EAST ASIA


DOUGH FLAKE SOUP WITH POTATOES/GAMJA SUJEBI
When I saw this soup, it immediately reminds me of Flour Cake Soup I’ve made before. It’s the same concept. Tearing pieces off the dough. It has always been a comfort food to me and gamja sujebi is also Korean comfort food. This is super easy to make and never […]

DOUGH FLAKE SOUP WITH POTATOES/GAMJA SUJEBI


VEGETABLE MIXED NOODLES/YACHAE GOOKSU
Vegetable mixed noodles is another one of my favorite from this Korean week. I like how Korean incorporate a lot of vegetables in their dishes. Healthy and yet giving you that sense of satisfaction when you are done.This recipe doesn’t use any meat, but as you perhaps already know that […]

VEGETABLE MIXED NOODLES/YACHAE GOOKSU


MIXED RICE BOWL/BIBIMBAP
Okay, so after you made Boolgogi/Bulgogi, you gotta make bibimbap If you don’t know already, this is another signature Korean dish. Bibimbap literally means mixed rice bowl. Lots of vegetables in the dish and choice of meat, usually will be bulgogi, topped with fried egg and seasoned chili paste. I […]

MIXED RICE BOWL/BIBIMBAP



SEASONED SLICED BEEF/BOOLGOGI
Seasoned sliced beef or boolgogi or often seen as bulgogi on the menu is a thinly sliced beef that is seasoned and then traditionally cooked on an open fire, which is what the term boolgogi literally means “fire meat”. Bulgogi is also available to order from the barbecue menu if […]

SEASONED SLICED BEEF/BOOLGOGI


BLACK SESAME PORRIDGE/GGAE JOOK
Rice porridge is also a popular dish in Korean cuisine. Just like in other part of Asia, porridge can be eaten as snack, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I personally love porridge or often called congee. What you can put in your porridge is also very flexible. It all depends […]

BLACK SESAME PORRIDGE/GGAE JOOK


SPICY CHILI CHICKEN/MAE-UN DAK
When you go to Korean restaurants, you will perhaps sometimes see some tables with flat griddle in the middle of it. Those are usually used for barbecue or they usually call it Korean barbecue. They like to grill their meats such as pork, beef and chicken on the grill. Some […]

SPICY CHILI CHICKEN/MAE-UN DAK



CUCUMBER KIMCHI/OI GIMCHI
If you haven’t read enough of the word kimchi this week, well, here’s another one, cucumber kimchi/oi gimchi. This cucumber kimchi is popular during summer time. The refreshing coolness of cucumber paired with some heatness from the chili is a great combination. I like when I bit into the cucumber, […]

CUCUMBER KIMCHI/OI GIMCHI


KIMCHI PANCAKES/GIMCHI BUCHINGAE
I actually made the quick kimchi so that I could try this kimchi pancakes and the kimchi fried rice. I like how the kimchi pancakes turned out. It’s really delicious. It’s different, but in a good way. As shared by Cecilia Hae-Jin lee in her Quick and Easy Korean Cooking […]

KIMCHI PANCAKES/GIMCHI BUCHINGAE


QUICK KIMCHI/MAK GIMCHI
You can’t say you eat Korean food, if you don’t have Kimchi. And to me, I just have to try and made my own kimchi. Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean dish made of vegetables with varied seasonings. There are hundreds of varieties of kimchi made with a main vegetable […]

QUICK KIMCHI/ MAK GIMCHI



KOREAN LEEKS PANCAKES/BUCHU BUCHINGAE
What I like about eating at Korean restaurant is that they will literally bombard you with so many side dishes to go with your meal. The side dishes come in little dish and there were probably 7-10 different items presented. It’s like you go to an Italian restaurant, they bring […]

