tsainola

a vegetarian pop-up for New Orleans

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Roadside Eating, Taipei Style

We started TSAI a few years ago talking about how we were inspired by the food and eating habits of the Taiwanese. This is what we were talking about. Park your scooter. Pull up a stool. Order some stinky tofu with a side of pickled cabbage or a quick bowl of noodles. Or maybe grab a few tea eggs, plucked from a bubbling cauldron and dropped into a plastic bag for you to carry away.
roadside eating

tea eggs in plastic

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20121110_OCH Art Market_menuJoin us this Friday, from 6-9 p.m. for dinner and live music. As always, we’ll be serving dishes made with the freshest local produce. Tom W., Jon S., and Fefe B. will be performing.

We’ll be in the Garden District at 1432 Sixth St., right next to the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. Please let us know if you’re coming on our Facebook event page, or by email at tsainola@gmail.com.

Please check back in later this week for the full menu.

Menu for Saturday

Chilled Celery Kohlrabi Soup with Pepper Relish

Roasted Cauliflower Curry with Mushrooms and Feta

White Beans with Greens and Fried Carrots

Fried Lentil and Greens Salad with Pecans and Cherry Tomatoes

Jasmine Rice with Beets and Greens

Challah Knots

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Coffee

Mint Iced Tea

Strawberry Mint Iced Tea

Ginger Grapefruit Spritzer

2013

Happy New Year! We’ve been busy over the holidays trying out recipes ranging from Taiwanese classics like turnip cakes and sticky rice to a kabocha squash and mushroom stew. Our first event of 2013 will be the 1/12 OCH Art Market. If you’ve been missing Café Reconcile’s cooking, they’ll also be at that Art Market, in anticipation of their long-awaited renovation wrapping up soon. On their menu: White Beans and Shrimp; Eggplant Jennifer; and Corn and Crab Soup. We’re still working out our own menu, but promise to kick the year off right.

OCH Art Market and Pictures from TSAI House

We’ll be at the OCH Art Market this Saturday from 10-3, with a special holiday menu of baked goods, soups, and other tasty dishes. Maïs Arepas and the Fat Falafel food truck will both be serving up food as well, so there will be a lot of options to choose from. We’ll be posting our menu later this week. TSAI House_2012_11_17

the Ramblin Letters

bring the family

Menu for Saturday

Spicy Onion Soup with Turnips, Greens, and Blue Cheese

Rosemary Sourdough/Roasted Garlic Bread

Warm Baby Lima Beans with Mizuna and Citrus Olive Sauce

Spicy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Green Peppers

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic

Boston Bib Nest with Herbed Butternut Squash and Mexican Tarragon

Parsley Beet Rice with Cumin

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Chocolate Truffles

Apple Cider Caramels

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Rosemary Lemonade

Spiced Wine

Hot Toddy

TSAI HOUSE: Autumn Dinner this Saturday, 11/17

Join us in Mid-City this Saturday, between 5 and 9 p.m., for TSAI’s autumn dinner at the beautiful house and gardens of Lili and Miles, with live music by the Ramblin’ Letters. Let us know you’re coming by emailing us at tsainola@gmail.com or on the Facebook event page, and check back in later in the week for the menu, event location, and other details.

November Events

Next Saturday, 10/10, we’ll be serving food at the OCH Art Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Faubourg Lafayette Historic Home Tour takes place at the same time, along with the O. C. Haley Boulevard Main Street Festival. All three events are free and open to the public.

The following weekend, we’re be in Mid-City on Saturday evening, 11/17, for our autumn TSAI House event. We’re excited about returning to this wonderful home and garden, and the menu that we’re putting together.

Check back in soon for details.

Menu for the OCH Art Market, 10/13

Asparagus and Avocado Flan with Pumpkin Seeds

Egg over Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Bean Stew

Braised Greens with Sweet Potatoes and Rice

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Rice Pudding with Pumpkin and Brown Sugar

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Horchata Café au Lait

Spicy Lemonade

Upcoming TSAI Event

We’ll be at the OCH Art Market at the Zeitgeist Arts Center on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stay tuned for more details, menus, recipes, and other upcoming events. The greens and other early fall produce that are coming available now at the markets have us jumping with ideas, and we can’t wait to see everyone again soon.