Tanya Tandoc

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5:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: Mole, Oaxacan Style!

Design on a chair at Rostizeria Los Reyes
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Mexican restaurants abound in Wichita, and each is unique in quality, authenticity, menu and style.

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5:00 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Tanya Tandoc: A Peek Into My Inspiration

Tanya Tandoc KMUW

I read cookbooks like novels, and I have ever since I discovered my mother’s late '60s edition of Betty Crocker. I have more than 400 food books, and I love them all, even the ones that aren’t very good.

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5:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Restaurant Review: Bella Vita Bistro

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I moved to Wichita after culinary school in the early '90s. The restaurant landscape at the time was just beginning to change and grow. 

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5:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Restaurant Review: Cafe Maurice

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I have talked before about how lucky we are to live in an area with such fantastic Lebanese food.

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5:00 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Restaurant Review: Twelve Restaurant and Bar

Credit Jeremy Coleman

I rarely splurge on dining out. So, when I do, I try to pick restaurants that have excellent buzz and have proven their point for at least a year.

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5:00 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Restaurant Review: Bali Café

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I am so happy to welcome Wichita’s new Indonesian restaurant, Bali Café, to town! In a city filled with marvelous Thai, Laotian and Vietnamese restaurants, Bali Café rounds out our collection of Southeast Asian delights.

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5:00 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Restaurant Review: Thai House

Curry at Thai House
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I love spicy food.

I love it when I eat something so hot that I get a little high from it, or start to hallucinate just a little. I want to sweat and pant as I eat. It may seem sadomasochistic to you, but it’s my kind of fun. 

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5:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Restaurant Review: Molino's Mexican Cuisine

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I am thrilled by the recent opening of Molino’s Mexican Cuisine, on north Waco! Mario and Mara Quiroz are back after their much-loved restaurant Frida’s closed a few years ago.

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5:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Food: Mouthfeel

Sea cucumbers, never again
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Lots of people I know are texturally sensitive eaters.

They won’t eat anything slimy, bouncy, gummy, gelatinous or spongy. Even the idea of tapioca pudding gives them the shivers.

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5:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Restaurant Review: R Coffeehouse

Credit Fletcher Powell / KMUW

I was recently treated to Sunday brunch with a friend who “kidnapped” me and took me to R Coffeehouse, in the remodeled building that used to house the Riverside Perk.

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