Japanese Curry Soup / カレースープ

A Breakfast Dish
A Politician’s Slimming Secret\


Curry Roux – Japanese Curry Roux

Curry Soup may seem to be an unusual dish for breakfast.  And Curry itself is not particularly associated with Japanese cuisine, unless we count Curry Rice, a kind of Home Cooking or Continue reading

Chicken Soup and Colds – Is There Anything There?

Old Wives’ Tale or Ancient Wisdom?
A Cure or Just Prevention?


For centuries, Chicken Soup has enjoyed a reputation for efficacy in helping prevent or curing upper respiratory infections – in many countries and over a long time span.  Is this reputation justified or is it just an Continue reading

Chicken and Noodles in Sesame-Ginger Dressing

An Elegant Chicken and Noodle Preparation
Ginger Plus Sesame Plus Layu

How to cook Asian dishes with Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil

This elegant Chinese recipe for Chicken and Egg Noodles is unusual in using an oven, which seems to show modern or Western influence.  The Chicken could alternatively be steamed, as was probably done in earlier times. Continue reading

Lemongrass Chicken / Mè gà

A Defining Flavor
Texture of Sugar Crystals


Using garlic to make Nasi Minyak, Savory Rice


Lemongrass is a defining flavor of Vietnamese cuisine.. It’s used to flavor many dishes, including tho signature Chicken dish where, incidentally Continue reading

Chicken Balls Braised in Oyster Sauce/ 蠔油燜雞球

Ginger Meets Oyster Sauce and Green Onions
Shao Xing Wine a Key

“Chicken often is cooked by a combination of methods…to shorten cooking time and conserve fuel.” — Gloria Bley Mller


Chicken Balls Braised with Oyster Sauce

In this dish, adapted from Miller, the Chicken is first fried briefly then braised.

This suble and delicate Chicken dish is esy to make and is low on fat and sodium.  There is no Soy Sauce, though of course the Oyster Sauce contains some sodium.

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Japanese Chicken Stock

Excellent for Marinades
Good for Teriyaki



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

Chicken Salad with Rice Stick Noodles

Fusion with Japanese and Chinese Notes
Crisp and Crunchy

How to cook Asian dishes with Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil

This Asian Fusion version of Chicken salad is quick and easy to make, has crisp and crunchy textures and is good for Continue reading