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Wontons in Sichuan Chili Oil

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You know what really grinds my gears? When I google ‘wontons recipe’, 9 out of 10 search results are for some bastardized fried pretender, filled with cream cheese or some similar nonsense. There are things that are meant to be fried, like the crispy, paper thin skin of a spring roll, or a feathery coating of batter on tempura. Wontons are not one of those …  Read more Wontons in Sichuan Chili Oil

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Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Rolls (bánh cuốn)

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If you know me, you know that I will pick a divey Asian restaurant (or insert any other ethnicity) over a trendy fine dining establishment any day. If the menu has braised short rib, brick roast chicken, or bone-in pork chop on it, count me out. I swear, if I ever pay $28 for a dry, under/overseasoned, stringy piece of overcooked meat …  Read more Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Rolls (bánh cuốn)

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Ahi Tuna & Salmon Poke Bowl

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Poke bowls are all the rage these days! Cold pressed juice, what’s that? I don’t even remember anymore. What’s more Californian than colorful veggies, avocado and raw fish arranged prettily in a bowl? Healthy, trendy, and most importantly, photogenic. But the ugly truth behind that perfectly filtered instagram photo of that poke bowl? Waiting in line for 30 minutes for raw fish that’s been sitting for …  Read more Ahi Tuna & Salmon Poke Bowl