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This week's Culinary SOS: Zengo's Thai chicken empanadas

May 27, 2012 |  8:30 am

Zengo's Thai chicken empanadas
This week's Culinary SOS comes from Joseph Gallana in Van Nuys: 

Recently, my boyfriend and I went to try Zengo in Santa Monica Place, and I ordered its Thai chicken empanadas. It was amazing, and I ordered another round. I was so tempted to ask the chef for the recipe, but I was, like, "Why would he give away his recipe to his customers?" If you guys can manage to get the recipe from the chef, that would be fantastic.

It's so hard to eat just one of these. The little Thai chicken empanadas are a project but are well worth the time and effort, and they make a perfect appetizer for a party or gathering.

Thanks, Joseph! You can find the recipe here.

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Photo: Thai chicken empanadas from Zengo in Santa Monica. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times