Paella is one of the most well-known dishes in Spanish cuisine. It’s available throughout Spain where many consider it a national dish, but it’s originally from Valencia.
Food takes you places. No matter where you are, eating dishes like Spanish paella, Malaysian laksa, and Filipino adobo take you back to the countries where you first tried them. Inspired by the many colorful dishes we enjoyed during our travels, here are a few recipes by Renee that will tide you over between trips.
Chicken tikka masala is a heavenly dish made with boneless chunks of roasted marinated chicken swimming in a delicious creamy curry. Though it’s clearly an Indian-influenced dish, its exact origins are unknown.
Near and dear to every Filipino’s heart, adobo is the one dish that transcends top 10 lists. Don’t even think of writing a “Best Adobo in Manila” list because you’ll have everyone’s mother to contend with.
If I understand correctly, every laksa can be categorized as one of three basic types, though the variations within each style are immense. The three types of laksa are asam laksa, curry laksa, and a combination of the two.
Sate is a seasoned and skewered meat dish that originated from the Indonesian island of Java. Different types of meat are marinated in turmeric and other ingredients before being grilled over coals and served with a variety of sauces, most commonly peanut or sate sauce.
Nasi lemak is one of my absolute favorite things to eat in Malaysia. I just love all its different flavors and textures, especially that spicy sambal! If you’ve never had nasi lemak before, it’s basically a breakfast dish consisting of fragrant rice served with chicken, fried ikan bilis (small anchovies), roasted peanuts, cucumber slices, sambal, and a hard-boiled egg.
A pastry with the flakiness of a croissant, but the fluffiness of a doughnut?
Absolutely dee-licious, especially with…