Zucchini and Tomatoes तोरी और टमाटर

A Vegetarian Dish
Ginger and Turmeric are Key

How to cook delicious and healthy Asian dishes using tomatoes

This pure Vegetarian Indian Vegetable dish shows how delicious Vegetables can be when prepared Continue reading

Roasted Tomatoes

Good for Luaus
A Hawaiian Favorite

Tomatoes, ingredient in Arroz a la Filipina

Tomatoes – A Key Ingredient

This is a Hawaiian approach to roasting Tomatoes for serving at Luaus or barbecues.  Although Tomatoes may not seem a specially Hawaiian type of food, they belong to the third major wave of ingredients introduced from the North American mainland in the Continue reading

Arroz a la Filipina

Philippine Style Rice
Two Kinds of Rice and Annato

Using garlic to make Vietnamese soup with pork cabbage rolls

Garlic – a Key Ingredient

Arroz a la Filipina or Phlippine Style Rice, is a popular Filipino dish that combines both Glutinous or Sticky Rice and regular Rice in a single dish.  In the old days Continue reading

Ginger Tomato Chutney

Good with Naan or Pita

How to cook delicious and healthy Asian dishes using tomatoes


This Fusion recipe illustrates some of the ways Ginger can enhance the flavors of other foods, like the Tomatoes used to make this spread.  It would be good with Naan or Pita bread and can be made Continue reading

Bulkogi Style Carne Asada

Korean-Mexican Fusion
Base for Korean Tacos

Mirin - Japanese Cooking Wine


Here’s a Korean-Mexican Fusion recipe, one of a growing number of Korean-Latino Fusion dishes that are beginning to crop up,including Korean Tacos. In fact, the Carne Asada that results can be combined with Tortillas to make Korean Style Tacos. Recipe adapted from Roy Choi.

This recipe is really Fusion — a key ingredient is Mirin, which of course is Japanese, not Korean. Continue reading

Yellow Lentils / पीली दाल

A Nourishing and Filling Dish
Formula from the Yak and Yeti

How to cook delicious and healthy Asian dishes using tomatoes


Nepalese dish of the Indian persuasion.  It came from a hostess in Kathmandu, so it can be called Nepalese, but like many dishes of that country, has close affinities with similar dishes in Indian cooking.

The recipe is Continue reading

Laotian Fish Soup

Lemongrass Meets Ginger meets Galangal
Seafood Soup from a Landlocked Country

Cooking with lemongrass


Although Laos is the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, Lao people eat a lot of Fish and Seafood, relying on fresh water varieties, especially from the Mekong River.

One of the most popular preparations in Laotian Cuisine is a Fish Soup made with any firm white meat Fish and incorporating several of the most popular Lao seasonings – Galangal, Lemongrass and Ginger. Continue reading

Tomatoes Stuffed with Basmati Rice

A Pure Vegetarian Dish
Tomatoes Meet Tomato Purée Meets Saffron

How to cook delicious and healthy Asian dishes using tomatoes


This vegetarian recipe from Amritsar, India, uses Basmati Rice. If other varieties of Rice are used instead, the cooking time can be shortened, but the result will be different. Of course Basmati Rice is superior!



Tomatoes Stuffed with Basmati Rice



2 cups Basmati Rice (16 ounces) Continue reading

Nepalese Cuisine

The Roof the the World
Chandradeva’s Pathway

“The wildest dreams of Kew are the facts of Kathmandu.” — Rudyard Kipling [1]

Vale of Kathmandu, Nepal

Vale of Kathmandu

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

Indonesian Cuisine

A Nation of Islands
Rijsttafel, Sate, and Sambals

“Indonesia isn’t a country, it’s a happening.” — Christopher Lucas [1]

Garjda, Indonesia 14th cent.

Garuda, Indonesia, 14th cent.

Indonesia stretches from the Asian mainland towards Australia, like a jade necklace across the southern ocean.  The nation contains more than 17,000 islands, and its people represent several hundred ethnic groups, speaking many different languages.

Indonesia is an ancient country and its Continue reading