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Aircraft Carrying 22 People Missing in Nepal

30 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

A Nepali De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter aircraft with service from the town of Pokhara to the town of Jomsom lost contact with ground control about 12 minutes after taking off at 09:55 local time. The aircraft, operating on behalf of subsid...

North Korea Tests Ballistic Missiles Following New Sanctions

17 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Hours after new sanctions were imposed by the Biden administration of the United States of America, state-run media outlets of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) announced that the nation successfully test-launched a pair of ball...

Indian Venice or Alleppey, my travels around Asia - India you don't know

23 Dec 2021 4 minute read 1 comment marianomariano68

Kerala area Region Kerala Kerala is a place in India unlike any other. It is called by its inhabitants "God's own country". Kerala is located on the southeast coast of the Indian Peninsula, where the Malayalam language is spoken. Kerala to m...

Hundred Leaf Tofu Salad

11 Oct 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Chinuck

I usually do this recipe with pressed tofu, which is firm enough to bounce off the counter without breaking. But hundred leaf tofu is a recent discovery for me and this recipe works even better with it. It has the same firmness of pressed tofu, but...

Chinese Hashbrowns

20 Sep 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Chinuck

This is a version of the potato pancakes my mother used to make, which involved using mashed potatoes. So you could say I'm deconstructing my mother's recipe -- is that wrong? Or you could say I'm deconstructing the lazy rice cooker meal I posted abo...

Shiso Pesto, Vodka and Tea

15 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Chinuck

In the past few weeks, I've posted a lot of recipes using shiso. That's because most recipes only require a few leaves, but my grocer insists on selling it in a gigantic bunch. Well, my shiso is on its last legs, so today we're going to put it out o...

Lap Cheong Fan (Chinese Sausage Rice)

6 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Chinuck

Lap Cheong has been a favourite of mine since I was a kid. It's a cured sausage that is traditionally hung dry in storefronts, although nowadays they're often sold wetter in packages in the fridge at supermarkets. They are salty, sweet and have large...

Nasu Dengaku (Miso Grilled Eggplant)

30 Aug 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Chinuck

Nasu dengaku is a very classic Japanese dish. It's richly satisfying and very simple. Ingredients 1 eggplant 1 tbsp miso 1 tbsp sake 1 tbsp mirin 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp grated ginger cooking oil Method Cut the eggplant in half. Cut a groove around the...

Frozen Shiso Caprese

27 Aug 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Chinuck

There's nothing a like fresh caprese salad under the summer sun, or is there? This is my version of a caprese using shiso, and it's frozen! Ingredients 2 ripe tomatoes 2 shiso leaves, minced mozzarella 0.5 tsp salt balsamic vinegar Method Bring s...

Tomato and Egg

25 Aug 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Chinuck

Tomato and egg is a Chinese home cooking staple and my favourite growing up. It's not glamorous, but it's really good! Ingredients 2 ripe tomatoes 4 eggs 0.5 onion 1 chili -- This recipe usually doesn't include chili, but I like it. chopped green o...