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Category: Small Plates

Crispy Shiitake Katsu

Crispy Shiitake Katsu

Sometimes you just want a fried, crispy, crunchy, snack. Bonus points if there’s a delectable sauce to dip it in. Enter Crispy Shiitake Katsu. Katsu is a Japanese comfort food, usually made with meat or seafood. Coated with panko, it is much lighter and crispier read more

Chicken Satay

Chicken Satay

Chicken Satay is the gateway drug of Thai food-once you have it, there’s no going back. Universally loved by kids and adults alike, it’s the first dish to disappear at a party. And who doesn’t love meat on a stick? With juicy chicken, a yummy read more

Spicy Tofu

Spicy Tofu

This is the week we celebrate Earth Day. But I know that no one wants to come to a food blog and read about overfished seas, rising global temperatures, factory farming, or food scarcity. So let’s talk about delicious solutions instead! Eating lower on the read more

Spiced Beef Patties

Spiced Beef Patties

Sometimes you just want to graze rather than have a huge meal. I love a meal that has lots of fun things to nibble on, and these Spiced Beef Patties are perfect for that. They are also great for a party. Loosely based on a read more

Tropical Ceviche

Tropical Ceviche

Everyone should have a ceviche recipe up their sleeve. It’s super fast and easy, but seems incredibly fancy and sophisticated. Ceviche, which is essentially fresh raw fish and some flavorings marinated in lime juice, is a perfect starter for a cocktail party but also works read more

Omusubi Rice Balls

Omusubi Rice Balls

Jamaica has meat patties. Argentina has empanadas. India has samosas, and Japan has omusubi. Omusubi Rice Balls are a savory handheld snack. They are enjoyed throughout the day in Japan, as a quick lunch or on the run snack. They are a shelf stable, portable read more