The week I want to share a few favorite dishes, perfect for the fall weather. I also have some exciting news. My husband and I will be embarking on a four month journey beginning December 1st. This is a life-long dream of ours to travel the world. I truly hope you will follow along on our journey.
We will be heading to Southeast Asia and the first country we will be exploring is Cambodia. This Cambodian soup, made with pork and shrimp and those amazing, glass noodles, is a big reason why this country is a must see and taste for us. Once you make it you will understand why. It is amazing!
Kuy Teav (Pork and seafood noodle soup)
India will also be on our journey. We can't wait to explore this country and plan on eating lots of Chicken Butter Masala, as well as many other delectable Indian dishes. As it happens, we will be there during the Holi Festival of Colors, something I have always wanted to see and experience firsthand.
Chicken Butter Masala (Murgh Mahani)
Laos is another stop on our trip. We hope to see the monks receiving their alms at the cultural center of Luang Prabang. You can look forward to new, authentic recipes from this spectacular country.
Khao Poon (Coconut Noodle soup)
Nepal is our next country. This lentil soup would be perfect to sustain you while trekking in the Himalayas, or adding comfort and warmth to any cool, fall evening. We will not be scaling Mt. Everest but we will certainly be warmed by this staple soup, called Dal Bhat.
Dal Bhat (Red Lentils and Rice)
There has been plenty of negative press about Myanmar of late. We added Myanmar to our itinerary and although we have mixed feelings about going there, we ultimately decided to include it. As you know International Cuisine shares the traditions and cultures of world counrties but also includes their struggles as well. Hopefully on our visit, we will experience more of the positive aspects. In any case, we know the food will not disappoint. This dish, called Mohinga, is a favorite!
Mohinga (Fish Base Soup with Rice Noodles)
Malaysia, our next destination, will be so exciting. We will be heading to Penang for their authentic Nyonya cuisine and to learn firsthand about Peranakan culture. Of course enjoying Laksa, this scrumptious Malaysian soup, will be a real treat while there.
Laksa (Coconut Curry Soup)
Oh and we cannot forget Indonesia. We will make a stop in Bali and Java on our journey. Bakmi Goreng is a dish I make regularly. I simply love this recipe as it is a quick and easy meal to prepare. It has a little bit of everything: sweet, sour, savory and spicy. It is also a very flexible recipe; you can make it with beef or chicken or seafood, it is all soooooo wonderful!
Bakmi Goreng (Seafood Stir Fried Noodles)
We will also be exploring Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and then making a stop in Portugal, on our way home. Of course, exploring street food and cooking with locals will be the highlight of every country. Be on the lookout for great new posts, with recipes as well. In the meantime, I hope you will enjoy some of our favorite dishes listed above. Simply click on the name or the picture to get the recipes.
Until next time,
Stay warm with these amazing recipes.
Wish we could join you. Will look forward to your reports...Henry and Catherine
Darlene at International Cuisine
We wish you could too! We appreciate your recommendations for India. Thanks again!