easy asian recipes

37 Quick & Easy Asian Recipes to Try at Home

Cooking may seem like a daunting task if you don’t have much experience in the kitchen, but I’m here to tell you (and show you) how you can get started with some of my favorite delicious and easy Asian recipes. Whether you’re a noodlehead or live for rice, there is at least one recipe for any beginner in the kitchen. …

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3-2-1 baby back ribs and sides

3-2-1 Ribs: Fall Off the Bone Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Tender racks of ribs that have a sweet and caramelized bark of skin and smoked for hours on the grill–this easy smoked baby back ribs recipe will help any beginner get started on the smoker, all you need to do is remember to count backward: 3-2-1!   What is the 3 2 1 smoking method? One of the most popular ways…

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Hawaiian garlic shrimp plate

Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Crispy garlic bits sprinkled over lightly fried shrimp marinated in olive oil, garlic butter sauce — this Hawaiian garlic shrimp recipe is as delicious and mouthwatering as it is easy to make at home. You don’t need more than 30 minutes (or even a plane ticket) to get easy access to these plump and juicy shrimp! What is Hawaiian garlic…

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chicken katsu plate

Chicken Katsu Recipe & Homemade Katsu Sauce

These extra crispy chicken cutlets have the ultimate crunchy layer of panko with a tender and flavorful meat in the center. If you love buying the chicken katsu plate lunch at your local Hawaiian bbq joint, then this super simple recipe is for you. What is chicken katsu? Chicken katsu, also known as panko chicken or tori katsu, is panko-breaded…

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Hawaiian macaroni salad plate

Classic Hawaiian Macaroni Salad Recipe

If you’ve tasted Hawaiian mac salad at your local Hawaiian bbq joint, then you know it’s one of the best and unique sides to order. This macaroni salad recipe is slightly sweet and tangy with the large macaroni pasta so commonly found at these spots. This local Hawaiian dish is an inexpensive side dish for your next meal and it…

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instant pot jasmine rice

Perfect Instant Pot Jasmine Rice Recipe

If you love making Jasmine rice and you have an Instant Pot, then this method of cooking rice may be up your alley because it’s super quick. While you can cook jasmine rice in various ways: rice cooker, microwave, or on the stovetop directly, you can also use your Instant Pot as a rice cooker if you need to save…

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shucked oysters on ice with sauce

How to Prep and Serve Raw Oysters

Fresh slightly briny and sweet oysters on an ice-chilled tray paired with tangy and bright mignonette sauce, lemon wedges, and maybe some hot sauce–um yes please. Learn how to safely shuck your own oysters at home, but be careful you may never want to stop eating them! Background/ types of oysters Oysters are a type of bivalves (like clams, mussels,…

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how to shuck oysters

How to Shuck Oysters Like a Pro

Freshly shucked oysters on the half shell over ice always seem super fancy whenever I eat it at a restaurant. After spending way too much money at oyster bars throughout the years, I’ve finally started sourcing and shucking fresh and briny oysters at home. Here are some tips and tricks to guide you on how to choose, prep, shuck, and…

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kamayan food on banana leaves

What’s a Boodle Fight or Filipino Kamayan Feast?

Kamayan in Tagalog translates to “by hand,” and describes the method of eating with your hands. It’s best used during a boodle fight where you share a meal with friends and family over a banana leaf-lined table filled to the max with delicious ulam (or main dish). What’s the meaning of a boodle fight? Eating kamayan was the traditional way…

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coconut oil substitutes

The 5 Best Coconut Oil Substitutes

Coconut oil, or coconut butter, is made up of extracted oil from the meat and/or milk of the coconut fruit. At room temperature or colder, it turns into a solid, and when heated it melts into a liquid form.  It’s become a trendy ingredient that’s spouted to have health benefits specifically for keto or paleo diets, but medical professionals have…

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vegetable oil substitutes

The 6 Best Vegetable Oil Substitutes

While it’s relatively easy to find vegetable oil at your local grocery store in the US, sometimes you may be mid-recipe cooking and find that you’ve run out. There are various types of oils to use when you need a good substitute.  Vegetable oil is typically made by extracting oil from seeds, nuts, or parts of fruits. While vegetable oil…

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collage of the best Filipino desserts

13 Best Filipino Desserts (w/ Recipes & Pictures)

With a multitude of tasty flavors like rich coconut, vanilly pandan, nutty ube, and so much more–Filipino desserts are some of the most mouthwatering treats. While the ingredients have a lot of overlap with other Southeast Asian desserts like Vietnamese desserts and Chinese desserts, Filipino sweets have a distinct and delicious take. Here are some of the best Filipino desserts…

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