Chinese Daikon and Carrot Soup Recipe

Chinese Daikon and Carrot Soup Recipe

This flavorful Chinese Daikon and Carrot Soup recipe, is very common in Chinese households. This is because the soup is so easy to make, so nutritious, and tastes so good! A delicious soup, made with pork, dried shrimp and veggies! Why This Chinese Daikon and Carrot...

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Chinese Grilled Shrimp

Chinese Grilled Shrimp

My parents grill outdoors quite often, they live in Las Vegas so they can pretty much grill year-round (though I bet during the hottest summer weeks, you could grill directly on the sidewalk). Mom is one of the best hostesses I know, always making sure that there is...

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Curried Beef Dumplings

Curried Beef Dumplings

This recipe for Curried Beef Dumplings is from Carla Hall's brand new book, Cooking with Love. Carla is a co-host on ABC's The Chew and a "Fan Favorite on Bravo's Top Chef All Stars. What I love about this recipe is that it's sort of a cross between steamed sui mai...

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Chinese Egg Drop Soup

Chinese Egg Drop Soup

Chinese Egg Drop Soup is one of those dishes that can be made incredibly well as a warming start to a meal.....or done terribly, horribly, no-no wrong. There's an Asian restaurant near my house, not naming names but *cough* on 53rd Avenue *cough*, who serves Egg Drop...

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Pork Belly Buns Recipe

Pork Belly Buns Recipe

These Pork Belly Buns comprise of slow-cooked pork belly is sliced and simmered in a sweet-savory Vietnamese caramel sauce and sandwiched between soft, pillowy steamed buns. But it doesn't stop there - a hit of spice comes from kimchi and flash-fry of fresh chilies...

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Chinese New Year Recipes

Chinese New Year Recipes

January 23rd is the Year of the Dragon! Year of the Dragon Prediction (from Chinese Fortune Calendar) "Dragon is a legendary animal and it is symbol of emperor in China. Since the Dragon is coated with mysterious color, Chinese consider that the dragon is...

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Chinese Stir Fried Sticky Rice Cakes (Nian Gao)

Chinese Stir Fried Sticky Rice Cakes (Nian Gao)

Last week, on a surprise visit to see family, Mom made a couple of dishes that I normally don't cook myself. One of them is this Chinese Fried Sticky Rice Cake Noodle dish (long name!) In Chinese, it's called 炒年糕 Chǎo Nián Gāo. The recipe is from my Dad's hometown of...

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Chinese New Year Recipes + Superstitions

Chinese New Year Recipes + Superstitions

  Chinese New Year 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit! Chinese New Year begins on February 3, 2011 and is celebrated for 15 days. Each year, the date is different, it begins with the new moon of the new year and ends on the full moon. Gong Hay Fat Choy! (in...

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Steamed Siu Mai Dumplings

Steamed Siu Mai Dumplings

Dumpling skins are usually found frozen. Small, round siu mai dumpling (or potsticker) skins are the best, but you can also use square wonton skins. Look for these in the Asian market for best results. At regular grocery stores, I've seen "pasta sheets" marketed as...

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Chocolate Wontons + Video

Chocolate Wontons + Video

Photo from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook My blog would not be complete without mention of one of my kids' favorite dessert in the whole wide world, Chocolate Wontons. In fact, the site serves as my family's visual menu of sorts, my kids will click through the site and...

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What to eat for Chinese New Year

What to eat for Chinese New Year

The Chinese calendar isn't as straightforward and predictable as the Western (Gregorian) calendar. The length of a month isn't always 30...um...31...no...29...or 28 days. Okay, okay, so both calendars are kinda screwy. But what I meant was that Western New Years is...

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Chinese Boiled Pork Dumplings Recipe

Chinese Boiled Pork Dumplings Recipe

What you'll learn: How to fold Chinese dumplings like a pro The importance of pushing extra air out of dumplings How to properly cook Chinese dumplings My mom is a Chinese dumpling wrapping queen. She can mix up a batch of filling ingredients and fold them into...

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Fresh Pear and Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe

Fresh Pear and Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe

What you'll learn: The competitive sport of eating dim sum 🙂 How to prepare T.C Choy's Asian Bistro's Fresh Pear and Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe Every time I'm back in Hong Kong, I head straight for a good dim sum restaurant. If you haven't had dim sum before, it's...

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Chinese Broccoli Beef Noodle Stir Fry

Chinese Broccoli Beef Noodle Stir Fry

Here's what you'll learn: How to choose and buy the freshest Chinese broccoli (gai-lan) The perfect marinade recipe Secrets to no-fail Chinese stir fries   Chinese Broccoli (Gai-Lan) Chinese broccoli should be almost all stem and green leaves. Look for Chinese...

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Thai Basil Chicken with Cashew

Thai Basil Chicken with Cashew

A little over a year ago, I met Chef Martin Yan for the first time at a Publix Aprons event. I was so girly-giddy that I breathlessly told him that he was my "culinary superhero." And if that didn't scream, "freaky-fan-stalker!" then maybe he got a clue when I got a...

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Delicious Days’ Asian Sesame Chicken Noodle Salad

Delicious Days’ Asian Sesame Chicken Noodle Salad

I have a special section in my bookshelf called "Inspiration and Eye-Candy" and only a handful of lucky titles get a coveted spot on that shelf. These are books that I reach for when I'm feeling hungry-but-not-hungry-but-hungry, which really means I want to eat but I...

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Chinese New Year Recipes – Party Like It’s 4707!

Chinese New Year Recipes – Party Like It’s 4707!

Don't put away your party shoes just yet! I know you think that the new year celebrations are over, but for many Asians all over the world, the biggest holiday is yet to come! January 26th is the beginning of Chinese New Year, a 15-day long celebration and the start...

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