It’s been a while since we’ve been to Malaysia here on Pan Asian, so when I found this easy vegetable stir-fry I had to share it with you all. Malaysian food is such a great fusion of different influences and regional styles that I wish we had more exposure to it as well as greater … Continue reading Pan Asian: Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables (Sayur Campur Tumis) – Malaysia
Regular readers of my blog know that I love to discover new and interesting places to eat–especially if they are serving something hot, spicy, and delicious that you can’t get anywhere else. As my YouTube channel attests, I have documented my culinary travels “Off the Eaten Path” for years. Currently I am in the process of … Continue reading Off The Eaten Path: ‘Little Pakistan’ (Brooklyn)
After hearing about it for years, I finally had the chance to check out Grace Garden, an amazing Chinese restaurant tucked away in a run-of-the-mill strip mall in Odenton, MD–about a 20 minute drive from Baltimore. Quite honestly, this place put my faith back in Chinese food, as they serve all kinds of authentic regional … Continue reading City Paper Review: Grace Garden, Odenton, MD
If there’s something I love more than cooking Sri Lankan food, it’s showing other people how easy it is to make at home. So, once again, I am returning to the Hill Center in DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, to demonstrate how it’s done. The three-hour class is hand-on and immersive, and afterwards I … Continue reading Learn Sri Lankan Home Cooking @ The Hill Center DC on March 28th
South Indian cuisine has a reputation for being some of spiciest, most flavorful food around. A lot of times, however, people mistakenly believe it is strictly vegetarian. Not so for Chettinad cuisine, which is the food of the Chettiars, a group of Tamils in southern India who do eat certain meats (i.e. mutton, chicken) and … Continue reading Pan Asian: Chettinad Shrimp (South India)
My goto spot for Sri Lankan products has long been the friendly, mom-and-pop operation called Spice Lanka located in a Derwood, MD strip mall. There isn’t a thing you can get in Sri Lanka that Spice Lanka does not carry–including hot and fresh “short-eats,” or traditional Sri Lankan snacks, as well as labor intensive … Continue reading Spice Lanka Serving Weekend Sri Lankan Buffet!
Before the end of last year, I did my first Dinner Lab event in Baltimore–a Sri Lankan supper for 66 people. It was held in a cool warehouse space in a very industrial part of town that I had never visited. I’ve actually been so busy that I am posting the pictures only now. The … Continue reading Dinner Lab — Sri Lankan Supper Club Baltimore