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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

Tom Yum

Tom Yum is a classic Thai spicy and sour soup that is packed with fragrant herbs. “Tom” means “to boil”, while “yum” refers to a mixture of things that tends to be spicy and sour. We prepared Tom Yum during our Thai Cooking Class in Phuket, and I found it was an incredibly easy soup … Continue reading

Pad Thai

I have attempted pad thai before (see my Shrimp and Tofu Pad Thai) but I admit I never could get it quite right. My noodles were either too soggy or the sauce just too sweet. I finally got the chance to redeem myself during my Thai Cooking Class in Phuket and now I am more … Continue reading

The Hideaway, NYC

The Hideaway Cuisine: Pub Fare, American Neighborhood: Tribeca Price:$8-15 most appetizers and mains Phone: 212-334-5775 Address: 185 Duane Street #A, NY, NY 10013 Hours: Daily 12pm-12am

Soba Salad

For my mom’s 60th birthday celebration, we had a big BBQ at my parent’s house and enjoyed grilled meats and veggies.  This refreshing soba salad dish came from my mom’s friend and it was a huge hit!  The ingredient quantities are very flexible… I just started throwing stuff in… Melanie’s Soba Salad (recipe courtesy of … Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! May 5th commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. In the US, this date is observed as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, which in present day loosely translates to people drinking a whole lot of tequila and cerveza. … Continue reading

Auntie Meliza’s Potato Salad

This is my favorite potato salad dish that my Auntie Meliza brings to all our family gatherings — even if it’s not a potluck!  My mom always referred to this potato salad as “Chinese-style” as it uses Spam® which is apparently known as “Chinese ham” to my people (which only included me very recently).  There’s … Continue reading

Honey Walnut Prawns

One of my favorite dishes when eating at Chinese restaurants is the Honey Walnut Prawns. I love fried shrimp, plus the sweet sauce with candied walnuts is just mouthwatering. I made this for the first time a few days ago using my Dad’s recipe and was excited to find out how easy this was to … Continue reading

Honey Lime Shrimp

I had a bunch of leftover tropical salsa from our Cajun Chicken with Pineapple and Mango Salsa recipe, and so I decided it was taco time!  I found a bunch of jumbo shrimp on sale at the store and I came across a recipe for Honey Lime Shrimp with Margarita Slaw that I wanted to … Continue reading

City Hall, NYC

City Hall Executive Chef: Henry Archer Meer Cuisine: American Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $20-25 entrées, sub $20 appetizers Address: 131 Duane Street, NY, NY 10013 Phone: 212-227-7777 Hours: Dinner Monday-Thursday 4pm-10pm, Friday 4pm-11pm, Saturday 5pm-11pm Brunch Saturday 10am-3pm Lunch Monday – Friday 10am-4pm Like most pre-war buildings in Tribeca, City Hall restaurant used to be a … Continue reading