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We love being inspired to try new #sousvide recipes! Check out this amazing dish by @chefjennydorsey
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#Naem is an incredible fermented pork sausage I discovered on my honeymoon in SE Asia (see #SEAsiaMoon for lots of food pics). The #fermentation process if shockingly simple - just sticky rice, garlic, and salt. I was inspired by @shesimmers to start using the same lacto-fermentation process with pork & beef shortribs and now the beef version has become a staple for my @wednesdaysnyc menus.
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I like to ferment the beef shortribs for 4 days (you can do this safely at home in your wine cooler!), then #sousvide in a fresh bag with @eatnomiku at 70C for 16-24hrs, then finish them on a hot grill. They are served here with charred cabbage, pickled red cabbage puree, molasses mustard caviar, black garlic, and watercress.

#Naem is an incredible fermented pork sausage I discovered on my honeymoon in SE Asia (see #SEAsiaMoon for lots of food pics). The #fermentation process if shockingly simple - just sticky rice, garlic, and salt. I was inspired by @shesimmers to start using the same lacto-fermentation process with pork & beef shortribs and now the beef version has become a staple for my @wednesdaysnyc menus.
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I like to ferment the beef shortribs for 4 days (you can do this safely at home in your wine cooler!), then #sousvide in a fresh bag with @eatnomiku at 70C for 16-24hrs, then finish them on a hot grill. They are served here with charred cabbage, pickled red cabbage puree, molasses mustard caviar, black garlic, and watercress.

Thank you Japan for all the delicious ramen, sushi and well-nurtured beef! We are gonna miss you lots. So thankful we ended our #SEAsiaMoon with lots of noms in Tokyo!

Now...who knows what this popular joint in Tokyo is? 😉

You know you're in Japan when... Our last stop for #SEAsiaMoon (though not technically SE Asia) is Tokyo!!

We've recovered from a second bout of food poisoning thanks to charcoal pills (whew!) and are back nomming as we move onto Taipei and Tokyo!

Here are a bowl of beef noodles (a Taiwanese staple) from the local favorite "no name" spot on Tao Yuan Street. There's two main varieties here: clear broth or "red" spiced broth. We got both and they were absolutely delicious, but the clear is a winner on a delicate stomach! 😁

The site of Beng Mealea is beautiful in its rubble. No one knows the purpose of this temple yet, but nature in all its glory has made this an eerily, magnificent place to visit. #SEAsiaMoon

Angkor Wat was grandly impressive, but the smiling Buddhas of Bayon, in nearby Angkor Thom, were our favorite of the day!

There were 200 or so of these giant Buddhas on 49 towers, but immense looting and old age has left the temple with only 37 towers with many Buddhas in disrepair. It was very saddening to see how much of the Wats have been eroded from human behavior over the ages, but at least now the areas are being preserved as a World Heritage Site.

Today, we are lounging about in the beach town of Klong Muang, on the outskirts of Krabi, for some very-needed ☀️🐚🍹Tomorrow, we are off to Cambodia!

In the U.S. we (sadly) don't differentiate between the regional Thai cuisines but they are worlds different!

We are now in Chiang Mai, in the northern part of Thailand. Here, there's a lot of interesting Laotian and Indian influence and many regional specialties like Khao Soi (curry noodles) and this pork sausage, Sai Ua. It's an interesting mix of pork and herbs (galangal, kaffir, lemongrass) that's tough to find in the South but common street food here! #SEAsiaMoon

For more on our trip see medium.com/@jenahface.

"Wat" a beautiful place Bangkok is! The temples here are just stunning. Here's just a small representation of one, made of layers of gold mosaic, inside the large property of the Grand Palace.

The detailed carving, ornate finishing, and lacquered shine of each of the Wats is incredible. While some are more jeweled than others, all are a sight to see and an important part of the culture in this city.

Bangkok has a serious food culture centered on floating boats that we were more than happy to indulge in! You just walk along the dock and order from all the boats passing by.

Here's the King Prawn boat at the Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, a locals' destination for food on the weekend. It's not very touristy yet due to its small(er) size but we had a blast here!

Goodbye Ho Chi Minh City! We had such a wonderful time in Saigon - there's such a vibrant culture of food (and motorbikes) here on the cusp of getting huge in the international market. We'll be back!

Next stop: Bangkok! #SEAsiaMoon

Making puffed rice the old-fashioned way!

Sand is heated in a large wok over open flame and dried, husked jasmine rice is added. With some vigorous stirring the rice pops out of the shell and puffs up! The husks are then sifted out to be used as chicken feed and the sand recycled.

We visited a rice factory along the Mekong River today and this is the first step in making their puffed rice candies later sold to stores. A seriously eye-opening experience.

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We were busy picking herbs and learning Vietnamese cuisine in the countryside today! We even dug up some fresh peanuts to eat!

We are armed 💪 and ready to bring some savory, ethnic goodness to future supperclubs. First up, lots of betel leaf wrapped items! Then maybe a secret pho night 😏 #SEAsiaMoon

Hope no one is tired of 🍜 pictures yet because we are definitely not losing any steam eating them on our #SEAsiaMoon!

We've been eating pho at least twice daily since arriving in Ho Chi Minh City. The broth here is velvety smooth and there's tons of herbs to add like ngo om and culantro.

Our favorite Pho Bo so far has been Pho Hoa on Pasteur Street, famous for being family run for decades!

Thank you for a delicious and eye-opening start of our trip, Singapore!

The convergence of so many cultures here make the local cuisine so unique. Here's some Prawn Noodle Soup (Prawn Mee) with meaty chunks of pig tail from a well-loved local institution in the "East Coast" neighborhood.

We were lucky to have great hosts show us some of the gems of this incredibly #foodie city. Next up, Kuala Lumpur!

The beautiful Singapore waterfront promenade!

Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Flyer, the Art Science Museum and Gardens by the Bay. Bonus: we caught the "super" light show, a premium version of the nightly one, as the city is gearing up for the F1 race tomorrow!

We've made it to Singapore! The first 3 days of our 30 day #SEAsiaMoon will be here in this super diverse foodie town!

We started off today with the classic Singaporean breakfast: Kaya Toast with Soft Boiled Eggs. Toasted white bread slathered in butter, #kaya jam (a coconut-pandan jam) and dipped in eggs mixed with soy sauce, served with hand-pulled ☕️ coffee.

Follow our adventures here and on @jenahface. Full recaps on @medium under jenahface 🙆🏻

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