Broiled Red Snapper with Chili Shallot Sauce

broiled red snapper

One thing I incredibly respect about Chinese cuisine and cooking is the full use of the animals. They eat chicken feet, hearts, livers, pig snouts, and hooves, you name it. And yes while I myself do not particularly find all of these animal parts appealing I cannot but have the utmost respect for the creative… 

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Japchae – Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry

Japchae

Japchae is a Korean dish made with glass (sweet potato starch) noodles and vegetables. I have had glass noodle dishes before but never been served them by Koreans, so when our couchsurfing hosts in Gyeongu, South Korea mentioned that Japchae would accompany the acorn jelly salad for dinner I was elated.

Korean Acorn Jelly Salad

acorn jelly salad

After a whirlwind 2 weeks in Japan we ferried over to South Korea. Just a heads up – make sure to figure out if you are prone to sea sickness before you board a 13 hour overnight ferry. I had been on a cruise once with my parents and got terribly sea sick but then… 

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Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry

Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry

I’m always looking for a good home made stir fry sauce. You can always take the shortcut and buy a bottled or packaged sauce but where’s the sense of culinary adventure in that? Sometimes I just add a splash of soy sauce, sesame oil, mirin or rice vinegar etc, but it doesn’t give you that… 

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Basil Chicken Stir Fry

Basil Chicken Stir Fry

Well I have now been in Japan for a little over 10 days and have already seen Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go, Takayma and have just started my time in Tokyo. Next up is Hiroshima and Miyajima and then the ferry over to South Korea. Time has been flying by and the impressions and time… 

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Asian Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Asian Marinated Pork

More excuses as to why I haven’t posted a recipe recently. This time it’s because I’ve been busy touring Japan! D and I landed in Osaka (after our 14 hour direct flight from JFK) on September 16th at 6pm. The flight flew by in a flash. Dinner, lunch, a movie, 10 hours of Nyquil induced… 

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Soba Noodles with Cucumber and Sugar Snap Peas

I was craving a light vegetarian noodle bowl the other day and just so happened to come across a great recipe to try. I’ve had half a package of soba noodles laying around for a while now so it was time I finally found a use for them. Soba noodles are ok, not my favorite… 

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Ground Chicken with Noodles Stir Fry

ground-chicken-with-ramen-noodles-and-sauce

This recipe I made for dinner a couple of week ago. I never cook with ground chicken but I figured I’d give it a shot. And that was a great move, because I loved this recipe. This is a perfect dish to make on one of those nights when you either a) don’t have a… 

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Cashew Chicken Stir Fry {Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free}

A super simple and flavorful Asian themed Cashew Chicken Stir Fry recipe. Perfect for a weeknight meal. I haven’t made anything with chicken in a while so last night for dinner I decided to give this cashew chicken stir fry a shot. Growing up, I used to love chicken, but then college came along and… 

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Top Round Steak Stir Fry

pound-round-stir-fry

Another stir fry recipe! This one uses top round steak instead of flank steak though. This cut of meat is not as tender as flank steak which is why marinating it overnight is really crucial. You can really use any vegetables you like in stir fry – I used onions and (frozen) haricot verts (fancy… 

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Flank Steak Stir Fry with Crispy Chow Mein Noodles

Recently I’ve start making a lot of stir fry recipes. Mainly because I’ve discovered flank steak and just want to cook with it every chance I get. And it’s especially great for stir fry because the super thin slivers of meat are really tender and cook in a flash. Also the crispy Chinese egg noodles… 

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