Category Archives: Asian

Dinner at Anchalee – 5 July 2017

D knew he might be late working on the studio this evening, b/c he and R were really getting going on the porch walls. He said if he wasn’t ready to cook in time, we could go out to dinner. … Continue reading

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Leftover sweet potato curry; paratha bread – 9 May 2017

Took a night off between lamb dinners – also b/c had lamb lunch – to finish off the leftovers we took home from Mint Leaf on the weekend. Also, James Comey was fired today, while I was sitting in La … Continue reading

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Dinner at Mint Leaf – 6 May 2017

We were pretty late getting back from our afternoon walk (which is usually a morning walk), in part due to being delayed in starting by trying to get E’s photos ready for her. On the way home, D pointed out … Continue reading

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Curry with random things – 1 October 2015

D made a most delicious and excellent curry, using whatever amused him. He found a recipe but only slightly followed it (on the Thai Kitchen site). It said how much of the red curry paste to add, and he thought … Continue reading

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Rice with eggplant, peanuts and garlic; broccolini – 9 August 2015

D had a plan to use up the extra rice I cooked when I made the rice and herb salad the other day. It was long grain brown rice, about half of the amount from 1 cup of uncooked rice. … Continue reading

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Leftover Himapan Chicken; leftover sesame/garlic broccoli – 18 June 2015

Knowing we were going to go to a neighborhood meeting regarding the proposed construction of 4 townhouses down the block, D&I decided just to plan on having the last of the Anchalee leftovers for dinner. We didn’t know we’d be … Continue reading

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Dinner from Anchalee – 16 June 2015

Bird day. OMG. Two hummies left the nest and crazy ensued. Nuff said. We watched and worried till too late to make the dinner we had planned, so D kept the feral cats away from baby birds while I went … Continue reading

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Dinner at Borobudur – 2 July 2014

D’s Dad P and his friend P2 are in town, and P2 had a birthday today. We went to Borobudur in SF, near the hotel they’re staying in last night and tonight, to celebrate. We’ve been to Borobudur a few … Continue reading

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Geatest finger-food party ever – 12 December 2013

Every year we are invited to this wonderful party at a local firm. They have such great food, and it is always fun to visit their offices and see what they’ve been working on, and meet their other friends, colleagues, … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs and rice; cucumber salad – 12 July 2012

Our friend M is staying with us, and made this wonderful chicken dinner. He marinated about 4 lb of chicken thighs – about 6 quite large thighs (“thundering thighs” per D) – and grilled them on our range’s grill. Here … Continue reading

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Curried chicken and red pepper; Thai jasmine rice; Thai cucumber relish – 17 June 2012

We had one more Riesling from Grocery Outlet to try, so I made one more Thai-ish meal for the purpose. This is a recipe I found online and liked quite a bit, for its flavor as well as for being … Continue reading

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Dinner from Anchalee – 13 June 2012

Having no bread, and having two Rieslings from Grocery Outlet to try out, I decided Asian food was the way to go. When I realized it would be a good workout night, which would make me late, I decided to … Continue reading

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Dinner at Borobudur – 9 June 2012

D suggested, rather out of the blue, that we run into SF and have dinner at Borobudur, an Indonesian restaurant we had tried when in SF with D’s Dad P a couple of years ago. Arriving a half hour early … Continue reading

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Summer rolls – 17 April 2012

D made a wonderfully refreshing dinner of summer rolls. He cooked green onions, some Fresno(?) chili, tofu, carrots, and ginger, all in fine dice or smaller; and added fresh bean sprouts, cucumber, cilantro, and Thai basil. He says he’d add … Continue reading

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Asian veggies over rice noodles – 16 April 2012

D cooked a pile of veggies and served over rice noodles. Most delicious! He steeped the rice noodles in hot water for a bit – perhaps not long enough, as they were on the chewy side, but not problematically so. … Continue reading

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Dinner at Mint Leaf – 30 January 2012

D and I decided last night that we might bail on cooking and try out a relatively new (new to us, for sure) restaurant in our neighborhood, a Vietnamese place called Mint Leaf. It was really good, not perfect, but … Continue reading

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Thai dinner at Rice – 1 December 2011

After an opening party at Fibre Arts Design, we had a very nice dinner at Rice, a Thai restaurant in Palo Alto recommended by our friends M&N. The official dinner shot has two of the appetizers. Two pieces of “Blanket … Continue reading

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Leftovers from The Slanted Door without actually going there – 27 September 2011

Our friends M&N passed through on their way back to the airport from their brief vacation at Pt. Reyes. They returned our coolers and reusable ice packs, with a pile of leftovers they couldn’t conveniently take on the plane with … Continue reading

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Pork satay with peanut sauce; Thai jasmine rice; cucumber relish; broccolini – 1 July 2011

We were sorting out when to make bread and who was cooking when, when I realized why I had been thinking, last week, about making this pork satay – another from the May edition of Saveur. It uses up the … Continue reading

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Chicken satay; peanut dip; cucumber-carrot pickle; cucumber relish; Thai jasmine rice – 24 June 2011

Wow! A very successful experiment tonight! I tried four more recipes from Saveur, from the May 2011 edition this time, and they all worked. Chicken Satay (Satay Ayam), Javanese Peanut Sauce (Saus Kacang Tanah), and two somewhat similar condiments: Thai … Continue reading

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Thai chicken with basil; beef salad – 29 May 2011

IN PROCESS Great Thai dinner, mostly cooked by our guests M&N: We started with a beef salad: marinated one skirt steak (1 stalk lemon grass sliced thin, stems [roots would be better, ways M] from one  bunch of cilantro, juice … Continue reading

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Curry with Anchalee rice – 28 May 2011

I’m writing this the 6th of July, based on the photo and the history, so unfortunately the true ingredients for this dinner are lost. However, I remember that for our second Anchalee dinner, we ordered tons of their really interesting … Continue reading

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Another take-out dinner from Anchalee – 23 May 2011

Great food again from Anchalee, after we worked on the house till almost 8:30. We had the crispy vegetable rolls again (not in the picture – I ate them too fast), wrapped shrimp (coated and deep fried along with some … Continue reading

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Thai take-out from Anchalee – 17 May 2011

Another hard day of work on the house. We planned in advance to order take-out from Anchalee, which is about 1/2 mile from our house. It was really good food, as we knew from eating there once and having take-out … Continue reading

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Eggplant and green pepper with tapioca noodles and peanut dipping sauce – 9 May 2011

I think D made up this dish, except for the dipping sauce, which was actually poured over the top, rather than dipped in. I took the picture before putting on the sauce b/c I thought it would be prettier this … Continue reading

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