Saturday, January 5, 2013


This is the first recipe I want to try.  Sweet and sour pork

No, this post isn't about a Robin Williams movie set in the '70s.  I actually wanted to turn you on to a great website I've recently discovered.  You guys know I'm obsessed with ethnic foods and reeeaaallly miss being able to cook them here.  Ordering in a restaurant is even more difficult because sometimes there's only one option and it's in Managua (about an hour from me by bus).  Well, my local supermarket recently started to carry some Asian basics like fish sauce, hoisin, rice paper wraps, bean sprouts, and rice noodles.  I was searching online to see what dishes I could make with those ingredients mixed with local favorites.  I stumbled across a site from a Vietnamese couple living in L.A. and discovered that most of recipes are Nica-friendlly.  We actually have a lot of fruits and vegetables in common, probably because of the tropical climate similarities.  Cooking with ketchup, ginger, pork, soy sauce, tomatoes, and tamarind is easy here; not only are they plentiful but cheap!  I am suuuuper excited to try these recipes but wanted to say that the website in itself it really classy, interesting, and well done.  If you love to experiment with cooking and are into Asian influences, check it out:


  1. I don't know Vietnamese cuisine, but I think Your country is very interesting. We don't know a lot about it. Greetings from Poland! :)

    1. Wow, Poland! My mother's family is from Poland. Her Dad was the only child in his family born in USA. He used to tell us stories about Poland. Thanks for your interest!