The Boy and I booked ourselves a week long winter-getaway to Bali. Our private villa (with it's OWN PRIVATE POOL) also came with a maid, the lovely Ketut, who would come each morning and cook us breakfast. What luxury!!! I did laugh at the stove top compared to my brother's monster stove in last months post...though I did have one very similar in my little studio flat once upon a time.
Each morning Ketut would cook us up a killer breakfast complete with banana pancakes and a mixed juice (the mixed fruit juices are one of my favourite things about traveling in Asia). We'd top our fried eggs with ABC Sambal Sauce and ABC Kepis Manis which seems to be a staple on every table in Bali. It's hard to believe that after this enormous feast we'd be off searching for lunch in just a few hours time.
One of my favourite things about visiting other countries is exploring the amazing world of International Supermarkets of Mystery as my friend Miss Chicken calls them! On first taste Seaweed Pringles are a prime example of Yum-Yuk in action, but they are salty and full of artificial flavours...so turn out to be really addictive. The Tempe Chips on the other hand, not so nice. I really LOVED the "real" Tempe so this was a bit of a let down (I ate the whole pack though just to make sure I definitely didn't like them).
The Boy and I arrived home on the weekend and it's back into my own kitchen I go - boo. My mint plant has been going gangbusters lately and survived my holiday (without watering) really well. I've been busy making fresh mint tea using this teeny mortar + pestle the boy gave me.
As for what I'll be cooking this month...hopefully I'll be cooking up another holiday soon!