Archive for the ‘Chinese Food’ Category

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 [...]

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 [...]

postheadericon Chicken Chow Mein

Someone just asked me to name my ultimate comfort food.  This is a tricky question because I love so many different kinds of foods that give me comfort (wait, is chocolate a food?) but my hands down favorite comfort food is a steaming bowl of Cantonese Chicken Chow Mein.   My late mother used to [...]

postheadericon Chinese Peanut Noodles with Chicken

Noodles have played an important role in the Chinese diet dating all the way back to the Han Dynasty 206 B.C.  I mean, who doesn’t love noodles especially when they’re tossed with peanut butter, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and some chile-garlic sauce?  This recipe is sweet and nutty with a nice spicy kick.  [...]

postheadericon Pepper Steak

Growing up in the Midwest, most of my friends considered their mom’s meatloaf or pot roast to be the ultimate comfort food after a crummy day at school or losing a track meet (something that never applied to me because I was more of the marching band clarinet type rather than athlete type.  I know, [...]

postheadericon Kung Pao Tofu

Looking to put the POW in your Kung Pao?  Look no further because my simple vegetarian take on this classic Szechuan recipe is loaded with yummy flavors from the sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, srircha and Chinese rice wine and some POWerful protein from the tofu and peanuts.  For a vegan version, just replace [...]

postheadericon Beef with Broccoli

We just launched my Chef Katie You Tube Channel.  Hooray!  I wanted to share the latest and greatest video with you -Beef with Broccoli – so click and take a peek.  We’ll be posting a new fresh and fabulous Asian cooking video every week so please subscribe and learn how to cook with me!  We’d love your [...]

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Hi! I’m Katie Chin, an Asian food expert, cookbook author, tv host and food blogger. I'm also a mom, so I know what it takes to get dinner on the table in a busy household. I specialize in everyday Asian recipes for real people on real schedules and real budgets. more

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