Yet Another Japanese Soup
Pockmarked Mother Chen’s Bean Curd
A Leading Sichuan Dish
“It’s rich and warming, a perfect winter dish.” — Fuchsia Dunlop
Ma Po Bean Curd 麻婆豆腐 or Pockmarked Mother Chen’s Bean Curd, has emerged as one of the most popular Sichuan dishes. There are so many recipes, and you can even get instant versions, including forms of the dish delivered Continue reading
The Roof the the World
“The wildest dreams of Kew are the facts of Kathmandu.” — Rudyard Kipling 
What is Nepalese cuisine? Actually, the question should be, What Nepal? Or, what cuisine? For a relatively small country, Nepal has an astonishing variety of cuisines that can be called Nepalese.
Often thought of as a lofty, mountainous land, home of the world’s Continue reading
Hot, Sweet, Salty, Sour and Bitter
Variety in Flavor, Ingredients, Color
“Food is eaten not just for nourishment. For a Thai, it is an art, a topic of conversation, a source of pleasure.” — Kreesnee Ruangkritya 
The core concepts of Thai cooking are hot, sweet, salty, sour and bitter. A well-designed meal offers a variety in flavors, preparation methods, ingredients, and color.
So if a Red Curry is the main dish, the cook woul Continue reading
Healthy, Low-Fat and Delicious
An Ancient Cuisine — And the World’s Leading Spirit!
“Korean food is a nearly perfect answer to our modern quest for a healthy, low-fat, delicious diet.” — Hi Soo Shin Hepinstall 
Korea is one of the world’s ancient civilizations, with one of the great cuisines. And it is home to the world’s top-selling alcoholic drink! Continue reading
Durian Cake and Zuberbuhler’s Special
Raffles, Maugham and Lord Jim Country
“At the end of the tenth century Canton carried on direct trade with the Malay Peninsula.” —Friedrich Hirt and W. W. Rockhill 
For centuries the Malay Peninsula has been an important corridor in the southern sea route of the Spice Route.
The Strait of Malacca was an important Continue reading
A Fight Against World Hunger
Encyclopedia Knowledge of Soy Foods
Going to Nigeria for the Peace Corps changed William Shurtleff’s life. He learned first hand about Third World hunger.
He knew he wanted to help solve one of the world’s great problems.
Shurtleff later visited Japan to study Zen meditation. He also met his future wife there. Continue reading