Monday, June 11, 2012
Here are a couple of shots that I took with the photo tent I bought from ebay. I'm still quite a noob when it comes to photography, I need to take some sort of a class on this subject. But I think the pictures came out pretty decent still.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
I'm sure that many of you out there know what sticky rice is, but do know how it is prepared?? To many, the sticky rice that you know is probably the sushi rice correct? Well the sticky rice that I grew up with in Thailand is a whole different breed. The sticky rice that the Thais eat is a medium grain rice that to the untrained eyes looks just like any regular rice. But the method of preparation is quite different. The traditional way of cooking sticky rice is to first soak the rice in water over night, then you drain it and put it into what looks like it could be an upside down woven bamboo hat. The "hat" is then put on top of a metal vase-like pot with boiling water inside to create the necessary steam needed for the cooking of the rice. The length of time needed for the rice to cook is not really known, you just have to keep checking and testing the rice for doneness.
It's been a while since I've posted anything on this blog. I've been pretty busy and when it's busy, it's hard to try and take pictures of the food as they are going out the door. I am waiting for some slow nights where I can take my time and catch a few cool shots of the food again. One productive thing that I did was purchasing a table top photo tent, it was around $30 on ebay. Nothing fancy really, just a simple collapsable 20"X20" photo tent. But hopefully it'll help enhance the quality of the pictures that I take. Anyway summer is here so I am excited for this years crops and new dishes/ideas so I will definitely try to get more pictures up on the blog. Cheers Narin