Korean Chicken Bao

We had something similar to this dish a few years ago at one of our favorite restaurants, JuJu, in Durham. The kids asked me to try making Korean chicken bao at home and so this recipe came to be. Bao are a Chinese steamed bun made from flour and water and a few other ingredients.Continue reading “Korean Chicken Bao”

The BEST Sweet and Sour Chicken

I have posted pictures of this sweet and sour chicken before, but now (with her permission of course) I am sharing my awesome friend Christine’s family recipe for sweet and sour chicken. This is by far the best sweet and sour chicken I’ve ever had, and this is one of my family’s favorite meals. I’mContinue reading “The BEST Sweet and Sour Chicken”

Pork Katsu Sandwich on Japanese Milk Bread

As I promised yesterday, here is one of my favorite ways to use a beautiful loaf of Japanese Milk Bread. This pork katsu sandwich ticks all the boxes I’m looking for in a meal. The bread is soft and super fluffy. The pork is hot and crispy. The cabbage is cool and slightly vinegary. ThenContinue reading “Pork Katsu Sandwich on Japanese Milk Bread”

Thai Peanut Chicken Rice Bowl with Lime Mango and Veggies

I adapted this recipe from Half Baked Harvest. It is a bowl of warm rice topped with savory red curry marinated chicken breast, with a curry coconut peanut sauce, with veggies and mango. I am a big fan of Thai peanut sauce and red curry, and the addition of the mango mixed with jalapeno andContinue reading “Thai Peanut Chicken Rice Bowl with Lime Mango and Veggies”

Medium Grain Asian Rice on the Stovetop

Ages ago we used to have a rice cooker. It broke, and we didn’t replace it, and then I made not very good rice for years. I finally found the perfect cooking method for medium grain Asian white rice made on the stove top. It always come outs perfectly cooked this way and I’ve beenContinue reading “Medium Grain Asian Rice on the Stovetop”

Vietnamese Beef Phở

Phở is a tasty dish of broth and rice noodles, topped with meat and herbs. There are many variations, and they are all delicious. This is a bit of a cheater recipe for the broth, but it is my go to for the beef version because it is quick, but still SO flavorful and complex.Continue reading “Vietnamese Beef Phở”

Crispy Chili Chicken, Spam Fried Rice, and Soy Ginger Potatoes

This sounds like a lot of food, I know, but my oldest just got home from college for the summer, and he’s making up for lost time. This chicken recipe is based on one from Milk Street. The crispy fried chicken pieces are topped with Sichuan chili oil, salty sugary Sichuan peppercorn topping, and freshContinue reading “Crispy Chili Chicken, Spam Fried Rice, and Soy Ginger Potatoes”

Marinated Tofu and Spring Roll Bun Chay

Bun Chay is a Vietnamese rice noodle salad, with lots of fresh herbs and veggies, topped with delicious Nuoc cham. Nuoc cham is a sauce made from lime, chilies, lemongrass, and garlic. It is a little bit sour, sweet and spicy and it compliments the savory tofu and spring rolls perfectly. This is one ofContinue reading “Marinated Tofu and Spring Roll Bun Chay”

Beef Sukiyaki

I fell in love with this dish at a Japanese restaurant way back in college, and I love making it at home because its fairly quick and easy but also super satisfying and filling. The broth is meaty and savory and a little sweet, topped with noodles, tofu, steak and veggies. I used Korean sweetContinue reading “Beef Sukiyaki”