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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Eggplant Curry / Talong Curry

Curry Comes to Luzon
A Fusion Note from Tomato

Cooking Asian dishes with Asian eggplants

Asian Eggplants

This Filipino take on Eggplant Curry has a Fusion note with the addition of Tomato. The Curry Paste is savory but on the milder 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

Roast Beef, Japanese Style

Perfect Roast Beef in Three Minutes
New Flash-Cooking Recipe

How to roast beef in 3 minutes, Japanese style

Roast Beef

After the  great earthquake and tsunami in the Fukushima region in 2011, there was a great focus in Japan on reducing energy consumption.

Japanese cooks were looking for ways to reduce energy use in the kitchen. And also to keep kitchens cooler by Continue reading

Hawaiian Fried Rice

Fried Rice for Luaus
A Different Take on the Eggs

Using Bacon in the Japanese kitchen

Bacon, Essential for Hawaiian Fried Rice

The way they typically make Fried Rice in Hawaii to serve at Luaus has a different take on the Eggs – more of them than Continue reading

Lassi लस्सी

A Cooling Drink at Meal TimeBuddha Meditating, Indian 12th c.

Lassi लस्सी is a popular refreshing drink commonly served with meals in many parts of India.  It is basically Yogurt thinned with water and with spices such as Salt and Pepper added.

Lassi has its origins in the Punjab region, but is widely served in other regions of South Asia as well as the Indian Diaspora overseas. Together with Tea, it is probably the most popular beverage in Indian Cuisine. Continue reading

Hawaiian Style Chicken Breasts with Grapes

An Old Kamai’ina Favorite
Are Grapes Hawaiian?

Using grapes to cook Asian Pacific dishes

Grapes

Here is one of the Old Kamai’ina recipes from Hawaii, most of which taste good, but often contain a very marginal Pacific flavor. Grapes have been grown in Hawaii since 1815, so they can be considered Hawaiian.

Canned grapes, as in this recipe, Continue reading