Tag: coconut

Ca Kho To: Vietnamese Braised Fish

Say what you want about Vietnamese food, but it’s hard to deny its uniqueness and special appeal. Even in a dish like ca kho to, which is a fairly everyday…

Caponata: Cooked Sicilian Aubergines

This was a cuisine we’ve been really looking forward to exploring. Sure, Sicily is technically part of Italy these days, but the island’s history has endowed it with a culture so…

Moro de Guandules: Dominican Pigeon Peas Rice

It’s interesting how various phrases, terms and “memes” move from one culture to the next. It makes it even more intriguing when said “meme” sticks around in a local culture…

Kaukau: Papua New Guinean Sweet Potato

It’s funny to see how some “newcomers” can take a nation’s food scene by storm. Nowhere is this as true as in Papua New Guinea and the kaukau, or the sweet…

Mahamri: Kenyan Cardamom Beignets

As we’ve continued to explore the multitude of the world’s cuisines here, it’s been fascinating to observe how truly pervasive the overall “cultural intermingling” has been. Even though it’s been…

Kashata: Tanzanian Coconut Peanut Brittle

Sometimes, it’s difficult to pin down a particular recipe to one given location, especially with today’s relatively new national borders. Count kashata, a delectable Swahili peanut brittle-esque dessert, as one…