Appetizers

  • California Roll

    Yup, that’s how we roll. Who doesn’t love California Roll? I still have friends in LA who are squeamish about raw fish (I know, how can this be?) but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love the sweet, fluffy, sticky, crunchy and salty goodness of a California Roll. One of my proudest moments was when … Read More

  • Spicy Ahi Tuna Tartare on Wonton Chips

    Has Spring finally sprung? While it’s been in the 90’s in Los Angeles, I know some peeps are still dealing with snow! Yikes! This appetizer always makes me feel light and springy. It’s also easy to handle one of these babies while holding a glass of bubbly in your other hand. The crispness of the … Read More

  • March Madness Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

    Whether or not you’re into March Madness or basketball at all for that matter, you’ll go MAD for these sweet and spicy Honey Srircha Chicken Wings. We just served them at a March Madness party we had and these wings flew off the platter. Srircha sauce is made with chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar … Read More

  • Chinese New Year Potstickers

    Gung Hay Fat Choy!!  Chinese New Year is this Sunday, February 10th and it’s the Year of the Snake.  Chinese New Year is a very special holiday as everything you eat on this day and everything you do determines how your entire year will unfold. Chinese people eat things like Long Life Noodles to symbolize … Read More

  • Edamame Hummus

    I just did a book signing at the Kyle Kares – Shop for a Cause Event to benefit the American Cancer Society at Kyle Richards‘ (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) store Kyle by Alene Too.  I served two appetizers from my new cookbook along with a vegan option, Edamame Hummus on a Wonton Chip. Everyone … Read More

  • Braised Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps

    recently met my friend Susie at Lukshon Restaurant in Culver City and we had the most delicious, melt-in-your-mouth braised pork belly lettuce wraps with a sweet, sour and salty hot sauce.  The luxurious and rich pork belly was brilliantly paired with bright sauce bursting with Southeast Asian Flavors.  I felt inspired to try my own … Read More

  • Panaeng Curry Meatballs

    I came up with this recipe for my new cookbook, “Everyday Thai Cooking” and I’m so excited to share it with you here.  I posted this a while back while I was in heavy testing mode for my book but can’t resist posting it again (this time with turkey) because it’s so easy to make … Read More

  • Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Shrimp

    As the Culinary Ambassador to City of  Hope, I just demonstrated how to make Vietnamese Summer Rolls at an “In the Kitchen” event held at a private residence.  The event was co-sponsored by the City of San Marino in celebration of its centennial.  We had an amazing turnout of enthusiastic guests excited to learn all … Read More

  • Lemongrass Beef Skewers in the Big Easy

    Here are the yummy beef skewers I made for the Asian Cajun seminar at the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience (NOWFE).  Before I share my recipe, I want to tell you all about my incredible experience in the Big Easy! Cajun co-panelists:  the amazing sommelier at Commander’s Palace, Dan Davis, and the fabulous Laura … Read More

  • Srircha Honey Chicken Wings

    I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love Srircha sauce.  With its signature green cap and rooster featured on the bottle, Srircha sauce was named after the coastal city of Si Racha in the Chonburi province of Thailand.  It is a simple paste made with chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt.  It is spicy … Read More