Foodie Friday: Poke

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Poke: Fish salad Poke places have been popping up everywhere around me. I'm not sure if it's a health trend that's spreading or what. Since I do like sashimi at times, fresh tuna salad seemed like a great idea. What I love about poke is the Asian flavor infused in it; I'm all about the marinade. Feel free to make your own at home with this recipe. Fun fact: Fishermen in Hawaii would use their catch to make poke and eat it as a snack.  … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday First: Kalua Pork Pizza

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I ate my first slice of... Kalua pork pizza: tender smoked pork on pizza Summertime reminds me of lazy days at the beach. I remember going to Kauai for my honeymoon. The water there was amazing--so sparkling and toasty warm. A lot of people spotted sea turtles while snorkeling (but not me!). While there, I went to a luau. They served kalua pork, smoking a whole pig in the sand. It was wrapped in banana leaves and cooked over koa wood. Kalua pork is very tender, but it offers an … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Egg Tart

Egg Tart, or dan tat: circular pastries characterized by an egg custard middle and pie-like crust on the outside Egg tarts are, hands down, my favorite part of dim sum. I was distraught when I missed it twice in a row this past Chinese New Year's. These delicious egg pastries come in two kinds:-Original: A thicker, heavy crust that surrounds the soft inside  -Crispy: A delicate crust that flakes off at the slightest touch (my preferred version)If you're ever in the Hawaii area, you can find … [Read more...]

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