RECIPE: Nepalese Potato Salad

[1] Nepalese potato salad uses a yogurt binder and a number of South Asian spices (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Fingerling potatoes (photo © The Roasted Root, which used them to make these delicious Rosemary Roasted Fingerlings).   Nepalese potato salad? What’s that? Potatoes, like chicken, provide a neutral canvas that can showcase the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Rambutan, Asian Fruit

[1] A bowl of rambutans, with some pieces peeled to reveal the white fruit inside (photo © HLB Specialties). [2] Rambutans ripening on the tree. The “haze” around the red fruits are green “hairs,” which have not yet ripened to red (photo © Bonayon). [3] A cluster of rambutans cut from the tree. They grow…
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Thai Iced Tea & Thai Iced Tea Bags

[1] Thai iced tea. In her version, Wife Mama Foodie uses coconut milk instead of evaporated milk. Here’s her recipe (photo © Wife Mama Foodie). [2] The tea bags are available in boxes of 20 from Amazon and Walmart (photo © Wangderm). [3] Add boba (chewy tapioca balls) to Thai iced tea. Here’s the recipe…
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RECIPE: Burmese Potato Salad

[1] This potato salad with classic Burmese ingredients can be served warm or chilled. The recipe was developed by Tina of Love Is In My Tummy, for the Idaho Potato Commission (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Some of the authentic Burmese ingredients that are blended with the traditional potatoes and mayo (photo © Idaho…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Nondairy (Vegan) Mochi From My/Mo

We love mochi (pronounced MO-chee), an Asian-American sweet with roots in ancient Japan. For more than a millennia in Japan, mounds of pillowy rice dough have been stuffed with adzuki beans and other sweet fillings (photo #1, ice cream mochi, look similar). A dough of pounded, glutinous (but gluten-free) sweet rice flour is steamed and…
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