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Thai Red Curry Veggie Soup

This can also be called “empty your fridge” soup. There are a few things I always have in my kitchen/fridge: curry paste (red or green), sesame oil, fish sauce, limes, and ginger. You can’t really do much with these ingredients on their own but they sure make a great base. For any curry. So on Sunday afternoon when I was feeling lazy AF and trapped in my house because of cloudy weather, I decided to make a cozy soup with everything I had in my fridge. Lucky me, I had a good base.

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Pulled pork steamed buns

Long time no blog. As of recently a few of my friends and colleagues have pointed out that I haven’t updated this place in a while. Sorry, been to busy eating and not documenting it. Also, “I just don’t have time anymore”. Queue the eye roll.

I decided to make time; I’m currently on a train to Madrid writing this. Hooray, prioritization! Efficiency! It seems like my sporadic blogging days are over. But whatever, let’s talk food. 

The other night Marc and I went to our favorite East Asian supermarket. We originally went to buy edamame and sauces to make an uninspired stir-fry. That was when we saw the frozen food aisle. It had frozen bao buns. Immediately a Gua bao craving came over us and we decided to take a crack at making them. It’s quite easy really–you just have to steam them! And honestly, making bao buns from scratch is not on my calendar at the moment. If I ruined the fantasy, just imagine I made them. To go with the buns we made pulled pork in the slow-cooker.

So for this one in terms of cookware you’re going to need a steamer (doesn’t have to be bamboo),  a slow cooker, and access to a decent East Asian supermarket (if you’re in Barcelona I recommend Supermercado Honesto).

Ingredients for the pulled pork:

  • Lime
  • Garlic
  • Red onion
  • Ginger
  • Whole, crushed or powdered Cayenne
  • Soy sauce
  • Fish sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Pork: I used loin but another cut that works very well is pork shoulder
  • Chicken: I like to have options so I also added chicken breast
  • A slow cooker

For fillings

  • Cilantro
  • Radishes
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Cucumber

Topping sauces:

  • Hoisin sauce
  • Sriracha

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