Archive for the ‘Chinese Food’ Category

postheadericon General Tso’s Chicken

Want to get your family to stand at attention?  Why not whip up this restaurant favorite tonight?  Although General Tso’s Chicken takes a couple of more steps than a simple stir-fry the results are worth it.  This sweet and slightly spicy dish is so delicious you’ll friends and family will be clamoring for seconds and [...]

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 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 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 Chocolate Dipped Holiday Fortune Cookies

Add a fun Asian twist to your holiday cookie exchange or shindig this year with these colorful and creative chocolate dipped fortune cookies topped with festive sprinkles and toppings!   I like to pick up my fortune cookies in the gourmet section of World Market because it’s so convenient and they’re super fresh!   I love to [...]

postheadericon Chinese Peanut Noodles with Turkey

I love Turkey ala King and Turkey Soup as much as anyone else, but why not shake things up with your leftover Thanksgiving turkey this year with this Chinese Peanut Noodles with Turkey recipe?  It’s super easy, super fast and super flavorful and my whole family “gobbles” this up.  I don’t know about you, but [...]

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 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 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 [...]

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