Authentic Recipes

I have spent many an hour walking by the food stalls of the world. Some foods I simply did not have time to ingest, others looked a bit dodgy and still others will way too fatty, salty and overrun with odd preservative…but guess what? I wanted to eat all of them regardless. My mission here is to deconstruct and make something authentic.

muhammara

A Muhammara Breakfast

 How Do I Do Muhammara? Well, instead of posting yet another muhammara recipe I’d like to show you my favorite way to eat this…

Mapo Tofu

Mapo Tofu Recipe

Mapo Tofu, Just Like Mom Used to Make Ok, well not my mom but someone’s Chinese mom made this. This super fast and easy…

Pork Belly Recipe

Pork Belly Recipe With a Bonus “Chicharrón”! Oh yes. Just when you thought pork belly doesn’t get any better it does. This recipe will…

Phở Bò Recipe

In Vietnamese it’s “phở bò” or sometimes known as Vietnamese beef noodle soup for people that don’t make it out much. And guess what’s…

Turkey Liver Pâté

Pâté has always been a hit or miss for me until I got down and with it’s origins. Most cultures outside of the USA…

Chinese five spice

Homemade Chinese Five Spice

Also known as Asian five-spice or just 5-spice since other countries use it as well…but please…please don’t buy it from the store. Sure, there are…

shawarma

Turkish Shawarma Recipe

Homemade Chicken Shawarma (shāwarmā) I will guide you into heaven with this recipe. And with heaven I mean flavor euphoria. I wrangled this recipe…

PHO GA recipe

Pho Ga Recipe

Who Loves a Good Pho Ga? Phở king everyone. Why? Because a proper Phở Gà has all these these umami flavors that make people happy. It’s…

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.

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…

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…