Possibly the Best Eggplant Dish? / 燉茄子

Singapore Braised Eggplant
Good with Curries and Western Meat Dishes

Cooking Asian dishes with Asian eggplants

Asian Eggplants

Eggplant has an image problem with Western cooks.  This results from the fact that they usually cook it the wrong Continue reading

Sauteed Bamboo Shreds / タケノコを炒めた

Pandas’ Favorite, High in Folate
27 Calories in 100 Grams

Bamboo Shoot Trip

Bamboo Shoots

Pandas’ favorite food is Bamboo, Bamboo, Bamboo.  They love the leaves, shoots and even the stalks of the Bamboo.

People love them too.  Perhaps 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

Crab and Egg Fu-Yung / 蟹肉芙蓉蛋

A Chinese-American Favorite
As Made in China

CrabEgg Velvet, or Egg Fu-Yung or Foo-Young, made with Crab, Pork Shreds, or other combinations, was a favorite staple of Chinese-American restaurants for decades, then fell out of favor.  You don’t see it so much on menus anymore.

This way of cooking Eggs has been Continue reading

Sea Bass in Spicy Sauce

Asian and Latin American Notes

How to cook Asian dishes with Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil

This Asian Fusion recipe would also work with Red Snapper.  There are influences from Southeast Asia and also reflects a Latin American feeling.  It wold be good served with Rice or Couscous and a green Continue reading

Beef Pot Roast Asian Style

A Fusion Dish
Star Anise Meets Ginger and Soy

Beef Roast

Beef Pot Roast

While there is no tradition of Pot Roasts in Asian cuisines, y ou can cook a Pot Roast with Asian flavorings to make a simple main dish.

The Star Anise, Ginger and Soy Sauce give this dish an Asian flavor.   Continue reading

Chicken Salad with Rice Stick Noodles

Fusion with Japanese and Chinese Notes
Crisp and Crunchy

How to cook Asian dishes with Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil

This Asian Fusion version of Chicken salad is quick and easy to make, has crisp and crunchy textures and is good for 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

Saba with a Western Flavor / サバの西洋風

A Japanese Fusion Dish
For Mackerel — Saba or Samma

Panko, Japanese style break crumbs

Panko

This Japanese Fusion dish for Mackerel is based on a version originally received from Joan Itoh in the seventies.  It would Continue reading