Louis Tikaram

Los Angeles

Asian Fusion


Specialities

Asian Fusion

About Louis Tikaram

Louis Tikaram is the executive chef of EP & LP in Los Angeles by way of Sydney, Australia, where he was the executive chef at a restaurant specializing in Southeast Asian cuisine. At EP & LP, Louis showcases California produce with Vietnamese, Fijian, and South East Asian flavors, and practiced technique to bring something unique to Los Angeles.  

Louis grew up on his family‚Äôs 110-acre farm in New South Wales. He raised cattle, grew tropical fruit, and gained an appreciation for sustainability and seasonality. He also spent a portion of his childhood in Fiji, an influence which carries through to many of his dishes. He won Australian Young Chef of the Year 2014 before being brought over to America to lead the EP & LP kitchen.


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Louis Tikaram's Video Tutorials

Coconut and Turmeric Curry with Scallops and Mussels

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Easy

This light aromatic coconut-based curry from Thailand is a great way to showcase beautiful fresh seafood.

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Nama Sea Pearls with Fresh Squeezed Coconut Cream

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Intermediate

This traditional Fijian seaweed dish is the one Chef Louis made with his grandmother that inspired him to become a chef.

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How to Clean and Tenderize Green Lipped Abalone

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Easy

Learn the simple techniques for cleaning and prepping this prized seafood.

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How to Crack Open a Coconut

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Easy

Learn the simple method for opening both mature and young coconuts.

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How to Make Curry Paste from Scratch

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Easy

This traditional red curry paste is packed full of bright ginger, tart lemongrass, and funky flavorful shrimp paste.

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An Introduction to Green Papaya

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Easy

Green papaya, the savory sister of ripe yellow papaya, is a common ingredient in dishes from Southeast Asia, Mexico, and other warm-weather countries.

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"Som Tum" Green Papaya Salad

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Easy

This bright, spicy salad, found in food stalls throughout Thailand, features green papaya and a plethora of traditional Thai ingredients.

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Steamed Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce

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Easy

This hearty vegetable is prepared simply and healthfully to make a quick and nutritious side dish.

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Chinese Barbecue Duck Salad

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Easy

Bold Asian flavors are balanced to perfection in this bright, texturally diverse salad.

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