Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Je Ne Sais Quoi

Cold soba (buckwheat) noodle salad w/ soy-chili dressing + mango, cucumber kimchi slaw + firecracker shrimp + charred scallions, & fried quail eggs.

Rice Krispy Treat (Thai coconut sticky sweet rice topped with a spiced jackfuit compote, vanilla foam & drizzle of coconut rum creme anglaise)

These long, sweltering summer days have me spent. Lots of long work days + sleepless nights w/ a very miniscule amount of fun in the sun. So, to keep my body fueled & height on my twinkle toes, often do I challenge my palate, as this vessel yearns for only the freshest fare with that certain je ne sais quoi.

Oh no you don’t! We’re not talking raw veggies here nor seasonless standard fare, my dear. That “je ne sais quoi” I speak of often comes in stacks of various textures + layers of flavors masked by modification & elevation. Sometimes in French…sometimes in Italian…many of times in Asian. All nonetheless, deliciousness with an end result= happiness. ‘Tis the main objective, no?

On that note, tonight we do Asian! A little dash of Thai, pinch of Korean, heaping scoop of Japanese-influenced goodness with 100% soul.

Simple with subtle hints of complexity. You are what you crave.

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