Menu Spotlight: Kare-kare from Evelyn's Asian Table in Oklahoma City

Food Dude Dave Cathey puts the spotlight on dishes from Oklahoma City's food scene.
by Dave Cathey Published: July 17, 2012

The dish

Kare-kare

from

Evelyn's Asian Table, 5934 NW 122.

Chef/owner Evelyn Berzabal made her reputation producing for local hotel kitchens for decades, and now she's got her own place. She manned the kitchen at Asian Clay Pot for a few months to learn the transition and now is cooking full-bore near the corner of N MacArthur Boulevard and NW 122, featuring dishes from her native Philippines plus favorites from Thailand, Korea, China and Malaysia. She offers a lunch buffet Monday through Saturday. Saturday's buffet is Filipino food only.

THE FOOD DUDE SAYS:

If you love peanut butter as much as I do, Kare-kare is a gift from the heavens. Pick your favorite protein, add fresh vegetables such as green beans, okra, cabbage, spinach, carrots and even a little eggplant if you like, and Berzabal will stir fry your choices before adding a sauce derived from peanut butter and ground glutinous rice. Served in a hot pot with an ample mound of steamed rice, this Filipino mainstay will have peanut butter lovers planning their return.

I talked to Berzabal, and here's what she had to say.

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by Dave Cathey
Food Editor
The Oklahoman's food editor, Dave Cathey, keeps his eye on culinary arts and serves up news and reviews from Oklahoma’s booming food scene.
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