Category: Asian

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…