Burmese Cooking with Grandma Alvina

Cooking with Grandma Alvina

By Meredith Arthur, Eric Slatkin, and Blake Smith

Welcome to the first installment of CHOW’s new video series, Cooking with Grandma, a nostalgic trip down memory lane that records a special family recipe. Here, Alvina Mangrai shows her granddaughter Alyssa how to make her prawn curry and coconut rice. Thanks to Pat Tanumihardja, whose blog, The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook, helped us find Alvina and Alyssa!

You know her by many names: YaYa, Nana, Bubbe, Gangy, Grandma. Cooking with Grandma celebrates family traditions. If you would like to nominate a San Francisco–based grandma for our series, please email Meredith Arthur with your contact information.