A few years ago, I met up with my food-obsessed friends to try out a fairly new restaurant in Southern California. We decided to order a bunch of dishes to share and one of which was a roasted Brussels sprouts appetizer. One bite of […]
Travel. Eat. Cook.
My friend Wuen has a natural talent for creating improvised dishes that always turn out beautiful and delicious. She invited us over for a Middle Eastern food fest at her place and I helped her cook a couple of dishes, one of which was grilled […]
I first discovered Japchae ages ago at an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ restaurant in Los Angeles. The side dish consisted of sweet potato “glass” noodles that were perfectly coated with soy sauce and sesame oil and tossed with an array of vegetables. I was hooked. I […]
I have to confess, I’m not a huge cauliflower fan especially when it’s served raw or steamed without any other flavoring. However, a beachside café in Australia served up a roasted cauliflower dish that knocked my socks off! This may not be an exact recreation […]
Found in various food establishments in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, otak-otak is a dish of chopped up fish or fish paste combined with spices, tapioca starch or eggs, and wrapped in banana leaves to be grilled or steamed. The name comes from the Malay and […]
One of the best things about traveling is the opportunity to invigorate the taste buds with a myriad of flavors, textures and sensations. When it comes to having food that is not only scrumptious but also incredibly exciting, Thailand can’t be beat. My friend Wuen […]