Tag Archives: asian

Asian Style Chicken Meatballs

Asian Style Chicken Meatballs. Baked and tossed in a sweet and spicy Asian sauce. Serve as an appetizer or add rice to make it a meal. Get the Recipe: Asian Style Chicken Meatballs

Nustevia cocoa syrup almond jelly recipe + giveaway!

Almond Jelly is an extremely popular dessert that can be often found in Chinese restaurants. You’ve probably eaten Almond Jelly with Longan, but how would you like to have a chocolaty version, richly enhanced by NuStevia Cocoa Syrup ? Get the Recipe: Nustevia cocoa syrup almond jelly recipe + giveaway!

Yuan Yang Crispy & Crunchy Hong Kong Kailan

It’s Twin Kailan Attack!! Yap, you’ll get nice & thick crunchy Kailan stems, & crispy Kailan leaves deep-fried to perfection in this Yuan Yang Crispy & Crunchy Hong Kong Kailan. Get the Recipe: Yuan Yang Crispy & Crunchy Hong Kong Kailan

Orange Blossoms Shredded Pork With Capsicums

Enjoy this tender & flavourful Orange Blossoms Shredded Pork With Capsicums, that’s so rich in vitamins! Don’t you think these oranges did a wonderful job to my plating? Get the Recipe: Orange Blossoms Shredded Pork With Capsicums

Chinese New Year Inari Age Laughing Prawns Salad

Why the name “Laughing Prawns”? In Cantonese, the word for prawn is Ha (虾); or in Mandarin, it sounds like 哈, which means laughter. So let’s all go “Hahaha!” with this refreshing sweet & sour appetizer! Ingredients: 12 medium Prawns 2 Hard-boiled Eggs 1 Green Apple ½ Mango (not too ripe so it’s sourish) 1 […]

Chinese New Year Fortune Fish with Bak Kwa

Why not cook this flavourful Fortune Fish with Bak Kwa this CNY, with taste oozing from the sweetness of the Bak Kwa & the fragrance of Flower Mushrooms? Get the Recipe: Chinese New Year Fortune Fish with Bak Kwa

Baked Hotate Mentaiyaki

Mentaiko or ‘spicy cod roe’, is marinated roe of Pollock & it’s a common ingredient in Japanese cuisine. The cod roe works wonders to sharpen every distinguished flavour in an appetizer. Get the Recipe: Baked Hotate Mentaiyaki

Funky Chilled Century Egg Tofu

Tofu or Century Egg lovers, this is for you! Impress your guests this X’mas with this Funky Chilled Century Egg Tofu Recipe! Get the Recipe: Funky Chilled Century Egg Tofu

Fish Fillets with Ginger and Onion

Thinking to get fishy tonight? Chinese takeaway Seafood dinner? Try this, however try not to use fillets with soft and flaky texture which easily breaks when you stir-fry them, I used Lemon fish fillets for this recipe. Get the Recipe: Fish Fillets with Ginger and Onion

Tasty Flower Crab Soup

Chinese loves adding Flower Crabs when making Steamboat as the meat is really sweet. Steaming it in a distinct sauce is also one of the most common methods of cooking this crab.

Asain Braised Short Ribs w. Cranberry Teriyaki Glaze

This is a decadantly rich Asian inspired recipe for short ribs. This is a perfect Sunday Supper dish! From the original site: Two Words.Short Ribs Not just any short ribs, but ones that have cooked down long and slow in a fantastic broth flavored with soy and cranberry. Then generously lacquered with a deliciously sticky […]

Yummy Shrimp Omelette

I’m an egg fanatic & enjoy eggs of different sorts. Are you an egg lover like me? Ingredients: 4 Eggs 150g shrimps (peeled) 1 slice of Red Pepper/Capsicum (shredded) ½ Carrot (shredded) 1 stalk of Spring Onion (chopped) ½ Salt Dash of pepper ½ minced Garlic 2 tsp Extra-virgin Olive Oil Instructions: Whisk eggs lightly […]

Yam Ring Treasures

I’m featuring one of my dishes for my My Chinese New Year Feasts – Yam Ring Treasures. For the non-Chinese, this is a very popular dish for all occasions.

