Malaysian Chicken Noodle Soup with Asian Greens and Chili-Soy Sauce

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[imagebrowser id=18] Malaysian Chicken Noodle Soup is called Ipoh Sar Hor Fun in Malaysia. “Ipoh” is the town that this dish originates from. I’m a bad, bad blogger. One who eats crumbly chocolate chip cookies while editing photos on a very expensive laptop with nose 2 inches from screen, thinking out loud “is this shade of green more greener than …

How Artisan Japanese Sake is Made

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Many of you know that Japanese sake is made from rice, but did you know that premium artisan sake is done mostly by hand? Very little machinery is used, which is why this is a true art form. I’m continuing my series on Premium Artisan Japanese Sake and this post is dedicated to telling the story of how the sake …

Dr. BBQ’s Famous Baby Back Ribs

[imagebrowser id=17] Lots of photos above in the slideshow – we’ll show you how to fold the tin foil to encase the ribs so that the apple juice/honey doesn’t spill out. You think that a food enthusiast like me and a beef aficionado like my husband would have already dived deep into the black, charred world of charcoal. But no, …

All About Japanese Sake

To launch my sake section – I’m giving away a $50 gift certificate to Sur La Table – see end of post! ~jaden Contest Over! == As much is I love everything Asian, I really didn’t get into exploring world of fine Japanese sake (SAH-keh) until just recently. A little over a year ago, I had a chance to sneak …

Chocolate Yogurt Snack Cakes

[imagebrowser id=16] My buddy, David Lebovitz, just came out with a brand new book called David Lebovitz’s The Sweet Life in Paris. It’s a fun, light read and answers all of the nosy questions that many are dying to know about David, including “Why are you in Paris?” and “How long will you stay?” Last week, I got on the …

Grilled Whole Fish with Chili Soy Dipping Sauce

Slideshow shows step by step: how to grill whole fish: [imagebrowser id=15] I have yet to go fishing in the local waters here, well okay maybe I need to count the time I friend Judy took me and the kids to the state park. We used squirmy worms as bait on their kiddie fishing poles and caught fish so small …

Nobu’s Lobster Carpaccio

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Below is a slideshow of how I got my “money shot” for the Nobu’s Lobster Carpaccio dish. The first shot is the money shot – are you interested on all the other shots that led up to my favorite photo? Which one is your favorite photo? [imagebrowser id=14] This recipe is from chef Nobu Matsuhisa, a man whom I respect …

Korean BBQ Beef on Crispy Wonton Chip

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[imagebrowser id=13] Slideshow of Korean BBQ Beef on Crispy Wonton Chip Fundraising events these days usually include children hawking stuff I don’t need (enough magazines already!) athletic events (can’t I just drive that 5K?) or food and wine events (oh yeah, sign me up baby!) These folks who run food and wine festivals sure got the formula right. Have a …

Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs

[imagebrowser id=12] This Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs dish is a mouth-watering appetizer and goes-great-with-cold-beer type of dish from China. Normally, the ribs are deep fried, but I wanted to cook a version that didn’t require me to waste 3 cups of cooking oil. If you do want to deep fry the ribs, Curiously Ravenous has a recipe from Ye …

Steamy Kitchen Kids on TV

Kids these days are so tech savvy, it’s pretty scary. I gave Andrew and Nathan a small $60 Flip camcorder, about the size of a deck of cards and thought maybe they’ll have fun recording little “hi, I love you Grandma” type of messages. They quickly learned the camcorder’s very simple interface and let them loose. I thought I’d let …

Kids Pizza Racers

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Andrew and Nathan just finished taping 2 segments on Daytime TV show with me – here’s a recipe that we didn’t have time to show on television. [imagebrowser id=11]

Crock Pot Pho (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

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    It’s no secret that good Pho broth requires a gazillion hours of simmering time. Time that I just don’t have. Tony, a boyfriend from a lifetime ago, told me his Dad used to simmer giant vats of pho broth overnight for his little pho restaurant in Houston. So, one day, I thought it would be really genius to …