Dear SOS: 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.
Dear Joseph: It’s so hard to eat just one of these. The little Thai chicken empanadas are a project, but it’s well worth the time and effort, and they make a perfect appetizer for a party or gathering. Zengo was happy to share its recipe, which we’ve adapted below.