Lucky Koi Mango Pudding

The word Koi comes from Japanese, simply meaning “Carp”. Koi fish the most powerful Feng Shui symbol, symbolizing wealth, harmony & happiness.. It is said that placing a picture of the Koi fish in your home, your dreams will come true.

Thai shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and citrus soy.

These springs rolls are an excellent, healthy lunch (or dinner) option and are a breath of fresh air from your normal turkey sandwich or grilled chicken salad. The homemade sauces really add flavor and round out the dish. From the original site: Thai spring rolls with peanut sauce and citrus soy.

Lovely Steamed Open-shell Scallops

What do you think of these cute Scallops sitting prettily in their shells? Don’t you agree that they’re great for entertaining? They’re as good as they look! What if I tell you they’re not too difficult to handle? Ingredients: 12 Scallops 1 tsp minced Garlic 1 tsp minced Ginger 12 Black beans 1 tbsp Chinese […]

Angry Birds Onigiri Lunch Box

An idea struck me when it was my son’s lunch box day on Fridays. Jon loves Onigiri, so I decided to make him an Angry Birds Lunch Box! Angry Birds, the popular & best-selling mobile game, has taken the world by storm. The game is about these birds who’re angry because their eggs were stolen […]

Easy Thai Pork Noodle

There’s been a lot of talk lately about cutting  our meat consumption, (either for your health, or money savings, or for the planet) but if your family is anything like mine, they tend to expect meat for most dinners.   Rather than doing vegetarian meals, another way to reduce the amount of meat you eat is […]

char sui pork, sliced
Char Siu Pork

Reader Deb, of Deb Cooks…, sends us this recipe, which I thought was perfect to share with you guys.  Pork tenderloin is a favorite of mine–it’s tasty, healthy, and quick cooking–and I’m always looking for new recipes for it. I love the idea of serving this with Chinese Pancakes. Deb writes: I have been making […]

Shrimp and Asparagus Noodle Salad

Next in our series of ‘overlapping meals‘, here is a wonderful Asian inspired main dish salad that is quick to prepare on a hot summer evening.  I love this cross between a pasta dish and a salad!  This was inspired by Vietnamese Noodle Salads, but it draws on similar sauce and techniques from our Pad […]

Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapow)

I’ve been on a kick of Asian inspired food lately (like this Easy Pad Thai!) and this one looks like an excellent choice… A simple Thai meal! Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapow) at No Recipes. Thai Basil Chicken is one of those dishes that fits squarely in the category of best-bang-for-your-buck. Not only is it […]

Spotlight: Easy Pad Thai

I adore Pad Thai… it’s one of my favorite comfort foods (ever since the time I had to go to the hospital to have my appendix out, but that’s another story…!)  But I’ve never attempted to make it.  Our friend Patricia at Brownies For Dinner has what looks to be a simple recipe for making […]

Bibimbap with Veggies & Flank Steak

Bibimbap is a Korean dish whose name literally means “mixed cooked rice” or “mixed meal.  I made mine with Flank Steak, baby aspargus, baby bok choy, mushrooms, snap peas, onion and water chestnuts. Topped with a fried egg and served with sides of sesame seeds and sriarcha, Bibimbap is a flavorful and filling meal. Here’s […]

Pretty & Easy: Asian “Stirfry” with Chili Sauce

A go-to meal in everyone’s repertoire should be a basic stir fry. And once you get the basics down, you can improvise and improve on it to your hearts content. Technically, this isn’t a stir fry, because I don’t really stir-fry the meat, but you get the general idea. And of course, the chicken used […]

Baby Bok Choy.. and all about Hoisin Sauce!

Over at The Perfect Pantry, I’m loving this recipe for Baby Bok Choy with Hoisin Glaze… Not only does the recipe look divine, but check out all the great facts about hoisin sauce! Did you know the name means “seafood”, though there’s no seafood in it? Me neither! STEAMED BABY BOK CHOY WITH SPICY HOISIN […]