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 okay.Cooking is not just about following recipes but following your taste buds. After grilling the meat (it’s okay if it seems too rare. The lime juice will cook it further) let it rest about a minute or… Read More

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 better and better. I got down to basics and made some Philippine style adobo. Ahhhhh, yes, this meat driven dish is the favorite of many. Of course, don’t forget the rice. Of course, we can’t leave out… Read More

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 that would be simple to follow. I was lucky to find a great recipe on a wonderful site Isabel Eats . The about profile says Isabel is a first generation Mexican- American who grew up eating the… Read More

Oatmilk the New Alternative?

Good morning food lovers! The other day I was shopping for groceries and notice that the store was featuring oatmilk in the dairy section. I had heard a lot about coffee shops including oatmilk as a choice for their beverages and I wanted to taste what all the fuss was about. The store had a dollar off coupon which made the price less than $3 for my quart of oatmilk so, why not? Before I poured any oatmilk in my coffee I gave it a taste. The milk tasted very creamy and… Read More

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 as a cure for some ailment. One of my favorite comfort and healing foods is a rice porridge called Khao Tom or Jok (pronounced joke) but more commonly known by the Chinese name congee. Europeans are even… Read More

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 daughter came home exclaiming she found a running/moving sushi bar, I was all in. Sushi Choo Choo is a sushi with locations in Houston & Humble, Texas.They specialize in creating small portion size sushi rolls with names… Read More

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 some of that fish sauce to make this dish…score one for fish sauce. I really enjoyed the blog.

Oh my! It’s Crème Brûlée-fancy to eat but easy to make.

Crème brûlée has been one of my favorite dessert since I was first served it in a restaurant many years ago. I love the slight crunch of the sweet caramelized sugar as it touches my tongue. Followed by the slightly sweet and creamy custard that finishes off the explosion of flavors. How can you not love a dessert that was featured in a cookbook published in 1691? French chef François Massialot who published the cookbook worked in the royal kitchens. Crème brûlée was one of the featured desserts  in the world’s first alphabetical… Read More

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 articles about global culture. I hope you enjoy the article. Let me know if you do…good readings to ya! 🙂     Related articles   DVR Alert: Philadelphia’s Episode Of Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover To Air Monday,… Read More

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 and make it a fun place to be. I love cooking with my children. It’s a time where we can create something together and talk. My son found these so easy to make he made breakfast dumplings. He filled… Read More

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 the old hamburger thing. Then the light bulb went off in my head. So I decided to spice thing up. Here’s how I did it. Before cooking up the hamburgers make your pico de gallo. Pico de… Read More

(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.

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