Coco for Coconut Buns – Pan de Coco

Dense and richly sweet dinner rolls stuffed with buttery, caramelized coconut, this recipe is goes out to all the crazy coconut fanatics. While they might not be the prettiest, they are seriously to die for, and that’s really all that matters. Pan de coco, meaning coconut bread in Spanish, refers to two different types of…

Colorful Hotpot – Nabeyaki Udon

Literally translating to “cook in hotpot udon,” nabeyaki udon is a dish made of thick, chewy udon noodles with mushrooms, chicken, spinach, carrots, poached egg, and tempura shrimp served in flavorful, piping hot soup in an earthenware pot. This is a perfect, comfort dish to serve on a cold winter day. It’s believed that udon…

Caribbean BBQ – Jerk Chicken

Smoky, spicy, sweet, and seriously hot, jerk chicken is the epitome of Jamaican food. Seasoned with allspice, thyme, Scotch bonnets and many other ingredients, this jerk chicken is sure to pack a punch.  Jerk chicken easily is one of the world’s greatest barbecued meats. Every bite of succulent chicken brings an explosion of flavors and…

A Piece of Nutty, Buttery, Flaky Heaven – Greek Baklava

Sweet, chopped nuts nestled between buttery layers of delicate, crisp phyllo dough all held together by a sticky, honey-sugar syrup infused with fragrant lemon and cinnamon. Baklava. Nutty, sweet, flaky, buttery goodness. That just about sums this decadent dessert up. Really, it’s quite heavenly. Interestingly, no one really knows where baklava truly originated, so of…

Malaysian Fast Food – Char Kuey Teow

Char Kuey Teow is one of the most iconic street foods found in Penang, Malaysia. This noodle dish comprises of flat rice noodles, bean sprouts, egg, Chinese sausage, shrimp, bloody cockles, and a chile-infused soy sauce all stir-fried together. The smoky aroma is crucial for this dish and comes from cooking everything in a searing…

Bread is Life – Russian Rose Bread

A beautiful, rose-shaped loaf of mildly sweet yeast bread with ribbons of cinnamon, lightly dusted with powdered sugar.  Bread. This is a main staple for all Russians and is found in virtually every single meal. To Russians, bread is a symbol of hospitality which stems from their ancient tradition of welcoming their guests with a…