Asian

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 […]

Peking Game Hens

Peking-style @maryschicken game hens, stuffed with garlic and lacquered with maltose, homemade five spice, and soy, then smoked over mesquite, green bamboo, and branches from my peach tree. The little birdies are available at @newseasonsmarket. SO TINY AND TENDER! I served these baby beauts with […]

Miyazaki Style Sushi Salad

The boy wanted Spaghetti-Os, so I fixed myself a Miyazaki-style sushi salad (krab, iceberg, kewpie) bolstered by a little omelet and cucumber-hijiki sunomono, plus a little rice (shrimp-nori furikake) and miso. It might look light, but I got all turnt on @gueropdx for lunch today […]

Loco Moco

Had a leftover Nicky Farms venison patty and some leftover rice, so I made loco moco of course! Topped with ramen broth gravy (added the veggie pack from some @nongshimusa Shin Ramyun for kick), backyard egg, homemade tamago-nori furikake, served with a little side salad […]

Hop To It

  I wrote about the history of hop farming and Chinese hop farmers in Oregon.