Watt is a health nut, Muay Thai contender and talented chef who thrives on living a plant-based lifestyle. She learned how powerful a raw plant-based diet could be while training for one of her amateur Muay Thai fights in 2012. Not only did Watt double her energy through this regimen, she was also able to remain satiated and healthy while the pounds melted off effortlessly – enough for her to compete in a lower weight division. Since then, she has adhered to a raw plant-based diet and lifestyle, and encourages others around her to achieve healthiness and fulfillment through the same path.
The following year, in late 2013, Watt founded Rawsome Treats, a raw dessert boutique based in New York City. While her original inspiration was to satisfy her own sweet tooth without hindering athletic performance or weight loss, her exquisite desserts have since developed a fervent following among professional fighters and competitive athletes, health-conscious individuals, and most importantly, food enthusiasts in general. She is passionate about showing the world that indulgence doesn’t always equal decadence and guilt; it can be healthy and delectable at the same time.
Please share an off-menu family recipe (or description) or a personal intergenerational food story
My Crunchy Thaiger Pie is inspired by Tom Yum soup. This savory dessert pie is creamy, tangy, salty, sweet with a kick of spiciness and load of herbs.
What makes me feel like home is the ingredients that are used in this pie; lemongrass, galanga, kaffir lime leaves, limes and chili peppers. These ingredients could easily be found in my family backyard. After hand picking the ingredients then it’s the time for the family to cook together. Tom Yum soup has always been one of the dishes my entire family can enjoy since when my grandmother was still around until these days.
What does participation at LUCKYRICE signify to you?
Being part of community that promotes Asian food and culture and the bond in family. Pride of my own heritage.
What do you think of the Asian food moment right now?
Asian food or Asian inspired is A thing right now. It’s so flavorful, fun, and lively.
Taste Watt’s exclusive, off-menu Crunchy Thaiger treat at our BREAKING BAO: INTERGENERATIONAL CULINARY EXPERIENCE – NEW YORK CITY on November 14th at The Bowery Hotel.