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Posts Tagged ‘asian’

A Tale of Two Sauces

Some recipes are clearly simple. Other recipes are clearly complicated. Then there are the recipes that just seem simple. A tablespoon of this, a teaspoon of that, some chopping, some stirring, and you’re done. Except “this” has 20 ingredients of its own, and “that” has to be made 3 days in advance. Last weekend, I […]

Fried Rice

Rourke was out of town for a few days, so I was on my own for dinner. Left to my own devices, I generally do one of two things: Experiment. Sometimes this has led to tasty things, and sometimes this has led to awful things that immediately needed to be thrown out. Scavenge. It is […]

BBQ Pork Buns Two Ways

The steamed, BBQ pork-filled bun, cha siu bao, is like the gateway drug of dim sum. They’re easy to find, inexpensive, and even the worst of them are satisfying in their own way. If you didn’t grow up in an Asian household, there’s a good chance it was the first dim sum you ever had, […]

Vegetable Dumplings

I have quasi-fond memories of making dumplings. Fond in that it was quality time spent with my mom and I loved having a freezer full of dumplings for the coming weeks. Quasi in that it was basically child labor. My tired little fingers folding dumplings for hours on end, with only meager sips of tea […]

Shanghai Soup Dumplings

Yes, Virginia, there is Jello in Chinese cooking. You say you don’t believe it, but indeed, it’s true. Are you having visions of quivering rings of Astro-turf-colored sugar topped with glistening slices of Peking duck? (Actually, I found this photo on Flickr, it might be worse: duck hearts in gelatin.) You of biting sarcasm and […]

Shrimp and Mushroom Shu Mai

Shu mai (also spelled shui mei, siu mai, etc.) is a traditional Chinese dumpling and with Chinese New Year around the corner we decided it was the perfect time to experiment. I recently bought Cooking Light’s Way to Cook and so far, everything I’ve made from this cookbook has been great. Plus it has really […]

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