Eid al Adha, the Culmination of Hajj Pilgrimage

It's been a while since I food-blogged. Or blog for that matter. This entry  has been posted on my Examiner.com column. Eid al-Adha is a day in the Muslim calendar that marks the culmination of the Hajj pilgrimage. During this day, a Muslim is ordered to give sacrifice in the form of a four-legged animal; to symbolize the mercy of God by sparing Abraham of sacrificing his son, Ishmael, by turning him into a lamb....more

Ye Olde Indonesian Staple: Gado-Gado

Gado-gado, staple Indonesian food with plethora of nutritional goods within, is fairly easy to make. Technically, the only things one needs to do are to steam or blanch some vegetables, pour in the peanut sauce, and it's done. For the time-challenged, the peanut sauce even often come in pre-packaged. All one needs to do is dilute it in hot water, and it is serve-able....more