bowl of coconut rice and curry

Easy Coconut Rice Recipe (Stovetop & Rice Cooker)

Fragrant Jasmine rice cooked in a seasoning of fatty, sweet, and salty coconut milk–this coconut rice recipe goes great with a nice curry or flavorful main dish like Panang curry. This recipe will teach you how to get coconut rice in the span of 30 minutes using a rice cooker. Background My first experience eating coconut rice was at a…

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Thai panang curry with rice

Thai Panang Curry Recipe w/ Tender Beef Short Ribs

This Panang curry recipe is one of Thailand’s most popular dishes and it’s known for its bright and zesty makrut lime, fatty coconut milk, and various other seasonings. With this recipe, you’ll learn how to make Panang curry paste from scratch using a mortar and pestle (or a food processor) so you can make a flavorful and tender beef Panang…

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yakisoba noodles with sauce

Homemade Yakisoba Sauce Recipe

Sweet and salty fried noodles mixed with fresh cabbage, fatty pork pieces, fragrant garlic, and more. This recipe shows you how to whip up authentic Japanese yakisoba from scratch and it’s great for those quick weekday meals.  What is yakisoba though? Yakisoba is a Japanese dish that has Chinese influence that is made up of yakisoba noodles, various types of…

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gai lan with fried garlic slices

Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce (Gai Lan Recipe)

I don’t often get excited about veggies, but steaming hot Chinese broccoli drizzled with a sweet and salty oyster sauce–it’s a dim sum dream come true. This Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce recipe is super quick to make and goes really well with so many entrees.  Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce is one of my favorite veggie dishes to order…

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black and green tea leaves closeup

Green Tea vs Black Tea: What Are The Differences?

Whether you drink tea for its fresh and sometimes earthy taste during a delicious dim sum meal or for its health benefits, this eons-old beverage has found its way around the world as a popular drink. Black tea and green tea are two of the most popular varieties, and between them, there are hundreds of varieties that branch off too.…

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grilled clams with green onion, peanuts, oil

Grilled Clams Recipe (Viet Style w/ Onions, Peanuts & Garlic)

If you love smokey and tender grilled clams topped with scallion oil, rau ram, fried garlic, and roasted peanuts, then this Vietnamese grilled clam recipe is for you. Now you don’t have to travel all the way to Vietnam or even go to your local seafood restaurant to make affordable and delicious grilled clams at home.  Background When we got…

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charcoal grilled rainbow trout

Grilled Whole Fish Recipe (Charcoal or Gas Grill)

Whole grilled fish is one of my favorite ways to eat fish because you get a nice smokey flavor, crispy skin, and moist and tender pieces of fish that you can customize based on your preference. This recipe will give you a good starting point on how to prep your fish and what flavors and herbs to add.  Grilling fish…

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fried garlic chips in jars

Crispy Fried Garlic Chips Recipe (Tỏi Phi)

What’s better than adding some crispy and fragrant fried garlic to any dish? Besides adding a ton of garlic to the dish at the beginning, nothing really beats that extra crunch of garlic with every bite. I’ll show you how to make two types of fried garlic to make for all your salads, roasted vegetables, and more! Types of garlic…

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turon / fried banana lumpia

Turon Recipe (Filipino Banana Lumpia w/ Caramel)

Sweet, citrusy saba banana and juicy jackfruit slices encased in a fried and crunchy wrapper and drizzled with sweet caramel–turon are my favorite kind of lumpia. Since street carts selling turon are hard to find in the US or you can’t be bothered to visit a local Filipino restaurant, this easy to follow turon recipe will give you fresh homemade…

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sweet potatoes and a yam

Yams vs Sweet Potatoes: What’s the Difference?

Every Thanksgiving there always seems to be a consensus of confusion surrounding yams and sweet potatoes. Are they the same thing? Is it sweet potatoes or yams that I pair with the marshmallow side? If you’ve ever been there, don’t worry, so are a lot of other people.  Are yams and sweet potatoes the same thing? Let’s cut to the…

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tray of deviled eggs

Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe (With a Twist)

Creamy and savory deviled eggs are one of my favorite party appetizers that come in their own serving cup. This easy recipe for deviled eggs adds an extra ingredient that gives it a rounder flavor if you ask me.  What are deviled eggs? I was super surprised to learn that a dish I thought was most well-known for in the…

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plain Spam musubi

Spam Musubi Recipe

Sweet and salty glazed Spam on a layer of fluffy white rice wrapped with a roasted nori sheet–Spam musubi is the ultimate on-the-go snack that is sure to appease the hangriest friend or foe. This is a recipe I love making at home and was so delighted to see just about everywhere when visiting Hawaii. This super easy and tasty…

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