Five Spice Jasmine Rice with Mushrooms

Five S[oce, Ginger and Mushrooms
Another Fusion Preparation

Five Spice Powder

Five Spices Powder aka Wu Xiang Fen, a Chinese Spice Medley

The Red Onion adds color, as does the Ciiantro  Five-Spice, Mushrooms and Ginger add fragrance in this variation of Jasmine Continue reading

Crab and Egg Fu-Yung / 蟹肉芙蓉蛋

A Chinese-American Favorite
As Made in China

CrabEgg Velvet, or Egg Fu-Yung or Foo-Young, made with Crab, Pork Shreds, or other combinations, was a favorite staple of Chinese-American restaurants for decades, then fell out of favor.  You don’t see it so much on menus anymore.

This way of cooking Eggs has been Continue reading

Sukiyaki / すき焼き

The Most Famous Japanese Hot Pot
Paper-Thin Beef in Sweet Soy Sauce 

CIMG2199Sukiyaki may be the most famous Japanese hot pot dish. Actually it is not really very old as a Japanese dishes go. Sukiyaki traces Continue reading

Mushrooms Poached with Coriander

Black Pepper Meets Coriander Meets Cilantro
In a Fusion Formula

Coriandere Seeds

Coriander Seeds

This simple Vegetarian dish combines ingredients that would have been familiar to Marco Polo in an Asian-influenced dish that involves the two forms of the Coriander herb — the leaf and the seeds.

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Beef and Pork Sate Persian Style / Sate Parsi

Flavor and Color Contrasts
Vegetables Balance Meats

Beef and Pork Sate Parsee Style

Beef and Pork Sate Parsee Style

Beef and Pork Sate Persian Style, or Sate Parsi, is one of the handful or “Parsee” dishes which show the influence of early Iranian traders on the cooking of Indonesia. Continue reading

Green Beans and Mushroom Bhaji ग्रीन बीन एंड मशरुम भाजी

Comfort Food in Monsoon Season
Popular Street Food

Shiitake Mushrooms cooked Japanese style for Bento

Mushrooms

Bhaji or Bhajji  भाजी i s a spicy Indian snack, similar to a fritter, with several variations.  Frequently served as a Continue reading

Lumpia Shanghai for a Group

Lumpia Shanghai for a Group
The Best Party Appetizer

Making ultimae paty snack Philippne Lumpia

Finished Lumpia Shanghai

The Filipino fried dumplings, Lumpia Shanghai, may be one of the most popular appetizers for parties. They tend to disappear rapidly.  Most available Continue reading

Stir-Fried Snow Peas 清炒荷蘭豆

A Chinese Version
Snow Peas Meet Bamboo Meat Black Mushrooms

Snow PeasAnother approach to Snow Peas. Here’s a Chinese, actually a Southern, or Cantonese, approach to Snow Peas, which combines them very effectively with Bamboo and Black Mushrooms plus a touch of Ham.Although it’s a stir-fry, the braising time is a fraction of Continue reading

Bento Mushrooms

For Outings or the Theater
Japanese Box Lunch Ingredient

Bento Mushrooms - Shiitake mushrooms prepared for bento

Bento Mushrooms

Japanese Bento meals began as a convenient way to serve meals eaten on the run in the field or elsewhere.  They were intended to be eaten any time between breakfast and dinner.  Later, they became popular as a snack or Continue reading