Thursday, September 30, 2010

monstera deliciosa

Monstera deliciosa, a tropical mexican fruit that tastes like a cross between a pineapple and a banana. It ripens when the scales start to fall off, like in the picture. A bit high-maintenance, but absolutely worth it!

Monday, September 20, 2010


A mini-tiffin plate from the canteen at Ganesh Hindu Temple in Flushing, New York City. From top left: mini idli (steamed lentil cakes) in sambar soup, world's smallest dosa, cilantro chutney, curried lentil and veggies, vada (fried lentil donut), orange semolina dessert, and more sambar and coconut chutney. All for $6!

idiappam (South Indian rice noodles)

Idiappam: rice noodles fried with mustard seeds, curry leaves, nuts, and other spices, with coconut tomato sauce on the side. From the canteen of the Ganesh Hindu Temple in Flushing, New York City.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

korean buffet feast

A cheap buffet platter from Woorjiip, in New York. Clockwise from top left: vegetable rice, glass noodles, vegetable and kim chi pancakes, inari sushi, fried nori roll, bok choy, shitakes, tofu, chili somen noodles.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

fava (yellow split peas)

Fava: Greek yellow split peas, with lemon, onion, olive oil, and parsley, from a cafe in San Torini.