Asian

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…

A Better Banh Mi with Sriracha Meatballs

meatball bahn mi

This banh mi may not be your traditional pork and pâté banh mi, but who needs that when you have Asian mini meatballs, pickled carrots and radishes, fresh cilantro, jalapeño slices, and Sriracha mayonnaise all coming together beautifully in a fresh crusty…

Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Salmon

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In our household, we all agree that my mother-in-law makes the best spring rolls. In fact, she is one of the best cooks I’ve ever met, especially when it comes to Southeast Asian cuisine. Whenever we visit my in-laws, I eagerly…

Savoy Cabbage Meatball Soup

savoy cabbage meatball soup

It was a home organization and cleaning day for me and nothing sounded better than a cleansing and healthy soup with savoy cabbage, leeks, carrots, parsley, turkey meatballs and soba. It is a flavorful and nutrition-filled dinner that left me feeling…

Family-Style Korean Chicken Cabbage Wraps

korean chicken

This is a versatile dish adapted from Cooking Light that can be easily served family-style or as individual wraps. For individual wraps, lettuce or smaller cabbage leaves can be used with small chicken cubes as opposed to strips. We just…

Braised Oxtail Noodle Soup

oxtail soup

I grew up on oxtail soups and they are definitely one of my favorite soups to make, and to eat. If you haven’t had oxtails before, please don’t get deterred by the name. This cut of meat is incredibly flavorful,…