Category Archives: Weekly Special
Every part of this dish is begging to get into the food hall of fame. Mung beans come from Asia and lot of times mentioned as superfood due to its numerous health benefits. But most importantly it is delicious. We cook slowly the shelled beans in a spicy coconut milk. It resembles the taste of Laksa, our Malaysian super hero, but the risotto form and the mung beans give it another kick and depth. Topped with a warm salsa of shrimps, young radish, and Chef Tibi’s own Moroccan inspired lime preserve. Are you a real foodie? You cannot find this composition anywhere else just here, at Funky Pho.
We are preparing for the Lunar New Year which is the most important celebration throughout Asia including Vietnam and China. We have fusioned cha lua, the Vietnamese New Year classic mortadella with some Japanese all-timers: panko, homemade tonktasu sauce and an assortment of pickled vegetables. The caramelized onion gives an extra kick to the Vietnamese mortadella that is breaded with panko, the Ferrari of breadcrumbs. It is the least traditional method. But the assortment of pickled vegetables are traditional indeed. Green onion, daikon, carrot and the top hit: shiitake in dashi brine. Chef Tibi’s home made Tonkatsu sauce gives the sweat and sour harmony to all.
Guess what was picked as ’50 most delicious food’ by CNN reader’s choise? Rendang. The Indonesian beef “curry”. (more…)