Category Archives: Asian

Char Siu – The Chinese BBQ Pork

So look… before you start judging me for not creating my own char siu marinade from scratch, try my shortcut recipe/method… seriously, you will be pleasantly surprised!  In other words… don’t knock it ’til you try it! Char siu pork is a classic Chinese dish and one of my all-time favorite.  Combine it with some steamed...

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Five Spice Dungeness Crabs

It’s been so crazy with work lately that I haven’t had much time to do any cooking.  I’ve been asked to hurry up and post more recipes so I’m going to rock this return with some crustacean!  Here’s a recipe I created on the fly so my measurements may be a little off.  It’s all...

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Garlic Shrimp

Mmmm… I love me some shrimp!  I can have shrimp all day long.  One of my favorite ways of preparing shrimp is stir frying them with garlic and fish sauce.  Delicious!  Give me a bowl of steamed rice with some shrimp and gravy nicely drizzled on top and I’m set.  This was one of four dishes...

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Black Pepper Beef

This dish isn’t exactly like the traditional Chinese Black Pepper Beef with the stir fry onions and sometimes bell peppers.  At first glance, it appears to look more like the Vietnamese Bo Luc Lac (Shaking Beef) because the beef is cubed and not sliced and is served with a watercress salad.  It’s sort of a...

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Bun Cha Hanoi

Bun Cha Hanoi has got to be one of the best dishes originating from Northern Vietnam… seriously.  Try to pronounce it in Vietnamese – boon ja ha noy, or not and say the American mouthful, ”I-don’t-want-to-bother-twisting-my-tongue” version - Vietnamese Hanoi-Style Rice Vermicelli Noodles with Grilled Pork Patties.  My go-to restaurant for bun cha is Hanoi Restaurant in Little...

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