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Category: Asian

Zucchini Pancakes (Hobakjeon)

Zucchini Pancakes (Hobakjeon)

I got this recipe from a Korean cooking blog called Maangchi.com for zucchini pancakes. The Korean name for this is Hobakjeon (squash pancake). One day I was craving potato latkes and breaded zucchini with Italian breadcrumbs.  And I didn’t have potatoes, or Italian breadcrumbs. So […]

Sweet Korean Fried Chicken Wings.

Sweet Korean Fried Chicken Wings.

I’ve been craving Korean fried chicken wings for roughly 5 years now. So when wings went on sale for $3.47 at my local grocery store, it was a sign that I was meant to make them. KFC has nothing on this KFC (Korean Fried Chicken). […]

Blast from the Past – Thai Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango

Blast from the Past – Thai Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango

    I made this dessert recently and decided to upgrade my past photo with this new one. I   LOVE MANGOES. I love them so much I make artistic (stupid)  flower patterns with them and take their picture. Words to go with this dessert: […]

Fujian Fried Rice

Fujian Fried Rice

Fujian fried rice is similar to regular fried rice except it is served with a heaping dose of rich gravy on top. To me, this is the ultimate comfort food. The fried rice can come with a variety of ingredients, such as chicken, shrimp, scallops, […]

Chinese Snow Ear Soup

Chinese Snow Ear Soup

  Snow Ear Soup, White Fungus Soup, Silver Ear Soup, White Wood Ear Soup, it goes by a variation of names. But there are no ears in this soup, nor any silver, wood or snow. There are an endless amount of Chinese soups that are […]

Wat Dan Hor (Rice Noodles with Egg Sauce)

Wat Dan Hor (Rice Noodles with Egg Sauce)

So, what’s the difference between Ho Fun (Haw Fun) and Wat Dan Hor? The eggs (wat dan) are mixed into the gravy. I’ve actually never had Wat Dan Hor until I moved to Cali, since my favorite dish is just plain Sup Chow Beef Ho […]

Shrimp Dumplings (Har Gow).

Shrimp Dumplings (Har Gow).

  Hope everyone’s safe and sound for the holidays and not stranded on some snowy highway somewhere. A few days ago, I flew across the country back home to a sweltering, balmy 8 degrees. If you’re afraid of leaving the house, like I am, and […]

Sichuan Stir Fried Potatoes with Vinegar.

Sichuan Stir Fried Potatoes with Vinegar.

We had ordered this potato dish at a Sichuan restaurant a couple months back and I knew I’d be making this at home shortly after. When you think of Chinese food, you hardly think of potatoes. And when you think of potatoes, you hardly think […]