It’s Soup Season: Barley Soup Johri’s Talvo

Last week it was oxtail soup using the beautiful oxtails from Mohr Animal Acres. Then a “Cheater’s Pho Bo” with canned beef broth, canned chicken broth and a rib-eye steak from Mohr also. Last night was a hit, Barley Soup, the recipe from...

For Denise: Lechon Turkey / Pabochon

Lechon Turkey/Pabochon 1 10-12 lb. turkey, rinsed thoroughly, giblets, etc. removed 1 cup fish sauce (patis) (or 2 cups kosher salt or 1 cup table salt) (available in Asian stores, a good Filipino brand is Rufina) 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons canola...

Korean-style Sweet Potato Noodle Stir-fry

My mom, not a serious foodie like me but a foodie nonetheless, brought me these Korean sweet potato starch noodles on one of her visits here, having tasted it when a Chinese friend brought some to their workplace. We might be traveling in less than a month, so...

Two Sides Yellow

1 16-oz package firm or extra-firm tofu, drained, cut into 1-inch cubes and patted dry with paper towels oil for pan-frying or deep-frying 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon chili paste (sambal oelek), or to taste 1/2 cup chopped green onions/scallions 1/4 cup...

Spinach, Shrimp and Mango Salad

I’m not too fond of most Asian-style salads, because I find some things are usually “off” or the combination of tastes just screams WRONG! This is one exception to the rule. 1 package baby spinach, washed and spun dry 2 cups large shrimp, steamed, peeled and deveined...