Do you have a ton of leftover eggs from the holiday weekend? Transform your hard-boiled eggs into some seriously delicious Sriracha Deviled Eggs! Topped with do chua, cilantro, sliced chilies, and a sprinkle of black sesames seeds, these are not your mother’s deviled eggs. These babies pack some punch!
Light, refreshing Avocado Tuna Poke Bowl – loaded with healthy ingredients and complimenting flavors and textures! There’s a lot going on in one little bite!
Got 10 minutes? That’s all you need to make these Tuna Sashimi and Avocado Wonton Cups. Perfect for parties and impromptu get togethers.
The Korean taco craze has been a food truck favorite for a number of years now, so I’m a little late to the party. I didn’t have my first Korean taco until this past Spring when a large indoor market (Union Market) featuring local food artisans, opened up across the street from where my husband and I lived in Washington, DC. One of the venders in the market was TaKorean – a well established food truck in DC serving…well, Korean Tacos.
I ordered the Beef Bulgogi Tacos with Kimchi and all the toppings. With my first bite, I finally understood what all the hype was about! It was such a full flavor experience – the beef was rich with umami, the kimchi was spicy, and the toppings rounded out the profiles. I became immediately hooked and I began craving it constantly! Since we’ve moved to Atlanta, I have been without my fix. I’m sure I could go out and find Korean tacos in this city, but I figured why not make my own…the way I remember them. The result was like a shot to the arm, and once again all seemed right with the world. They were delicious and just how I remembered them tasting.
Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast during the week or an elegant brunch to be savored on the weekend, Miso Avocado Toast with Soft Boiled Egg has got you covered! 10 minutes is all you need! I’ve had a bit of an obsession with avocado toast – half a smashed avocado on toast, a […]
It’s been about 5 months since we moved from Atlanta to the San Francisco Bay Area. So far we’re loving it, but there are a number of things I miss about our old home – as funny as it may sound, incredible tater tots is one of them. Prior to living in Atlanta, I lived […]
This Pancetta-Wrapped Kimchi Pork Roulade has been a long time coming. When I was living in Atlanta, my friend Seung Hee treated me to my first Korean spa trip. I wasn’t sure what to expect – all I knew was that I needed to feel ‘comfortable’. If you’re not familiar with a Korean spa, essentially […]
Got a family get-together? Hosting a sports gathering or holiday party? Have guests with diet restrictions? Build Your Own Bowl has got you covered!
Boy oh boy do I have a treat for you! If you love teriyaki and you love tacos, then you’re going to go nuts for Chicken Teriyaki Tacos! The combination of flavors in this dish, play out in your mouth like a symphony. Take one bite… you’ll know what I mean 🙂
Sesame oil comes in two basic varieties, regular and toasted. I use the toasted variety almost exclusively – it has a darker color, a richer taste, and nuttier flavor. It’s often used in dressings, marinades, stir-fries, and as a finishing oil. Toasted sesame oil can be found in just about any well-stocked grocery store.
Thanksgiving is over, the dishes are washed, the silver stashed back in its spot, and the guests have left. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to even look at another turkey for another year! I was in serious need of a turkey detox! I was craving something light, refreshing, something with a little zing! Lebanese Spinach Pies were exactly the palate cleanser my body needed!
Also called, fatayar/fatayer (fah-TIE-ah), these are savory little pies often made with lamb but may alternatively be stuffed with other fillings such as spinach or cheese. The trick to these little bundles, is to make sure that they do not open up while baking. Luckily, these more ‘rustic’ looking spinach pies are just as delicious.
The tangy vinegar in this side dish is a nice compliment to something savory – try pairing it with Yakitori, Burgers, or Hot Dogs!
Sesame Crusted Tofu can be amazingly crisp and flavorful! Unfortunately, tofu in general is often the butt of jokes about bad food and gets a bad rap. Some of it deserving (there are some pretty terrible tofu dishes out there), others are completely unwarranted. I think some of that bad press comes from trying to make tofu something it’s not. In the words of my friend’s son when she served him ‘soysage’ for the first time, ‘They did a really good job of making it look like sausage…they did an even better job of making it NOT taste like sausage.”
Instead of making tofu a meat analogue, I think it’s best used when prepared in such a way that complements its integrity. With that said, I like to prepare tofu similarly to the way I like to prepare Ahi Tuna – comparable in preparation and presentation without claiming to taste like the prized fish (which in my opinion, would be a sin). The marinade helps to infuse a bit of flavor into the tofu, which absorbs it like a sponge. Conversely, given it’s spongy nature, the panko-sesame mixture adds a wonderful crunch that is definitely needed – creating a delicious balance of flavor and texture.
The dipping sauce was inspired from a dish made by my friend and very talented chef. The actual recipe to her sauce is a closely guarded secret, so I won’t even try to replicate all of its complex flavors, but I have made a very basic adaptation that adds a complimentary acid to the dish and marries beautifully with the other flavors!