Comments for Let's Get Fat Together http://fatboo.com Food, Travel, Friends. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:51:47 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 Comment on Faraway Bhutan by Curious Charlie http://fatboo.com/2015/04/bumthang-bhutan-amankora.html#comment-319773 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:51:47 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20699#comment-319773 Buhtan looks so different from any other place I’ve ever seen, so quiet and remote. Nothing like the big smoke!

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Comment on Faraway Bhutan by leaf (the indolent cook) http://fatboo.com/2015/04/bumthang-bhutan-amankora.html#comment-319712 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 13:28:39 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20699#comment-319712 So lovely, thank you for sharing. Even though it’s a different country, for some reason your post and photos brings back memories of my Nepal trip.

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Comment on Nora by leaf (the indolent cook) http://fatboo.com/2015/04/nora-carlton-cafe.html#comment-319538 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:40:08 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20722#comment-319538 The decor and the dishes look very lovely and inventive. The egg dish looks particularly up my alley. I miss the Melbourne food scene!

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Comment on Sichuan Hot Pot Spicy Paste Recipe (麻辣火鍋) by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2014/08/sichuan-hot-pot-spicy-paste-recipe.html#comment-319395 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:03:53 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=19143#comment-319395 Sincere thanks for your positive feedback, glad the recipe is to your liking plus is forgiving to boot. Quite a good idea simmering the paste and then straining it away too! Shall take note!

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Comment on Why Travel? by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2015/04/why-we-love-travel.html#comment-319394 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:02:40 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20642#comment-319394 Unfortunately I’ve never attempted that dessert, do love a good mango pudding myself too! :)

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Comment on Sichuan Hot Pot Spicy Paste Recipe (麻辣火鍋) by roxy http://fatboo.com/2014/08/sichuan-hot-pot-spicy-paste-recipe.html#comment-319296 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 02:46:18 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=19143#comment-319296 Wow. I’ve made this twice already and it’s really, really great. (First time was for 25 people for Thanksgiving.) The second time I made this, I reduced the chilies in half, removed the sugar and added about a tablespoon of fermented bean curd and 1/4 cup chopped pickled mustard tuber into the paste mix. The cardamom and fermented black bean is definitely key in creating the right flavor, I just like mine additionally salty and pungent! Thank you for the recipe. It’s pretty flexible and forgiving, too :) We ended up cooking the paste with the broth, then straining it so there was no “floating” bark or peppercorns. I like both ways.

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Comment on Why Travel? by Spa Diva http://fatboo.com/2015/04/why-we-love-travel.html#comment-319287 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 22:11:21 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20642#comment-319287 Simon Reeves – he is just brilliant, and so brave! I know what you mean, he’s just got that right personality to bring the best out of people. Love his programmes.

Just a completely random question, do you know of a good ‘Mango pudding with sago’ recipe? Haven’t had that since I was in HKG 3 years back and since we will be getting the fruits in UK soon, it will be great to have a recipe at hand. Thanks!

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Comment on Why Travel? by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2015/04/why-we-love-travel.html#comment-319234 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 02:51:54 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20642#comment-319234 Thanks for your thoughts & kind words! So very true about knowing a little more about the lives of the locals, I tend to observe from afar but it’s so wonderful that you actually have the confidence to talk to them, which is something that I fall short with on my holidays mainly because it takes a fair amount of time before I grow comfy with strangers.

One the travel documenters that I admire watching is Simon Reeve, he has the uncanny ability to really understand and openly discuss about the cultural and socio-political problems in the countries that he visits. I wish I had even a fraction of his gentle empathy and open mindset.

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Comment on Why Travel? by Spa Diva http://fatboo.com/2015/04/why-we-love-travel.html#comment-319223 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 22:50:07 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20642#comment-319223 Thanks sharing your travels data. My husband and I love to travel and are lucky enough to go twice a year at least. Our thoughts are that we only live once and you can’t take it away with you when you die, so why not?!
We love the whole experience of a holiday – from the moment we arrive at the airport to the arrival back home when you look back at your photos. The real highlight of our holidays are not the luxurious setting, the ‘wow’ factor pool, but talking to the locals and getting to know a little of their life. It always makes us appreciate what we have and how lucky we are.

