Pork and Lemongrass Meatballs in Lettuce Cups

Lettuce Meats Pork
Meets Lemongrass and Fish Sauce — a Remarkable Combination

 

Lemongrass, spice from Southeast Asia

Lemongrass

Vietnamese cuisine includes several kinds of delicious Meatballs intended to be eaten rolled in Lettuce and drizzled with a Dipping Sauce. This recipe Continue reading

Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup – Tom Yam Gung

Delicate Citrusy Broth
Extremely Popular in Thailand

Thai Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yam Gung is a Thai classic, and extremely popular in Thailand.  Its delicate cirrusy broth goes down like velvet. Still, it should have enough Continue reading

Shrimp in Achioto Oil

Calamansi and Annato
Butter Meets Peanut Oil

Soy Sauce

Soy Sauce

Besides the Caribbean region and parts of Latin America, the Philippines is one place where Achiote (or Annato) seeds are used iin cooking. It occurs in dishes like Kare-Kare Continue reading

Kalbi

Korean Barbecue Pork

Mirin - Japanese Cooking Wine

Mirin

Kalbi, or Korean style Barbecued Pork, is one of the basic Korean home style dishes that are basic to making a simple Korean meal. It’s easy to make and the marination seems to bring out the flavor of the meat.

Kalbi

Korean

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Barbecued Beef, Korean Style – Bulkogi

Fire and Meat Meet
Korean Barbecue is Quick

Soy Sauce

Soy Sauce

Korean barbecue is distinctive – compared to the long, slow, moist barbecues of other countries, Korean barbecue is quick.

The typical barbecue grill looks something like an inverted wok perforated with lots of small holes. Outside Korea, unless you do it a l Continue reading

Spinach Korean Style

Sesame Meets Garlic Meets Scallion

How to cook Asian dishes with Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil

This simple and flavorful Korean way of handling Spinach goes well with barbecued meats such as Barbecued Beef, Bulkogi, and dishes like Fresh Cabbage Kimchi and plain Sticky Rice. They are mainstays of Korean family style cooking.

Spinach Korean Style  Continue reading

Fresh Cabbage Kimchi

Essential Korean Dish
Hundreds of Varieties

Cooking with Napa Cabbage

Celery Cabbage

Kimchi, Korean style pickled vegetables, are an essential to any Korean meal.  Cabbage Kimchi is probably the most popular.  There are said to be more than 200 ways of making it, but that may be an understatement!

Here’s a simple way to Continue reading

Chicken Curry Indo-Japanese Style

Indo-Japanese Fusion Dish

How to cook delicious and healthy Asian dishes using tomatoes

Tomatoes

There are so many ways to make Chicken Curry. This version was adapted from a Japanese acquaintance who was interested in South Asian spices and food preparation and researched cooking techniques of South Asia, adapting them to the Japanese kitchen. Continue reading

Ginger Cake

A Perfect Ginger Cake
Orange Meets Honey Meets Ginger

“The Japanese are experts with ginger.” — Rose Carrarini

Cooking Asian dishes with fresh ginger

Ginger

This is a perfect cake for someone who really likes Ginger. There is a Japanese influence in the French original, with the recipe adapted from Rose Carrarini, Rose Bakery, Paris.

Carrarini’s Japanese assistant Tomoko helped perfect the cake formula during Continue reading