Archive for the ‘Asian’ Category

Teriyaki Chicken, Veggie, and Rice Bowls

Friday, January 19th, 2024

These have been a dinner staple for many years in our house. The photo and recipe were definitely due for an update. I have an electric wok that I love for cooking stir fries like this, but any large deeper skillet will work just fine. Teriyaki Chicken, Veggie, and Rice Bowls Ingredients: For ...

Japanese Curry – Kare Raisu

Friday, October 6th, 2023

We fell even more in love with Japanese cuisine when Shaun did a tour of duty over in Yokosuka several years ago. Japanese curry is a common comfort food over there, easy to make with just about whatever you have on hand, tasty, filling, and decently well balanced nutritionally. If ...

Longevity Noodles

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Traditionally served for the Chinese New Year, longevity noodles symbolize wishes for a long and happy life. Be careful not to cut or break the noodles as you cook them, as the length is symbolic of the eaters' lives! These are wonderful with skinless boneless chicken thighs as well ...

Soboro Don (Japanese Chicken Rice Bowl)

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

This delicious and fast meal is perfect for week nights. My little rice cooker (Zojirushi NS-LAC05XA Micom 3-Cup(Uncooked) Rice Cooker and Warmer) has a timer so you can put rice and water in the bowl in the morning and have hot fluffy rice just in time for dinner when ...

Baked Pork Dumplings

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

These are a delicious dumpling in the same line as baked pork flower dumplings, baked Asian turkey buns, and hom bao. Baked Pork Dumplings Makes 36 dumplings 1 package gyoza wrappers 1/4 cup canola oil, divided 1 lb small button mushrooms, quartered 1 large head savoy cabbage (about 1 lb) 1 lb ground pork 1 tbsp fresh grated ...

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

These easy wraps make for a light dinner, perfect for a warm summer evening. Chicken Lettuce Wraps Serves 2 generously 2 tbsp canola oil, divided 1 tsp sesame oil 1 9-oz package mung bean sprouts 1 lb shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and caps quartered 1 lb ground chicken 1 large clove garlic, pressed 2 tsp freshly grated ginger 2 tbsp ...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Our sweet sleepy guy wishes you a happy Valentine's Day. :D We had Jaden's beef and broccoli for dinner tonight. Tasty, easy, and worked for both Valentine's Day and the tail end of the Chinese New Year.

Baked Asian Turkey Buns

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

These are my mom's new take on hom bao with a nod to bierocks. They turned out very good! Baked Asian Turkey Buns Makes 8 buns For the filling: 1 tbsp canola oil 20 oz ground turkey breast 6 oz crimini or shiitake mushrooms, coarsely chopped 1 tbsp soy sauce 4 tbsp sweet chili sauce (I like ...

King Noodle House

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

For an early dinner tonight, I stopped by King Noodle House. They're a pretty new Chinese place just up the highway a bit from us. I got a combo noodle soup with chicken broth, hand pulled noodles, meat balls, sliced beef, Chinese cabbage, and mushrooms. It was ...

Baked Pork Flower Dumplings

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

I got to make the baked pork flower dumplings that I intended to make last week with my spiffy new oven. I reduced the scallion to just one and upped the garlic to 4 cloves, but otherwise followed the original recipe pretty closely. I did measure the liquid ...