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Trendspotting Southeast Asian 0

Those who have traveled to Southeast Asia will tell you, it's food mecca. In many cities in Malaysia and in Singapore, no matter the hours of day or night, from hawker stalls to street vendors to Hainanese kopitiam (coffee shops), we seem to be eating 24 hours a day.

Walk down a street and you'll pass a Chinese woman tossing laksa (curry noodles) in her own specialty broth next to Indian man "pulling" teh tarik from glass to glass and Malay woman selling nasi lemak (coconut milk rice eaten with sambal, anchovies, hard-boiled eggs, peanuts and fried chicken).

Eating is an entree to our culture and introduction to our native land's distinctly Chinese, Indian and Malay food. The savory, sweet, sour and spicy - it assaults every senses there is and we hope that Food & Wine's trendspotting Southeast Asia would keep you curious and salivating for a taste :)

"American chefs have become fixated on Southeast Asia" - Food & Wine

The day when Mr. Williams calls from Williams-Sonoma 1

My relationship with Mr. Williams is a bitter-sweet one.

I love him for carrying almost everything that I'd want, and hate that I can hardly resist getting carried away. It's hard not to drool over those beautifully made cookware, selection of marinades and it's particularly hard to decide if I really, really need that 3rd set of kitchen knife to cut my chicken.

Williams-Sonoma's Artisans' Market embraces locally crafted specialty food producers, people who love cooking and people who love good food.

So when the premium cookware and gourmet food store's curator, Chris, invited us to their Artisans' Market, we were honored. The Artisans' Market is basically a candy store for adults, each month's curation is different, but their message is the same - to embrace locally crafted specialty food producers, people who love cooking and people who love good food. For the month of July, you'll get to sample treats from EVOO to goat cheese from local farms to savory protein snacks (Little Red Dot Kitchen :)) to sorbet made of fresh, organic ingredients & handmade cookies.

Stop by Williams-Sonoma in between your shopping at Valley Fair Mall,  we're certain you'll find something you'd like!

Are you Loco for Local?


Williams-Sonoma Artisans' Market

01/26/13 @ Valley Fair Mall - Santa Clara - Directions

02/16/13 @  Stanford Shopping Mall - Palo Alto - Directions

  Union Square - San Francisco - Directions

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm (Saturdays Only)


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We need a Fairy Godmother, Vote Please! 0


The day when Karen entered us into La Cocina's and Whole Food's Local Forager Contest, I remembered saying, "What did we just do? How can we win?"

Sure, we can't say enough how thrilled we are at the opportunity to showcase our products, to meet with Harvey and Whole Food's marketing team, a chance to say "Hi!" to Bay Area foodies.  But first, I was terrified. 'What if no one votes?" That was exactly 10 days ago.

The San Francisco Street Food Festival is hosted annually by Lo Cocina, a SF-based non-profit incubator kitchen. The festival celebrates 'entrepreneurship and passionate local producers and restaurants, with a hippy vibe thrown in'. There will be lots of fun, lots of food, and lots of people. Needless to say, we want to be part of the street food action.

We're now in the top 4 spots, and it won't last. With 10 more days to go, we need you to send your love from your corner of the world. Please help us win a spot to the 4th annual SF Street Food Festival, vote for Little Red Dot Kitchen here :D


Thank you to everyone who have voted and spread the words for us, for your e-mails, twitter shout outs, and Facebook likes!

>> UPDATE 07/29/12:

Thank you thank you thank you for all your votes!!!! We're able to secure one of 4 spots to SF Street Food Fest because of all the LOVE you've sent our way!!

Winners were announced on July 26 (Thurs). Albeit all the exhaustion and clearly visible dark eye circles from our month long intense rally (I have new found respect for politicians) - we were totally stoked! Love Street Food in San Francisco?

Rice Paper duo, Little Red Dot Specialty Snacks, Mozzeria and Bahn Mi co. duo