Yesterday’s dinner: “MexicAsian” feast in Hollywood Hills, CA

3 Dec

Yesterday I cooked an amazing dinner for a small party. Inspired by the Vietnamese and Mexican street food of Los Angeles, I created a menu based on two different cuisines that go surprisingly well together, albeit being ostensibly different. My MexicAsian dinner – a fusion of Mexican and S.E Asian – featured a vast array of dishes and compelling flavors, taking us on a journey across continents and palates. My idea was to base it on the concept of a taco, because it inevitably includes lots of different interesting salads, sauces and condiments. The outcome was least said exquisite. In the words of one of the diners, “this is insane. I would like to say your food is like medicine, but it’s actually not. It’s healthy, yes, but unlike medicine it’s damn tasty. Great job. I’m impressed.”

Here’s the menu:

Seared trout Tacos w roasted sweet potato & condiments


Seared Trout

3 peppers, panko

Roasted Sweet Potato

Lemon Zest, Rosemary, Sea Salt, Crushed Red Pepper

Minted Green Cabbage

Satsuma tangerine, Granny Smith, local olive oil, Shaved onion

Bean Sprout Salad

Marinated Daikon, Maple Roasted Cashews, Three-herb hoisin/rice vinegar dressing

Smokin’ hot Chipotle Mayo

Fresh cilantro, French Mustard, Roasted Cumin,

Fire Grilled Fresh Corn Salsa

Crispy corn, Diced Jalapeno, Scallion, Fish sauce

Sesame-infused Guacamole

Mirin, Lime, Toasted Sesame seeds,

Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Red onion, Thai Basil, Black Salt, Adobo Sauce


One Response to “Yesterday’s dinner: “MexicAsian” feast in Hollywood Hills, CA”

  1. Noomi December 4, 2011 at 3:13 PM #


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