KOREAN LEEK PANCAKES/ BUCHU BUCHINGAE


RICE CAKE STICK SNACK/DDUKBOKGI
I haven’t had Korean food for quite a while. I think the last great Korean food I ever had was probably..hmm…let’s see, 5 or 6 years ago ? Ironically, not in Singapore or South Korea. Not in South Korea because I haven’t been there yet lol! I had a Bibimbap […]

RICE CAKE STICK SNACK/ DDUKBOKGI


TWICE-COOKED QUAILS
I think I have convinced hubby about our visit to Taiwan in the future with this twice-cooked quail. The quails are marinated with soy sauce and pan-fried until golden brown. They were then steamed with chicken stock, ginger and wine. I personally quite surprised by how good this dish turn […]

TWICE-COOKED QUAILS



STIR-FRIED BEEF AND MUSHROOMS
Stir-fried beef and mushrooms is a simple dish to prepare. It’s another Taiwanese dish that I really enjoy. Just sharing some thoughts from Martin Yan’s Asian Favorite about this dish – Thanks to consumers’ concerns about cooking with leaner cuts of beef, fit-and-trim flank steak has become the beef of […]

STIR-FRIED BEEF AND MUSHROOMS


SMOKED CHICKEN
I’ve never smoked anything (food is what I’m referring to) before. Probably because I always thought that smoking some food always takes lots of effort. Not in this case you guys. This smoked chicken recipe is very easy to make and I was actually quite excited that I did it. […]

SMOKED CHICKEN


TAPIOCA ICED TEA/BUBBLE TEA
Mention tapioca iced tea or famously known as bubble tea to almost any Asian and I can guarantee you that they will know about this tea. This very popular bubble tea is originally from Taiwan. You can find this bubble tea almost anywhere around the world now. Seriously, it is […]

TAPIOCA ICED TEA/BUBBLE TEA



HOW TO COOK SUSHI RICE
So, I’ve always been sushi and sashimi fan for a long long long time. It’s not until the past 3 years that I had the guts to roll up my own sushi. The first time I made sushi was with my mom and it was quite a success that time. […]

HOW TO COOK SUSHI RICE


HONG KONG SOFT BEEF TACOS
Tacos definitely do not come from Hong Kong for sure. However, Hong Kong soft beef tacos are not the regular tacos you have had before. Martin said “This east meets south-of-the-border with this grab-and-go snack”. The filling itself wasn’t seasoned much, however, the sauce…that sauce really kick it up a […]

HONG KONG SOFT BEEF TACOS


GRANDMA'S CHICKEN IN RICE COOKER
I’m back with Martin Yan’s cookbook. A different one this time – Martin Yan’s Asian Favorites. When I saw this chicken in rice cooker, I knew immediately that I gotta try this. I used rice cooker almost everyday for rice. Huh…actually you know what, rice was the only thing I […]

GRANDMA’S CHICKEN IN RICE COOKER



SESAME JELLYFISH/ ZHIMA HAIZHE
Sesame Jellyfish is the dish that we never fail to order each time we go to Mandarin Kitchen at Bloomington for a dim sum I think I can safely say that most Asian people do enjoy eating Jellyfish. I think you can put it this way, anything that are not […]

SESAME JELLYFISH/ ZHIMA HAIZHE


FRIED STEWED COUNTRY SPARERIBS/ ZHA LI ROU
According to Ken Hom in his Taste of China cookbook, one of the most cultured periods of Chinese history, and of Chinese cuisine, was that of the Southern Song Dynasty (1126-1279). The Imperial Court gave banquets with hundreds of dishes. Among them were delights such as hearty spareribs, marinated with […]

FRIED STEWED COUNTRY SPARERIBS/ ZHA LI ROU


CHENGDU WONTONS
I learned of Chengdu Wontons from our favorite Szechuan/Sichuan restaurant Grand Szechuan in Bloomington. It is name as Chengdu wontons mainly because of where this wontons originated from, Chengdu, the capital of Szechuan province in China. We had never ordered it before and we went there pretty often and decided […]

