Category: Asian

Vietnamese Pho

pho

A warning to all that try making Vietnamese pho at home: once you make this, all pho places (except the really really good ones) will probably pale in comparison. Pho (pronounced ‘phuh’) is a Vietnamese beef noodle soup that uses beef…

Panang Curry

penang curry

If you have to make one exotic dish, this is it. The flavors are bold, balanced and complex. This recipe comes from Thai Kun restaurant in Texas by Chef Thai Changthong. I adapted the recipe to replace some hard to…

Chinese Tea Eggs

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The recent rain in LA has made me reminisce my childhood and the city I grew up in. Rainy and stormy days in Taipei were not uncommon. One of my favorite snacks to enjoy during rainy weather are warm tea…

Fast and Easy Asian Lettuce Wraps

lettuce wraps

Happy 2016! I hope everyone is ready for the new year! I’m not, so I decided that my new year starts in February. There’s much to do still in January. Besides, if you have resolutions as of January 1st, you’d…

Udon Noodle Soup

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In this cold San Francisco weather, nothing sounds better than a warm bowl of homemade udon noodle soup. My mother-in-law made this for us for breakfast today. I couldn’t get enough of it and had to share the recipe. PrintUdon Noodle…

The Famous Broccoli Beef

broccoli beef

Famous as in… Panda Express famous. That’s right. This broccoli beef recipe tastes just like the Panda Express one, but better because it’s saucier, the broccoli is cooked to the right consistency, and of course, the beef is of better…

Summer Veggie Pad Thai

vegetable pad thai

I was fully committed to making a gorgeous roast chicken for dinner, along with roasted vegetables and maybe some crusty bread. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? It seemed very appropriate for a mid-September Friday night. It also sounds very… fall. And…

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Spring Rolls

spring rolls

A couple of us got together and had a cooking day with an “Around the World” theme, ambitiously making everything from chicken salads and waffled pizzas (check out my Instagram feed @baconandsouffle) to Rick Bayless’s braised carnitas and these chicken…

Thai-Style Beef Noodle Soup

thai beef noodle soup

I’ve developed a love for Southeast Asian food a couple years ago. As I started trying out broths, curries, marinades and desserts in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, I realized that their cooking is all about freshness and balance. The commonly…