The orphanage actually was quite well run, I thought. The first time I walked in half the children wanted to be picked up and carried for a bit which was nice. I was consistently walking around lost with a child in each arm while Johanna did the real work and changed some nappies (diapers). But I got used to it and was loving it by the end. Well, basically all I needed to do was play with children, so I fit in well. By the time I had finished, I had only been pee'd on twice! Winning!!
Last night for dinner we ate at the night markets and had BBQ again. One of the children who came to our dinner for homeless children (read here) asked us to buy him some fried rice, which we wouldn't because firstly, we don't want to encourage begging, and secondly, we had plenty of food which we offered him instead (stir fry veggies with rice and calamari). The little blighter refused it, walked to another table to collect some cans and bottles, scored a cup of soft drink, then promptly came back to enjoy his rice and calamari and soda. It was quite funny. The are all very street smart. I tried to pic a sly on my phone, but it didn't turn out too well. Here is is anyway!
Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan. Add two dessert spoons of the spice paste and fry, adding one ladle (half a cup or so) of coconut cream. Add half a teaspoon of chicken salt/stock half a teaspoon of sugar, 3 squirts of fish sauce, half a teaspoon of palm sugar and mix. Add the fish (or substitute). Add a ladle of water and simmer for 3 minutes adding coconut cream or water if need. Add half a sliced onion and a shallot. Simmer for five minutes until soft. Add two eggs and and hand flu off spinach or broccoli leaves and mix well. Serve in Banana leave (if available) and garnish with coconut cream.
Serve with Rice
Please try it or leave me a comment to let me know what you thought!! :)
It's my birthday tomorrow, so we'll be having dessert!! :)
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