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Thai Chicken Satay (Satay Gai)

    Chicken satay is a classic appetizer of grilled skewered chicken that is marinated in all the savory spices characteristic of Southeast Asian cuisine: turmeric, coriander, lemongrass, garlic and chili powder.  While satay is internationally known as a popular Thai appetizer, the dish actually originated in Indonesia where it is a national dish. Regardless of its origins, chicken satay is … Continue reading

Thai Minced Chicken Salad (Larb Gai)

Thai Minced Chicken Salad (Larb Gai)

Thai cuisine week continues!  As referenced in my previous post, a few of the primary methods of preparation for Thai salad dishes are: Yam (“mix”), Tam (“pounded”), and Larb (“to mince meat”). Larb is probably the most internationally recognized type of Thai salad.  It is most commonly made with minced pork or chicken that is tossed with fresh herbs and a dressing that is … Continue reading

Thai Spicy Shrimp and Pomelo Salad

Thai Spicy Sprimp and Pomelo Salad

This week on Food Comas is dedicated to Thai cuisine! Normally around this time in Hong Kong, the summer season would be in full swing.  Beaches would be full and the waters packed with junk boats on all-day booze cruises.  As for us and our beach-obsessed dogs, we would usually be found romping around any remotely clean … Continue reading

The Ultimate Flatbread

I randomly got some puff pastry dough at Trader Joe’s as a back up appetizer for a food gathering I hosted. I wound up not using it, and it wasn’t until I needed a quick easy recipe that this dough inspired me. This recipe honestly feels like cheating, but the end result was pretty nomtastic. … Continue reading

White Cheddar Gougères with Apple Pulp and Prosciutto

Jen has always been the gougère-maker when we lived together.  I’ve got to give her props for really becoming an expert at forming the cheese puffs to actually become consistent in size, light, airy and all things elegant and French. I, on the other hand, was experimenting so as my first iteration, these were decent, … Continue reading

Home-made Hummus

For how often I consume hummus as a snack, it is almost crazy how long it took me to make it from scratch at home. Jen and I also used to make a ton of Mediterranean inspired recipes and for one of our favorites, the Turkish-Spiced Chicken Kebabs, we always improvise the side dishes and … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Eve in Singapore

It’s been over a year since I had moved to Singapore, and I am glad to say that I am starting to feel a lot more settled here.  With that, I decided it was about time to introducing some new traditions to my expat life. Back in New York, Natalya and I had hosted Thanksgiving … Continue reading

Brazilian Cooking Class

As I typically do on all my travels, I signed up for a cooking class as soon as I arrived in Brazil.  It was winter and the weather was a bit dreary during the week I was in Rio de Janeiro.  Cooking classes are a great rainy day activity (although I would do it even … Continue reading

Peruvian Cooking Class – Dinner

After landing in Lima on my Peru travels, one of the first orders of business was scheduling a Peruvian cooking class. Natalya had taken a class with Sky Kitchen when she was in Lima several years ago and she highly recommended it. She took the class with the lunch dishes, which she wrote about here: … Continue reading

Ceviche

Ceviche is an extremely popular coastal seafood dish in Central and South America.  It is made with raw  fish that is “cooked” in citrus juices (lime or lemon) and spiced with aji (chili peppers).   It is often mixed with onions and served with complementing sides, such as sweet potato, lettuce, corn, avocado or plantain. The origins … Continue reading