Vietnamese Pork Pintxo with Shrimp Fried Rice

I love and miss Vietnamese food more than anything else on this island, except for maybe Alaskan salmon or dungeness crab. The barbeque pork that you get in bun cha sometimes, or bahn mi, is sweet and aromatic. Put it on spicy fried rice with fresh herbs, serve it with cold glass noodles and nuoc cham with mint …

summertime

It was a busy winter. We fed quite a few people. I lost my voice a couple of times. We went through a handful of cooks and dishwashers, ultimately finding a great crew, but of course they left for their summer jobs up north. We cut through hundreds of pounds of fish, pork belly, skirt …

tonkotsu

My vacation is coming to an end, but I am full of noodles. This was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. A simple bowl of tonkotsu ramen – a milky pork stock-based bowl of noodles with roast pork, bamboo shoots, green onion, seaweed, and a boiled egg. Find it next …

chipotle-cinnamon braised pork shoulder

I've been working on this recipe for a while now and it gets more delicious every time. The result is fork-tender shredded pork that is great in soups (see posole), excellent in tacos, empanadillas, whatever you want. The less I talk about it, the better. Here's the version I made tonight at Mark's house. The …

Posole v NW

Some friends and I ate lunch at the food carts yesterday on Skidmore and Mississippi in NE Portland, and e. got posole. It was cold and rainy, with the sun peaking out every half hour, so a bowl of hot porky posole sounded perfect. But it was a disappointing posole. All heat, no salt, no …