Ahhh, Mexican Pozole. My first encounter with a delicious bowl of pozole rojo is when I lived in “La Mission” of San Francisco during the late nineties. It was often my morning savior after a very long night of revelries. Yes, I burnt the midnight oil like most people in their twenties but, hey, I … Continue reading Pozole Rojo For Your Soul
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 mapo tofu recipe came from a penpal I have who lives just right out of Suzhou, China so naturally thanks goes out to her. I had this dish a couple times … Continue reading Mapo Tofu Recipe
I have had San Diego tacos, street tacos in Ensenada, stuffed my face at a taco bar in Mexico city, filled up at the hipster Barrio Chino in Manhattan and hundreds in between. Fish tacos, carnitas, carne asada, la lengua and many others are definitely high on my list but there is just something about … Continue reading Tacos Al Pastor, Señor
Kor Moo Yang (Thai grilled pork) is one of my favorite Thai dishes. I know, I know there are many and I always say that but this is a dish that is so simple to make how can it not be a favorite. Simple = favorite. Easy relationship. It’s a hit with friends, easy enough to … Continue reading Kor Moo Yang (คอหมูย่าง)
Welcome to one of America’s most addicting dishes; tacos carnitas. This slow-cooker carnitas recipe is more of a “method” than a recipe but off the charts just the same. This can be your approach for various carnitas style tacos or any pulled pork for that matter. Just substitute your aromatics or the “direction” you would like … Continue reading Carnitas Recipe Straight Outta L.A.
It’s not as weird as you think. Long ago we didn’t waste as much and used nearly every part of an animal. Even the ears. And it’s not as strange as you think unless you spent your entire life in an American suburb. Pig ears have been around for ages. From Europe to Asia they … Continue reading Taiwanese Cold Marinated Pig’s Ear
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 live in big metropolises with a China Town nearby, you have your pick of Char Siu – over rice, over ramen, in a sandwich, along side veggies, in a bun, stir-fried … Continue reading Char Siu Recipe