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May 01, 2008


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Very elegant.
Is that pear in the picture uncored?

That last picture is one of the most beautiful photos you've ever posted on this here blog. Man, Marv, how do you constantly come up with these super original ideas? Do you just sit around at work and think, "Man, I'd sure like to simmer some Asian pears w/ some pandan leaves"? And when are you going to start writing a cookbook (if you haven't already?)

Whoo-hoo! A shout-out! :) Thanks!
When I was younger I got fooled by that once. Didn't figure out that freckles=pear :) Great mix of Asian and European flavors, Marvin!

I also find your last photo very elegant----sooo Zen :-)! Nice as a poster image even!

Thanks for the recipe, Marvin! I only know how to eat pear as well...au naturel?

This is really interesting, and very elegant. I've seen a lot of poached pears, but I like how you've used the pandan leaf.

It took me a while as well to figure out that Snake Eyes was a ninja--that just made me like him more.

Could this recipe be made with normal pears?

I love ice cold crunchy and juicy Asian pears.
And I'm liking the combination of pandan, wine, and pears, sounds heavenly...I will try this very simple but lovely creation of yours.
Have you considered trying out for the next Top Chef?:)

Wow! No joke thats the first thing that I said after reading the outcome of your recipe. I felt like I was eating it too. Yummy!

I agree the last photo is so beautiful!

and this made me laugh

"And despite being shaped more like Ina Garten than Rachael Ray, Asian Pears are pears nonetheless."

I like Asian pears..its the crunchiness of it that I like.

That last pic is currently the wallpaper on my work computer. At least until I can make this recipe myself.

No way! Obvious from the get-go that Snake Eyes was the ultimate ninja. Welders don't wear all black with face masks. Oh, wait, not having met any welders, maybe they do. But still, Snake Eyes = bad-ass ninja. I had such a crush on him as a little girl. What of it? I can't have a crush on a cartoon character? I'm sure he was attractive underneath that mask. He never talked so I could do all the talking. And he always saved the day. What more could a girl ask for in an imaginary crush? ;)

Oh, and your poached pear looks delicious. As usual. But you get plenty of those comments. Wouldn't you rather be amused by my random wackiness?

PS Last week's ice cream was rose petals harvested from my garden. I've got a whole week's worth of rose posts!

beautifully conconcted..asian pears in pandan...would love to serve this with my home-made coconut ice-cream :-) yummy

Thanks, Mila. The pear in the picture actually is cored. I used a melon baller and dug into it from the bottom up. There's actually about a half-inch diameter hole on the bottom of that pear. I'll see if I can update this with more pics of how I cored it.

Thanks Krizia! And you pretty much hit it on the head on how I come up with these ideas. I just sit around work, or home, or driving, or in the shower, or on the pot and I think of things. I always have a pad and a pen and I just write down whatever recipe ideas pop into my head. But I am inspired from other blogs, tv shows, magazines, etc.

No prob, manggy.

Thanks very much, bernadette. I actually liked the second to last picture best, so it's weird to me that everyone seems to like the last one!

Thanks Fearless Kitchen!

Hi TK. Yes, regular pears can be used for this recipe too, but they probably don't have to be poached as long since they are generally softer than asian pears.

Thanks for the compliment, oggi! But I am by no means a chef and I would surely get my ass kicked in Top Chef!

Thanks, raissa! I'm glad you liked my Ina/RayRay joke;)

Wow, thanks jasmine! I'm really surprised by how everyone likes that picture!

Of course I prefer your random wackiness Dub C! But I've always been a Storm Shadow fan myself. I know he's a bad guy, but he's an honorable bad guy. Snake Eyes is cool too, but I prefer Storm Shadow.

Mmmm, these pears and coconut ice cream sound great dhanggit!

this looks very elegant, Marvin. i really do love your ideas.

Ok, now that you've compared Rachel Ray to the 'regular' pears, I'm switching to Ina Garten err Asian pears. LOL

Wow, that's a combo I've never tried: pandan & pears. It looks wonderful and I especially love your last, plated photograph! It's looks like a work of art!

Pandan with pears, that must be such a wonderful combo indeed. I love pandan on most anything, and my sister makes great stuff with pandan but I bet she's never tried this. Will have to forward this to her. :)

This looks lovely. I love poached fruit as I'm not really a die-hard dessert fan. It looks so elegant and simple, just how I like my food to be.

This looks divine Marvin! Really...posh-restaurant divine! :)

Oh, it's beautiful!!! I'm glad you went with the Riesling--it sounds perfect.

Also, I like Ina Garten more than Rachel Ray. Just saying ... maybe that's a clue. Then again again, I love me some Bosc pears.

Thanks desie.

Hi Babette. I'm glad you've made the switch;)

Thanks WORC. The combination of the two did turn out well.

Thanks Christine. I hope your sister enjoys the recipe.

Helen, there really is nothing to this recipe. Very simple and very little prep work.

Thanks joey!

I prefer Ina's cooking to Rachel's too, Julie. But I don't mind Ray Ray's pear-shape ;)

"And despite being shaped more like Ina Garten than Rachael Ray, Asian Pears are pears nonetheless..."

...I'm still laughing.

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