Susan Feniger's Coconut Kaya Jam (a pudding-like mixture of rich coconut milk; grassy, vanilla-like pandan leaves, sugar, and eggs) is familiar to anyone with a Top Chef addiction. Who could forget Gail Simmons' proclamation that she'd "love to be sticking [her] finger in [it] at all ours of the day"?
'Susan Feniger's Street Food' on Serious Eats
Homemade fried chicken often intimidates even the most seasoned home cooks. Be it the large pot of bubbling oil or the challenge of properly cooking the bird, its often a task thought best left to the professionals. Enter Susan Feniger's Tatsutage Fried Chicken. Not only does her chicken present bold Japanese flavor, but it also takes all of the guesswork out of the equation.
At once sweet, tangy, earthy, and nutty, Susan Feniger's interpretation of a Burmese digestive snack in her "Street Food" is truly a knockout. Her recipe combines a blend of melons--watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew--with a potent mix of young ginger, sesame, and coconut. Next, the salad is then bulked up with blanched peanuts and strangely perfect green lentils and then dressed with a bit of sugar, soy sauce, and lime juice. It sounds like a crazy combination, but it works.