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 …

(New Year) Resolutions and Such

I sent out an email a minute ago to followers of La Copa Llena's newsletter. If you're not signed up for La Copa's newsletter, click here and do it now. I'll only bother you a few times a year.  Happy Holidays A Few Announcements We've had a busy couple of months. With our reopening in early …

papaya thief in portland: updates from the west

Hi, it's been a while. Here's what's going on: When I get to work there's a list waiting for me. I fold my towels, set up my cutting board, start collecting all my tools for the day. I weigh out my mise en place. Flatbread, olive oil cake, vanilla, almond, and/or hazelnut ice cream. Chocolate …