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your photos made me mouth watering 🤤🤤. I love eel sushi a lot. The fermented beans look healthy. Maybe my vegan partner will love it 😹 osaka @alexbb9700

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Thank you. It is really delicious 😋 hive120586 @alexbb9700

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Half-dried squid fried with spicy tamarind sauce ![img_7522.jpg](https://images.ecency.com/DQmc27FxS2MhAn4FPxD22kbs3snsHBrftZUJpn3nkFsn7fW/img_7522.jpg) **Half-dried squid or semi-dried cuttlefish ("Mực một nắng")** are very popular in Vietnamese seafood cuisine as well as in Japanese and Korean. The fresh squid or cuttlefish are cleaned very thoroughly and dried outside under very strong sunshine in one day. For that, half of water inside the squid body vapoured and the squid will be more crunchier but stay soft enough for cooking In Lithuania, we do not have this fancy seafood, so often I buy the fresh squid and dry them quickly by our oven. Today I will write about how to prepare the half dried squid / cuttlefish and stir fry them with tamarind sauce. This is one of my best recipe for #beer night or weekend party 🦑 ❤️🍻 ***** **PREPARE THE HALF DRIED SQUID / CUTTLEFISH:** * Clean fresh squid or cuttlefish: cut to open wide the squid body (remove the squid heads if any). Use sea salt and lime to scrub both sides of the squid to clean and reduce the stinkiness. The best alternative way to clean the seafood is you should use the white strong liquor to clean the squid if you can find any cheap one. Remember to wash all squid again few times with cold water to remove excess white liquor or lime and salt on the squid. ![img_9466.jpg](https://images.ecency.com/DQmahxndKRLHywpksTZbE8hKW1qUuA3FU2VHv9qFXXyCRdJ/img_9466.jpg) * Pre-heat the oven 200 C degrees in 10 mins. * While waiting for the oven preheating, cut into medium strips as my photo below. ![img_9467.jpg](https://images.ecency.com/DQmXULZhCvHS8AsLJ4p3BaZsEPJRzCewNesruCy4VdabU7T/img_9467.jpg) * Arrange squid strips evenly on a grill tray with baking paper underneath (the water from the squid will drop in the tray while baking). ![img_9468.jpg](https://images.ecency.com/DQmaRkVRCjAxT66V7FJ5H4sAk6iPrp2nF9f9MUWqAE9aBYb/img_9468.jpg) * After 10 mins of oven preheating, put the grill tray with squid in the oven and set 180 C degrees. Bake in total 14 mins. **REMEMBER** to change the side of the tray (right to left) after 7 mins. That is to make sure the squid to be dried evenly. ![img_7482.jpg](https://images.ecency.com/DQmb5e2tXFRsDbUpEXNhCqum6yqhyMiTLMpsfXg6AX7PRF1/img_7482.jpg) * **REMEMBER BAKING FOR DRYING THE SQUID IN ONLY 14 MINS**. We DO NOT bake or grill squid here 😅. ***** **PREPARE THE TAMARIND SAUCE & STIR FRY THE SQUID:** * Peel, smash lightly, and chop 03 big cloves of garlic. * Put a tea spoon of olive oil in a sauce pan to stir fry chopped garlic cloves in 2-3 mins until the garlic turns light brown. ![img_9483.jpg](https://images.ecency.com/DQmSPR1Uu3zSBKqcZ9pgM6LtT9xvyAYUPog98ABcHLmp46n/img_9483.jpg) * With the same pan under medium fire, pour: * 60ml water * 40g brown sugar * 02 table spoon or 35ml of fish sauce. * 03 table spoon of chili sauce (sriracha or homemade) * 03 tea spoon or tamarind paste <center> ![img_9497.jpg](https://images.ecency.com/DQmPeqxa6Laru5oUwybrZNc5zB2MT4nvh7uBBa2y2rVQnPW/img_9497.jpg) _35ml fish sauce_ ![img_7495.jpg](https://images.ecency.com/DQmWmaShxQusJo1CNNccWkRVzTCjY2Tt2N8bJ9prAMVghcd/img_7495.jpg) _40gr brown sugar_ ![img_9493.jpg](https://images.ecency.com/DQmcPmY4QWL6dejzbWW4tMbrq1fhU7UMLcJQAcQ6LkwDiPo/img_9493.jpg) _03 tea spoons for tamarind paste_ </center> * Stir the mixture on the sauce pan in few minutes until the brown sugar melted all. * Put all the half dried squid strips in the sauce pan and put 01 tea spoon of cayenne pepper powder. ![img_7498.jpg](https://images.ecency.com/DQmZgtDFyWSxtoG2dDee4JabU7NVsWVRLNt129J2kGXLcSy/img_7498.jpg) * Mix and fry the squid in the sauce in 8-10 mins until the sauce turn thick and sticky to the squid strips. ![img_7514.jpg](https://images.ecency.com/DQmXh2exsoD76JRiJtpzivDU5kPxGqcDn1WfoHKA6rvbfqQ/img_7514.jpg) ****** **SERVE:** This dish is the best side dish for a beer drink. The bread is highly recommended for dipping in its tamarind sauce. However, I love dipping green mangoes in this tamarind sauce. You should try it too. **Another tip**: If you don't want squid, then just try to make the tamarind sauce only and you can dip any fries, bread or green fruit with this sauce. Beer is a good companion as always! 😂 hive120586 @alexbb9700

next time, we should do some pizza with spinach, D! !LUV hive180569 @alexbb9700

Aww my forever favorite song. This song is for my belief in God. Thank you for your beautiful voice too 🥰 openmic @alexbb9700

