Archive for the ‘Asian Recipes’ Category

postheadericon Lemongrass Thai Salad

I had such an amazing time making this refreshing and gorgeous Thai Salad from my cookbook, Everyday Thai Cooking, on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family show the other day!   It’s filled with vibrant colors and interesting textures from the purple cabbage, coconut, green beans and crushed peanuts.  And then there’s the dressing…wow!  The yummy salad [...]

postheadericon Singapore Curry Noodles

We all know that French Fries weren’t invented in France and similarly Singapore Curry Noodles weren’t invented in Singapore (or so I’ve been told)!  These earthy noodles are a Cantonese creation found all over Hong Kong in night market stalls and it’s a mystery as to how this dish was given its name.   Whatever the [...]

postheadericon Asian Beef Skewers

Why not shake things up at your Memorial Day BBQ this weekend with this succulent, melt-in-your-mouth recipe for Asian Beef Skewers?  They’re loaded with amazing flavors from the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, Srircha and hoisin sauce.  Great for guests because you can marinate them a couple of hours before and just throw on the grill [...]

postheadericon Japanese Style Shrimp with Vegetables

I taught a class in Little Tokyo last night and it made me think of this easy and delicious recipe for Japanese Style Shrimp with Vegetables.  I just love the combination of soy sauce, rice vinegar, mirin and sesame oil which come together as a light glaze for this healthy and flavorful dish.   I [...]

postheadericon Chicken Broccoli Stir-fry

There’s Meatless Mondays and Throwback Thursday, why not try Stir-Fry Sundays on for size?  That’s right, folks!   I’m setting out to put Stir-fries on everyone’s table on Sunday nights.  Why? Because stir-fries are easy peasy, healthy, delicious and a great way to kick off your busy week by making use of whatever veggies you [...]

postheadericon Shrimp with Miso Butter Sauce

In this recipe, succulent shrimp is tossed in buttery umami goodness.  If you’ve never tried miso butter sauce I promise you’ll be doing a happy dance in your kitchen because it is so incredibly delicious and easy to make.   Sake, soy sauce, miso paste, chicken broth and oyster sauce come together in an irresistible combination [...]

postheadericon Kimchi Fried Rice

Couldn’t resist re-posting this beauty after noshing on Kimchee Fried Rice at Chibuscus Asian Cafe yesterday after my Hello Kitty Smart Car wouldn’t start.  Luckily, I was stranded near a mini-mall in Hollywood where this yummy Asian fusion cafe is located.  Their take on this dish inspired to me to adapt mine a bit with [...]

postheadericon Mango Prawn Salad with Rice Noodles

TV personality and my gluten-free gal pal Jeannie Mai popped over the other day and we decided to have some fun in the kitchen.   Her friend Jen just found out that she needs to be on a gluten-free diet as well so we whipped up this fresh and light salad gluten-free salad bursting with [...]

postheadericon Firecracker Shrimp

Gung Hay Fat Choy!!!   Chinese New Year is on February 19th!  Welcome to the Year of the Sheep.  I wanted to re-post this delicious Firecracker Shrimp recipe that I love to serve on Chinese New Year because firecrackers light up the sky on Chinese New Year and signify good luck on the coming year.  These [...]

postheadericon Green Beans and Crispy Tofu with Garlic Sauce

This recipe is a hands down fave from my award-winning cookbook, “Everyday Thai Cooking.”    It’s a sublimely spicy dish that has an awesome texture from the tofu which has been tossed in a flour cornstarch mixture and then flash fried.  This gives it a crispy crunch which pairs sublimely with tender green beans in a [...]

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