Now, if I gave the full answer above to everyone who asked me that question, I'd probably would have been committed to an asylum by now or have next to no friends. After thinking it over more, I did realize I did appreciate one group of food more for how bold their flavors are, and that is South East Asian and Indian Cuisine.
The parts included:
- Chili Spiced Chicken Thighs
- Roasted Broccoli
- Cumin spiced roasted Green Beans
- Charred lime corn
- Yellow Coconut Curry Sauce
- Rice Noodles
So what does this meal have to do with my favorite cuisine? Well, being inspired by the cuisine of India and South East Asia, ShopHouse highlighted some of my favorite features of that region's food - bold spices, bright flavours, and the flexibility to combine and play with flavours like the deluxe LEGO set I always wanted a child (I'm still waiting for the set, mom). The cuisine of the region embraces flavours that most Western Cuisines and even many East Asian cuisines ignore or even fear, things like intense spice, sour, bitter, and earthy, smoky notes. Yet even with these bold flavours, the individual dishes and toppings are able to maintain their own distinctness and complement one another rather than compete against each other or get drowned out in a sauce ladled too generously on top. I can be creative and enjoy bold, exciting food. What's not to love?
If you want to give this recipe a try, download the recipe below and from the library on the sidebar: