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Chocolate Pots de Crème

Chocolate Pots de Crème
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Chocolate pots de crème is chocolate French custard or pudding. It is richer and more indulgent than an regular pudding. And the method is more like making a custard. With so much going on lately, I’ve been finding myself craving chocolate…a lot. Stress eating just a little. I was craving something easy and very indulgent.
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Khao Thom Pad

Khao Thom Pad
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Khao thom pad is a classic Lao dessert consisting of a coconut sweet rice with banana wrapped in a parcel and steamed in banana leaves. This dessert can be found on any street corner in Southeast Asia, but is also a vital part of the food culture in Laos. It is a coveted dessert made
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Kanom Jok Foo

Kanom Jok Foo
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Kanom jok foo or kanom thuay foo (Puffed Cupcake) is literally a cup cake that has puffed. This recipe is one of the easiest cakes I’ve ever made and I didn’t even have to bake it. There are no eggs and no dairy involved. There are no ovens used. I don’t have to sift anything.
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Kanom Maw Gaeng

Kanom Maw Gaeng
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This recipe is a sweet mung bean custard with a slight savory hint of shallot. Recently, I mentioned the difficulties of finding substitute ingredients with recipes from the other side of the world. This recipe is the epitome of cross-cultural substitution. With European presence in Southeast Asia, custards and flans were introduced into the region.
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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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