My Favorite Clear Tom Yum Soup

Whenever I make one of my Mama’s recipes, I have to remind myself that cooking takes practice and things don’t often go as smoothly as they look on TV (How does Jacque Pepin make things look so easy?). And when I call her to ask why I carefully followed the recipe and the dish doesn’t…

Perfect Khao Mun Gai (Singapore Chicken Rice)

Khao mun gai literally translates to “chicken-fat rice” in English, and cooking the rice in chicken fat and stock is what makes it so delicious. The dish, also called Hainanese chicken rice, originated in Hainan, an island off China’s south coast. But it is one of the most popular dishes in Malaysian — particularly in…

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken

Thai basil chicken is a zesty go-to dish that my Mama can always make on the fly. While fattier chicken thighs always seem to add extra flavor, the sauce adds moisture and zing to even the driest chicken breasts. Up the number of chilis if you like it tongue-tingling hot or leave them out completely…