Walnut Chicken / 核桃雞 – a Sichuan Dish

Walnuts Fight Cancer, Strengthen Kidneys
Chicken Helps Crculation, Relieves Respiratory Congesstion

Chicken

Chicken and Walnuts each provide complimentary health benefits, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. So nutritionally the dish provides  health benefits.

Walnut Chicken is a special Continue reading

Crystallized Ginger and Yam Salad

A Fusion Take on a Winter Vegetable
Ginger Meets Soy Meets Vinegar

Crystallized ginger

Crystallized Ginger

This Fusion dish using Ginger may be made with either Yams or Sweet Potatoes.  For those concerned about the sugars in these root Continue reading

Ginger Cake

A Perfect Ginger Cake
Orange Meets Honey Meets Ginger

“The Japanese are experts with ginger.” — Rose Carrarini

Cooking Asian dishes with fresh ginger

Ginger

This is a perfect cake for someone who really likes Ginger. There is a Japanese influence in the French original, with the recipe adapted from Rose Carrarini, Rose Bakery, Paris.

Carrarini’s Japanese assistant Tomoko helped perfect the cake formula during Continue reading

Ginger Chocolate Truffles

Ginger Meets Chocolate Meets Figs
From Montezuma to Henry VIII

Cocoa

Cocoa Powder

If you make Ginger Chocolate Truffles, this can be a kind of ultimate Fusion food.

Already in the time of Henry VIII, an Asian spice, Ginger, was known to the Royal physicians and King Henry’s army doctors relied on it.

And in ancient Mexico, the local Continue reading

Spare Ribs

A Honolulu Favorite
Tender and Savory Rather than Sweet

Cooking Asian dishes with fresh ginger

Ginger

This is a Hawaiian Fusion approach to Pork Spare Ribs cooked over a grill. This succulent recipe is easy because the ribs are parboiled first, to remove some of the excess fat, which makes them on the lean side.  They will have a tender texture after a short grill time  Also, they will be on the savory side, rather than sweet. Continue reading

Andy Ricker, Thai Chef

The Master of Pok Pok
4 Monks in a Bar

“Satay isn’t satay unless it’s cooked over charcoal.” — Andy Ricker

Andy Ricker is another highly visible Andy in Thai cuisine, along with Andy Arunasameruang of Chicago. Ricker, from Portland, Oregon, has done the unusual — he has become a leading Thai chef in North America. And Ricker’s not even Thai! Continue reading