Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

postheadericon Sesame Peanut Noodles

Sesame Peanut Noodles This Chinese Take-out favorite is so delicious and easy to make and because you can serve it room temperature or chilled it’s a great potluck dish or fantastic to make in advance when entertaining.  My friend Erika said she used to order it three times a week when she lived in NYC her [...]

postheadericon Tofu Quinoa Fried Rice

Tofu Quinoa Fried Rice Although this Tofu Quinoa Fried Rice recipe isn’t really fried “rice” it is prepared just like authentic Chinese fried rice but instead of rice I’m using quinoa (pronounced keen-wah).   If you didn’t already know, quinoa is truly a super food.  Not only is it low in calories it is a complete [...]

postheadericon Lumpia Recipe

Lumpia Recipe Growing up in Minnesota I wasn’t exposed to Filipino cuisine until I moved to LA in the late 80s and boy, I was hooked!  When I got the chance to do my own live-streaming, interactive cooking show Katie Woks, on the new digital platform NOM I jumped at the chance to make my favorite [...]

postheadericon Gochujang Noodle Bowl

Gochujang Noodle Bowl Gochu..what??  Gochujang is a Korean red chili paste made from chilis, fermented soy beans, salt and sticky rice.  It’s been around for centuries and is taking the culinary world by storm.  Experts say it’s going to be the next Srircha.  It’s got a sweet smoky heat that adds an earthy richness to almost [...]

postheadericon Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken Who doesn’t love to bite into a tender, juicy piece chicken coated with a crispy batter and then tossed in a sweet and sour glaze with pineapples, tomatoes and bell pepper?  This Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe takes a bit more work than a simple stir-fry but it’s totally worth it.  Chinese [...]

postheadericon Crispy Mango Coconut Chicken

Crispy Mango Coconut Chicken This recipe for Crispy Mango Coconut Chicken is hands down one of my favorites from my cookbook “Everyday Thai Cooking.”  Everyone that’s tried this beauty raves about the crispy texture of the tender chicken drizzled with a sweet, tart and creamy sauce made with coconut milk and mango puree.  I used my [...]

postheadericon Chinese New Year Egg Rolls

Gung Hay Fat Choy!!  Welcome to the Year of the Monkey!  I was so lucky to be asked by Cost Plus World Market to create a series of videos and design a fun and festive tablescape for the Lunar New Year.   Please take a look at my videos for Potstickers,  Long Life Noodles with Chicken [...]

postheadericon Lemongrass Basil Shrimp Recipe

Lemongrass Basil Shrimp Recipe I just made this quick and easy Lemongrass Basil Shrimp recipe during a test shoot for a new digital interactive cooking platform called NOM (coming soon across all your mobile devices)!    Thanks to any of you that participated in the test!!  This dish is loaded with complex flavors from the fish [...]

postheadericon Stir-Fried Chili Tamarind Veggies

Stir-Fried Chili Tamarind Veggies I don’t know about you, but I’m still struggling with the couple of extra pounds I put on over the holidays.  I blame it on the Fried Chicken, Fried Green Tomatoes, Chicken Pot Pie and Peach Cobbler we devoured at Mary Mac’s while visiting my sister Jeanie in Atlanta (not to mention [...]

postheadericon Holiday Fortune Cookies

Want to bring some Good Fortune to the holiday season?   Try whipping up a batch of these fun and festive chocolate dipped holiday fortune cookies for your friends and family (btw – Santa loves these too)! For convenience, I use store-bought fortune cookies for this holiday fortune cookie recipe and buy holiday cookie toppings at the [...]

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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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