Author Archives: Dthing

Jeow Mak Len – Lao Roasted Tomato Salsa

Over the past few years my family has really gotten into camping.  And when we go, we go all out.  My mom and aunts will make the best Lao food at the campground.   The best part is waking up … Continue reading

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Singaporean Chicken Rice

Now that I’m settled back in, I miss Singapore.  But I do not miss the heat and the humidity.  Yep, most definitely not the 90% humidity.  Still traumatized by it. I miss SINGLISH!  How can I forget SINGLISH.    Here’s … Continue reading

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Asian Summer Cocktails

After 5 months in Singapore for work, I am finally back home.  As much as I liked it in Singapore, I missed the boyfriend, family, and my friends.  Besides Utah is home.    (You know you really miss the U.S. when … Continue reading

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Brussel Sprouts with Chinese Bacon

Remember the things you hated eating as a child?  I hated anything that was not meat or sweet.  Like any child, I hated vegetables.  Especially anything green and bitter.   Now I love vegetables even the bitter ones.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Mussel Shooters

My friends and I love to get together and eat.  We love BBQs (of course) or pot lucks.  My friend made mussel shooters for one of my parties and it’s been a hit ever since.  I never made it since … Continue reading

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Beef and Broccoli

When we moved back to SLC from Huntington Beach, I used to help out at Southeast Market on the weekends.  It was a tough few years.  The market was not as fully staffed as it is today.  The boyfriend worked … Continue reading

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Cafe Sua Da (cà phê nâu đá)- Vietnamese Iced Coffee

I have to admit I am a caffeine addict.  It is rare that I go a day without coffee.  If you have seen the movie, The Last Samurai, remember when Tom Cruise goes through an alcohol withdrawal and yells,”SAKE! SAKE! … Continue reading

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Banh Xeo – Vietnamese Crepes

Well it’s been some time since I added recipes to the blog and I think I’m ready to start posting again.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’ve been cooking.  Like all the time.  But I recently developed a slight addiction to … Continue reading

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Ramen (Southeast Market style)

Ramen.  Ramen.  Ramen.  I love ramen.  Not the Top Ramen you had in college.  Japanese ramen.   Tons of flavor.  And really chewy noodles.  Oh how I love ramen!  The most common types of ramen broth are shoyu (soy sauce), … Continue reading

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Pad Thai

This year it will be our tenth anniversary for the boyfriend and I.  Ten years.   It’s amazing how fast it has gone by.  This is a big anniversary for us.  We are hoping to make it to Thailand to … Continue reading

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