How to Cook Brown Rice in the Microwave

This microwavable brown rice recipe will close the gap in any stigmas you might have making this nutty and healthy rice variety. While you can use a rice cooker or cook brown rice on a stove, using a microwave is super quick and you won’t need to watch it closely. Since all microwaves have different strengths and settings, it’s worth…

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Crispy Scallion Pancakes (Cong You Bing)

Crispy pan-fried edges and chewy multi-layered dough of fat and fresh scallions–these scallion pancakes, or “cong you bing” as they’re known in China. These are pancakes we always have to order at our local Taiwanese spots to complete our meal (which taste great dipped in the pool of spicy wonton sauce.) But now you can make them at home!–They’re so…

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Shortcut Egg Tart Recipe (Dim Sum Style)

Silky smooth custard filling surrounded by a buttery and flaky crust–this is how I want my egg tart experience to be every time. This recipe has gone through multiple rounds of testing to figure out a simple, but flavorful egg tart that won’t give you headache to follow. This recipe is a hybrid of Hong Kong (dim sum) and Portuguese…

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How to Cook Perfect Instant Pot Rice

Making perfectly cooked white rice is easier than ever with this Instant Pot rice recipe! Instant Pots are all the rage these days and it could be a good decision for you if you want to consolidate appliances like a rice cooker, slow cooker, a yogurt machine, and a pressure cooker all in one. While it may seem like a…

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Korean Fried Chicken (Sweet, Spicy & Extra Crispy!)

Double fried to crispy perfection, this saucy Korean fried chicken recipe is sweet and comes with a gochujang kick. This recipe is specifically the sweet and spicy version, called yangnyeom-chikin, which means “seasoned chicken,” but you can leave this sauceless for an amazing treat too. What’s so special about Korean fried chicken? Korean fried chicken, also generally called “huraideu-chikin,” is…

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Taro Milk Tea Recipe w/ Tapioca Pearls (Boba)

This recipe delivers a rich and creamy vanilla flavor of taro in super fun to drink boba milk tea is the perfect metaphor for summer in a glass: sweet, refreshing, and you never want it to end.  If you want taro milk tea made from fresh taro roots and purple sweet potatoes, then this recipe if for you. After trying…

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Easy Onion & Garlic Bok Choy Recipe

This bok choy recipe will give you tender, but crisp bites of fresh greens in a savory sauce that is as fast to make as it is to eat. If you’re like me and love incorporating different types of greens into your meals and want to change things up from spinach or everyday greens, this is definitely worth adding to…

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Yaki Udon (Easy Stir Fried Udon Noodles)

This easy yaki udon recipe will give you thick and chewy udon noodles wrapped around crisp al dente vegetables, juicy pork belly strips, and glazed in a sweet and savory soy sauce base. If you enjoy lo mein, you’re going to want to try one of Japan’s most popular dishes–yaki udon. A little background… If you’ve never had udon noodles,…

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How To Make Udon Noodles From Scratch

Thick and plump with a slightly chewy consistency is the only way I can describe these udon noodles from scratch. Making homemade udon noodles is actually a lot easier than it sounds, especially if you have made homemade pasta before. It’s also a lot of fun because it includes a good foot-stomping workout!  What is udon? These thick udon noodles…

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Easy Garlic Fried Rice (Sinangag Filipino)

Savory and crispy fried garlic pieces covered in plump and steamy rice–smelling garlic rice in the air is how I always want to wake up. Sinangag is garlic fried rice and, most importantly, it’s also a Filipino breakfast staple. Every weekend, my mom made sure to always make a big batch of sinangag with our pork tocino and longanisa to…

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