Weekend treats!

How are you these days?
We are on the cool-side of the weather here in Phnom Penh these days which is lovely, considering the heat in the past few months.
Hope all is well with you.

As mentioned in my previous post, my husband and I have embarked on a semi-paleo diet that began two months or so ago. From then on, we both lost 10% of our body body weights from this diet. And so, we’ve decided to treat ourselves for the weekend.

We began with a cheese sandwich for breakfast. Getting acquainted with my husband’s favourite fares, like this cheese sandwich with Branston pickle, is exciting.

Branston pickle relish - sweet and tangy, like an Indian chutney. Definitely livens up the cheese sandwich!

Branston pickle relish – sweet and tangy, like an Indian chutney. Definitely livens up the cheese sandwich!

Crusty bread, freshly-baked from Comme à la Maison, smeared with butter, cheese wedges, and a dollop of Branston pickle relish. To those who don’t know, Branston pickle is a sweet and tangy jarred condiment made from a variety of tiny-diced vegetables. It is the English’s answer to an Indian chutney. It serves as a brilliant support to the sharp taste of the aged edam cheese and for sure, to any other dishes. We found this jarred gem of a condiment (and even the Irish butter) in Phnom Penh’s Thai Huot Grocery, Tuol Kork branch.

And for supper, we had this delicious bacon pizza! Homemade, of course. When it comes to making pizzas at home, my husband takes the cake!

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That’s my husband adding his special touch on the smoked bacon pizza – toasting the cheese.
The crust is wonderfully soft and light. I don’t know what’s his secret to a soft and light crust, something that I should find out if I were to make pizza myself. I also love the burnt taste of cheese.

Mmmmmmmmm. I can still smell and taste it!

Food Trip Friday 098: Sfiha

The other night my husband and I found ourselves without dinner again. There are stuff inside the fridge but, you know, it’s one of those nights when I just could not be bothered to cook. I hope I don’t look like a bad wife at all. I had a cold and a splitting headache, a little compassion here, please.

So yeah, we ordered pizza for delivery. Again. But different this time. It was pizza with exotic middle-eastern spices… they’re called sfiha.

Sfiha, the Lebanese pizza, from Le Cedre Restaurant in Phnom Penh.

They are delicious, exotic pizzas that are made from minced moutton and mixed with various heavenly spices. They look like open-faced minced pies on soft dough (crispy on the sides) but, according to Le Cedre’s menu, they’re actually pizza that are traditionally eaten in Lebanon and other Arab countries.

I’m not a fan of lamb meat at all but this one I’m happy to make an exception as this dish is a tummy-pleaser! I googled for recipes and I’m pleased to know that it’s not that difficult to make. I think I know now what I will try to do in my kitchen next time.

 

Food Trip Friday 092: Pizza-perfect!

Too lazy to prepare anything on a rainy night, we opted for pizza (yay!) tonight.

Imported pepperoni and black olives, our favourite toppings. Pizza perfetto!

So I excitedly called Sarpino’s in Tuol Kork. It is close to our neighbourhood and their delivery service is great. True to their promise, a large, pan-crusted, double-pepperoni pizza with black olives arrived within thirty minutes!

Food Trip Friday 015: Pizza a la Sreisaat

Pizza a la Sreisaat

‘Twas one of those days when I suddenly had the urge to eat pizza. But, Mama mia! I didn’t have enough moolah to buy one from my favorite pizzeria. So I raided the fridge, then the cupboard, to assess whether I have the basic ingredients for pizza. The wheels in my head started to turn, and my hands began rockin’ and rollin’ the dough. An hour or so later… e tanto!!! Pizza delizioso!