Archive for the ‘Asian Recipes’ Category

postheadericon Hello Kitty Spam Musubi

I was so thrilled to teach the Hello Kitty Spam Musubi Making Workshop at the Hello Kitty Convention in Los Angeles last week!!  Musubi, a delicious treat made with sushi rice, spam and nori, was invented in Hawaii where it’s sold all over from ABC Stores to grocery stores.  Since it was Halloween and since [...]

postheadericon Spooky Halloween Fortune Cookies

Boo!  Bring some good fortune and an unexpected twist to your Halloween bash with these Spooky Fortune Cookies!  They couldn’t be easier to make (I used store-bought fortune cookies dipped in Candy Melts (you can get at Michael’s and JoAnn Fabrics).  Then decorated them with  Halloween cupcake toppers  and sprinkles I also got from Michael’s).  [...]

postheadericon Hot & Sour Soup

As much I love pumpkin, I need an occasional break from the pumpkin options everywhere right now  from  pumpkin lattes at Starbucks to the pumpkin pancake mix from Trader Joe’s I just made for my kids over the weekend.   To me, there’s nothing quite like a bowl of steaming Hot & Sour Soup when autumn [...]

postheadericon Grilled Vietnamese Pork

Glazed in a sweet and sticky marinade made of shallots, honey, brown sugar, fish sauce, lemongrass, soy sauce, cilantro and white pepper,  this grilled Vietnamese pork recipe always wins rave reviews at my house.   I grill the pieces of pork shoulder on my non-stick stove top grill pan so it’s easy peasy and clean [...]

postheadericon Crab Puffs

My friend Scott calls these “little pillows of cream cheese crab heaven.”  For a skinny guy, he can wolf down about a dozen of these before he even finishes his glass of Cabernet.  No one is quite sure of the origin of this Polynesian favorite, also known as Crab Rangoon (what is a Rangoon, anyway?) [...]

postheadericon Chap Chae (Korean Noodles)

I just went with some friends to the incredible Chosun Galbee for Korean BBQ and a night of karaoke in LA’s Koreatown a couple of weeks ago and it inspired me to repost this gem.  Before I belted out my signature karaoke songs, Super Star by The Carpenters and White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane, I [...]

postheadericon Shu Mei with Hello Kitty

I love Hello Kitty so much I wanted to share my love for her in my most recent You Tube Video.  Dim Sum literally translates as “to touch the heart” so it seemed only natural to showcase my love of Hello Kitty while making shu mei, a staple at dim sum restaurants.   Check out [...]

postheadericon Coconut Shrimp with Ginger Lime Sauce

I just brought the twins to Minneapolis for a family reunion with my sisters Laura and Jeanie and my brother Bill in Minneapolis.  Between kayaking, visiting Barbie’s Dreamhouse at the Mall of America and getting sent to the emergency room after a crazy allergic reaction to a bee sting, we squeezed in a fun dinner [...]

postheadericon Thai Steak Salad

I’ve been in my hometown of Minneapolis this week and had the pleasure of making an appearance on KARE-11 TV with the fabulous anchor Pat Evans!  He was a great friend of my mom Leeann’s so I was especially honored to be visiting his set.   Click here to view my cooking demo on KARE-11! I covered  [...]

postheadericon Walnut Shrimp

As many of you may know, I recently launched my Chef Katie Chin You Tube Channel.  I couldn’t resist sharing this recipe for Walnut Shrimp again since we just posted the video on how to make it on my channel.  Check it out here and please subscribe to my channel!   If you’ve tasted this citrusy, creamy [...]

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