Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

postheadericon Shrimp Toast

Shrimp Toast I was in my hometown of Minneapolis last week promoting my new cookbook “Everyday Chinese Cookbook:  101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen.”  I was feeling pretty verklempt telling my legendary chef/restauranteur mother Leeann Chin’s incredible story (you can hear me tell by clicking here on PRI’s The World).  One of the most popular [...]

postheadericon Raspberry Nutella Wontons

Raspberry Nutella Wontons Oh yum!  How can this not be delicious?  My kids love Nutella as a special treat and one day I was watching them devour some of it spread on a bagel while I was eating a bowl of raspberries and then boom!  I got the idea to combine these two luscious things in [...]

postheadericon Thai Meatball Sub

Thai Meatball Sub I created the recipe for this Thai Me Up Meatball Sub for a website that was featuring Thai Food Porn.  This sandwich is definitely NOT your father’s sub.  Beef meatballs are simmered in a Panaeng curry sauce and then dressed with Thai basil, jalapeno peppers, cilantro and shredded carrots, drizzled with more curry [...]

postheadericon Spicy Thai Tofu with Spinach, Basil and Peanuts

With swimsuit season upon us, I thought I’d post this Spicy Thai Tofu with Spinach, Basil and Peanuts recipe from my Everyday Thai Cooking Cookbook that’s loaded with tons of flavor but very little fat.  I love the complex flavors from the oyster sauce, fish sauce, sherry, lime juice, garlic, ginger, and Thai basil in [...]

postheadericon Spicy Beef Skewers

Spicy Beef Skewers from my Macy’s Tour Don’t these skewers look like they could melt in your mouth?  Well, they are truly that tender and friends and fans in Houston, Chicago, NYC and DC were treated to this delicious appetizer from my new cookbook, “Everyday Chinese Cookbook:  101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen” as part [...]

postheadericon Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice I had such a blast surprising my bestie Jeannie Mai on her Fox talk show, The Real!  The segment airs Wednesday, May 11th on Fox.  Check local listings for your city here.  We made her fave dish, Pineapple Fried Rice.  A recipe from my new cookbook, “Everyday Chinese Cookbook:  101 Delicious Recipes From [...]

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 [...]

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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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