Pork and Cabbage Dumplings 만두

Enough for a Hungry Crowd
Korean Answer to Gyoza

Making delicious Korean style Pork and Cabbage Dumplings

Korean Style Pork and Cabbage Dumplings

Here’s a recipe for Korean-style Pork and Cabbage Dumplings.  These are basically a Korean version of  what the Chinese call Continue reading

Nasi Goreng

Indonesian Fried Rice
The Most Popular Indonesian Dish

How to cook delicious and healthy Asian dishes using tomatoes

Tomatoes

Nasi Goreng means “Fried Rice” in Bahasa Indonesia, the Indonesian nationallanaugage. It is probably the most popular dish in Indonesian cuisine.

There are many good recipes for Nasi Goreng. Here is a good, reliable one, and simple to make. It takes about 2-0 minutes to organize and about 15 minutes for the actual cooking. This recipe serve 4 people. Continue reading

Sauteed Vegetables, Bento Style

Ideal for Box Lunches
Crispy After Many Hours

how to make crispy vegetables for bento lunch

Bento Style Crispy Vegtables

Here’s a recipe for juicy sauteed Vegetables, Bento Style, which incorporates the latest research from Japan on how to prepare dishes that hold up well under long storage between cooking time and eating time.

Sauteed vegetables are a common ingredient in Japanese box Continue reading

Ginger-Miso Dressing

A Grown-Up Taste
Ginger Meets Miso and Carrots

“The carrot has long been a favorite of rabbits and also of mind, provided it is the tender, young vegetable.” — James Beard

Cooking with fresh ginger

Fresh Ginger

Japanese cuisine, too, has a special place for Carrots, shredded in salads and elsewhere,, as does Thai cooking.  Here’s a salad dressing that combines Carrots with Miso and Ginger.

You can find some very nice versions of this Japanese dressing already bottled for sale in Asian and other supermarkets.  It’s also easy to make at home for very low cost and without any chemicals or preservatives. Continue reading

Korean Cuisine

Healthy, Low-Fat and Delicious
An Ancient Cuisine — And the World’s Leading Spirit
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“Korean food is a nearly perfect answer to our modern quest for a healthy, low-fat, delicious diet.” —  Hi Soo Shin Hepinstall [1]

Korea is one of the world’s ancient civilizations, with one of the great cuisines.  And it is home to the world’s top-selling alcoholic drink! Continue reading

Indonesian Cuisine

A Nation of Islands
Rijsttafel, Sate, and Sambals

“Indonesia isn’t a country, it’s a happening.” — Christopher Lucas [1]

Garjda, Indonesia 14th cent.

Garuda, Indonesia, 14th cent.

Indonesia stretches from the Asian mainland towards Australia, like a jade necklace across the southern ocean.  The nation contains more than 17,000 islands, and its people represent several hundred ethnic groups, speaking many different languages.

Indonesia is an ancient country and its Continue reading

Vietnamese Soup with Cabbage Pork Rolls

A Classic Vietnamese One-Dish Meal
Beef and Pork Meet Nuoc Mam

Using cabbage to prepare Vietnamese dishes

Cabbage

In this dish, Vietnamese Soup with Cabbage Pork Rolls (Canh Thit Goi Su), Beef and Pork are combined in a Cabbage Roll which is served in a soup with a heavy garnish of Rice, making it a simple one-dish meal.

The combination of Beef and Pork, together with the use of Fish Sauce (Nuoc Mam) and the fresh Cilantro (Coriander Leaves) are a characteristic touch in Vietnamese cuisine. Continue reading

Malaysian Cuisine

Durian Cake and Zuberbuhler’s Special
Raffles, Maugham and Lord Jim Country

“At the end of the tenth century Canton carried on direct trade with the Malay Peninsula.” —Friedrich Hirt and W. W. Rockhill [1]

Tang Dynasty horse from the Silk Road

Tang Dynasty Camel
From the Silk Road, 8th Century

For centuries the Malay Peninsula has been an important corridor in the southern sea route of the Spice Route.

The Strait of Malacca was an important Continue reading

Chinese Cuisine

A Fanfare of Chopsticks
The World’s Best Cooks

“There would have been universal insistence, with a fanfare of chopsticks, upon irresistible Chinese food.” — Richard Hughes [1]

“It would not be an overstatement to maintain that the Chinese are the best cooks in the world.” — V. R. Burkhardt [2]

Jade Chopsticks

Jade Chopsticks
Collected by Berthold Laufer

Chinese food is everyone’s favorite cuisine, it seems.  This holds true whether you are chef, foodie, food writer, or ordinary eater.

It is true not only in China, but Chinese food is hugely enjoyed in Japan, Australia, North and South America, and Europe.  These days, excellent Chinese food is increasingly available in the Middle East and Africa, as restaurants open to serve expatriate Chinese workers in those regions. Continue reading

Hawaiian Cuisine

Multi-Layered Cuisine
Luau’s, Poi, Poke, Tikis and Spam

“Mangoes of golden flesh, with turpentine

Coconut Palms

“Peel and odor. Plums of inky stain
“And the pucker of persimmons….” — Genevieve Taggard, “The Luau” [1]

“Shrimps, sea-urchins, lobsters, crabs and various kinds of shell-fish, as well as sea weed….” — Henry M. Whitney, Hawaiian Guide Book, 1875 [2]

The Paradise of the Pacific is truly Continue reading