Month: June 2015

Nepalese Peanut Salad (Badam Sandheko)

Nepalese Peanut Salad (Badam Sandheko)

I immediately fell in love with this simple salad after encountering it at a rooftop bar in Pokhara.  It pairs exceedingly well with beer, which is why it is often featured on bar menus throughout Nepal.  This salad is spicy, mouth tingling, sour, crunchy, and is a…

Stir-fried Fenugreek Leaves

Stir-fried Fenugreek Leaves

Nepal was totally transformational for me.  I could go on and on about my experience there, but one of the most surprising revelations was the food.  All I had heard from friends who had visited or trekked there was that the food was monotonous and…

Dali Grilled Eggplant with Chili bean sauce

Dali Grilled Eggplant with Chili bean sauce

One of the first impressions I had of Dali in Yunnan Province was the freshness and variety of vegetables and produce.  Local restaurants competed for customers with colorful displays of all of the seasonal produce on offer.  Some establishments would have up to 20 varieties…

Coconut Glazed Ube Donuts

Coconut Glazed Ube Donuts

Since it is National Donut Day, I figure it would be fitting to post my recipe for coconut glazed ube donuts.  I’m always looking for dessert ideas inspired by Asian ingredients and this one seemed to be a no-brainer.  When I was in the Philippines,…