OYAKO UDON / UDON NOODLES WITH CHICKEN AND EGG

OYAKO UDON / UDON NOODLES WITH CHICKEN AND EGG

I’m always a big fan of Japanese home-style cooking. I found most of them are pretty simple with lots of flavor. Oyako udon is one of my favorite Japanese noodle dish. This noodle...

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STIR-FRIED SHREDDED PORK WITH SWEET BEAN PASTE

STIR-FRIED SHREDDED PORK WITH SWEET BEAN PASTE

I have to admit that it does get a little hot to cook at the kitchen lately. I consider Minnesota’s summer as a “mild” one compare to that in Oklahoma, but still, the...

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DRUNKEN CHICKEN SOUP

DRUNKEN CHICKEN SOUP

Sesame oil, ginger, and cooking wine are three important ingredients in confinement recipes. If you are wondering what confinement is, you can read about it here. This drunken chicken soup or sometimes people...

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CRISPY TOFU CUBES WITH SWEET CHILI SAUCE

CRISPY TOFU CUBES WITH SWEET CHILI SAUCE

I was first introduced to this crispy tofu cubes with sweet chili sauce when we visited Singapore last year. We were at Crystal Jade and my sister ordered this dish. My then 23-month...

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GYU DONBURI / BEEF BOWL

GYU DONBURI / BEEF BOWL

I always have a thing for Japanese food. Mention the word sashimi, and you can literally see me salivating like the Pavlov’s dog (not a pretty sight I know, but you get what...

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ANTS CLIMBING A TREE / MA YI SHANG SHU

ANTS CLIMBING A TREE / MA YI SHANG SHU

Chinese sure does like to name their dishes in a unique way. Most of the time it’s a “literal” translation of what it visually looks like. This ants climbing a tree dish is...

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BEEF STIR-FRY IN SA-TSA BBQ SAUCE

BEEF STIR-FRY IN SA-TSA BBQ SAUCE

This delicious beef stir-fry in sa-tsa bbq sauce was something I learned how to make back in college eons ago. My Taiwanese friend actually introduced the sa-tsa bbq sauce (or what she called...

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FRIED NORI ROLLS

FRIED NORI ROLLS

Seaweed is very commonly used in East Asia’s cooking. Nori is the Japanese term for edible seaweed .You will mostly see it being used as a wrap (like in sushi roll) and also...

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CHEE CHEONG FUN / STEAMED RICE ROLLS

CHEE CHEONG FUN / STEAMED RICE ROLLS

Chee Cheong Fun is one of my favorite Dim Sum items to order. I never ever have Dim Sum without Chee Cheong Fun. Dim sum is the Cantonese term for a type of...

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CRAB WONTON SOUP

CRAB WONTON SOUP

I know lots of people think of wontons when they think of Chinese food. Of course Chinese food is beyond just wontons. But, I can’t agree more that wontons are very commonly made...

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THREE CUPS CHICKEN

THREE CUPS CHICKEN

If you are familiar with Taiwanese food, you probably heard of or ate three cups chicken before. It is so called “three’cup” or san bei qi (三杯鸡) because the sauce that is used...

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STEAMED PIPA SHRIMPS

STEAMED PIPA SHRIMPS

…and you wonder what in the world is pipa shrimps ? Well, the shrimps are definitely regular kinds, but because the dish itself resembles the shape of a pi pa, a musical instrument...

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