Once again i have been eating a delicious meal in Vietnam. I think Vietnamese cousin must be one of my absolute favorite food in the world. So many great options! but of course i have my favorites. A big one is the Vietnamese fresh spring rolls. Always making them myself when i am home in Sweden.
Then one dish that i dont remember the name of right now, but it is a soup with a lot of fresh spices and lettuce that i like to have together with some vegetarian fried spring rolls.
But than i have one of my new favorites, the Banh Xeo (Vietnamese pancake). This is sooo good, and i had the best one so far here today in Da Nang at Madame Hanh. I very much recommend to try them out there.
Okey, i am ready to tell you guys about one of my absolute favorite dishes i have been eaten since i went to Asia. It is called Popiah and it is delicious! I first ate it in a hawker center in Singapore, China Town. The second time i ate them was in Kuala Lumpur where they actually had the best ones. Several times i went to a place called Sisters Cripsy Popiah, which is a food chain they have in Malaysia. Really recommend to try those if you ever get the chance.
So what is Popiah?
I would describe them as thin crispy pancake/crepes filled with vegetable and a delicious sauce. At my favorite place ”Sisters crispy popiah” they also have a crunchy filling that is great. I am not sure what the crunchy stuff is, but it taste a bit of peanuts.
If you want meat like beef or chicken in your popiah you can order that as well.
I am not really that hungover today, but we had a few beers yesterday and i slept very little. So i felt for a nice and greasy breakfast/lunch, so i made this awesome sandwich.
It is bread with a little bit of mustard, onion, tomatoes, red beet falafels and cheese that i put in the oven.
After that i added salsa and garlic dressing and served it together with red cabbage salad, avocado and sour cream.
It came out god damn yummy!
Today i slept till 10.00 am and around 12.00 i got some friends coming over. Before they arrived i prepared some lunch for them. I had no idea what to cook so i just checked what i have at home and came up with this delicious soup. I will share the recipe with you guys but since i never measure anything i can not really write EXACTLY how i made it. But almost 🙂
What i used when i cooked the soup:
2 sweet potatoes
1 can of coconut milk
A dash of cream
2,5 vegetable broths
2 small chillies
1 yellow onion
half garlic (ca 5 garlic cloves)
Salt and pepper
A little bit of Habanero chilli mix from Fynbos (i love this one but it is VERY spicy, so use it only of you like really spicy food)
- Cut the sweet potatoes in smaller pieces and boil them with water that just cover them in the pot. Add the broth + salt & pepper to the water while it is boiling
- While the potatoes is boiling, cut the garlic and the onion in to smaller pieces and fry it in butter in a frying pan for a little while, than add it to the boiling water
- When the potatoes are soft, add the coconut milk and a little bit of cream and let it boil together
- When it is boiling, turn of the heat for a little while and than add everything to a blender. Mix it all together and pour it back to the pot and heat it up to boil again. Add some more spices after taste. DONE!
When you been sick for a long time it is important to keep a good diet.
When it comes to food i just love seafood! All the shellfish, crab, shrimps, clams, oysters, you name it. It sucks, because i feel a bit bad sometimes when i eat it, after all it is still animals, but i just love it too much.
I already stopped eating meat a pretty long time ago, and bird, and i do not miss it at all. I can probably live the rest of my life without meat. But seafood… not so sure.
This was out lunch/breakfast this last Sunday. The salad is mine (ofc). I dont eat meat, but i must say that this ”plankstek” looked really good. And i was the first time Luis got to try that dish also. I think he liked it.
So yesterday was a good day. After finishing work i headed over to the gym for a quick training session and after that i went for a really late lunch with Mom at Snaps. It is a place located at Medborgarplatsen, and i mostly visit this place during summer times since they have a great outdoor serving. But yesterday we went there to sit inside and have some nice food, have not really eaten there before tbh. When summer comes it is all about rose and beer.
But i must say that i will probably go back there for food. It is a nice local, the food is good and the prices are normal.
I had a halloumi burger and my mom had their meatballs. I have no idea how they tasted but they looked better on picture than my food XD. And she also told me they were good.
PS. They have AW prices on some of their food, my moms meatballs for example had a cheaper price than normal.
After lunch/dinner i headed over to Globen to meet up with the guys at ”Grekiska kolgrillen” to have some beer before the Hockey game. I dont even cheer for any of the teams that played but it was fun to watch, i did some online betting before the game which made it even more fun.
Yesterday we were out having dinner to celebrate my cousin who turned 25. We went to The Public in Sundbyberg, i really like that restaurant, not because of the food, but because of the atmosphere and the place. The interior design is very nice there.
They had a pretty big menu, but a lot of dishes with meat, that i am not eating. So i took a pizza topped with chevre cheese, red beets, honey and blueberries. Really good!
Tonight we will continue the celebration 😉