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.


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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