@kellybellz you have a very kind heart and Mugsy is so lucky to have you. I knew a lot of dogs suffering PTSD from dog fighting too. No dogs or cats are aggressive naturally I believe. Their bad behaviour are affected by their owners or previous abusers! Hope all best for Mugsy and you 😍 !LUV hive196708 @alexbb9700

How I make my traditional Vietnamese milky coffee | Entry for POB Photo Contest <liketuimages> <center> ![405opf2bl1npqf4f_IMG_7011.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/alexbb9700/405opf2bl1npqf4f_IMG_7011.jpg) _Pour 40ml condensed milk in a glass._ ![405opfpl1npqwc3_IMG_7015.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/alexbb9700/405opfpl1npqwc3_IMG_7015.jpg) _01 full table spoon of Vietnamese ground roasted coffee in the filter pot_ ![405opfpl1npqfdm_IMG_7020.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/alexbb9700/405opfpl1npqfdm_IMG_7020.jpg) _Pour a little bit water to make the coffee powder raise a bit bigger_ ![405opf24l1npqge3_IMG_7023.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/alexbb9700/405opf24l1npqge3_IMG_7023.jpg) _Wait few mins to this little water absorbed in the ground coffee. _ ![405opfwl1npqhku_IMG_7024.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/alexbb9700/405opfwl1npqhku_IMG_7024.jpg) _Fill the hot boiled water again in the filter pot until full._ ![405opfil1npqfw8_IMG_7025.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/alexbb9700/405opfil1npqfw8_IMG_7025.jpg) _Wait for the coffee drops until no more water in the filter pot (Entry Photo)_ ![405opfil1npyguo_IMG_7043.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/alexbb9700/405opfil1npyguo_IMG_7043.jpg) _Beautiful blend of coffee and condensed milk while coffee dropping from the filter pot._ ![405opf2bl1nq2wbg_IMG_7069.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/alexbb9700/405opf2bl1nq2wbg_IMG_7069.jpg) _Mix all coffee and condensed milk to complete the drink._ </center> </liketuimages> Hi coffee lovers, Today I would like to share about how I make my traditional Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk and special Vietnamese coffee maker. This is also my entry post for POB Photo Contest (the entry photo was noted at its caption). Before jumping into details of instruction. Let me write a bit about how special Vietnamese milk coffee "cà phê sữa": * The local coffee I bought from Vietnam is a great blend combination of Robusta, Moka, and Arabica coffee beans, which were roasted and ground with a secret method of local monastery priests. * Vietnamese coffee maker is a filter set of a small pot, a pot lid, a pressure plate, and a bottom plate. This filter set is regularly made by stainless metal, however, I luckily got a collection of very cute porcelain coffee makers as my photo below. Although leaving my country for 10 years, making and drinking traditional Vietnamese milk coffee is my morning ritual. It is a must drink to boost my mood everyday. **Step-by-step Instruction** 1. Condensed milk: 35-45 ml in a tall glass 2. Vietnamese ground roasted coffee: 01 full table spoon or a half of the filter pot. 3. Put the coffee maker set on the top of the tall glass (with condensed milk in step 1) 4. Pour a little bit hot boiled water into the filter pot (with ground coffee in step 2). Wait 03 mins. 5. After this little hot water absorbed and the coffee powder raised a bit bigger, pour again hot boiled water in the filter pot until full. 6. Wait until no more coffee drops, repeat step 5. If you like sweet and strong coffee, no need to repeat step 5 (no need to fill more hot water into filter pot) 7. Put away the coffee filter set. Mix the condensed milk and coffee evenly. **ENJOY!** --- For the best experience view this post on [Liketu](https://liketu.com/@alexbb9700/how-i-make-my-traditional-vietnamese-milky-coffee-entry-for-pob-photo-contest) pobphotocontest @alexbb9700

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The photo he slept was in the dark, so not clear but he is cute really. thanks ![img_8236.jpg](https://images.ecency.com/DQmb419Y2dfB6jnoBCzGNRoqUbMNzdC2KYTgXoYs8HrZAm3/img_8236.jpg) hive196708 @alexbb9700

Aww, the paws are so so addictive! My cat sleeps exactly a cute boy too. I wake up every morning and always see him sleeping comfortably like this next to me 😂 ![img_9359.jpg](https://images.ecency.com/DQmcnRJVeZ68mx1di2aJXMEXbRM97mnggNySiciVNSiyerU/img_9359.jpg) hive196708 @alexbb9700

You are so welcome. I love cats a lot a lot too :D hive125125 @alexbb9700

Next time you should add the hashtag "cat" with these articles concerning to these cute cats and you will have more curations from Caturday community :D hive125125 @alexbb9700