Gourmet Instant Ramen

May 11, 2015 Asian Dishes
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Does this title sound ironic? Maybe a little bit? I know you’re thinking that instant ramen can not be gourmet, but when the ramen restaurant is so far away, one has to get a bit creative at home! This is the super fast upgraded version of ramen I make in my apartment. I add a lot […]

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5 minute Turkey Roll Ups

December 1, 2014 Asian Dishes
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Make these fast and easy Turkey Roll-ups to eat up your leftover turkey with an Asian flavored twist. These rollups are a spin off Peking Duck Rolls. Thanksgiving was a blur (but a very happy one!) for me. With finals coming up, I flew home for a few short days to see my parents. On […]

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Beijing Fried Sauce Noodles (Zhajiangmian)

October 22, 2014 Asian Dishes
Beijing Fried Sauce Noodles

These saucy noodles are quintessential Beijing street food, a popular dinner dish that has lines for weeks. With just a few ingredients, this simple recipe is packed with authentic flavor and ready in 30 minutes. These noodles are my favorite noodle dish since I was a kid living in China. My family is from ShanXi province (just […]

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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

September 29, 2014 Asian Dishes
Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

This easy slow cooker chicken curry is rich and velvety with a hint of spicy. The best part is I only spent 15 minutes prepping! I have a confession. Before I made this curry, I cooked curry many times but using a cube of solid curry mix. I loved the taste of that curry, but […]

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Easy Healthy 30 minute Fried Rice

September 11, 2014 Asian Dishes
Easy Healthy Fried Rice

This easy healthy fried rice can be made start-finish-cleanup within 30 minutes, and is the perfect dish to upscale so you have a few dinners at once. With school started, I’m always on the lookout for healthy food that takes under 30 minutes to eat and can be scaled up. I’ve been making this fried […]

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Crunchy Homemade Fried Chicken

August 12, 2014 Asian Dishes
Crunchy homemade fried chicken

When I was five, the first deep-fried chicken restaurant opened in the city I lived at in China. My mom biked there with me on the back of her bicycle and we waited in a long line. I could smell the oil from outside, and though I’d never had fried chicken before, I knew it […]

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Steamed Pork Buns

July 25, 2014 Asian Dishes
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Remember those fluffy steamed pork buns you ate at the dim sum place or picked up at 99 Ranch Market? This is your chance to make it at home! Steamed buns (also known as bao zi) are a Chinese dim sum classic, and the filling comes in all flavors and textures. The pork and vegetable […]

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Sticky Soy Sauce Chicken

June 15, 2014 Asian Dishes
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This chicken dish is the chicken dish I make when I feel like making chicken. It’s delicious and easy to make. I’ve made the liquid version of soy sauce chicken many times adapting the wonderful recipe from Appetite for China, but until now had trouble making the chicken look dark brown. The flavor is delicious […]

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Szechuan String Beans

February 7, 2014 Asian Dishes
Szechuan string beans

Szechuan string beans are one of the staple dishes I always order at restaurants. Growing up in San Diego, I ordered this dish at almost every Chinese restaurant in the city. The crispy puckered skin of the string beans paired with the spicy sauce and crunchy inside of the string beans keep my chopsticks reaching […]

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Chinese BBQ pork ribs

January 26, 2014 Asian Dishes
Chinese BBQ Pork Ribs

I was convinced I wasn’t a read meat fan, until I tried this recipe. These Chinese BBQ pork ribs slide right off the bone, and the home-made BBQ sauce is the perfect mix of sweet and savory. My usually tofu filled fridge will be making some room for these every once in a while. I’ve […]

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