The one thing I love about coming to visit Mom is her home cooking. She makes all my favorites, and this time was no different. In fact, it was even better because my relatives from back East (Michigan, not the Far East, that is!) were here too.
As usual, when the family gets together, the cooking and eating was an all-day affair. It started with breakfast. Then a snack. Then lunch. Then another snack. And finally dinner. My family could put the Greeks to shame.
Here's how it went down today:
My nephew was in charge of breakfast. We had sticky rice, Thai-style omelet and Isaan sausages. The perfect way to start the day, if you ask me.
Sonny really loved this omelet. It was "stuffed" with tomatoes, onions, and cilantro and of course seasoned with fish sauce. The edges were extra crispy, due to just the right amount of oil and the right amount of heat.
These sausages traveled all the way from Michigan. Please tell me it's not just my relatives that carry pork products in their luggage??
Mom called in her friend, who is a tod mon (fried fish cake) specialist. Here she's chopping long beans to put into the fish batter.
I was in charge of making the cucumber sauce for the fried fish cakes. I give a basic recipe with my fish cake recipe, but this is the deluxe version. It's got cucumber, Asian shallot, cilantro and toasted peanuts.
These fish cakes were super delicious. Wonderful snacking food.
My cousin's job was to prepare the ingredients for som tom (papaya salad).
I wonder what we'll cook up tomorrow?!