People often mistake the fact that I love food with an overarching sophistication when it comes to eating.
One of my absolute most favorite dishes to eat when I’m back in Malaysia is Mee Laksa (laksa noodles). There are two types of laksa — one is curry laksa and is coconut curry based, while the other called asam laksa and is a sour-ish fish soup. Both have noodles, and are served in those great, giant noodle soup bowls with a big spoon and a pair of chopsticks. My favorite is curry laksa (although you can eat it at any meal, it is one of my favorite breakfasts!).
I got some lovely, squirly Asian eggplant from a farmer’s stall close to a friend’s house, with the hopes that I could learn how to make one of my favorite restaurant dishes.
A few months back Coralie and I were sitting at a bar of Piatti in La Jolla, enjoying a glass of wine and chatting with the bartender. It was a great place to relax, catch up, and watch the hustle and bustle of the dinner rush as we waited for our table. A waiter came up with an empty tray and the bartender began filling it — but suddenly I realized they weren’t serving wine, they were serving heaven. 😀
I made these muffins because I wanted to test out my new Nikon point and shoot camera…And look how lovely they look!