2007 has been a fruitful year in terms of my culinary experiment!
One major difference between 2007 and prior years was the availability of asian ingredients. More and more stores (medium or hyper) start to promote asian ingredients, which I managed to grab some good deals. Some of the items that I acquired were tapioca flour, hoisin sauce, sambal oelek, sesame oil, tumeric powder etc :) Hopefully, in 2008 we will see the product range expand further!
The baking has gone overboard..hahah. In fact, I tried new recipes each week though I did not post it up here. Knowing that I can actually substitute some of the baking ingredients (ya duh!) helped to expand my experience.
I mentioned before the reason that I hardly cook Hungarian. In 2007, I did learnt 3 authentic recipes given by my partner's parents or from food blogs online. Slowly I'm building the confidence in trying out more Hungarian recipes.
Finally, since this is about the best of 2007, I shall choose my favourite recipes each from sweet and savoury category...
Fave. sweets of 2007 : chcolate walnut biscoti . It's bitter sweet combination just got me hooked. I'm looking forward to bake again and mail it to my sis back home. A chocoholic like her should appreciate it.
Fave. savoury of 2007 : Roasted pork belly . I'm really proud that I took the challenge, despite the lack of proper ingredients. Of course, the result wasn't perfect , but there's always a next time!