Clay Pot Fish / Ca Kho

Caramel Sauce is Key
A Fusion Note with Pancetta

Clay Pots

The strong, intense bittersweet Caramel Sauce is the key to this dish.  This version,adapted  from Nguyen Tran of Dallas, uses Pancetta instead of Pork Belly.

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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

Shrimp in Achioto Oil

Calamansi and Annato
Butter Meets Peanut Oil

Soy Sauce

Soy Sauce

Besides the Caribbean region and parts of Latin America, the Philippines is one place where Achiote (or Annato) seeds are used iin cooking. It occurs in dishes like Kare-Kare Continue reading

Kalbi

Korean Barbecue Pork

Mirin - Japanese Cooking Wine

Mirin

Kalbi, or Korean style Barbecued Pork, is one of the basic Korean home style dishes that are basic to making a simple Korean meal. It’s easy to make and the marination seems to bring out the flavor of the meat.

Kalbi

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Barbecued Beef, Korean Style – Bulkogi / 벌크기

Fire and Meat Meet
Korean Barbecue is Quick

Soy Sauce

Soy Sauce

Korean barbecue is distinctive – compared to the long, slow, moist barbecues of other countries, Korean barbecue is quick.

The typical barbecue grill looks something like an inverted wok perforated with lots of small holes. Outside Korea, unless you do it a lot Continue reading

Spinach Korean Style

Sesame Meets Garlic Meets Scallion

How to cook Asian dishes with Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil

This simple and flavorful Korean way of handling Spinach goes well with barbecued meats such as Barbecued Beef, Bulkogi, and dishes like Fresh Cabbage Kimchi and plain Sticky Rice. They are mainstays of Korean family style cooking.

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Fresh Cabbage Kimchi

Essential Korean Dish
Hundreds of Varieties

Cooking with Napa Cabbage

Celery Cabbage

Kimchi, Korean style pickled vegetables, are an essential to any Korean meal.  Cabbage Kimchi is probably the most popular.  There are said to be more than 200 ways of making it, but that may be an understatement!

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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

Chicken Adobo

A Fiesta Favorite
Coconut Milk Meets Soy Sauce;  Garlic Meets Vinegar

Cooking with Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk

Adobo-style cooking is a classic Filipino kitchen technique. Adobo dishes appear at Fiestas and also on the Sunday table. Adobo style is a kind of national dish of the Philippines. Continue reading

Cold Cucumber Soup

Fresh Greens, Cayenne and Rice Vinegar
No Cooking Required

Cold Cucumber Soup, a Fusion Dish

Cold Cucumber Soup

This simple and refreshing soup is ideal for hot weather: as long as you use ready-made Chicken Stock and don’t have to make from scratch, it can be assembled totally without any use of heat in the kitchen.

This recipe will make about 4 servings, and total preparation and chilling time is about half an hour.

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