Pomelo Salad with Mango

Pomelo Salad with Mango

Ah, pomelo - the very first thing that I tasted when I arrived in Myanmar. After I landed in Yangon, Tyler picked me up and took us to our apartment located in the suburbs of Yangon. When we arrived, the apartment was completely empty with almost no furniture, except there was a large, green fruit on the countertop.

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Mung Bean Salad with Beets

Mung Bean Salad with Beets

The inspiration for this recipe came to me on a hot, sunny Myanmar day, where a craving for chickpeas grabbed hold of me. Chickpeas are a staple in my pantry back home in Tennessee – I use them all the time. I knew that living in Myanmar might make some of my favorite ingredients scarcer, but I definitely didn't think that chickpeas would be one of them. I found a can of the little legumes in one of my friend’s pantries here early on, so I assumed they wouldn’t be too hard to find.

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