Asian

Spam Musubi Fried Rice

Musubi fried rice with an egg on top and a dribble of teriyaki sauce. It needed sriracha to bring some sweetness and acidity but it tastes exactly like I crumbled up musubi into a bowl! #brunchathome 🍙 🍖 🍙 🍖#spam #nori #rice #musubi #friedrice #hawaiianfood […]

California Roll Chirashisushi

HONKINESS. California roll-style chirashisushi sounded really good to me, because I love the honkiness of a California roll but was just feeling too lazy to roll maki. I topped stovetop Calrose rice (seasoned with rice vinegar, sugar, salt) with surimi, a brunoise of cucumber and […]

Budae Jigae Wid It

It’s so delightfully crummy out so I made budae jigae for myself using *nice* ingredients like @umiorganic noodles, @olympiaprovisions hot dogs, Ota tofu, homemade kimchi and heirloom beans. The dashi is instant, but it’s still some fancy high-end stuff from Japan. The SPAM… is just […]

Autumn Ramen

Made some really delicious vegetarianish autumn ramen with @umiorganic noodles and tempura (kabocha-like bitterroot buttercup squash, purple sweet potato, shiitake, pumpkin blossom, onion, and green bean in simple rice flour/seltzer batter). Broth is smoky-sweet and concentrated; rich chicken stock seasoned with tentsuyu (use mushroom broth […]

Guinea Hen Miến Gà

I have a cold! ??? so I made a big pot of miến gà with more of that wonderful Grimaud Farms guinea fowl (one of the @nicky.usa #wildaboutgame proteins!). It's just one more way to enjoy chicken noodle soup (glass noodles, lots of garlic, ginger, […]

America’s Oldest Tofu-Ten

I wrote about the history of Ota Tofu for Roads & Kingdoms. They’ve been in Portland for more than a century.     I wrote about the history of America’s oldest tofu-ten and Portland’s Nikkei for @roadsandkingdoms (link in bio) #tofu #portlandoregon #culinaryhistory #japanese A […]

Wild Boar Mapo Tofu

You can make this quickly by using store-bought Sichuan chile oil, but it’s also nice to mace yourself toasting Sichuan peppercorns and facing heaven chiles in your wok to make mala oil from scratch. Nicky Farms ground wild boar mapo tofu, because sometimes you need […]

Summer Ramen Makes Me Feel Fine

Summer ramen made with @nueskes impeccable cherry wood-smoked bacon; @umiorganic noodles (bouncy af); smoked pork dashi; peas, roasted tomatoes, corn, beans, squash blossoms, and scallions from the garden; plus a soy-marinated backyard egg. #dinnertonight #ramen #meatconcierge ? ? ? ? ? ? #bacon #noodles #vegetables […]

Hawaii Five-Ohhhhh

Was craving Hawaiian food (we were there this time last year) so I made tiny smorgasbord (clockwise from bottom-left): iceberg salad with carrot-ginger dressing like they have at Benihana &c; saimin salad with backyard egg, kamaboko, grilled spam, green onion, and cucumber (dashi, soy, sesame […]

Staycation

I was craving a teriyaki Trader Vic's-style thing so I grilled up a Nicky Farms wild boar patty, yakionigiri (grilled rice balls), fresh pineapple and bell peppers. The wild boar is really nice — it's leaner and more flavorful than farm pork. It goes well […]