Steamed Pork and Rice Balls

An Improvement on Lion’s Heads Glutinous Rice is the Secret

How to make meat balls with glutinous rice, a Chinese dish

Steamed Meat Balls with Glutinous Rice

The Chinese meat balls commonly called Lion’s Heads incorporate Pork and Rice in a most attractive way. Here’s another Chinese recipe for Pork Meat Balls and Rice.  This one uses Glutinous Rice in a special way with good effect. This version may be even better, thanks to the use of Glutinous Rice, which adds a special flavor and texture. As these are made rather small, they make an excellent appetizer. Continue reading

Bento Mushrooms

For Outings or the Theater
Japanese Box Lunch Ingredient

Bento Mushrooms - Shiitake mushrooms prepared for bento

Bento Mushrooms

Japanese Bento meals began as a convenient way to serve meals eaten on the run in the field or elsewhere.  They were intended to be eaten any time between breakfast and dinner.  Later, they became popular as a snack or Continue reading

Mincemeat Dumplings

Mince-Pie Gyoza
A Sichuan Take on Christmas

How to make Fusion dish Mincemeat Gyoza

Mincemeat Gyoza or Potstickers

These little hot cookies will disappear quickly and go with many kinds of meals, especially at Christmas, Thanksgiving or New Year events.

They could be served with the dessert or actually Continue reading