Happy Rat Year

A few years ago there was an elaborately fruitless deliberation between Koreans and Taiwanese people about who started the whole Lunar New Year thing. The whole debacle subsided as soon as the subject of their contention dawned, and the bickering gave way to two weeks of delirious feasting, after which everyone sort of just waddled… Continue reading Happy Rat Year

Crispy Pork Fry with Jalapenos and Thai Basil

Good pork, unhurriedly caramelized in a wok to crispy brownness with an unstinting amount of fresh jalapenos and smoky Thai basil makes for a befitting carrier of rice. If you lean towards the M end of the spectrum, I prod you to swap in a couple of Thai green chilies per jalapeno. Seasoned with a… Continue reading Crispy Pork Fry with Jalapenos and Thai Basil

Dinner for one

Few things tug the cords of nostalgia in the hearts of second-generation Asian Americans/Canadians than bubble tea and and Shin Ramyun. The former being what tided us over the 3PM hunger at hang-outs with schoolmates until dinnertime rolled around, the communal consumption of which was a proxy for one's social acceptability. The latter was what… Continue reading Dinner for one

White Elephant – the Recipes

Three weeks ago in the midst of exams, presentations, and papers due I drew up a menu. Not just for fun, though I do that too, but for the biggest dinner I've ever hosted. A baker's dozen, myself included. For Christmas, a week before. For a mismatched squad, one who brings peanut butter to every… Continue reading White Elephant – the Recipes

To do with eggplant.

This recipe is for the Feed Feed, enjoy! Rice with Turmeric and Currants 1 c rice, rinsed until the water runs clear then drained (long or short grain are both fine) 1 c filtered water 1 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp garam masala 3 bay leaves 2 tbsp dried currants 1 tsp… Continue reading To do with eggplant.

backcountry roads

  Forty years Forty years they walked, they walked. They had left, an impossible victory an impossible freedom but that was nothing.   Nothing that was, to them. 08.17.17 Never forget. Hummus 1 can chickpeas, drained but save the liquid 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 large garlic clove,… Continue reading backcountry roads