Ever Watch “My Lovely Sam-Soon”?

Well there is this scene in MLSS where she is sitting at home mixing rice in a pot with stuff that was handy around the house.

I’ve been making mix-up rice ever since. The closest thing I can say it compares to is Poke. All you need is rice, tuna (sushi grade or canned), whatever vegetables you like (I prefer cucumber, red onion and green onion), Japanese rice seasoning (or if you are like my West Indian self, add Irie Seafood Seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder and the Japanese rice seasoning because a meal without spice is not a meal) sushi/sashimi sauce, a tiny bit of sushi mayo, tsp of pure sesame seed oil and Korean pepper paste.

I affectionately call it “Ghetto Poke” because it tastes like Poke without the fish roe.

While it may not look all that great to the eye, my stomach, and the stomach of those I’ve served it to have never once complained.

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My Starbucks Favourites

So like anyone that likes to go to Starbucks, I got favourites. Three to be precise. So here is my three favs:

1) The Thai Chicken Wrap — ultimately the best pick-up and go wrap I’ve had thus far.

2) Madeleines — just the plain ones; I actually dislike the chocolate dipped ones with no actual reason. I just prefer them plain.

3) The Tiramisu Frapp — actually not on the menu at Starbucks. It’s one of those secret recipe frappuccinos that you can only get if you produce the recipe from the app. Instantly became my favourite because I am a coffee lover and this gives you a crazy amount of caffeine for a frapp.

Recipe provided taken from Secret Menu app.