Jjukumi Gui (Korean Barbecued Octopus)

Jjukumi Gui (Korean barbecued octopus) is an enticing bite of Korea, and yet oddly familiar in the way that it checks all the boxes of successful Western barbecue: a little sweet, a little spicy, a little tangy, a little smoky.

Chicken Cheese Katsu

One of my favorite Japanese dishes (washoku), chicken-cheese katsu has a crispy fried panko exterior encasing a juicy chicken interior that’s filled with rich, gooey cheese.

Menudo

Menudo is a comforting Mexican soup with melt-in-your-mouth tripe and hominy in a lightly spicy broth. Even if you’re not a devoted tripe-lover, this dish will make a convert of you.

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry

This stir-fry comes together fast and yields juicy shrimp and snappy bites of asparagus wrapped in a lush, umami-rich sauce.

Achaari Chicken bites

These achaari chicken bites combine juicy chicken thigh meat with the tangy, spicy, salty flavors of Indian mango pickle to serve up some of the best fried chicken I’ve ever had. Dish them up with oven-fresh naan, finely sliced red onion, and a shower of cilantro.

Wafu Pork Belly Skewers

The pork belly on these skewers is succulently tender, coated in a sweet and salty sauce. This a simple but memorable meal that makes my fiancé nostalgic for good times in Japanese yakiniku restaurants.