Tag Archives: south-east asian-ish

coconut sticky rice with mango

Yum! This is my favorite dessert in the world. In fact, I made an entire dinner of curry and sticky rice just so I could justify this dessert. I generally see it at Thai restaurants, and I have no idea … Continue reading

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curried eggplant with potatoes

I’ll be honest here. The reason I decided to make a Thai-inspired curry dish was because I really wanted to make coconut sticky rice. Regardless, this recipe, which I based very loosely on a recipe in Bittman’s How to Cook … Continue reading

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vegetarian banh mi sandwiches

Whenever we want to make banh mi, or Vietnamese sandwich (usually involving several kinds of meat), we just make something up involving east-Asian-ish or south-east-Asianish baked tofu, some veggies, and a baguette. This was so much better. I found it … Continue reading

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quick peanut sauce

This sauce is meant to go on the cabbage and tofu post coming up next, but you could easily use this with Vietnamese summer rolls, a veggie-stirfry, or toss with noodles. It’s from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, and makes 1/2 … Continue reading

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vietnamese summer rolls

I’ve been wanting to play with these rolls ever since I first tried them from a restaurant back in high school. These rolls, from Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, are light, require little-to-no cooking, and fun to make and … Continue reading

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peanut sauce

This coconut-peanut sauce went amazingly with Vietnamese summer rolls, and it also worked well when tossed with cooked pasta and veggies. It makes about 2 cups. The recipe, from Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, suggests using a food processor. … Continue reading

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vegetarian fish sauce (nam pla)

This “Fishless Fish Sauce,” from Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, mimics Thai nam pla sauce. It ends up being in quite a few recipes I make, and I sometimes freak myself out that I’m actually eating fish products. Makes … Continue reading

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