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Indian Saag Recipe

Why would I post yet another Indian Saag recipe when there are so, so many recipes already out there? Especially ones from Indians and and Indian cooks? My recipe was driven by these simple factors.

Vietnamese Roasted Chicken

This is a Vietnamese home-run from Phú Quốc island. I have carefully measured out everything so there is no guess work. Just tasty chicken which I call my “Le Viet” special – French influenced, Vietnamese deliciousness. ‘Nuff said.

The ThinkEatDrink Kitchen

This is my lab, my meditation room, my dojo. This tiny kitchen is where all the meals happen. We were just featured in ApartmentTherapy’s…

Homemade Carne Asada

Homemade Carne Asada Recipe con “Chingaso” Now, let me tell you why. I adapt a lot of what I learned in Thailand to what…

Homemade Ginger Ale

Homemade Ginger Ale

Puttin’ the “Ale” Back in This Homemade Ginger Ale Tired of buying Schweppes, Canada Dry, Hansens and/or don’t have the spare change to spring…

Gỏi cuốn

Gỏi cuốn Vietnamese Spring Rolls

I have been experimenting heavily with various herbs and tastes for the perfect Gỏi cuốn – Chinese liver sausage version. I will put this out there even though it is super obvious. Gỏi cuốn / Goi Cuon / Vietnamese rolls are not hard to do. It’s all about the dipping sauce and the procurement of fresh, high quality ingredients.

Thai Red Curry Paste Recipe

Red is the color of love. I am making Prig Gang Kua (พริกแกงคั่ว). This is not “prig gang ped” which generally has some bloomed…

Fish Tacos Recipe

This fish taco recipe will set your fish tacos above the rest. If you make it, you will win the lottery – probably.

Minimalist Pasta With Roasted Tomatoes

This is my go-to pasta recipe when I’m tired. Why? It’s freakin’ easy and it can rival any restaurant style pasta dish – any day of any week. Believe that. Oh and this is a great first-date recipe. Please, trust me on this.

Thai-Style Baked Fish in Banana Leaf

What I have done is come up with a mixture that speaks freshness and shouts flavor while keeping the spice and salt properly in check, well, at least for the non-Thai. I like fish. If I didn’t, I would not eat it.

Pad See-Ew

Pad See-Ew (ผัดซีอิ๊ว) is a wonderfully quick Thai stir-fry that is easy to learn. This is a classic recipe adapted from a cook I knew in Bangkok. She made it perfect every time.

Asian Influenced Orleans Black-Eyed Peas

My first attempt at this dish was to pair the black-eyed peas up with a South East Asian omelet. These omelets generally have fish sauce and some sort of sort of veggie in them like scallions, sprouts or a local vine leaf. I made mine with some shrimp paste (very Vietnamese) and fresh dill in it.

Taiwanese Fried Chicken

A rather delicious spin on the chicken nugget. My best experience was not actually in Taiwan, it was at a small chain in L.A. that dusted the chicken with the final seasoning.

Do Chua Recipe

This will give you a very balanced taste of sweet and sour/acidic which will compliment a seasoned meat

Miso Cod Recipe

This is a lighter version of the Nobu Miso Cod recipe that has made it’s way around the interwebz.

Garlic Fried Rice

A mastery of a classic garlic rice can really round out your dinner. It shows depth and all the garlic is a great health booster. The key here is to stir-fry the raw, un-cooked rice while imparting garlic and the taste of a homemade chicken stock into it.

Char Siu

Char Siu Recipe

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe) It’s incredibly hard to turn down a proper Char Siu (叉燒) / Cha Shao. For those of you who…

thai boat noodle soup

Thai Boat Noodle Soup Recipe

Yes, there are of course many variations of Thai Boat Noodle soup, but generally every stall in Thailand has the same basic elements. This Thai soup is great particularly for women. Lots of good stuff for the joints, bones and blood.

Sichuan Dipping Sauce

A tasty Chengdu (similar to the traditional Mala sauce) dipping sauce for cold poached chicken. I prefer a cut in the amount of Sichuan powder used. I love this taste and I love chicken or duck. I want to taste them.

Easy Pie Crust Wha?

It’s just this simple. 1 1/3 cups the best all-purpose flour you can find 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup well-chilled Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening 3…