Street Food

Are you kidding me? Street food is where I get a lot of inspiration. Why? What our fellows humans can do in such a limited space with limited resources boggles my Western mind. I love street food since it crystallizes various flavors without all the fluff from a restaurant and server. It’s culture. It’s actually mainstream.


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…

fresh turmeric

Turmeric Potion

Turmeric. Asia, but specifically India has been using this ingredient for ages. It’s in just about every curry recipe I make. But the time…

Homemade Pickles

Mr. Pickle Pants Recipe

I had a friend who used to call me that all the time. “Hey, Pickle Pants”. Everyday, of every week, of every month. There…

Indian Roasted Chickpeas

Half my office is vegan or vegetarian so lately I have been cranking those cerebral gears in order to come up with some delicious meals they…


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…

Ukoy Recipe

Tito Jimmy’s Ukoy Recipe

Ukoy or Shrimp Fritter It wasn’t until a few years ago that I learned about the Ukoy (ooh-coy). One of the Philippines lesser known street…

Ceviche Recipe (de Pescado)

Like most ceviche recipes this is a simple, pragmatic approach to a tasty, healthy fish dish. I lean toward a Mexican coastal ceviche more than a Peruvian or other South American one. The one that changed me forever was surprising in Baja, Mexico.

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.

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.

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

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…

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…