I’ve been craving Filipino food lately, partially because I miss my parents, and partially because I see dishes I ate in my childhood splashed across videos and blogs everywhere. So I decided to branch out at make something I’ve never made before (and don’t remember tasting), because it’s rare that I see this dish amongst […]
Neighborhood Eats: Nonna’s Empandas
On a bright, sunny day, there’s nothing like getting out and exploring your neighborhood – especially when your neighborhood is Los Angeles! We love going to the Farmers Market, that historic area full of food vendors and tiny shops. My favorite stop there, aside from lunch at Monsieur Marcel, is Nonna’s. This time, we sampled […]
Taste of Home: Max’s Fried Chicken
My dad grew up in the Philippines, that great culinary intersection of indigenous, Chinese, Spanish, Indo-Malay, and many other great cuisines. But one of the most significant influences on modern Filipino cuisine is American food. When the Philippines became a commonwealth of the US in 1934, there were already a lot of Americans living on […]
Recipe: Chicken Adobo Risotto
I have a few favorite dishes from my childhood, things that bring me comfort no matter what adulthood has thrown at me. Things like my grandma’s lumpia and my dad’s macaroni salad stand out in my memory. But my mom’s adobo is even more than that: its rich flavors, variety of textures, and piquant aroma […]
Chef’s Secrets – In the Kitchen
The very first time I went to a Feastly event, I was there helping an old high school buddy at his pop-up. It was one the first times Feastly (first time?) Feastly had used the DTLA loft, and the first time my pal held a Feastly event in Los Angeles. It was also the first […]
…and I’m back.
So this is the new Kung Pao Kimmie: mostly food, maybe a lot of drinks, the occasional side trip into adventure, but 100% fun.
Chatter – Ep. 6 – Nov. 21, 2015
HEALTHY FOOD! Well, mostly. I’ll cop to the Chinese food I had, and the irrepressible need for chocolate cream pie earlier in the week (listen, PMS is a beast). But aside from that, I’ve done pretty well with the whole “eating things that will make my body feel good” thing. Thanksgiving is coming up, though, […]