Chatamari: Nepali Rice Flour Crepe

Chatamari: Nepali Rice Flour Crepe

There’s a lot to get excited about with chatamari. Even when described as a “Nepali rice crepe,” we were already intrigued. Little did we know, however, how short that description actually sells the recipe itself. Because once you have a taste, you’ll understand that chatamari is far more than any old “rice crepe” could be. … Read more

Doro Wot: Ethiopian Berbere & Chicken Stew

Doro Wot: Ethiopian Berbere & Chicken Stew

Coming from the DC area, there is a true abundance of high-quality and amazing Ethiopian restaurants around town. This cluster of amazing Ethiopian food is, oddly enough, one of the few things that the DC food scene is known for. After recently going to one of our favorite places nearby, it dawned on us that … Read more

Chakalaka

chakalaka dish

Sure, most recipes will leave a little room for imagination to the beholder (in other words, the cook). Chakalaka, however, is a different story. After the base ingredients of onions, tomatoes and peppers, it seems like everyone has a unique spin on how to make a proper chakalaka. In all of our recipe research done here … Read more

Shorshe: Bangladeshi Fish Curry

Shorshe: Bangladeshi Fish Curry

This is a turmeric spiced salmon topped with a spicy curry made from scratch with coconut milk, more turmeric, and some cayenne and mustard powder, served over white rice. It is much tastier than just a grilled salmon with dry rub that we’re all so used to in the states! In our pursuit to try … Read more

Kam Heong Sotong: Malaysian Squid

Kam Heong Sotong: Malaysian Squid

How about that? We cooked our first fusion dish here on Arousing Appetites, and we didn’t even know it. That’s exactly what kam heong is all about. While we used squid in our particular recipe, it’s not the ingredients that matter as much as the cooking style itself. So What is Kam Heong? Kam Heong is a Malaysian … Read more

Mapo Tofu: Chinese

Mapo Tofu: Chinese

As two folks invariably obsessed with cooking at home, we don’t normally order Chinese takeout. But when we do, mapo tofu is one dish that I’d be hard pressed not to ask for. It’s my addictively spicy yet savory, “always leaves your mouth buzzing thereafter” guilty pleasure. And why I was really excited to learn this dish. … Read more