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…… Continue reading Got Beef? Then Make Nam Tok!

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…… Continue reading Food Bites

It’s Chile Verde in Here

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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…… Continue reading It’s Chile Verde in Here

Oatmilk the New Alternative?

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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…… Continue reading Oatmilk the New Alternative?

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…… Continue reading Food Cures When a Cold Attacks

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…… Continue reading Fun Sushi Find: Sushi Choo Choo

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

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

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

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…… Continue reading Cook & Impress: Easy Recipe For Chinese Dumplings

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…… Continue reading Hamburger Fiesta

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(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.