Month: August 2012

Filipino Roasted Chicken – Lechon Manok

Filipino Roasted Chicken – Lechon Manok

You probably know by now that my in-laws are Filipino, and I often live through them when it comes to understanding the cuisine of the Philippines. I realize that there are so many great Filipino recipes out there, however I have only skimmed the surface […]

Sticky Rice Recipe

Sticky Rice Recipe

If you have ever walked into an Asian grocery store, the first thing you probably notice is the mounds and mounds of bags of rice, typically located near the entrance. They offer a variety of rice, and one of my favorites is the jasmine rice. […]

Thai Dipping Sauce

Thai Dipping Sauce

There are a handful of Asian sauces that I love when eating grilled meats, rice, or even drizzling into Filipino lumpia, or crispy spring rolls. I often times make a sweet, but spicy chili sauce that is fairly addicting, however I believe my favorite one of the bunch is what I simply call Thai Dipping Sauce.

Lao Dipping Sauce Recipe

This sauce is crazy good, at least in my opinion, and super simple to make. It’s spicy, it’s tart, and it is garlicky.

Ingredients: [Print this Recipe]

  • 1-6 Thai Bird Peppers, choppedĀ (depends on how hot you want it, I go with 6)
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 6 tbsp Fish Sauce

Add everything to a mixing bowl, and whisk until all of the sugar dissolves. Feel free to taste as you go along. If it is too salty, add more sugar or lime juice. If you are not used to fish sauce, this might stir you up a bit. Fish sauce is a bit stinky and salty, but there is something about it that is really amazing, and when paired with the chilies and the garlic and lime, well, now you have got yourself a sauce.

You can let this sauce sit and marry the flavors, but it’s good right from the start. If you are looking for something different, and something good (well, at least in my opinion), give this one a shot.

Grilled Chicken Larb

Grilled Chicken Larb

I was at the farmer’s market this past Saturday, browsing up and down the small parking lot. This is my Saturday routine. I love waking up early, hopefully taking a kid with me, getting on my bike, and riding a few miles to the market. […]

Quinoa with Mushrooms and Broccoli

Quinoa with Mushrooms and Broccoli

Quinoa is one of those words that you might take a couple of attempts at saying before actually getting it right. ‘Keen-Wah’is how I pronounce it. Now if you have never shopped for quinoa, it is typically found in the grocery store aisle where you […]