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This Indonesian-inspired sauteed shrimp dish is so delicious, it will be devoured in no time and have your guests begging for more!
Grand Marnier Souffle from The Grill on the Alley. A superb ending to a supremely indulgent prime steak dinner.
Warm French Lentil Salad with Smoked Sausage. This beautiful and flavorful salad will surprise you with its playfulness.
Wild Salmon Cakes with Kaffir Lime and Ginger. Forget using canned salmon for salmon cakes . Fresh, wild salmon is the way to go!
Chopped Shrimp Waldorf Salad with buttermilk-mayonnaise dressing. This salad is a great balance of sweet and tangy, with a savory surprise.
Aunty Marlene's Banana Muffins. Don't be afraid to ask for a deal on overripe bananas at the grocery. They are a must for this recipe!
Pandan Kaya Bread. Beautiful Malaysian-inspired bread infused with coconut and pandan. Don't forget the sweet crumble topping!
KL-style Hokkien Mee, for that noodle craving that just needs to be satisfied.
Cooking down apples to make apple butter is a labor-intensive project. A lot of love goes into this awesome apple sauce.
Chinese fermented beancurd. No, it's not as nasty as natto. Find out how to use this sweet, salty, savory flavoring.
A peek inside the venerated kitchen of the legendary Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley.
Ayam Goreng Berjintan: Malay-style stir-fried cumin chicken. A different, yet simply delicious recipe that will spark your tastebuds.
Sake-Poached Asian Pear with Ume and Li Hing Sauce. Read about the evolution of this sweet-salty dessert.
"Saigon Pork" sandwich at the Academy Cafe in the newly reopened California Academy of Sciences. Dreadful price, but wonderful flavors.
This easy recipe for baked red bean buns will take away all your fears about baking Asian breads.
Crumbled fuchok (soy bean curd skin). For adding to Malaysian sweet barley tea - a coolilng, soothing drink. If you've got a sore throat, this might be for you!
Ikan Pepes - Indonesian Spiced Fish. This is a whole snapper that has been marinated with a chili paste and baked in a foil pouch, then browned under a broiler.
Kuih Pie Tee are irresistible Malaysian fingerfoods that are the perfect follow-up to popiah.
Poh Pia is a Malaysian / Singaporean dish, like a fat Spring roll or a short burrito. Mum's version is all hand-made, done right.
Charentais au Porto - Charentais melon with port wine. This refined dessert will surprise you with its flavor and leave you craving for more.
Pork and Eggplant Soup with Tomato and Shiso. Say goodbye to Summer with this flavorful soup utilizing Summer's bounty.
Chopped Greek Salad, with olives, feta, and homegrown cherry tomatoes. Say goodbye to summer with style!
Burraker's Favorite, a bicolored beefsteak seen at TomatoFest. We tasted this and MANY more heirloom tomatoes at this event, the largest of its kind.
Bucket of heirloom tomatoes from TomatoFest. TomatoFest is the premier heirloom tomato festival in the nation.
Whole Strawberry Mochi from Mana Bu's in Honolulu. Fresh Kula strawberry, blanketed in sweet azuki bean paste, and wrapped in mochi. Yum!
Chopped Mexican Salad using grilled Corni di Toro sweet Italian peppers, bicolored corn, heirloom tomatoes, jicama and avocadoes.
Thai Green Curry, with flavors to satisfy your cravings in a big way
Bubbies world-famous mochi ice cream is the best mochi ice cream out there. Phenomenal flavors, premium ice cream, and soft mochi skin.
Kimchee fried rice with over easy egg and kecap manis. Not what I originally set out to make for dinner.
Kangkung belacan with tomato. The classic Malaysian stir-fried veggie dish. Enhanced with a little home-grown tomatoes.
Pink-fleshed Pomelos from my friend Brian's Hawaiian backyard. Sweet and succulent!
Homemade pizza margherita on whole wheat dough, using homegrown heirloom tomatoes and basil.
Aji (mackerel) nigiri from Tokkuri Tei in Honolulu. The freshest fish in Hawaii!
North Shore Cattle Co grass-fed beef burger with gorgonzola cheese. From Town restaurant in Honolulu