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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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Phat Kee Mao – Drunken Noodles

Phat Kee Mao – Drunken Noodles
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Phat kee mao, which translate to dunkard’s stir fry, similar to phat see-ew, but spicier and with hint of Thai basil. Phat kee-mao has a few different variations of its origin story. One being that it was created as a popular pairing with drinks. Another is that a drunkard came home, was hungry and threw
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Coconut Flan with Pandan

Coconut Flan with Pandan
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This super easy recipe for coconut flan features a nice Asian twist with pandandus leaves. The smooth custard with subtle pandan flavors reminds me of khao pard, except more custardy. I was in dessert heaven. It’s so smooth and the flan itself it’s not too sweet. I think it would have been even better if
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Salee Haw Kaab

Salee Haw Kaab
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Salee haw kaab, which literally translate to corn wrapped in husk is a lesser known Lao dessert made of sticky rice, coconut and corn. The ingredients are traditionally pounded together in a mortar and pestle, sweetened and then steamed. It’s similar to khao thom, which is the coconut sticky rice with banana parcels steamed in
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Lotus Root Drink

Lotus Root Drink
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When you think of a refreshing drink, do you think cold lemonade or ice tea? Those are good, but they are not at the top of my list. One drink that makes my list could be surprising. That drink is the lotus root drink. Lotus roots are nutrient rich and are used throughout Asia in
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