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Cheap Appetite has now moved to Tumblr. Please check it out.

In Uncategorized on October 3, 2012 at 10:09 pm

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Hello my beloved readers,

It’s been almost a year since my last post. My dog, Angus, has now all grown up and no longer need most of my spare time. This means I can work on my blog again! But I’d like to start fresh. So I decided to move from WordPress to Tumblr. The content of the new Cheap Appetite will be concise, straight-to-the-point and mobile-friendly. The original version of Cheap Appetite can always be accessed via

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Please come check it out. Hope to see you all soon,



Cheap Appétit Recipe No. 005: Leftover Fried Rice with Jasmine Green Tea Soup (Microwave Oven Recipe)

In asian cuisine, Cheap Appétit recipes, cheap lunch, cheap snack, cooking shortcuts, easy recipes on November 6, 2011 at 11:18 pm

By Tana Kosiyabong

Leftover Yang Chow Fried Rice with Jasmine Green Tea Soup

I was looking forward to staying an extra hour longer under my warm, cozy blanket this daylight-saving Sunday. Unfortunately, Angus, my pet dog, has never heard of such a concept. He still woke up the same time as usual (though it’s now an hour earlier on the clock) and demanded to go potty ASAP. I had no choice but to get off my bed and strolled the chilly street with Angus and a few poo bags. After the morning ritual, I fed him with his raw food diet and jumped right back to bed.

A couple of hours later, I finally got hungry. However, I’d rather stay home with a warm blanket than went out for a grub in the cold. So I searched through the fridge and found a box of the leftover Yang Chow fried rice I had from a few nights ago. That’s good enough for a starter. A minute later, an idea came to me. Here’s how I fixed my brunch earlier today: […]

Bánh Mì Dặc Biệt at Ba Le Sandwich Shop – A Special Vietnamese Meal under Five Bucks

In asian cuisine, cheap eats vancouver under $5, cheap lunch, cheap snack, dessert, fast food, sandwich shop on August 28, 2011 at 11:44 pm

By Tana Kosiyabong

Ba Le sandwich Dac Biet Banh Mi in Vancouver Chinatown

It has been a while since my previous post. But I have a good excuse. Recently I have adopted a French Bulldog puppy named Angus. He is a real handful. I hardly have time to rest, let alone writing a new blog post. So in the next little while (depending on how well Angus behaves), please be patient with my irregular post schedule.

Now let’s get back to the Cheap Appetite. A couple of weeks ago, I went out for a dim sum lunch. However, on the way there, I realized that I only had five bucks and changes in my pocket. Too lazy to go back for more money, I headed to Ba Le Sandwich Shop in Chinatown instead. […]

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