Roti from Sahib Fine Indian Cuisine

Here is a great short video on making Roti from Sahib Restaurant in Johnson City TN.

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Jade’s Market (Jade’s Market has been sold and is now Angkor Bistro)

by Danielle Bussone

Jade’s Market has been one of Johnson City’s best kept secrets. But the secret is out!  Located conveniently near Johnson City Medical Center right off of State of Franklin Road, you won’t find better Thai food anywhere.  There is a lunch buffet for carnivores and a menu from which Tara can convert any of the recipes to vegan, all costing a modest $7.59.  Drunken Noodles is Rich’s favorite, I love the Pad Thai equally well.  Much of her herbs and vegetable produce come from Tara’s own garden, even the keffir lime leaves essential to Thai Cuisine.  The restaurant is named after one of her twin girls, Jade.  She also owns Lola’s Bistro and Wine Bar which is named after the other twin, Lola, located near The Olive Garden off  N. Roan Street.   (more…)

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Jade’s Market (now Angkor Bistro’s) Thai Drunken Noodles


One of the dishes Rich and I love most at Jade’s Market and Eatery is her flavorful Drunken Noodles.



Recipe For Thai Drunken Noodles

1 tsp canola oil

1 tsp of chopped garlic

1/2 cup white onions, large dice

1/2 cup sliced carrots

1/2 cup mixed bell peppers, large dice

1/2 cup baby corn, cut into 1 inch pieces

1/2 cup fresh broccoli

1 1/2 cups rice noodles (soaked)

1 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce

1 tsp sugar

1 tbsp thin soy sauce

1 tsp dark sweet soy sauce

1 tbsp chili garlic (sambal oelek)

2 tbsp thai basil (8-10 leaves)


Vegetables can be added as much or as little as you like. For this example, Tara uses white onion, multicolored bell peppers (large dice), broccoli pieces, sliced carrots, baby corn cut into chunks, and Thai basil.

Add a little vegetable oil to a hot wok or skillet. Add vegetables and garlic and stir constantly until a little soft.  Stir in rice noodles.  Add a little water if needed to make sure they cook through.  Add remaining ingredients and continue to stir until vegetables are crisp tender and noodles are done, 1-2 minutes. Serve hot.  All of the sauces for this dish can be purchased at Jade’s Market or can be purchased at a Thai or Asian Market in your area.

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New Apna Bazaar, Kingsport, TN (This market has moved to a new location in Johnson City, TN and is now called Spice World. Review pending.)

by Danielle Bussone

New Apna Bazaar in Kingsport, TN, is the Tri-Cities area only Indian market.  Fortunately, you can find almost anything you are looking for here.   From fresh exotic vegetables to Indian cooking utensils to grains and spices, you’ll find items you’ll be hard pressed to find at your local market.




The owner, Chirag Patel, speaks excellent English and can help you find whatever you’re looking for and will look for unusual foodstuffs in his weekly trek to Atlanta for exotic produce.  He is an excellent resource for cooking information and actually taught me how to cook Dohkla, a spicy chickpea cake, and several Indian vegetable dishes.




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Cafe Lola, Johnson City, TN

by Danielle Bussone

Cafe Lola is a charming little bistro and wine bar.  The owners, Tara and Hunter, named this quaint little restaurant after one of their twin daughters, Lola.  They also own our favorite Thai restaurant in Johnson City called Jade’s Market and Eatery, named after their other daughter, Jade.

Tara is a lovely, willow-thin genial young woman who is willing to do whatever it takes to offer her customers a satisfying meal.  Hunter is an energetic, affable young man who will make you feel right at home.   (more…)

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