Got Beef? Then Make Nam Tok!

This delicious and simple dish is bursting with s many flavors. Fresh mint leaves mixed with some lime juice lend to the dishes spicy kick. I suggest using a good lean steak that can get you the rare meat without being overly chewy. You may not want to use all of the ingredients and that’s…

Food Bites

During this time I have had more time home than I usually do. Which meant that I had no reason to say I couldn’t cook a great hot dish more often. Lately I have been eating too much fast food or on-the-go, so the chance to actually sit down to eat my meal was looking…

It’s Chile Verde in Here

So I bought some tomatillos because I have heard they make a good sauce. Except one thing, I know nothing about how to cook these pretty little vegetables? Fruit? Either way I wanted to make something different for dinner. I wanted to use my pork steaks and the tomatillos, but I needed a good recipe…

Oatmilk the New Alternative?

HOW IS OATMILK MADE? I read an article from Good Housekeeping about what we need to know about oatmilk. It is made in a similar way the Asians have been making coconut milk used in many of their drink and food recipes. Oats are soaked in water for some time then strained to get the…

Food Cures When a Cold Attacks

Food has always been central in my life living in an Asian family. With my mom being from Thailand and my father from the Philippines I always felt our family had the best of both worlds when it came to Asian cuisine. In Asian culture, food is looked at as more than sustenance but also…

Fun Sushi Find: Sushi Choo Choo

I love sushi.  Being Asian helps but it’s more than just being Asian, this love for sushi. Sushi is an “edible” that looks weird but infuses flavors, which explode in your mouth . Sushi is famous for being raw (which btw is called sashimi) fish but it is so much more. That’s why when my…

F is for Fish Sauce, Flavour, Phan Thiết and Phú Quốc

Ok I am from Thailand and I love fish sauce too. I chuckled reading through Chris’ blog, about this smelly yet essential asian cooking ingredient, as I was reminded how many times I introduced the infamous sauce to my American friends. Fish sauce…hell no was what they said in the beginning. Now it’s I need…

Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain No Reservations bids farewell with final season | Dialect Magazine

Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain No Reservations bids farewell with final season | Dialect Magazine.     This is a must read! I wrote this article for Dialect Magazine. Even funnier I wrote before I even knew I would live so close to Austin. I guess it was just fate. Dialect Magazine also has other great…

Cook & Impress: Easy Recipe For Chinese Dumplings

Homemade Chinese Dumplings. A nice addition to any meal. Even if you are not a master chef, you can be a pretty good chef. Use the internet to find easy recipes from around the world. You’ll be surprised at how easy some of your favorite restaurant dishes are to make at home. Take control of your kitchen…

Hamburger Fiesta

I love monterey jack cheese and freshly made pico de gallo. Even better a hamburger topped with my two fave ingredients. Cooking for a large family is a challenge especially in this economy. Day after day making the same meals can become boring, and the food becomes tasteless. So here I was, faced with making dinner,and not feeling…

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)        This is a great and healthy recipe from 5 & spice. Being Asian the recipe brings back memories of eating out with my family, or nights at home when my mother would cook the family’s favorite Thai and Filipino dishes.