Jambo! Are you loco for coconuts? I am! Coconut rice (wali wa nazi in Swahili) is an easy-to-make Kenyan recipe. When you have leftovers, try my coconut rice breakfast pudding. Delicious, nutritious, and will make you feel ambitious.
The best food is shared food. This evening, our small party of three dined at The 1946, where I discovered why the rich tasting, slightly-sweet Field Crab Hotpot (lẩu = hotpot, riêu cua = fresh water crab) is such a well-loved dish in the northern region of Vietnam.
A food named "grilled how you like it" can't help but intrigue and inspire - oh the endless variations! Okonomiyaki is essentially a Japanese pancake made from wheat flour, whipped eggs, and shredded cabbage. These ingredients form a light, fluffy batter to which is added meat, seafood, vegetables - any combo you like!
Kaiseki is a multi-course dining experience, with seasonal ingredients and artful plating. The courses vary, but typically consist of small portions: an appetizer, sashimi, sushi, a simmered dish, a grilled dish, a steamed dish, soup, and dessert.