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Golden Wood Carving

W50xL100xH140mm, China

This is the figurine of one of the five goat riding saints, the legend goes back to 880 B.C. when Guangzhou was constantly hit by famine and plague, there were 5 saints each with a different colour garment and each riding a different colour goat.  The 5 saints each offer 6 stalk of rice to the residence and bless the city to be free of famine.  The goat 羊 is  homophone to the word blessed 祥, which resulted in Guangzhou being also known as the 5 Goats City.  It was a wish for the ancient farmers, never to stave again.

L150mm, Indonesia

This is a wooden letter opener with a goat figurine as a handle.

I would like to share with you a lamb satay recipe.

SATE KAMBING (make 15 skewer)


  • 500g spring lamb (cut into W25xT20mm slices)
  • satay sticks
  • diced cucumber
  • peanut sauce
  • 6 shallots (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 2 lime leaves (chopped)
  • 100ml soya sauce
  • 1tsp chili powder
  • 1.5tsp ground coriander
  • 1.5tsp ground cumin
  • 1.5tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1tbs brown sugar
  • 2tbs peanut oil
  • salt
  1. marinate the lamb slices in the fridge for 10-12 hours
  2. grill the shewered meat, ideally over charcoal, until cooked
  3. dipped in peanut sauce and enjoy with the cumcumber