Ginger and Scotch: How to Make Your Own Vietnamese Curry Powder

Posted on the May 18th, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

Make your own blend of Vietnamese curry powder from scratch instead of using store-bought or if you don’t have access to a specialty Asian market. This post contains affiliate links where, at no additional cost to you, we receive a small commiss...

Fake Plastic Souks: Roger The Radar Rotter

Posted on the May 18th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Roger the Radar Rotter generally lurks around the Sharjah University City area. His favourite places are the roads around the AUS campus, the back road that tracks along the landfill from the logistics center to the roundabout ...

Fake Plastic Souks: Roger The Radar Rotter

Posted on the May 18th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Roger the Radar Rotter generally lurks around the Sharjah University City area. His favourite places are the roads around the AUS campus, the back road that tracks along the landfill from the logistics center to the roundabout ...

Fake Plastic Souks: Virus Attack Shock Horror. Don’t Say I Didn’t Tell Y’all…

Posted on the May 15th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)About 16 years ago, prescient me sat down to write a book to take my mind off my recently ceased 60 a day habit.This amused me a great deal for a number of months and involved bringing together a self-manifesting roasted chicke...

Fake Plastic Souks: Statutory EU Compensation, British Airways Customer Service And Ritually Disempowering Customers

Posted on the May 14th, 2017 under Personal Bloggers by

A BA plane taking off. This can take a while to actually happen sometimes... (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Okay, so you've heard the story about how British Airways managed to screw up our flight at the New Year. Being a little annoyed at the way things tur...

Ginger and Scotch: Birthday Party at Ella’s Creamery (Dubai Parks and Resorts)

Posted on the May 9th, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

We hosted our daughter’s third birthday party at Ella’s Creamery – a 1950s American-themed ice cream parlor located in Dubai Parks and Resorts. I don’t know who was more excited about having a kids birthday party at an ice cre...

Ginger and Scotch: Vietnamese Chicken Curry (Cà Ri Gà)

Posted on the May 8th, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

Make this Vietnamese chicken curry with store-bought or with my homemade Vietnamese curry powder. Like all stews, it tastes better the next day and also freezes very well. This post contains affiliate links where, at no additional cost to you, we rece...

Ginger and Scotch: Recipe for Pho (aka Operation Pho Noodle Soup in Sunny Dunny)

Posted on the May 1st, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

Pho is a Vietnamese rice noodle soup made with beef stock simmered for hours with star anise, cloves, cinnamon, onion and ginger. It is served with sliced raw beef, garnished with fresh Asian herbs, and finished off with a squeeze of lime. While I was ...

Ginger and Scotch: Recipe for Pho (aka Operation Pho Noodle Soup in Sunny Dunny)

Posted on the May 1st, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

Pho is a Vietnamese rice noodle soup made with beef stock simmered for hours with star anise, cloves, cinnamon, onion and ginger. It is served with sliced raw beef, garnished with fresh Asian herbs, and finished off with a squeeze of lime. While I was ...

Ginger and Scotch: How to Make Hong Kong Egg Cakes (鷄蛋仔)

Posted on the May 1st, 2017 under Expat Bloggers by

A popular street food in Hong Kong, I first came across these little egg cakes as a child growing up in New York City’s Chinatown. From a tiny red stall on Mosco Street, Cecilia Tam churned out pan after pan of these eggettes for over a decade but wh...