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Kohk & Sahk – Authentic Laotian Cuisine

In Lao, the words “kohk” and “sahk” translate to “mortar” and “pestle” respectively – the ubiquitous and mandatory cooking equipment found in all Lao kitchens. This duo can be described as the rustic yet very effective version of the electric blender and grinder, whereby it is forever used to pound/grind herbs and spices, and also…

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All for one and one for all

It’s a little late but happy Australia Day for Monday Australians! :D For overseas readers, yes, the 26th of January is Australia’s day of union/unity. You probably have a similar day in your country and so you would understand the significance of the day. Australia Day is our day of national/patriotic pride. It’s a day…

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The day I accidentally deleted my websites

The keywords here are “websites” because all of my websites hosted by my hosting company were deleted/lost/kaput/hasta-la-vista-baby, but one got rescued. And also “accidentally” because it was a bloody accident, albeit a very stupid/out of character one. In fact, it was not that out of character, but super crazy shit happens! I won’t cry over…

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Happy new year everyone!

Hi everyone, oh my god, it seems like a million years has past since the last post, so let me start off by apologising for my absence from the blog. I didn’t forget about you, but as you can understand, it was the Christmas/NY’s break/holidays after all (which was a wonderful time to see and catch up…

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Notes #6: Keep Calm and Carry Om

As a couple, we are just ordinary people trying to live our ordinary lives as simply and stress-free as possible. This is simply because it’s so much better for our physical and mental health! :D Of course, this is not always an easy thing to do, especially at this time of the year when the unnecessary…

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Wordless Wednesday #41

Note: Hi folks. Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow (Thursday 18th) is the last day for submitting your poems in the food poetry competition. Please help celebrate Padaek’s first blog anniversary and show your support of Padaek by entering the competition. All you have to do is submit a food poem in the comments on the post. It’s…

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