CHENGDU WONTONS



PRAWNS IN DRAGON WELL TEA/ LONG JING CHAO XIA
The Chinese like to associates most things in life with Dragon. The Chinese Dragon is a legendary creatures in mythology anyway and it was the symbol of the Chinese Emperor. That’s why the Dragon is highly valued in the Chinese culture. The name of this dish, Prawns in Dragon Well […]

PRAWNS IN DRAGON WELL TEA/ LONG JING CHAO XIA


STIR-FRIED PORK WITH FRESH CORIANDER
Coriander leaves or often called Cilantro, is one of the herbs that is always in our fridge. It is almost compulsory to have it if you are going to fix some Asian dishes. I actually see more and more Coriander leave/Cilantro being used in Western cooking as well, especially in […]

STIR-FRIED PORK WITH FRESH CORIANDER


MA PO TOFU
Mapo doufu, or mapo tofu, is a popular Chinese dish from the Szechuan province. It is a combination of tofu (bean curd) set in a spicy chili- and bean-based sauce, typically a thin, oily, and bright red suspension, and often cooked with minced meat, usually pork or beef. I’ve made […]

MA PO TOFU



STIR-FRIED MILK/CHAO NAI
When I first saw this stir-fried milk recipe in Taste of China cookbook by Ken Hom, immediately, I scanned through the ingredient list and BINGO, I got all the ingredients and decided to give it a try. The title of the recipe definitely intrigued me enough to try it. I […]

STIR-FRIED MILK/CHAO NAI


Cold noodles/Wanfujing leng mian 2
Cold noodles is another tasty street foods inspired by Sichuan cooking that I personally really enjoy. I don’t get paid for saying this, however, I am really grateful that the Grand Szechuan restaurant in Bloomington here in Minnesota exists. Nice place and very nice food. We often order cold noodles […]

COLD NOODLES/ WANGFUJING LENG MIAN


DEEP-FRIED GLUTINOUS RICE CAKES/ ZONG BAO 5
When I see deep-fried glutinous rice cakes in the Taste of China cookbook, that immediately translated into “MUST MAKE” and “MUST EAT” by my processor sitting above my shoulder I mean, glutinous rice, sugar, deep-fried…hello? what can possibly be any better than this at the moment ? The best part, […]

DEEP-FRIED GLUTINOUS RICE CAKES/ ZONG BAO



dan dan mian
Dan Dan Mian is a popular street food or small eats throughout China. This typical Sichuan/Szechuan dish is one of my favorite dishes that we often order when we go to Sichuan restaurant. I picked up this cookbook, A Taste of China by Ken Hom and saw this Dan Dan […]

DAN DAN MIAN/ SPICY SICHUAN NOODLES


Bento Lunch
So this Bento lunch making things do get addicting. The best part of this all is that they are all edible. Too cute to be eaten as a matter of fact! So, here’s the pig series. The happy pigs enjoying their day out, enjoying the spring weather, beautiful tulips (my […]

BENTO LUNCH PART 2


Bento Lunch 2
First of all, what is Bento ? It is a home-packed meal that is very common in Japanese tradition. It is normally consists of rice, veggies and some sort of protein that are then packed into a lunch box. I love to see what people create for their Bento. In […]

BENTO LUNCH



SPRING ONION/ SCALLION PANCAKES 2
My mom told me that I gotta try to make this spring onion/scallion pancakes. I never had this before . Mom got her recipe from her good friend. Since mom was bragging about it, it’s only right if I tried it out. Never doubt your mom! ha! This spring onion/scallion […]

SPRING ONION/ SCALLION PANCAKES


FUNG GOW/ PORK AND PEANUT DUMPLINGS
Here we are at a Dim Sum category again I can’t never have enough of them. I told my hubby that this was Asian style hors d’oeuvres. I can almost see him laughing at me trying to say hors d’oeuvres. Apparently, I need to take a French course. But most […]

FUNG GOW/ PORK AND PEANUT DUMPLINGS