Mung Bean Sprouts


korean gamjatang
I know it’s not winter anymore, but I can have soup or stew anytime of the year. I often stocked up on pork neck bones and make some stock from them. We often have one noodle soup dish throughout the week. So one weekend my husband was telling me about […]

KOREAN PORK BONE SOUP / GAMJATANG


STIR-FRIED BEAN SPROUTS WITH SALTED FISH
Bean sprouts or sometimes known as mung bean sprouts are one of my favorite ingredients in Asian cooking. They are very common in Southeast Asia and East Asia cooking. These sprouts are highly nutritious and couldn’t be easier to include in dishes. They do not require much cooking time. In […]

STIR-FRIED BEAN SPROUTS WITH SALTED FISH


KAREDOK / WEST JAVANESE VEGETABLE SALAD WITH SWEET AND SOUR DRESSING
I have to admit it can be challenging to prepare some of the Indonesian dishes because of the different uncommon spices and herbs being used. Take “kencur” for example. Kencur is a very common spice used in Indonesia, especially among the Javanese and Balinese. However, it is not easy to […]

KAREDOK / WEST JAVANESE VEGETABLE SALAD WITH SWEET AND SOUR ...



MEE KANGKUNG BELACAN / SPICY STIR-FRIED NOODLES WITH WATER SPINACH 1
Mee kangkung belacan is one of the very popular street food almost every Medanese loves. It is basically a stir fry noodles with chili, shrimp paste (belacan), water spinach and some seafood. The dish is spicy (but won’t burn or numb your tongue), then it has this wonderful flavor from […]

MEE KANGKUNG BELACAN / SPICY STIR-FRIED NOODLES WITH WATER SPINACH


TAHU TELOR / TOFU OMELETTES
Tahu Telor / Tofu Omelettes was one of the dishes that we often ordered whenever we went out to eat at Indonesian Restaurant. Such a simple recipe, yet very satisfying. I supposed the name of the dish itself is quite self-explanatory. Basically, it is a tofu omelette stacked with vegetable […]

TAHU TELUR / TOFU OMELETTES


SAN LAU HOR FUN / CANTONESE-STYLE FLAT RICE NOODLES WITH FISH AND BEAN SPROUTS
I know it can be confusing if you are not familiar with all the different names a type of noodle can be called for the same thing in different languages. Hor fun is one of the example. Hor fun is the Cantonese name for the flat rice noodles that we […]

SAN LAU HOR FUN / CANTONESE-STYLE FLAT RICE NOODLES WITH ...



VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS WITH COCONUT AND PEANUT DIP
Most people are probably familiar with the Vietnamese rice paper or known as bahn trang. They are sold in dried form in round packages. When the dried rice paper comes in contact with water, it will soften and hence allow you to use it for wrapping. I really like using […]

VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS WITH COCONUT AND PEANUT DIP


SOBA NOODLES SALAD WITH SWEET SHRIMP ROLLS
Mention soba noodles and you will immediately think of Japan. Soba noodles are made of buckwheat flour and in Japanese language, soba does mean buckwheat. My mom and I are both noodle heads, however, she doesn’t care much for soba noodles. I, on the other hand, like all kind of […]

SOBA NOODLES SALAD WITH SWEET SHRIMP ROLLS


COMPLETE 30-MINUTE MEAL: RIB-EYE STEAK WITH DAN DAN NOODLES AND GREENS
I keep on going back to Jamie Oliver’s cookbooks because I really like how he combines ingredients from different parts of the world in one dish and they always turn out delish. Combining doesn’t mean the taste will be overwhelming, instead they all just work together to enhance each other. […]

30-MINUTE MEAL: RIB-EYE STEAK WITH DAN DAN NOODLES AND GREENS



SEASONED MUNG BEAN SPROUTS/ SOOKJU NAMOOL
This is a really tasty seasoned mung bean sprouts recipe from the Quick and Easy Korean Cooking cookbook by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee. The recipe will work on any sort of sprouts. The term mung bean sprouts is used interchangeably with green bean sprouts or just bean sprouts. Print SEASONED MUNG […]

SEASONED MUNG BEAN SPROUTS/ SOOKJU NAMOOL


GOI CUON/ VIETNAMESE SPRING ROLL
I am happy to say that there are lots of great Vietnamese restaurants here in the U.S. When we go to Vietnamese restaurants, there are only two things that we eat most of the time. Pho noodles and the Vietnamese spring rolls. I told my hubby if it didn’t seem […]

GOI CUON/ VIETNAMESE SPRING/SUMMER ROLL


THAI RICE VERMICELLI SOUP WITH FISH
If you are not familiar with Asian culture, you may find that it’s very odd to be eating rice or noodles for breakfast early in the morning. While I can’t say all Asians do that (some skip breakfast. I’m definitely not one of them lol!), however, rice and noodles always […]

THAI RICE VERMICELLI SOUP WITH FISH



TAHU GORENG KACANG/ FRIED BEAN CURD WITH PEANUTS
Tahu goreng is a generic name for any type of fried tofu in Indonesia, it can be mildly fried or deep fried, plain or battered. In Indonesia, tahu goreng is usually eaten with sambal kecap a kind of sambal hot condiment made from kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) and chopped […]

TAHU GORENG KACANG/ FRIED BEAN CURD WITH PEANUTS


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


Pecel
Pecel is an Indonesian sauce based on peanuts. It is commonly served over boiled vegetables. It is pretty similar to the sauce used in Gado-gado. In Pecel, Kencur is used as one of the spices. I’m not sure what Kencur is called in English, it’s pretty close to Galangal, but […]

PECEL/INDONESIAN-STYLE SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING



VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS 3
The other day I flipped through a cook book “1000 classic recipe” and saw this vegetable spring rolls. Well, spring roll is pretty common I know, however, I’ve never really made one myself and I thought this one looks really simple and sound tasty too. So, I made this with […]

VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS