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    any mixed marriage here?

    Just curious any mixed marriage here?
    How you met your spouse?
    Let's share some funny stories of 2 different cultures?
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    Hi Grace,

    I believe we do have a few couples on the board from different backgrounds, but it looks like they're all in hiding. :D

    So do share some of your stories with us.

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    Since Chinese food is totally different from Indian food, we have difficulties at the begining. My hubby always complains my cooking is too plain and tastless.
    In fact, I don't mind to eat spicy Indian food, but he doesn't know how to cook, so now he has to adapt to eat my non-spicy watery chinese food!

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    That's funny. I'm surprised he didn't want to take up a cooking class or print some recipes off the Internet and experiment? Btw, does he go thru a bottle of chilli sauce a week?

    My huband isn't that interested in spicey food, but he does like variety. We always tease him that he's a Gourmet. He enjoys watching Jamie Oliver's cooking show with me on Mondays and encourages me to try new dishes. I rarely do though anymore. :D
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    Here too

    My DH is Chinese, I'm of Euro ancestry. We have western breakfasts (except for congee occassionally), lunch is 1/2 the time Chinese & 1/2 the time western, and supper is almost always Chinese.

    Before I married I used to make a fair amount of Indian food, Mexican food, & Middle Eastern food. But DH doesn't like lentils, dal ,and beans very much so that's why the main meals are mostly Chinese.

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    My husband doesn't eat much chilli sauce as he worried his health too much. He loves to watch Oliver as well and his son is so cute... look exactly like him! He did try to experiment whenever he feels to cook, but rarely has good result!

    Loupou, how you met your husband? In HK or overseas?
    I believe you are a good cook as you know many style of cooking. We have oat meal, eggs and sandwich for breakfast...kind of western. Lunch and dinner always mixed as I am not a good cook, so just put everything together and done! My husband hates congee and he said only sick people take it! It is lucky that my daugher didn't think that way and now I cook congee to her everyday! The only Indian food I can made is dal. I wonder there is so many different type of dal and how you guys cook it? For me, I just boiled it with few garlic pieces until it soft, then put chilli powder and salt. Is it correct?

    Do you have any kids? I have a daughter and she just turn 7 months. YOu can see her from the album. As I am chinese, many chinese look at her and they can pick her up as mixed, but she doesn't really look like Indian kids... as she doesn't has the beautiful eyes which like her dad.

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    Dal & Marriage

    Hi Grace,

    I met my DH here in HK.

    My favorite dal recipe used black dal (Irid dal?). I would boil and boil it w/ just some salt, and then in a separate pan (like a wok) I would cook a lot of sliced onions in oil, until they were brown, but not hard. Then add the boiled dal to the fried onions and stir. Salt and pepper to taste. It was a very mild dal, which could be livened up with Indian pickles.

    One of my friends in grad-school, her mom made wonderful lemon pickle and mango pickle.

    Or, I would boil mung beans or take canned garbanzo beans (e.g. chana dal) and cook them up w/ ginger, garlic and add some garam marsala...

    If you want to get a good online source of recipes, go to http://www.recipesource.com/

    Here is a listing for the dal recipes
    http://www.recipesource.com/cgi-bin/...rch_string=dal

    Yes, I have 2 kids. My girl is 7 and my boy is 5, so I'm an old experienced mama here.

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    Wink Yes

    I'm Chinese and my husband is English (white), we got married for a year, good thing is he likes Chiness food but there still a lot of things we are not in common, our point of view is very different from each other coz our cultural background are so different. Also, I would love to live in HK but he just wouldn't... we normally have Chinese food coz he doesn't cook, he likes them (mind you I'm not a really good cook). We have a daughter going to be 4 months old, you could take a look of her in my album.

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