I’ve been doing pop-ups and supper clubs for a minute, but mostly highlighting the cuisine of Sri Lanka, which I grew up eating. Now it’s time to stretch out and showcase other foods I love. If you’ve followed my show Pan Asian on Youtube, you know that I’m a huge fan of pretty much all kinds of Asian food. I’ve been lucky to be able to eat my way around the continent (and then some), and what I appreciate more than anything is good ole street food. It tells you a lot about the country and the people, and the usual mode of consuming it–outside, soaking up a sensory overload of sights, sounds, and smells–provides for a unique and never dull dining experience. Food always brings people together, after all, and eating is a social exercise in most places.
That’s why I’m also partial to the pop-up because it always attracts an interesting crowd. When you stage it in the tasting room of a local brewery it’s an added draw because street food goes down best with a cold beer.
So, this time, I’m doing some classics that you’ve, no doubt, had before, but I’m rendering them in my own style–simple yet sophisticated, authentic yet daring, and always delicious and satisfying. This is not your usual food court fare, rather a Singapore hawker center where all the best Asian bites can be enjoyed in one sitting. Just bring your appetite!
Course 1: Summer Roll (Vietnam) — served with 3 dipping sauces: Sriracha, Nuoc Cham, and peanut butter
Course 2: Pork & Chicken Skewers (Philipines) — served with Asian Slaw
Course 3: Savory Donut (Sri Lanka) — served with a coconut/mint chutney
Course 4: Beef Bulgogi tacos (Korea) — with kimchi, green onion, cilantro, sesame seeds
Course 5: Mango Sticky Rice (Thailand) — with coconut cream
Featuring 30 different beers on tap courtesy of The Peabody Heights Brewery in the Waverly neighborhood of Baltimore, MD.