Sunday, August 24, 2008

My mama the machine...

The girls playing with Bao dough.

My mom is a machine in the kitchen, it's hard to keep up with her. She has no recipe book, no recipe cards, nothing written down. She doesn't own measuring cups or measuring spoons. She just rocks. We've been just hanging out and the girls are loving having her here and loving playing and cooking with her. And she's speaking Lao with them which is awesome, DH really wants that and I have a hard time sometimes remembering to do so, they are soaking it up.
I tried to follow her with the camera but, well she's fast. But we're eating good around here.


Some pork, egg and Chinese filled Bun Bao... I tried to get pictures like I said, but the dough was done so fast, then she filled them... moved her hands around a bit...
All I got were blur's of dough and filling going around and around in her hand...
See?
Then, POOF, a dumpling/Bao ready to be steamed....

Pretty though...


YUMMY....




Now the soup... the broth is kind of sour like a Tum Ka in Thai cooking... but it isn't the same. There is kiffir leaves, chicken, tomatoes, lime juice, and lemon grass stalks in it. Fragrant and delicious...
Don't you wish you were here to share this?


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