Fillet of Sole a la Japonaise / ソールのフィレ 和風

Duxelles with Sake
Bay Leaves, Butter and Shiitake

how to use Japanese sake Sho Chiku Bai

Sho Chiku Bai Sake

In this Asian, specifically Japanese, makeover of a French classic, Duxelles get an Asian accent with Sake. Western (Butter), Middle Eastern (Bay) and Far Eastern (Shiitake) elements also combine. Continue reading

Japanese Chicken Stock

Excellent for Marinades
Good for Teriyaki

Chicken

Chicken

A staple of the Japanese cook.  This is good for  variety of marinades, in making soups another dishes and can be used for making Chicken Teriyaki. This recipe makes about three and a half cups of rich Chicken Stock. Continue reading

Pomelo and Jicama Salad / Bưởi cây củ đậu xà lách

A Celebratory Fruit
The Biggest Citrus

Pomelo Fruit

Pomelo Fruit

Pomelo, the biggest Citrus fruit, is considered a celebratory food in Vietnam and Southeast Asia generally. In this Vietnamese dish, the light, fragrant citrus and herbal Continue reading

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

Spring Rolls, Vietnamese Style, for a Larger Group

Recipe for a Party or Larger Group

Cooking Thai dishes with Tiparos fish saue

Fish Sauce

This recipe for Vietnamese style Spring Rolls is a good one for a party, as it makes 50 rolls. Recipe adapted from Bach-Yen Boum.

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese

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Chicken Stock

Good for Teriyaki or Soup
Nobu’s Chicken Stock

Cooking with fresh ginger

Fresh Ginger

This way of making Chicken Stock is from Nobu Matsuhisa’s Restaurant Nobu in New York and has been called Nobu’s Chicken Stock.  He uses this stock to prepare Chicken Teriyaki at Nobu’s, but it would also work as a soup base or for a variety of vegetable dishes. Continue reading

Yellow Lentils / पीली दाल

A Nourishing and Filling Dish
Formula from the Yak and Yeti

How to cook delicious and healthy Asian dishes using tomatoes

Tomatoes

Nepalese dish of the Indian persuasion.  It came from a hostess in Kathmandu, so it can be called Nepalese, but like many dishes of that country, has close affinities with similar dishes in Indian cooking.

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Fried Vegetables やさい いため

A Recent Japanese Flash-Cooked Dish
Great for Hot Weather
Cooks in Less than Five Minutes

Cooking Asian dishes with cabbage

Cabbage

This is another of the group of flash-cooked dishes that emerged from Japan in the aftermath of the great Tohoku Earthquake of 2011, when cooks were looking for ways to save energy in the kitchen

This dish is good, and it can be gotten ready quickly.  This is a dish that’s useful in hot weather, as it doesn’t involve heating up the kitchen; good for busy people in general.

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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