This small Japanese house has been featured before at CNN, still, wouldn’t it be nice for us to digest it from a different perspective?
Okay then, let’s have a look at its every corner..
Hmm… so, this is how it feels like inside a “Toblerone” candy bar – compact yet so enticing! Hah!
Just love its triangular dimension!
But as the great debate goes, “Can you live inside a house this small?”
It’s not only a matter of keeping things simple but it shows one’s disciplined lifestyle; otherwise, it encourages one to be disciplined and focused – just a few keys to achieving “bigger” things in life.
Desserts is one food category that is tough to rank. Well, for one, most everything concocted is simply a battle of sweetness or how you play with sugar and alike.
In this week’s Food Review, let’s look into the world’s 22nd most delicious food – Hong Kong’s Egg Tart.
The basic ingredients include: confectioners’ sugar, all-purpose flour, white sugar, butter, evaporated milk, beaten eggs, and a dash of vanilla extract.
Hmm.. seems the only sweetener here would be the sugar; as vanilla extract would just be a dash while the eggs contribute to tastiness.
Still, Hong Kong’s egg tart wouldn’t make the list for nothing. From the oldest of bakeries to Hong Kong’s finest hotels – you will find egg tarts.
And it’s even one of the easiest to prepare. Just remember the following tips..
Evaporated milk could be substituted with, like, fresh milk. You could also use cake flour instead of the regular flour to make it more fluffy. However, do not substitute butter with margarine as the tarts could become bland.
More so, add flour if the dough seems greasy. Also, more butter if it’s just too dry..
Lastly, don’t make the oven temperature too high as you would just turn the tart’s crust to brown. As in most pastry, egg tarts are best when fresh from the oven.
Science and technology is indeed advancing.. Now, we could even hear of skyscrapers being able to clean the air.
Yes. Eliminating if not minimizing air pollution that is.
How does it work? Basically, by building a “thermal chimney” at the center of the taller tower.. that when heated by the sun, it draws air from across the lakes and uses it to cool the buildings. (CNN)
The air will then be filtered and churned back into the environment cleaner than before.
At any rate, this project is still said to start within two years.. So, let’s just wait and see.
Here’s another one of those Thai masterpieces for you – Green Curry, the world’s 19th most delicious food.
Well, if you notice, Thai food is either spicy or coconut milk flavored – or both. And today’s feature, the green curry is no different.
Hmm… while many of us loves the chicken curry we know, Thailand’s green curry paste provides that distinctive flavor.
Here’s its basic ingredients..
1 pound chicken breast cut into cubes, remember it should be skinless and boneless. 2 cups coconut milk. 1 tbsp all-purpose flour. 2 tbsp green curry paste. 1 tbsp white sugar. 2 tbsp cooking oil. 2 green onions. 3 cloves chopped garlic. 1 tbsp fish sauce. 1 tsp fresh, chopped ginger. And for garnishing, 1/2 cup cilantro leaves.
Coat the chicken with flour while heating the oil in a large pan over medium to high heat. Then cook and stir the chicken for about 5 minutes or until brown. Set aside.
Now, reduce the heat to medium and stir the green curry paste. Cook for a minute or until fragrant. Then put the garlic, ginger, and green onions and cook for 2 more minutes.
Afterwards, place the chicken back into the pan and stir to coat with the curry mixture. When done, add the coconut milk, fish sauce, and sugar into the chicken-curry mixture – and stir.
Let it now simmer for around 20 minutes til the chicken is tender. Finally, you could garnish it with cilantro leaves before serving.
Tips: If you include soy sauce to stir with the chicken-curry mixture, you could get a brown curry instead of a green one. More so, doubling your sugar obviously reduces the spiciness which is key to Thai cooking.
Lastly, use high-fat coconut milk to better the flavor of a drier chicken breast. Enjoy!
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