Saturday, October 29, 2005

My Tom Yum Goong recipe

As well as being the title of Tony Jaa's new film, this is a delicious Thai hot and sour soup. Very good if you have a cold.
First pound together in a pestle and mortar: galangal or ginger, garlic, chilli paste (the kind with dried shrimps in) and lemon grass (not green stalky bits). Heat some goundnut or veg oil in a big saucepan, on a low heat, add the paste and chuck in some dried shrimps. Stir. Then add some tamarind water (to get this you soak tamarind in a bowl for half hr or so then put though sieve so pulp not used) and some fish sauce. Add some more water too. Turn up heat. Add lemon grass stalks, rounds of sliced galangal/ginger, kaffir lime leaves, quartered mushrooms and any other veg you wish (eg baby sweetcorn, carrots, celery). Then add some fresh skinned and de-veined prawns. Bring to boil, simmer for 5-10mins. Serve in bowls, squeeze in fresh lime juice and top with coriander and fresh chillies (sliced). You can also add slices of fish cake too if you wish. Yummy Tom Yum Goong.
Click here for the Import Food recipe

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Playlist for Fri 28th October's Show

  • 'Bear Cat' by Rufus Thomas
  • 'Tom Cat' by Muddy Waters
  • 'Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu' by Huey Piano Smith and the Clowns
  • 'Hong Kong Flu' by The Ethiopians
  • 'The Bug' by Jerry Dallman and the Knightcaps
  • 'Fever' by Alvin Robinson
  • 'Cool Water' by Hank Williams
  • 'Coconut Wate'r by Robert Mitchum
  • 'Dead Shrimp Blues' by Robert Johnson
  • 'The Yearning of the Sword' by Tan Dun and Yo Yo Ma
  • Muay Thai music
  • 'Farewell' by Tan Dun and Yo Yo Ma
  • Beijing Opera music

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Tony Jaa - Feature on Friday 28th Oct's Show

This Friday's show features a review of 'Ong Bak' plus info on Asia's biggest new star Tony Jaa. For all the Tony news visit this brilliant site:

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Resonance 104.4FM Show 14th October 2005


  • 'Bear Cat' by Rufus thomas (the show's theme)
  • 'Hound Dog' by Big Mama Thornton
  • 'High Heel Sneakers' by Tommy Tucker
  • 'Slip In Mules' by Sugarpie De Santo
  • 'I'd Rather Go Blind' by Etta James

    Anita Mui (pictured right) selection:
  • 'Seemingly is that Old Friend Comes'
  • 'The Heart Debt'
  • 'The Legend'
  • 'Not Envy Genie only the Mandarin Duck'
  • 'Marriage Fat is Detained'
  • 'Love You 1100 Times All the Life'

Special Guest in the studio was Jabez Lam from The Monitoring Group Minquan talking about the Take Away Racism campaign which is tackling racism against the British Chinese Community.

The dim sum lunch box contained Dried Shrimps. I used them to make a Thai style Green Mango salad. In Cantonese they are called 'ha mei' because 'mei' means rice and the shrimps are so small they look like a tiny rice grain. Here is a picture of a market stall selling dried shrimps in Vietnam (below).

For a chinese recipe using dried shrimps click here. They are always a handy ingredient to have around as they are very flavoursome and can liven up soups, stir-frys and salads. Normally you can buy them in little packets like this (see left)

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Playlist for Resonance FM show Fri 7th Oct 2005

'Bear Cat' by Rufus Thomas
'The Kitty Cat Song' by Lee Dorsey
'Lonesome Whistle' by Hank Williams
'Texas Hold Up' by Prince Buster
'Bo Diddley's a Gunslinger' by Bo Diddley
'An Old Story' by Poon Sow Keng (pictured right)
'It's Springtime Again' by Poon Sow Keng
'Where Have All the Flowers Gone' by Poon Sow Keng
'We Met in a Dream' by Poon Sow Keng
'Al Capone' by Prince Buster
'Ice Cream Man' by Leslie Uggams

Lotus Root

This week's dim sum snack was lotus root marinated in soya sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame oil and a little sugar. You should boil the peeled root slices in water for 5 mins with a little lemon juice or vinegar (so that they do not turn a grey colour). Then you plunge inot cold water and marinate in the mixture. You can mix in black sesame seeds too if you wish. Leave in the fridge and eat the next day. Keeps for a week in the fridge. This is a Korean recipe. For more info on the lotus root have a look here.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Lucky Cat Show on Resonance 104.4FM

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