Chinese

Orange Beef and Broccoli Bowl

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Something felt strangely familiar to me, as I stared at the Komodo logo and the modern black and white interior of the restaurant. When I spotted the black and white photograph of a food truck by the beach, I realized that an old…

Food from Paradise: Indonesian Cuisine

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After one of the most fabulous getaways to the Island of Gods – Bali, I came back refreshed, more open minded, and… happily satisfied with Indonesian food. There are three words that come to mind when thinking about the essence of Indonesian cooking: rice,…

Year of the Snake: Wontons for Fortune

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I know I’m a week late… but! Happy Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake! It’s time to eat some good food for good luck this new year, and wontons definitely represent fortune. The reason why wontons and dumplings…

Momofuku: Ssäm Lettuce Wraps

I was excited to try a Momofuku recipe at home. It was a test to gauge whether or not I should buy the Momofuku cookbook. Chef David Chang really brought out the essence of Asian fusion. This recipe actually comes…

Hi, I’m a Butter-Braised Fig!

Butter Braised Figs, Cheese, Nuts with Balsamic Syrup

I find figs irresistible, mainly because of the combination of their natural sweetness and chewy texture. Not only that, aren’t figs just so cute?! Also, they are one of the highest plant sources of calcium and fiber. What’s not to like? This…