Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thai Bah Mi hang

Summer has officially gone after today. I had a lot of thai food this summer. My Thai friend told me "Bah Mi" stands for the egg noodle itself and if it is in the soup, it is called "Bah Mi naam". If it is dry, it's "Bah Mi hang".
I tried to remember the taste of my best "Bah Mi hang" and cook with soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, peanuts, cilantro, fried onion, pickled chill and oil tossed egg noodle and grilled pork which was marinated with fish sauce.
I heard the best fish sauce should be the first pressing and have a nice color. Where can I get the best one in NYC??

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Netherlands-Haarlem again

My friend Soona and her family made our trip to the Netherlands so special. We had known each other through our blogs and she came to my show in NY. We found out we live in the same building!I was very happy to see her great life in the netherlands because I understand all the challenges and feelings as a foreigner. Now we live far away but our friendship became even closer!
Her beautiful works;soonhwa kang
Her design blog is;here and there

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Netherlands6 - Amsterdam&Belgium Antwerp

One sunny and hotday, we walked everywhere in Amsterdam.
Day trip to Antwerp. 2hrs by train, with half hour delay, of course. There were pro bicycle race in old city center.

The Netherlands5 - Dutch food

My friend prepared nice organic breakfast for us on the day we arrived. Dutch bread, yogurt, cheese & ham...delish!For dinner, her tasty korean feast,(We were too busy to chat and eat to take pictures). Her husband P cooked typical dutch food "Stamppot" (mashed potato with kale/veges) and sausage. Home cooking with love is the best!
I snacked fried Kibbeling(cod) with garlic sauce from fish stores, but I did not have a chance to try herrings!
She also took me the bistro and had a great time.
Indonesian are also popular in the Netherlands.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Netherlands4 - pannekoeken

My friend took us to the pannekoeken(dutch pancake)cafe after the ride in the forest. The pannekoeken is thicker than crape and thinner than pancake. Yummy!

The Netherlands3 - cycling in the forest

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Netherlands2 - Delft

My friends took me to Delft where is famous for "Delft blue pottery". Tile museum was closed but we still enjoyed old interesting pieces at nice antique shop.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Netherlands1 - Haarlem

We went to see our good friends in Haarlem in the Netherlands. It's about 15 minutes by train from Amsterdam.
The Gothic style town is just so beautiful with the ringing church bell and people talking in bars.
It was cold and grey the first couple of days and this weather seems to be typical. But we were lucky to have nice sunny days for the rest of our stay. Everyday people were out on the boats in the canals.