Asian

Middle Eastern Tantanmen

Another delicious bowl in my Year of Ramen™️: a Middle Eastern spin on tantanmen. Instead of a regular sesame-chile broth, I made a garlicky beef broth with toasted sesame purée and preserved lemon, topped with a ragu of ground Anderson Ranches lamb seasoned with lots […]

Vietnamese Foie Gras Dirty Rice

Vietnamese and Creole flavors play so well together, especially when foie gras is invited to the party.   Here’s a big serving of foie gras dirty rice made with duck stock, jasmine rice, and Vietnamese flavors: fish sauce, palm sugar, a little cinnamon (just a […]

Semihomemade Manduguk

Super fast manduguk for lunch, made by simmering sliced chonggak radish, tteok (rice cakes) and frozen store-bought mandu (dumplings) in homemade chicken/pork stock with a spoonful of instant dashi, a teeny bit of soy sauce, and a dribble of sesame oil. Sloppy shredded omelet “noodles” […]

Dandan Chili Dog

Look, I know this looks ridiculous, but if Cincinnati can put chili on spaghetti then I can put dandan topping on a hot dog.   I totally did the thing: dandan chili dog using Nicky Farms ground wild boar and lots of garlic and Lao […]

Dandanmian

This is such a deceptively simple dish to make, provided you have a well-supplied larder. For the ragu, I browned ground Nicky Farms wild boar (pork would work, obviously) with a little bit of sesame oil, a few cloves of minced garlic, finely diced zha […]

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, […]