Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Making Soba Noodles and Thai Desserts

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Making soba noodles the easy way
How to make soba noodles
"Soba noodles, a dish that's popular in Japan, particularly on New Year's Eve, can be difficult to get just right so that the noodles aren't too chewy or hard. But while it can be tricky for novices, it's not impossible to make by hand. All that's needed is stone-milled buckwheat flour, a plastic bag, a rolling pin and a sharp chef's knife."
A master shares his easy method for making your own.
At Akila Inouye's Tsukiji Soba Academy in Tokyo, a specially made wooden cabinet ...
has 108 small cubbyholes, each containing a scroll of thick brown or green paper printed with a question. ...
Full Story: Making soba noodles the easy way; LATimes.com


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Rice goes sticky, and sweet
Mango and rice: A sweet and sticky dish
A popular Thai dessert mixes the stickiness of rice with the sweet flavor of mangoes. The rice is steamed and flavored with salt, sugar and a coconut cream sauce. If diners don't care for mangoes, pineapple or peaches make good substitutes.
In Thailand, a ripe mango accompanied by steamed sticky rice enriched with coconut cream is a doubly festive dessert.
The Thais adore mangoes, and when ripe ones become available during the warmest part of the year, ...
Full Story: Rice goes sticky, and sweet; ChicagoTribune.com




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