Tanya Tandoc http://kmuw.org en A Butcher Shop With A Local Twist http://kmuw.org/post/butcher-shop-local-twist <p></p><p>Meat and cheese lovers, rejoice! Schane Gross, owner of The Anchor, has opened her new venture, the Douglas Avenue Chop Shop, and it is marvelous.</p><p>The Chop Shop is an artisanal butcher shop that carries delicious meats, cheeses, house-made sausages, eggs, bread and specialty condiments, all sourced locally. Ms. Gross really cares about the quality of her products and it shows in everything The Chop Shop carries.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:45:24 +0000 Tanya Tandoc 37294 at http://kmuw.org A Butcher Shop With A Local Twist Mole, Oaxacan Style! http://kmuw.org/post/mole-oaxacan-style <p></p><p></p><p>Mexican restaurants abound in Wichita, and each is unique in quality, authenticity, menu and style. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Tanya Tandoc 36550 at http://kmuw.org Mole, Oaxacan Style! Tacos For The Adventuresome http://kmuw.org/post/tacos-adventuresome <p>Tacos are pretty much the perfect food. They are salty, meaty, drippy, savory bites that satisfy. Even mediocre tacos are better than no tacos at all.</p><p>My friend Michael Carmody, a taco aficionado, has gushed over the food at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/eltenampawichita">El Tenampa</a> for months, so I grabbed a friend and went to the slightly dilapidated building on west Central.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Tanya Tandoc 35856 at http://kmuw.org Tacos For The Adventuresome Tanya Tandoc: Bright Lights and Lentils http://kmuw.org/post/tanya-tandoc-bright-lights-and-lentils <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>This spring is abundantly green and lush. My gardening friends are watching their crops of spinach, lettuce, and chard go crazy.</p><p>I love this time of year, when all the beautiful greens I adore are really delicious and tender. I'm delighted, because I get to cook with all of these wonderful ingredients.</p><p>My chef Kelly is coming up with some amazing recipes to highlight the bounty of the season.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Tanya Tandoc 35188 at http://kmuw.org Tanya Tandoc: Bright Lights and Lentils The Earthy Funkiness of Kimchi http://kmuw.org/post/earthy-funkiness-kimchi <p></p><p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">I am obsessed with kimchi. I think about the earthy, fermented, spicy pickle all the time. I know that some people find kimchi’s deep funkiness repellent, but I love it.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Kimchi is one of the most common Korean condiments and is made with vegetables, chili pepper flakes, garlic, ginger and salt. It is lightly fermented, sort of like sauerkraut, and then eaten as a side dish or used as an ingredient in Korean cooking. The kimchi most of us are familiar with is made with Napa cabbage.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Tanya Tandoc 34488 at http://kmuw.org The Earthy Funkiness of Kimchi Newport Grill Takes Nothing For Granted http://kmuw.org/post/newport-grill-takes-nothing-granted <p></p><p>Newport Grill, in Bradley Fair in Wichita, is one of the few restaurants in town that specializes in fresh seafood. By fresh, I mean flown in every single day.</p><p>The food is thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented. They serve several dishes that are totally crave-worthy.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Tanya Tandoc 33836 at http://kmuw.org Newport Grill Takes Nothing For Granted 'Birds' Brightens Up The Day http://kmuw.org/post/birds-brightens-day <p></p><p>I met a friend on a cold, rainy day for lunch at <a href="http://birdsontheroof.com/">Birds on The Roof</a>, on Rock Road and Central, and my day immediately improved.</p><p>The restaurant is lovely, beautifully pink and green and bright. The pastry case was filled with pretty treats and cakes, and we were greeted by smiles and seated right away.</p><p>We sat and were given three little biscuits, light pink and green and cream, flavored gently and only slightly sweet. The sweet butter that was served with them was delicious.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Tanya Tandoc 33154 at http://kmuw.org 'Birds' Brightens Up The Day The Delights of Asian Supermarkets http://kmuw.org/post/delights-asian-supermarkets <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">To me, there is nothing as sensually delightful as Asian grocery stores. They have their own character and are as organic and wild as Western groceries are sterile and packaged.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Tanya Tandoc 32484 at http://kmuw.org The Delights of Asian Supermarkets This Pho Is Special http://kmuw.org/post/pho-special <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Pho is one of the most delicious noodle soups on the planet. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Tanya Tandoc 31754 at http://kmuw.org This Pho Is Special Classic Thai With Romantic Flavor http://kmuw.org/post/classic-thai-romantic-flavor <p></p><p>Thai Tradition is one of my favorite Thai restaurants in Wichita.</p><p>It is dark and pretty inside, with a romantic ambience that sets it apart from many other Thai establishments in town. The food is delicious and beautifully presented on nice china. I like to take out-of-town guests there to relax and chill out after a long day of travel or business work.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Tanya Tandoc 31112 at http://kmuw.org Classic Thai With Romantic Flavor