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Taking Questions – Question #1!

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Last week I opened up the blog to questions, and what great turnout from all of you!  I figure I’d work my way through the list, starting with the very first question from lovely reader Jill!  You might recognize Jill from her participation in NoshGirl Chef #4.  Her question is:

“A question prompted from your post about Laut. What is black rice and where did you first try it?”

Fluke with Blood Orange, Avocado & Black Rice from my meal at má pêche

Great question, Jill!  While many of you have heard of white rice and brown rice, and even wild rice, black rice is a little less common.  Related to brown rice, black rice is is actually blackish-purple in color when cooked and very sticky (or glutinous, as is commonly called in Asian cuisine).  It has a roasted, nutty flavor and is used quite often in Thai, Malaysian or Chinese dishes – often as the main ingredient in sweet desserts!  I don’t remember the first time or place I tried black rice as it was years and years ago – I just “always” (or as far as I remember) knew it existed. One of my favorite Malaysian desserts is pulut hitam – black rice porridge with tapioca  and coconut milk, served hot.  If you ever come across black rice on a menu, definitely give it a try!

Have you had black rice before? Have you heard of it?

Have other questions for me? Ask away!

Fusion: má pêche

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I was first introduced to the world of David Chang when I dined at momofuku noodle bar in 2006. Other restaurants under the momofuku name (ssam bar, ko, milk bar) have gathered a bit of a cult following.  I knew I had to check out má pêche (which means “mother peach”), the only restaurant of the family located outside the East Village, which opened last year.   Was the schlep uptown (okay, it’s midtown, but it’s uptown to me!) worth it?

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Hot Dogs: Asia Dog

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NYC, the land of hot dogs and pizza.  With a Ray’s Famous every few blocks and a Sabrett’s cart for your hot dog satisfaction, it’s hard to differentiate among the crowd.  So when I saw Asia Dog at the Brooklyn Flea, I was intrigued.  An Asian hot dog? Innnteresting, very interesting…

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