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Honga's menu defines creative. Favorites include Blackened Tofu, Asian Pumpkin Soup, Coconut Curry Mussels, Spicy Poke, and Grilled Salmon and Bok Choy. From the tofu to the fish dishes to Honga's exquisite sauces, this book includes recipes for soups, salads, appetizers, main dishes, sushi, drinks, desserts, and more. The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions guide you and the luscious full-color photographs inspire you to bring the simple elegance of Honga's Lotus Petal into your home.
Honga Im Hopgood has visited the kitchens of chefs in Korea, Thailand, Japan, Bali, Bhutan, Nepal, and Hawaii, which have all influenced her cuisine and philosophies on food. At the age of twenty-six, she opened Honga's Lotus Petal in Telluride, Colorado. Sixteen years later, her restaurant has evolved into a popular, thriving establishment, loved by locals and tourists and touted by many national publications. She lives with her husband and young daughter in Telluride.