Chinese

Traditional Chinese Chicken Porridge

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In a Chinese household, porridge is what moms make when someone in the family is not feeling well. Pretty much the counterpart of a hearty chicken noodle soup. It’s soothing, flavorful, and nutritious. Porridge generally differs by region, and the differences…

Braised Oxtail Noodle Soup

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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,…

Orange Beef and Broccoli Bowl

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Something felt strangely familiar to me, as I stared at the Komodo logo and the modern black and white interior of the restaurant. When I spotted the black and white photograph of a food truck by the beach, I realized that an old…

Food from Paradise: Indonesian Cuisine

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After one of the most fabulous getaways to the Island of Gods – Bali, I came back refreshed, more open minded, and… happily satisfied with Indonesian food. There are three words that come to mind when thinking about the essence of Indonesian cooking: rice,…

Year of the Snake: Wontons for Fortune

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I know I’m a week late… but! Happy Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake! It’s time to eat some good food for good luck this new year, and wontons definitely represent fortune. The reason why wontons and dumplings…

Momofuku: Ssäm Lettuce Wraps

I was excited to try a Momofuku recipe at home. It was a test to gauge whether or not I should buy the Momofuku cookbook. Chef David Chang really brought out the essence of Asian fusion. This recipe actually comes…