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2015 | A Year of Travel

by Steven Li December 31, 2015

15848565493_b9c86e2d70_cIt was a good year of travel (though I realized that’s exactly what I said in 2014 ^-^)

16142882849_fd156529ce_c2015 started at home in Honolulu…

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Notes from Qatar

by Steven Li June 09, 2015

17918792730_7983968dae_cA few notes from Qatar…

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Qatar | Sahlab, Om Ali, Mahalabiya

by Steven Li June 06, 2015

18103328581_067c607b3a_cWhat to do when its 115F outside and the sun is shining? Stay inside, surrounded by endless pots of tea and plenty of sweets. I wish I could spend more time here (we’ll have to figure out how to get more of the Middle East in my life), because there is much to learn and devour when it comes to desserts. All these flavors! And textures! So intense, so wonderful.

We’ll start with Sahlab (سحلب), a hot creamy milk-based drink. Sahlab is the name of the drink, and also the name of the flour that makes this drink so rich and velvety. At Four Seasons Doha they mix and top it with sesame seeds, coconut, raisins, and nuts. And just enough sugar for a touch of sweetness. They also make ice cream and puddings with sahlab…on the to-do list.

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