What to Eat As RockSugar Cranks Up The Heat

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Hot enough for 'ya yet? If it's not sufficiently sticky to remind you of summer memories from a distant homeland, you're not alone. Chef Ismail Mohan tells us he recently took a trip to see family in Singapore, inspiring seven searing recipes that he's putting on the menu at his RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen. The spicy appetizers include grilled tiger shrimp with a lime-jalapeno dipping sauce and a spicy take on Thai beef salad, while spicy masala accompanies chicken tikka and Indonesian and Thai heat grace beef rendang and Thai basil chicken respectively. Mohan says, "When I returned to Los Angeles from my trip home I experimented until I came up with my own versions of the dishes I enjoyed most. They had to have just the right balance of heat and distinctive flavor coming through in every bite. If the heat is too much to bear on your widdle tongue, two exotic new cocktails are on hand for summer, the red lotus with pomegranate yuzu and calamansi, and a Mandarin tiger with ginger, mandarin, sake, and Karma Silver tequila. See the full spicy menu below.

RockSugar's New Spicy Dishes

Appetizers & Salads

Thai Crispy Chicken Wings

Grilled Tiger Shrimp with Spicy Lime Jalapeno Dipping Sauce

Spicy Thai Beef Salad

Noodles & Entrees

Penang Flat Rice Noodles with Shrimp, Chinese Sausage, Garlic and Gai Lan

Thai Basil Cashew Chicken with Thai Chilies, Onions and Garlic

Chicken Tikka Masala with Spicy Masala Sauce, Jasmine Rice and Chutney

Beef Rendang with Indonesian Spices, Lemongrass, Galangal, Coconut Milk, Pandan Leaves and Rice Cakes

New Cocktails

Red Lotus- Bombay, pomegranate yuzu, calamansi and kaffir lime

Mandarin Tiger- Karma Silver, lemon, sake, mandarin and ginger