Mochi is a Japanese cake made out of glutinous rice flour and usually served for dessert. The cakes can be a square slice, or round balls stuffed with red bean paste, whole pieces of fruit, custard, or even ice cream. Tang Yuan is the Chinese name for these dessert balls. In this version, creative blogger […]
Cooking With Durian
Durian lends its distinct flavor and creaminess to more dishes then you probably ever imagined. Some recipes listed here are traditional, like the red durian tempoyak, fried durian chips, or Thai massaman curry. Others are distinctly new "fusion" dishes, like durian pizza or durian sushi.
My personal favorites are as a sweet whipped ice cream or in traditional Thai pounded salad, "som-tam."
Durian with Sticky Rice Sticky rice with mango or durian is a common street food in Thailand during the fruit season. It’s normally served on a white Styrofoam tray with pre-cut mango slices or lumps of durian, although vendors also sell it in tied-off plastic bags. While white rice is more common, I also sometimes […]
I know exactly where I was the moment I fell in love with durian jam. Durian was already my favorite thing, and I really didn’t see how cooking the fruit down into a sticky, brown goo could improve the flavor. And it doesn’t improve durian – it just morphs into its own utterly delicious, sweet, […]
Some durians Rob and I have eaten are so garlicky, pungent, and downright cheesy that we are astounded that so few people are using them in savory dishes and entrees. We thought durian would make a great substitute in gourmet raw dishes that use a lot of nuts, oils, nutritional yeast, and salt to recreate […]
photo by Aunty Yohana Durian Muffins are essentially breakfast cupcakes. They’re a little less sweet, don’t have frosting, and tend to have some kind of fruit or nut in them so we can feel we’re kicking off our day with something healthy. But like cake, muffins are a little special. They’re not something people typically […]
Ingredients: Recipe from The Sunny Raw Kitchen Durian flesh 1. Spread durian flesh onto a teflex sheet. 2. Dehydrate at 110 degrees for about 8 hours, flipping the durian onto the mesh about half way. Dehydrate longer for a dryer texture. For a decadent treat, dip in your favorite chocolate avocado pudding or […]
This recipe is from the Raw Goddess Heathy, who was my go-to girl when I first went raw. I still snoop around her site from time to time, especially when I’m trying to get some ideas on making something a little more gourmet. I don’t typically use her recipes verbatim, because I tend to disagree […]