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Chinese Breads: Anything but a sideshow at these O.C. Restaurants

It’s almost unfathomable to imagine a Chinese meal without rice. But for much of China—and Chinese O.C.—bread is just as essential.

Global Diner: Huaraches

You could make a meal out of nothing but antojitos, the masa-based street snacks central to the kind of Mexican cooking found at roving...

Find Winter Comfort in Thai Soups

It’s all too easy to stick to your tried-and-true Thai favorites: a blistering bowl of chile-spiked curry, a skein of pad Thai showered with crushed peanuts, or a salad that traverses sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. Next time, try dipping into a comforting Thai soup. You’ll find enough steamy, satisfying varieties to carry you through winter.

Get Your Continental on for Breakfast: European Pancakes

Pancakes are objects of pure pleasure, designed to make breakfast sweet. But too often they’re the result of early morning shortcuts: born from a...

Soba Noodles—You’ll Find Plenty to Love About This Japanese Comfort Food

There’s elegance in a bowl of soba noodles, so simple, grounded, humble. You can trace that feeling to soba’s profound transformation from rustic and...

Global: Empanadas!

A fresh empanada is a many splendored thing: buttery pastry nearly as flaky as phyllo, stuffed with a meal’s worth of meat or vegetables,...

Global: Indian Tandoori

There’s something about a barbecue that sets aflame a communal hunger for blackened protein  pulled from a crackling fire. But you don’t need a...

Global: Sushi Hand Rolls

In the obsessive, sometimes fanatical world of sushi, it’s easy to overlook hand rolls: rustic, simple, even portable, they lack theelegance of sashimi or...

Global Diner: Peruvian Pasta

Peru’s multicultural cuisine is diverse and distinct. The country is a mountainous melting pot, a confluence of indigenous Andean, Spanish, Italian, and Asian flavors....

Global Diner: Colombian Stews

Colombian cuisine is slowly conquering Orange County one griddled arepa at a time. Take even a single bite of Colombia’s hearty, tropical cooking and it’s easy to understand why. It’s an intriguing lattice of both familiar and unfamiliar flavors, dishes that somehow feel elaborate and homey. And there are few better introductions to the South American cuisine than its many humble, flavorful stews.