This dish is the epitome of fast food (or at least what most other parts of the world call fast food). Took about 5 minutes of cooking time in a hot wok from start to finish (how’s that for fast?). Although, there is a huge difference between this dish and what we traditionally think of … Continue Reading

Always on the lookout for cool props. I came across this great piece of Japanese drift wood in the clearance section of an antique shop in Old Town, Alexandria, VA, this past weekend. Just sitting there on the floor, unassuming, camouflaged among the flashier items. According to the sales staff, someone else had been admiring … Continue Reading

Picked up a whole Porgy at my favorite Asian grocery store. Rockfish, Sea Bass, Pampano, Branzini, Barramundi, or any firm whole white fish (preferably wild and sustainably caught) are suitable substitutes; or whatever  you can find locally. Normally, I stuff the fish with fresh herbs and grill or pan-fry.  But in my ever growing curiosity and … Continue Reading

This colorful bowl of soup was inspired by a dish (Gaeng Som or Hot Sour Curry) that I recently enjoyed at a local Thai restaurant. This weekend finds at a local farmers’ market, which featured, among other things, purple and orange cauliflower, fresh young ginger, Napa cabbage, and green beans. This soup strikes just the … Continue Reading

Made this spicy slaw the other night to test out the flavors. Intended to have only a bite or two and bring the rest for lunch the next day. However, one bite turned into two, and before I knew it, the slaw had vanished. You might be thinking, slaw, that’s not so exciting. But, this … Continue Reading