The other day I was checking out the newly opened Tasting Room of The Peabody Heights Brewery, an independent brewing facility located just down the road from me. The spacious place has chairs and tables and a big bar serving all 16 craft beers that they brew there (open Fridays 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, 11-4 … Continue reading The Sri Lankan Pop-Up @ The Peabody Heights Brewery in Baltimore
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!