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Mee Kati

Mee Kati
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Mee kati is a coconut curry noodle soup dish that delivers an array of flavors from tart to sweet with a little bit of warmth of the curry and earthiness from the peanuts. With aromatics, spices and served with herbs, it’s definitely a flavor punch. I like to think of it as like if a
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Khao Tom Moo

Khao Tom Moo
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This is a savory version of sticky rice parcels. The fatty pork belly seeps into the mung bean and into the rice. The rice is sweet and fragrant, pork and mung bean are umami. You may get a bite from the black pepper. This dish can become addicting. And I crave it often. I don’t
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Matcha Crepe Cake

Matcha Crepe Cake
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This refreshing dessert was inspired by my recent visit to Las Vegas. My sister took me to this little shop, where we shared a slice of matcha crepe cake. It was not very sweet and very light. And the bite that I enjoyed the most was the bite that was touching a slice of orange,
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Thom Khem

Thom Khem
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Thom Khem, which translate to salty stew is ironically, just as sweet as it is salty or savory. The sweetness comes from the caramelization of pork or chicken in caramel, literally. This lends the dish, an English name of caramelized pork. I decided to make thom khem, in honor of my younger sister for her
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Bua Loy

Bua Loy
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Bua Loy, literally translates to floating lotus. And one can see where this dessert got its name when you see the glutinous rice balls floating in the sweetened coconut milk. It’s chewy with subtle flavors. Similar to mochi balls, except that they have been boiled and steeped in sweetened coconut milk. Though this dessert may
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Nam Khao

Nam Khao
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Nam khao (ແໝມເຂົ້າ) is a crispy rice salad. It has a subtle curry undertone  with tart highlights from the lime and som moo (sour pork), aka, nam sausage for which the dish got it’s name. Another salty, sweet, tart, crunchy dish that satisfies so many crave factors and highly addictive, in my opinion. Nam khao
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Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake
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This super moist coconut cake with whipped cream cream cheese and toasted coconuts has won over the family, young and old alike. It’s not very sweet, but so aromatic and even the family members who typically don’t like cake saved a second piece for later. This cake is dedicated to and was made for my
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Hot Pot

Hot Pot
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This is a salty, sweet, savory curry based hot pot. If you like hot pot, but want something a little extra, you’ll like this curry based version. This is one of my sister, Mimi’s specialty and it is about as extra as her. Don’t tell her I said that. Wait! She’s probably reading this now.
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Cassava Cake

Cassava Cake
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This is a baked version of the steamed cassava cake that I grew up on. I’m not sure why, but for the past year or so, I had been on a mission to find a baked alternative. It’s not like the steamed version is harder or takes any longer. But perhaps in my mind a
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Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters
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Banana fritters (Kuay Taod or Kuay khek) is a popular street food in Southeast Asia. You can find them at festivals and parties. Here in the States, and especially for me, they are more of a comfort food. It’s fried, crunchy, a little sweet, and nutty from the sesame and coconut. Throw in a scoop
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