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Category: Asian

Rose Shaped Gyoza

Rose Shaped Gyoza

I’m just going to be honest and tell you that I made these rose shaped gyoza solely because they are so damn photogenic. There, I said it. Now that that’s out of the way, ok nevermind look how pretty… I should open a dumpling café […]

Kung Pao Tofu

Kung Pao Tofu

I go meatless whenever I run out of meat in my fridge, which has been pretty frequently nowadays. Now that my kids are out of the house and in school, I have ample time to finish an endless to do list I’ve written because I […]

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Roast Pork)

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Roast Pork)

Char Siu (BBQ roast pork) is such an easy dish to make and can be eaten on its own with a side of veggies and rice, or it can be sliced up and used in noodle dishes, BBQ pork buns, or a variety of dishes. […]

Bok Choy and Shiitake Stir Fry

Bok Choy and Shiitake Stir Fry

I’ve always been hesitant to document what I think are unworthy recipes because if I didn’t take hours to prepare it, it may not look good enough to you. That logic hasn’t really worked for me yet. I’ve noticed that some recipes are extremely popular […]

Yellow Curry Chicken and Potatoes

Yellow Curry Chicken and Potatoes

My firstborn is very…for a lack of a better word, picky. I would like her to eat more variety. Over the past year or so, she has finally developed an adventurous side, and has been able to handle more and more spice so I get […]

Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich

Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich

When I couldn’t decide between Korean fried chicken wings or a Chick-Fil-A burger, this Frankenstein monstrosity was spawned from the depths of my mind. Which is actually my stomach. I make these sweet Korean fried chicken wings on a monthly basis. When my arteries don’t […]

Japanese soy vinegar pickled cucumbers

Japanese soy vinegar pickled cucumbers

I wanted something a little different than the typical pickled cucumbers to accompany some Asian dishes I’ve been making. These Japanese pickles use a combination of soy sauce, vinegar, water and sugar. They are great as a simple cold side dish, or on top of […]

Pork and Cabbage Potstickers

Pork and Cabbage Potstickers

This is my own potsticker recipe I have perfected over the years. It is a cross between my mother’s recipe and traditional gyoza potsticker recipes I have tested. I will bet my firstborn’s entire Pokémon figurine collection, t-shirts, movies and books that you will enjoy […]