Today I had planned to have a Korean New Year Lunch.
Well all was not lost in having a Lunar New Year lunch. Most of the Chinese restaurants were packed, so I decided to have my lunch at Thai Basil Express. Especially after I looked at the menu and found one of my favorite dishes.
Massaman curry is made from a very complex paste of spices that usually includes cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, cumin, bay leaves, lemongrass, galangal, shrimp paste and garlic. Of course other spices are also added. There are different variants of the spice paste as many cooks will have their own secret blends.
I enjoyed my lunch while reading a book about the discovery of the structure of DNA.
For all my readers who observe the Lunar New Year I wish you a wonderful year.