Kasha with Shiitake Mushrooms

Kasha Meets Shiitake
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Kasha

Kasha or Buckwheat Grits

Kasha is Eastern European and Shiitake is, well, Pan-Asian.  The two do not usually move in the same circle.  In this Continue reading

Sichuan Bean Curd / 四川豆腐

Wood Ears and Shaoxing
Hot Chili and Ginger

Shaoxing WineThis simple, fragrant Sichuan preparation enhances Bean Curd in a delicate way. The Wood Ear Mushrooms 木耳 are optional, but are worth searching for.: The chewy texture really makes this dish.  A good dish when you are in a hurry. Continue reading

Japanese Chicken Stock

Excellent for Marinades
Good for Teriyaki

Chicken

Chicken

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

Stir-Fry Oyster Sauce

A Chinese Restaurant Secret
Good for Vegetables and Noodles

Oyster Sauce

Oyster Sauce

This sauce is a time-saver used in many Chinese restaurants to make Stir-Fried Broccoli with Oyster Sauce. It is also sometimes used over Boy Choy, Asparagus or Green Beans.  It is also good on 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

Congee with Chicken 鶏肉 おじや

A Japanese Congee  鶏肉 おじや

Japanese style kagayaki genmai rice

Kagayaki Genmai Rice

This is a basic Japanese recipe for Congee.

There is another kind of Congee called in Japanese Ojiya  おじや , which refers to a rice porridge made typically with cooked Rice, to which Soy Sauce or Miso has been added.  Continue reading

Steamed Chicken with Anise and Ng Ka Py 五加皮

Chicken Meets Anise Meets Ng Ka Py 五加皮
A Cantonese Formula

A Spring Chicken, steamed whole, needs only a cup of Stock or Water. Cooking time depends on the tenderness of the Chicken. It is done when Continue reading