Category Archives: Southeast Asian

What’s in My Pantry?

Pantries are meant to be cleaned out occasionally. Old, stale ingredients have to go, some items need to be used before they expire and some staple items just need to be replaced. I thought some of you might be interested … Continue reading

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Coconut Milk

Recently I posted a photo on Twitter of a gadget that I figured a lot of people had never seen. Typical of me, I didn’t bother explaining what it was. Pretty soon, enough chatter had developed around the photo that … Continue reading

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The Map

I’ve been promising this for a long time – so here’s the first draft. This is by no means a comprehensive listing of places to eat on Buford Highway, but it’s a start. There is still a lot to add, … Continue reading

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The Mortar & Pestle – Seasoning

If you’re serious about ethnic cooking, there comes a point where a mortar & pestle will become a critical part of your kitchen arsenal. The more you cook certain styles of food (Thai, Peranakan/Nyonya, Mexican, etc.), the more you will … Continue reading

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Hawker Food – Si Fang Cai (Secret Supper)

I’m not sure who had more fun at the first Si Fang Cai (Secret Supper) – me or the guests. The menu was based (mostly) on Asian hawker food – or “street” food. The weather cooperated, allowing for drinks and … Continue reading

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Asian Cultural Festival

Asian Cultural Festival Korean Drummer Vegitarian Fruit Carving Thai Japanese Bau Ga-Prow (Bangkok Cabin) Dough Figures (Taiwan) Steamed Banana Leaves Shaolin sifu giving marching orders…

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Random Winter Photos

Restaurante Guatemala Coffee Just a random selection of photos from the last couple of months. Detailed posts may follow on some… Taqueria Los Rayos Get Coffee Get Coffee Beef Shanks Pesto-stuffed Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions and Kale Pho Bac … Continue reading

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FINALLY – mangosteens in the US! As far as I knew, I was going to have to wait for a return trip to Thailand. But no more – I found mangosteens (also known as Thai Fruit Crack) on Buford Highway … Continue reading

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Quốc Hương

There are as many places to get bahn mi (Vietnamese sandwiches) along Buford Highway as there are places to get pho, some better than others. Lee’s Bakery has long been considered among the best, with Saigon Deli following close behind. … Continue reading

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One thing that’s a given at almost every Malaysian restaurant is a huge menu.The challenge then becomes choosing without ordering too much food. There were five of us at the EBH dinner at Penang last week. It was hard to … Continue reading

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