Ginger Tomato Chutney

Good with Naan or Pita

How to cook delicious and healthy Asian dishes using tomatoes

Tomatoes

This Fusion recipe illustrates some of the ways Ginger can enhance the flavors of other foods, like the Tomatoes used to make this spread.  It would be good with Naan or Pita bread and can be made Continue reading

Fried Chicken with Lemongrass (Ga Xao Sa Ot)

Lemongrass Meets Cayenne Pepper
Caramelized Sugar Meets Fish Sauce

Cooking with lemongrass

Lemongrass

This classic Vietnamese dish demonstrates the classic use of Caramelized Sugar in Vietnamese cuisine, as well as the roles Lemongrass and moderate amounts of Hot Red Pepper can play. This dish serves about 8.  Recipe adapted from Bach Ngo. The use of Nuoc Mam or Fish Sauce is also typical.

Fried Chicken with Lemongrass and Cayenne Pepper

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Sichuan Style Peppery Cabbage 辣白菜

Most Popular Sichuan Appetizer
Peppery, Crisp, Sour and Sweet

“This dish is peppery, crisp, sour and sweet.” — Ou Chien-kung

Cooking with Napa Cabbage

Celery Cabbage

Sichuan Style Peppery Cabbage or La Bai Cai 辣白菜 is probably the most popular Sichuan appetizer.  —  It’s often served in Sichuan restaurants as an appetizer without even being ordered, along with cold Sesame Noodles and Sichuan style Peanuts.

There are many recipes. This one came from a standard Chinese cooks’ reference. It is listed in the No. 1 position under Cold Appetizers in the section on Sichuan dishes.

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Hawaiian Pickled Turkey Halves

An Asian Fusion Approach to Turkey
Chinese-Hawaiian Style

This recipe comes from a Honolulu friend who is of Chinese and Hawaiian heritage. It represents a kind of Fusion aspect of Hawaiian cuisine that incorporates elements from both traditions.

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