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South Indian Pineapple with Chile and Mustard Seeds

Soon after I’d made the rash decision to move to Hawaii, I was looking through the Oahu job classifieds online.  Sandwiched somewhere between the...

Indian-Spiced Creamed Greens

Creamed spinach.  It’s pretty good stuff, right?  I mean, even folks who hate greens and vegetables in general would probably be happy to eat...

Indian Asparagus with Shredded Coconut

I don’t know about you, but my Instagram feed and feed reader are clogged with photos of ramps and ramp recipes, respectively.   Unfortunately I’m...

Sweet and Fiery Chile Sauce

It may be just a coincidence, but none of Burmese dishes I’ve tried have set off any multiple-alarm fires in my mouth.   And that’s...

Golden Crispy Shallots and Shallot-Infused Oil

Before I move on to more Burmese entrees, salads and desserts, I thought it would be best to go back to the basics.  So...

Burmese Wilted Spinach Salad with Tomatoes and Crispy Golden Shallots

Although I always enter grocery stores with a very specific list, I rarely leave without a couple of impulse purchases.  And those extra items...

Burmese Shrimp Powder

So many Southeast Asian cuisines are known for their dishes that incorporate hot, sour, salty and sweet elements.  But Burma seems to place no...

Burmese Meatball Curry

Is it weird that I have go-to recipes for things like kimchi and Goan shrimp curry, but I don’t even have a meatloaf recipe?...

Burmese Golden Egg Curry

To all the shakshuka lovers out there:  I think you guys are really really going to like this one.  It’s the same basic format as...

Burmese Coconut Rice

As a child, the only time I ever really ate rice was when my mother made rice pudding.  We were a meat and potatoes...