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As a youngin I always got hype when food was present. Even my moms told me as a baby all I did was eat and sleep, only time I cried was when I wanted some damn grub. Growing up in the states mostly in Tampa, Florida I would demolish all the typical american classics I’m talking burgers and fries, cheese steaks, hoagies, pizza, all that good stuff!!!! But also growing up with a Puerto Rican mother I have a special place in my gut for spanish food, everybody loves that momma cookin!!!! If you asked me about Chinese Food then I would have said “I love general tso chicken and pork fried rice”, if you asked me about Thai Food I would have said “yeah I love dem mama noodles”, and if you asked me about Japanese Food I would have said “raw fish nah bitch”! When I was 18 I moved to New York to link back up with a childhood friend B, or now you might know him as Way from the group Thaitanium. I eventually ended up living in a small apartment in Queens with the group and along with recording music I was expanding my food world. I learned fast that sharing is caring in Thai culture, when you eat you eat together, so I was suddenly put in a position where I had to try food I wouldn’t normally eat. As Thaitanium grew bigger through time I found myself living in Bangkok. First time in a foreign country I didn’t know what to expect I was culture shocked like a motha fucka but at the same time I loved it. Food wise I would try everything not because I wanted to be adventurous and be like andrew zimmern and shit but real talk I had no money so I couldn’t be picky. I really began to love a wide selection of food and appreciate exotic flavors. Bout a year later Thaitay really took off. Over the past 10 years I been touring around the world and been blessed with the chance to try all types of cuisine at its best. I can truly say I have tried and experienced enough food to tell you whats good and whats not. Currently I’m a part of the cooking TV show “The Bling Kitchen” giving the dishes from Chef Chalee and SD the Calo Approval. I started this blog to show people my passion for food and to share my food experiences with y’all, the good and the bad!!!!!

NEW EPISODE OF CALOKNOWSFOOD DROPS THIS THURSDAY 

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Nam Tok Moo What it Do

Look now it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged in this bitch, but there is no better way to be back than staring at this pork neck stack! Thailand, like all countries, the food varies when you travel to different regions. Esarn is located in northeastern Thailand and I fucks with they food! This is one of my favorites right here Nam Tok Moo. It’s actually grilled pork neck mixed with scallots, fresh mint, dry chile, toasted rice, cilantro, and other spices. The best way to eat it is with a hand full of sticky rice to soak up all that motha fuckin sauce, just like Tony Soprano moppin up some sauce from his momma Spaghetti and Meatballs, fuggedaboudit!!! 

The Classic Philly Cheese Steak

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The Philly Cheese Steak is mos def one of those things I can eat every day for the rest my life, and believe me i’m not exaggerating! This picture is from when I was back home in Tampa at a spot called Pizza Mania. It’s not from Pats, Jim’s, or Genos but this bad boy was fucking slamming!  Living in Bangkok it is almost impossible to get a legit cheese steak so I cherished every single bite of this baby!!!

Nobody does it like Mama- Pollo Guisado

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Now listen, I have eaten a lot of damn food in my lifetime and consider myself pretty well-rounded when it comes to food (literally), and the one thing i’ve learned over the years is that nobody does it like mama! It is the ultimate comfort food that can’t be duplicated. The flavour will bring back childhood memories and always hold a special place in your heart. Didn’t mean to get all emo on ya’ll but looking at this picture of my mom’s Pollo Guisado has got a motha fucka tearing up! I would literally slap a baby right now for a bowl of this stuff! Damn! Nobody do it like mama!!!

Calo’s Baby Backs

I love my baby baby back Calo’s baby back ribs Calo’s baby back ribs, barbecue sauce!!! My first attempt at making ribs was surprisingly on point. I was in the zone had em marinating at home pulled em out the oven they was falling off the bone!!! First, I hit em with a dry rub let those bitches marinate over night for max flavour, slow cooked em for around 3 and a half hours, hit em with the bbq glaze and finished them off for another 30 minutes. I’m no Bobby Flay but i’ll fucks with my ribs any day!!!

Marinate- Smoked Paprika, Cumin, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Bulls Eye BBQ, Brown Mustard, Organic Honey