Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ocha Thai

Let's start this off right.....people, if you ever find yourself in vegas and if your palette is adventurous then I suggest before u gamble all your money away, look up in the air and locate the stratosphere and head directly towards it because just right across the street houses the BEST THAI FOOD in LAS VEGAS!!! The restaraunt is named Ocha Thai cuisine. I have to make a visit at least once anytime I go home to vegas. My usual quick treat to feed the need is as follows: a thai iced tea, thai beef jerky with a side of sticky rice and the best sauce I have ever tasted in my life til this day(pictured above)! I initially thought it was Nam Prik Num but when I asked one of the workers there, all they would tell me is that it was called Jaew...well whatever it is, it is off the chain!!! Smokey, Sweet,, my mouth is watering right now as I type...Go check em out y'all.


So I had the opportunity to drive up to vegas to meet up with my big bro & family. This was a much anticipated trip because I got to see my nephew and the boys got to see their uncle earl, their auntie nikki and their big cousin earl and for my youngest, this was his first encounter in person with uncle earl. Needless to say all parties involved had a blast....I will post more soon. Until then, check out the pics.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

How To Make Sorrel

alright, let me clarify something about this post. This is indeed sorrel that you will see in the video BUT the preparation is closer to what mexicans call Agua de Jamaica. Basically the same thing just less ingredients. Unlike sorrel it does not include: cloves, cinnamon or orange peel. It is in a category of drinks they call Agua Frescas(Fresh Waters). But if you watch the preparation steps, it's prepared just about the same way. Now that that's cleared up. enjoy the video and if anyone wants me to record a video specifically geared towards Sorrel preparation, just let me know.

Friday, March 06, 2009

How To Make Dhal: Trinidadian Style

So I decided to tap into the indian side of my family and culture and share with you the process of how to make dhal(Trini-Style). I will hit you with indian,creole, Portuguese recipes that are indigenous to trinidad. I just got to film them all and post em. So keep an eye out for that. Jevon

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Year, New Approach

Alright everybody, I have been continuing with my mission to preserve the cuisine of Trinidad & Tobago in my own little way. I have come up with a way to approach this, that is different compared to the normal, post a recipe and pictures thing. I figured, why not actually record myself demonstrating the recipes so the viewer can have a visual reference to refer back to when they hit a road block?! So anyways, here is the first video recipe focusing specifically on trinidadian food. Hope you enjoy, let me know what you think.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Update for 2009(Enlightenment)

Alright, as you may have noticed, I've been pretty M.I.A. on this blog or have posted some things/recipes that weren't so "trini." Well, the goal for 2009, is to get back to the roots, my roots and tackle some topics and recipes that are 100% TRINI. Stay tuned cuz I am in the process of mastering some recipes to post. They will hopefully include:

Stew Chicken
Curry Chicken
Macaroni Pie
Pholouri(I been at this one for a minute,lol)
Pepper Sauce,etc.....

Friday, January 02, 2009

New Year's(Part Deux)

Here's the pics from the night of...More partyin' and more grubbin'! This time we hit up Ocha, which has some bomb azz thai food, so if you in vegas, you need to check them out. To Be Continued.....

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Some More Pics(New Year's)

These were from the Rock House endeavor earlier today.

Happy New Year!!!

So it's officially the year 2009 and it also means, I'm about to be a year older. So since 2008 was not the best year for me, I figured I would go back home to ring in the new year and start fresh for once. So I got off work and hit the road in route to vegas. I arrived in vegas around 9:00pm and began my night by visiting some old friends that I haven't seen since we were kids back in 1994! After that concluded, I in turn met up with some of my current homies and went to a new years eve house party(If you haven't attended a vegas house party then you ain't knowin for real!). I concluded my night around 5:45am.

Next,I went to sleep and 3 hours later I'm back up and makin the necessary calls to see what's on the agenda for the day. After all the calls were made, my boy steve and I decided to go have our first meal of 2009 in style, so we headed out to chinatown(yes, vegas has a china town). We landed at Cafe Noodle & Chinese Barbeque. Our order consisted of chinese broccoli with a garlic-wine sauce, Chicken & Salted Fish fried rice, a WHOLE Peking Duck and Barbeque duck, Wonton & Egg noodle soup with 2 large thai iced teas! It was definitely a proper invite for 2009! LAstly, we went to see my boy June who was working a double at The RockHouse Bar(He bartends) and that fool was already trying to get me faded with a "Katrina(Category Five: meaning it had at least 5 types of rum in the mix)"Now we went back to crash out in preperation for tonight's endeavors...Part Two coming soon..