Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Playlist Tuesday 22nd January 2008

  • Laziest Gal in Town - Nina Simone
  • Jauh Jauh - Jimmy Boyle (from Malaysia in Modern Mood LP)
  • I've Got a Feelin' - Big Maybelle
  • Jackie Chan - The Toasters
  • Kick Ass (No Trouble) - Jackie Chan (from the Rush Hour soundtrack)
  • Endless Love - Jackie Chan and Kin Hee Sun (from The Myth soundtrack)
  • Fist of Fury - Prince Jammy
  • Karate Boogaloo - Jerry-o
  • Flowers on the Mountain - Wong Chin
  • A Wa Do Dem - Eek a Mouse
  • Mulan - Jackie Chan (theme from the Disney movie)
  • Valley of Green - Jackie Opel

This week's dim sum lunchbox containes a favourite cake of Jackie Chan's:
Smashed Oreo cookie cake. Go here for the recipe:

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Lucky Cat Night @ Scooterworks

I am throwing a party to celebrate the Year of the Rat. I will be cooking some dim sum lunch box recipes and playing my usual mix of East Asian & Western music. Expect Etta James, Anita Mui, Thai Molam, Toots and the Maytals, Betty Chung, Lee Dorsey and Rita Chao (pictured). Scooterworks is a lovely cafe/bar on Lower Marsh, SE1, just 3 mins walk from Waterloo station.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

She likes smarties and she can kick your arse

Here's the trailer for the new Prachya Pinkaew (Thai director of Ong Bak, Tom Yum Goong/Warrior King) movie Chocolate

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Dragon Tongue Squad - Beijing Hip Hop comes to London

I am very excited about this event: Chinatown Arts Space presents an evening of East/West musical collaboration with a live performance from Beijing Hip Hop crew Dragon Tongue Squad and UK scratch master DJ Phat (Kevin Quan) and Spanish guitarist Suki Mok. There will also be a dance performance from Blazian.

Thursday 21 & Friday 22 February 2008, 8pm
Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House
How much?
£12 Adults, £8 Students & ROH Access List, £5 Standing


I hope to have Dragon Tongue Squad come on my Resonance FM show, watch this space. . .

Bitter Melon Recipe

An acquired taste, the bitter melon aka bitter gourd, draws out the sweetness of other flavours creating a harmonious balance.
I recently had a very nice Surinamese bitter melon dish in Amsterdam, unable to find the exact recipe but it was similar to this recipe for Steamed, stuffed bitter melon with black bean sauce.

For all things bitter melon see the National Bitter Melon Council's web site:

Stephen Chow's CJ7

Chow's alien comedy CJ7 will be released here in the UK on 21st March. You can watch the trailer here:
Looks entertaining. Wonder if the alien will be a big merhcandise money spinner? It is quite cute...

Friday, January 11, 2008

Playlist Tuesday 8th January 2008

  • You Do Something to Me - Marlene Dietrich
  • Quand L'amour Meurt - Marlene Dietrich
  • The Great Pretender - Miss Yao Lee
  • Medley - Irma Thomas (from A Woman's Viewpoint LP)
  • W.O.M.A.N - Etta James
  • Perfidia - Phyllis Dillon
  • Lady Lan Hua Hua - Wong Chin
  • Una Saratio Tokyo - Wong Ling
  • Mystery Train - Elvis
  • Don't Be Cruel - Laurel Aitken
  • Mal Hombre - Lydia Mendoza (RIP 21/12/2007)