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Enjoy some banh tieu, Vietnam's donut, with your morning cup of espresso.
Tofu fried with garlic, chilies, and basil.
Spinach and shrimp dumplings in translucent wheat starch skins.
Tofu and sweet potato fritters from Indonesia. They pair nicely with a crisp gin and tonic.
Porchetta for my mother's 85th birthday. Pork belly covered with a herb paste and rolled around a brined pork loin before roasting on a rotisserie.
Semur tahu is an Indonesian braise with tofu, cellophane noodles, and hard boiled eggs.
Vietnamese salad rolls with avocados and grilled salmon.
Potato rendang. A vegetarian dry curry from Sumatra.
Chilies, the foundation of a good sambal.
A perfect springtime tart with a chocolate crust and filling of oranges.
Grilled asparagus salad with fermented black bean vinaigrette.
A touch of spring for winter, lemon ricotta tart with Meyers lemons.
A simple dish of beef chow mein with crisp noodle cakes.
Minced pork with green beans and Asian pears in a lettuce wrap with hoisin sauce.
Light puffs with corn, tasso ham, cheddar cheese and a pinch of cayenne. Eat them plain or stuff with chicken or crab salad.
Sambal bajak--pirate's sambal. Chilies, shallots, garlic, terasi, salt, sugar and coconut milk. A nice accent to a meal.
Bak kua--hokkien pork jerky. You can't bring it home from Singapore, but you can make your own.
Vietnamese fried tofu stuffed and topped with fried lemongrass.
A simply prepared Javanese stew rich with the spices of Indonesia.
Pork sate with two sauces, peanut and spicy, sweet and sour.
Learn to bone a chicken without a single cut to the skin. Ayam kodok (frog chicken) is a dish meant to impress.
Samosas con salsa, papas, queso y frijoles. Samosas with a Tex-Mex flavor.
Chinese pea shoot soup with "blossoms" of chicken paste and tomato petals.
Rosemary shortbread--a cookie for adults.
Shrimp and salmon terrine following the recipe from Charcuterie.
Leek and olive tart using a yeasted tart dough.
A simple, satisfying dish of fried tofu briefly simmered with scallions. Perfect for cold winter nights.
Belgian endive leaves filled with a light, refreshing crab salad.
An easy, comforting dish of braised pork in a red chili sauce to take the chill off these winter evenings.
Perkedel jagung--Indonesian corn fritters. Serve as a side dish for nasi tumpeng or on their own with cocktails.
Apple bars spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, star anise and a coconut cream caramel sauce.
It's the spices that make rawon a unique beef soup from Java.
Flaky char siu pastry perfect for a light snack or a cocktail party.
Pho Ga--Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup. A nice change of pace for a rainy night dinner.