought from Daiso in Dubai. I think Daiso is fantastic! They have the most wonderful bento accessories ever! and at a really good price as well! This cost 6 AED, which is about 1,15 euros. Needless to say, I bought this sandwich cutter together with a whole bunch of other bento related stuffs.

This sandwich cutter works with most pre-sliced square breads that are available in most supermarkets. (I usually get the Casino Wit ones from Albert Heijn) and the best part is there is absolutely minimal wastage since the shapes are designed in fit within the square form. The downside is that it does require some care when cleaning though. A sharp toothpick usually does the trick for those hard to reach corners.

Click on the tag bento accessories to read more about what other bento tools I keep in my stash.

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Bento accesories: Sandwich Cutter - Transportation

Cook a pot of Curry Day : Potato Curry

Potato Curry

Dry ingredients:
3-4 pcs red chilli
1/2 tbsp coriander seed
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp whole black pepper
2 tblsp coconut flakes

First, dry roast and grind the dry ingredients above. Do not add water. This will be the Masala Powder for this dish. Set aside.

*sidenote: In case you are reading this in preparation of the Cook a pot of Curry Day event on the 21st of August, you are at the right place.  Do note that this dry roasting process may give off the smell of spices, so please be considerate and switch on the kitchen exhaust when cooking ;)

Main Ingredients:
2 big potatoes (peeled, washed and dice into cubes about 2cm. Keep immerse in water)
1 big onion (cut length wise)
1/8 tsp tumeric
3-4 pcs of curry leaves
Salt to taste
1tsp Mustard
1tsp black lentil (aka Urad Dal/black gram) [mung beans OR azuki beans OR pigeon peas can also be used as a substitute]
2tsp cooking oil

How to

-Heat oil in saucepan and add mustard and urad dal. Then add curry leaves and onions.  Stir fry till onion turns golden brown.

-Drain and add the cut potatoes, salt and tumeric to the saucepan. Fry in medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

-Add in the grounded masala powder and add just enough water to get the potato cooked.

-Mix well and cover with a lid in medium heat until the potato becomes cooked. (Keep turning to avoid burning the ingredients)

-After the potato is cooked, sir-fry it till most of the liquid evaporates.

-Serve with rice :)
Here are some pictures of the ingredients, just in case they go by different names in your region.

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Urad Dal (aka Black Gram, Black Lentil, Vigna mungo)

Cumin Seeds

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bento White Fish, potato, spinach and dessert

On the previous day Mr Bear and I had pan fried White Fish for dinner. There was potatoes and spinach as well. Haha, don't you think that the carrot stars and celery leaves look familiar? Well, they were from one of my posts yesterday as well. So far carrots and celeries have been some of my favourite bento garnishes because they are usually quite hardy and can last for a few days if drizzled with lemon juice and stored in an airtight container in the refridgerator. And the colours look so bright and cheerful!!

The dessert is stored in that yellow looking box. Well, actually its not exactly a real bento box. When I bought it in Xenos (dutch chain store that sells all sorts of cheap and strange stuffs) it said "Lemon Holder" on the tag. And its shaped like a real lemon!
Bento with white fish, potatoes, spinach

Here's the dessert: Honey Dew and Sago.

Here's how the "Lemon Holder" looks like

Bento box with White Fish, Potatoes, Spinach and honeydew sago dessert
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Spicy Garam Masala Powder - Cook a pot of Curry Day 21 August 2011

Garam Masala Powder for Vegetarian Dishes
This spicemix requires slightly more ingredients than my previous post, and is recommended for Vegetarian Dishes. Oh yes, and if you happened to be preparing for the coming Cook a pot of Curry Day on the 21st of August, and you are trying to make a point, this is the process of curry cooking that gives out the smells :D Enjoy Roasting!

*Sidenote: If you are puzzled by all these curry posts, do check out "Singaporean Story about Curry" on what I think about the whole Curry Feud.

1-2 star anise

6 black cardamoms

2 1/2 tsp black peppercorn

10 inch worth of cinnamon sticks

1tbsp cloves

8 green cardamom

1gram mace powder (aka javitri)

4 tbsp coriander seeds

3 tbsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp nutmeg (grated)

1/2 tsp salt

Heat the saucepan on high heat. Do not add any oil or water. When the saucepan gets hot, put in all the ingredients above. Stir constantly for about 5-8 minutes or until you can smell the fragance. Remove  from heat and wait for it to cool. Grind it up into powder form and use it immediately. Or simply store the powder in airtight containers and put it in the fridge for later use. 

- as a marinate for meats and vegetables
- in a gravy/curry
- as a seasoning salt

Best of all, it smells sooo good and I don't have to use too much salt to make anything taste good.

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Star Anise

Black and Green Cardamom

Left: Black Peppercorn

Cinnamon Sticks

Friday, August 12, 2011

Cook a pot of Curry Day - It's All about the Spices

Here is a post on typical spices used in many South and South East Asian cuisine. Since different regions often name the same spices differently, what is better than a pictorial representation of the different sort of spices available? Let me know if I have missed out any and I will try to put up a picture here. Enjoy Cook a pot of Curry Day, Star!

Green and Black Cardamom

Black and White Peppercorn

Red, Green, Black, White Peppercorn

Caraway seeds

Star Anise

Cinnamon Sticks and Cinnamon Powder

Dried Cloves

Nutmug fruit and the red part is called Mace

Coriander Seeds

Cumin Seeds
Tumeric Powder
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I'm Shanna and I enjoy bento making a lot. I'm also a wife, daughter,sister,a full-time student, previous fashion and product designer, nerd and super foodie all rolled into one. With Adventures of Bento Cat, I hope to document the daily happenings of my life through Bentos filled with Tender Loving Care and more! I can be contacted at bentokato@gmail.com
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