Light Lunch Japanese Style
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A Silk Road Favorite
Panko Meets Mozzarella
This Afghan dish is typical of the cuisine of the Silk Road. The recipe is adapted from the version served as the Gandarmack Lodge in Kabul. It is basically a Risotto. Different types of Rice Continue reading
Another Addictive Snack with Drinks
Like Indonesian Peanut Fritters, these are quick and easy to make and will soon become addictive, especially with drinks. The name in Bahasa Indonesia means literally Corn Croquettes. At the E & O on Sutter Street in San Francisco, where the dish is a specialty of one of the chefs, the dish is called Indonesian Corn Fritters.
Jane Austen in Singapore
An English Influence
Jam Drops are a Singaporean sweet treat to serve with Tea. They show the English influence in the cooking of the Republic.
The recipe is adapted from Ellice Handy, who got it from Sophia Blackmore, a Methodist missionary who helped found the Methodist Girls School in Singapore in the late 19th century. So the origins are definitely English and probably from Jane Austen’s England. Continue reading
Vietnamese Approach to Flounder
Special Kind of Fish Fry
This is a spectacular presentation for whole Flounder. The Vietnamese recipe is adapted from Bach Ngo. This recipe would serve about 8 people.
(Ca Gio Hoa)
1 whole Flounder, about 3 or 4 pounds Continue reading
A Kamai’ina Favorite
Macadamia Nuts Meet Apples
It is sometimes hard to find much of a Pacific element in many of the old Kamaiina or Old Time Hawaiian favorite recipes. Here’s a case in point.
This Apple Torte has been a favorite for decades among the old-time Hawaiian residents or Kamai’ina families. It is delicious and easy to make, but at first might not seem particularly Pacific Rim in character. Continue reading
A Light Ending
Rice Flour Meets Bananas and Baking Powder
Vietnamese Fried Bananas or Chuoi Chien makes a light ending to a Vietnamese meal, or any meal, for that matter. The use of Sugar reflects the typical sweet taste that is often seen in Vietnamese cuisine. The mixture of Rice Flour with Continue reading