Keep up with your blogs and thanks for all the fabulous recipes – especially loving the ‘traditional’ Chinese ones. My sister and I are having a great time making them and reminiscing our childhood days! :-)

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Comment on Mystical Bhutan by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2015/03/bhutan-thimphu-tango-goemba-tashichho-dzong.html#comment-319221 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:33:05 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20547#comment-319221 Welcome Leaf. Thanks for commenting, and glad you enjoy these travel posts.

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Comment on Mystical Bhutan by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2015/03/bhutan-thimphu-tango-goemba-tashichho-dzong.html#comment-319220 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:32:32 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20547#comment-319220 Very welcome, Jess. I’m so glad that my cousin started the ball rolling and planned the whole thing. It’s good to visit Bhutan while tourism hasn’t quite boomed yet.

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Comment on Mystical Bhutan by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2015/03/bhutan-thimphu-tango-goemba-tashichho-dzong.html#comment-319219 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:31:38 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20547#comment-319219 Thanks, Kimberley. It’s a totally different world out there!

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Comment on Burning Man by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2014/12/burning-man-black-rock-desert-2007.html#comment-319218 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:31:13 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=19883#comment-319218 I think it was a very old Kyocera digicam. Exactly! It seriously reminded me of a video game too!

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Comment on Kaprica by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2015/03/kaprica-pizza-carlton.html#comment-319217 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:30:04 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20435#comment-319217 I liked the gnocchi more!

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Comment on Kueh Bangkit Recipe (Melt-in-Mouth Coconut Cookies) by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2014/05/kueh-bangkit-recipe-melt-in-mouth-cookies.html#comment-319216 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:29:51 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=13537#comment-319216 Cool and then store.

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Comment on Mystical Bhutan by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2015/03/bhutan-thimphu-tango-goemba-tashichho-dzong.html#comment-319215 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:29:36 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20547#comment-319215 I did not do the planning, but I believe you just have to contact the authorised tour companies to arrange a package. It’s very hard to do individual travel in Bhutan.

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Comment on Singapore Bak Kut Teh Recipe (肉骨茶) by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2013/05/singapore-bak-kut-teh-teochew-recipe.html#comment-319214 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:28:51 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=11071#comment-319214 Welcome on board to the blogging world!

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Comment on Hainanese Chicken Rice Recipe (海南鸡饭) by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2013/01/hainanese-chicken-rice-recipe.html#comment-319213 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:27:56 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=10330#comment-319213 Very welcome, glad you enjoyed the recipe and loved the idea of cooking with produce from the family farm!

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Comment on Journeying Bhutan by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2015/03/central-bhutan-punakha-dzong-trongsa.html#comment-319212 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:27:00 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20618#comment-319212 You’re welcome, Leaf.

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Comment on Why Travel? by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2015/04/why-we-love-travel.html#comment-319211 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:26:46 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20642#comment-319211 Don’t say “one day”… say “THIS YEAR!!” =D

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Comment on Why Travel? by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2015/04/why-we-love-travel.html#comment-319210 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:26:08 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20642#comment-319210 Thanks, Winnie. So exciting that you’re about to embark on your first international trip with the kids! Always marvelled at how parents cope with and manage travel with infants and toddlers.

I’d like to explore more of Australia because it’s actually quite scenic, it’d work as a nice short getaway in between longer trips.

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Comment on Why Travel? by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2015/04/why-we-love-travel.html#comment-319207 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:19:57 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20642#comment-319207 That’s a great point, leaf. I tend to not travel that much for food as the sights takes precedence. But it’s so true that there’s a lot that can be learnt from a country’s cooking and its ingredients too. I find that I like travel, but I’m not exactly the most adventurous of travellers especially as each year passes.

I do get so tired from the long trips because living out of a bag and moving from place to place starts getting to me after sometime. I wonder if I pace it down even further then I can actually enjoy a longer break? Alternatively, I could follow yours and Simon’s pathway and go on extended leave…!

But yes, the luxury trips (involving villas) tend to be short partly because of price, and also partly because 1 night in a relaxing do-nothing villa tends to feel like two nights, ha ha ha!

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