Southeast Asian Archive

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 – …

Asian Cultural Festival

Asian Cultural Festival

Korean Drummer


Fruit Carving



Bau Ga-Prow (Bangkok Cabin)

Dough Figures (Taiwan)

Steamed Banana Leaves

Shaolin sifu giving marching orders…

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


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 …

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 …


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 …