The recent opening of a permanent location for chef Minh Phan’s pop-up Porridge + Puffs in Los Angeles may help advance this opportunity. Made with heirloom rice blends and extreme care, her porridge bowls feature elaborate layers of ingredients that are explosively flavorful.
The beef in her signature Short Rib Porridge is braised with housemade five-spice and jujube dates, and topped with turmeric-fermented mustard greens.
The Poultry and Mushroom Porridge layers chicken, turkey and mushrooms with celery pickles and crispy shallots.
Most complex is the Spice-Braised Sausage Porridge, flavored with fennel in black-bean sauce, ginger, nectarines and black-eyed-pea miso.
And the perfect egg topper comes in the form of Phan’s Hibiscus and Shiso Pickled Six Minute Egg.
The base of the dish is extremely cost-effective even when using heirloom rice varieties, and execution at service time can be very quick.
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