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I don't know what to call this meal. [May. 22nd, 2012|12:38 am]
susan smitten

nativeinformant said she liked my cooking posts, so I hope everybody appreciates this sloppy meal I made in the middle of the night. I near-caramelized some garlic and carrots, then added huge button mushrooms, a red chili, and a little minced onion. I also added a little fresh orange juice, a little orange zest, a little Kikkoman, and a little coriander powder. I was trying for a "kung pao" concept, and it worked except for the lack of nuts. If it weren't the middle of the night, I'd have picked up some cashews or peanuts. And maybe garnished it with fresh cilantro. I ate this creation, soft taco style, on rotis (heated from frozen) and labneh. If you haven't had labneh, it's an Arabic or Turkish yogurt which has the texture of sour cream but tastes more like Philadelphia.

So there you have it. A Chinese-inspired stir fry, eaten with Arabic yogurt on Indian bread, assembled like a tostada or soft taco. Funny picture, but it tasted really good!

[User Picture]From: mrputter
2012-05-22 04:02 am (UTC)
> I don't know what to call this meal.



> said she liked my cooking

So do I! So there. I do believe we have consensus.

(I feel really guilty: I made a whole bunch of good-looking food the other day, and was in such a rush, I totally forgot to take pictures for my LJ. As usual. Le sigh.)

Also also...

Speaking of which, happy (belated) to you!

Edited at 2012-05-22 04:10 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-05-22 12:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks, also thanks, also thanks! Yours is tomorrow, isn't it? Happy to you, too! Vintage 1978!
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[User Picture]From: The Coexist Cafe [thecoexistcafe.com]
2012-05-22 01:00 pm (UTC)
> I don't know what to call this meal.


I came here to say exactly that. :D
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-05-22 02:40 pm (UTC)
I liked it! =D
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