Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mongolian Scampi for Daddy!

Hey there mates!

It's been a while again since my last blog. I know it's my fault. Sigh. I've been really busy with a lot of things lately most specially with work and I feel a bit exhausted. I kept telling myself few weeks ago that I owe my blog a Father's day post. So I hope it's never too late to pay tribute and give my hats-off to all the good fathers all over the world.

Every person on this planet has his or her own side of the coin. I take the side of my Dad and I consider myself as a Daddy's girl ever since I was a little girl. There are deeper reasons behind it and I cannot itemize everything here. But I have tons of little anecdotes why I always like to be with my father.

When I was small he always take me to his office at the advertising agency he used to work with during his younger days. Then often bring us to movies and eat out on fancy restaurants or cool fast food place. He also bought us stationery and other stuff we need not just when we were small but also until we grew up. He always brings me to his work related activities before that's why my exposure to advertising world started at an early age. I may not be the ultimate creative person in my industry but in my heart I know that my creativity and being an artist is in my genes. And I owe my father for that.

Now that I am a grown-up lady, I am still in advertising and I still keep my hobby as a painter. Those things that I am busy about on a regular basis, reminds me of my father often. He still helps me whenever I need him big and small help. And time tested everything that during my trying times he can still be there for me.

I thank my Daddy for my existence in this world. I continue to dream a lot of things for myself and for my family as well. Sometimes things are just hard to achieve but I do believe a positive mind can bring me to the road where dreams can turn into real. I still have plenty of dreams that haven't been immortalized. One of them is buying my Dad a big billiard table. There is still a lifetime ahead to hopefully fulfill this. In the meantime, here's a hearty recipe for Daddy.



• Prawns
• Squid
• Shitake Mushrooms
• Red / Green Capsicums (sliced diagonally)
• Bean sprouts
• White Onions (sliced into rings)
• Garlic
• Paprika
• Salt / Pepper
• Olive Oil
• Butter (of course)


Peel the prawns and slice the squid into rings and set aside. Heat wok in medium heat then add butter and a bit of olive oil. Add garlic and onion and saute for 2 minutes. Add shitake mushrooms and stir-fry for about a minute. Then add prawns followed by squid and stir-fry again for a few minutes. Then quickly add the capsicums. Stir-fry again for 3o seconds then add paprika, salt and pepper. Then lastly add the beansprouts and stir-fry everything for about a minute or two. Then when it's cooked prepare a small bowl. It's good to eat this dish with your chopsticks and some Thai Jasmine rice.

Hope you like my post Father's Day blog! :-)

big hug,
joan xxx


RJ said...

Huhmn, eaten with rice. Nice! And since it's for daddy, why not add a bottle of ice-cold Toohey's beer or San Mig light on the side? or a Tawny Port... U

Joanie said...

I kinda miss Tooheys as you mentioned it! But whats good about life, I can still enjoy my bottle of Coopers here in Saigon! :D

The Weekend Artist said...

hmmmmm! I love it I can almost smell you cooking it in your kitchen! and yes it's better late than never! am sure your dad will love it! btw, you still haven't emailed to me the addy...don't forget=)

p.d. check out my post about the maea party there's a short note there for you at the end.

Joanie said...

Hi Kytes!
I saw it, very lovely and amazing. I showed it to my chinese friend and she really liked it. Keep blogging too deary:)