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Tara Cucumber Salad

Uttara Sarkar Crees from Tara Gallery Cafe and Bar shares her Tara Cucumber Salad, a sweet and sour salad with a touch of crunch. Ingredients1 Chinese long cucumber1/2 tea spoon soya sauce1/2 tea spoon vinegar1/2 tea spoon sesame1 tea spoon roasted peanuts crumbledpinch saltpinch sugarquarter cup coriander leaves (optional)crushed garlic (optional)pinch chili powder DirectionsWash the…

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Tamarind Honey BBQ Sauce

Chef Margot shares with us her slightly sweet tamarind honey BBQ sauce. Tamarind is one of my personal favorite ingredients. You can buy blocks of the paste (which say seedless–but aren’t) in any Asian grocery, most Latin tiendas, and some Caribbean and African markets. It has a lightly sour flavor that it somewhat foreign to…

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Kim Chee BBQ Sauce

Chef Margot shares with us her favorite BBQ sauce to add spice to any dish. I was once given the compliment that I made someone’s nose bleed with this recipe. Of course, that came from someone who lived for hot chiles and ridiculously spicy food. That being said, you can, of course, adjust the heat…

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Korean Stir Fried Beef

Scott Mortiz shares his recipe for Korean Stir Fried Beef!This is the first recipe that really turned me on to world cuisine! It is super easy and deceptively complex. Still one of my favorites!Korean Stir Fried Beef Ingredients 1 tbl Sesame seeds, crushed1 ½ lb. of lean boneless beef (sirloin is good) sliced thin, against…

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Snapshots from Vietnam

Snapshots from VietnamStories, Food and Photos by Anne ParkerSunday, September 14th 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Salvador Molly’s brings you tales from an ex-Portlander, Anne Parker, living in Vietnam. Join us for a two hour visit as Anne demonstrates how to cook several of her favorite dishes, shares colorful photos, interesting stories and answers your…

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Ema Datse – Bhutanese Chiles and Cheese

Anne Parker updates us from Bhutan. Bhutan has a rich and unique cultural heritage that has largely remained intact because of its isolation from the rest of the world until recently. One of the main attractions for tourists is the country’s culture and traditions. Bhutanese tradition is deeply steeped in its Buddhist heritage. Due to…

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Bhutan Momos

Anne Parker updates us from Bhutan. Our frequent guest blogger, Anne Parker, just returned from Bhutan, a landlocked nation in South Asian. Anne was in Bhutan for most of March and exclaims that it is a most wonderful place! Once Anne gets settled back home in Vietnam she’ll send us some more photos and stories…

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Sweet Che

Anne Parker updates us from Vietnam. Che can be many things. It can be made from fruit, jellies or beans, served hot or cold with ice, and eaten at any time of day. I don’t know how the Vietnamese have managed to make a bean such a delicious and sweet treat, but they have! My…

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Market Shopping in Vietnam

Anne Parker updates us from Vietnam. I’d like to share with you where I do my food shopping. The market is divided up into sections. Each area sells pretty much the same thing: all the veggies are together, the fish is right next to the river, and the meats are just up a few steps.There…

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Cao Lau

Anne Parker updates us from Vietnam. There is a market where I get a bowl of cao lau, a specialty of Hoi An, which you wont find it in other parts of Vietnam, because the water used in the preparation comes from a well that dates back to Cham times. The woman puts thick flat…

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