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Yellow Pea Fritters

Burmese Spiced Split Pea Fritters

Burmese food has the most wonderful combination of sour, salty, bitter and spicy flavors. If you look at a map of Asia, you will notice that Burma sits between India, and China, and share borders with Bangladesh, Thailand, and Laos. No wonder Burmese cuisine is so tasty! A little background on Burma If you are […]

Okonomiyaki Pancakes

Vegan Okonomiyaki

  We recently discovered that there was a new vegan Japanese restaurant in Portland. It is called Obon Shokudo (at 720 se grand ave). They serve traditional Japanese dishes minus the fish, meat and eggs! It was lovely and it reminded us of Okonomiyaki pancakes as it was on their menu. “Okonomiyaki”, now that’s a […]

Savory steamed buns

Savory Steamed Buns (Bao Buns)

The first time I tasted Bao buns or “baozi” (Chinese steamed buns), they were filled with a sweet red bean paste. It was unusual, to say the least but the hot soft pillowy dough was lightly sweet and good unlike anything I had ever tasted before. It was the first and not the last time […]

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Vegan Mee Goreng

Mee Goreng, (also spelled Mie Goreng and Mi Goreng) is a traditional and very popular Indonesian and Malaysian street food.  It exemplifies the beautiful ethnic mix of the food from South East Asia. You have Chinese yellow egg noodles, Indian curry spices, Malay from the name and tomato sauce from the British influence. “Mee” means […]

Egg Roll Noodle salad

Egg Roll Noodle Salad

Eggroll noodle salad has to be one of my favorites Asian dish. That’s because I love spring rolls (who doesn’t right?) and could eat rice noodles almost every day! The thought of combining crispy eggrolls with rice noodles and turn it into a salad may seem a bit strange at first but believe me, it […]

Poached daikon scallops

Poached Daikon Scallops with Wasabi Mayonnaise

The first time I ate daikon was in a small restaurant in Japan. It came in the form of thinly sliced pickles served before the main dish. It looked like potatoes but tasted like a peppery and lightly sweet radish. I could feel my digestive enzymes kick in and that’s exactly why Japanese start their […]

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