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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Korean daikon pickle cubes

Korean Pickled Radish Recipe (Chicken-Mu)

These ultra crunchy and crisp Korean daikon radish pickles have a nice balance between slightly sweet and tangy flavors that is the perfect dish to go with crispy fried chicken. This quick recipe for Asian pickled radishes is super easy to whip up and eat by the end of the day. You don’t even need to boil anything! What is…

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tongs holding a friend shrimp tempura

Easy Tempura Batter Recipe

If ultra-crispy pieces of tempura shrimp and veggies are on your radar, then this recipe is for you. This easy Japanese tempura batter recipe is super simple to follow and you’ll have fresh and crunchy tempura fried vegetables, shrimp, and other proteins in no time. What is tempura batter? Historically, tempura originated from Portugeuse missionaries in Japan around the 16th…

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evaporated milk, condensed milk, and whole milk

Evaporated Milk vs. Condensed Milk: What’s The Difference?

What’s the difference between sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk you ask? They look fairly similar because they’re typically both packed in cans and they’re both shelf-stable dairy items that are next to each other at the grocery store.  In short, they’re both made of cow’s milk (most of the time) and have 60% of their water content evaporated or…

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pad see ew plate

Pad See Ew Recipe (Thai Stir-Fried Rice Noodles)

Tender steak strips, fresh rice noodles, crunchy gailan, and fluffy eggs all stir-fried in a dressing of savory soy sauce, sweet oyster sauce, tangy white vinegar, and nutty dark brown sugar. This Thai homemade pad see ew recipe is an easy and quick dinner any day of the week! Is there anything more satisfying than enjoying a hot stir-fried noodle…

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jasmine rice bowl with chopsticks

How to Cook Jasmine Rice

This stovetop recipe for jasmine rice will give you slightly sticky, fluffy, and aromatic jasmine rice steaming right off the pot in under 30 minutes, you don’t even need a rice cooker! What is jasmine rice? Jasmine rice is a type of long-grain rice that is typically grown in areas of South East Asia like Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Like…

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steamed bao buns in a steamer

Steamed Bao Buns Recipe (Fluffy Chinese Bao)

Soft, fluffy pillows of milky and slightly sweet steamed bao buns are the tastiest ways to pair with tender meat and fresh vegetables. These traditional Chinese lotus leaf buns are similar to many steamed bao, and are distinguished by their flat and folded shape.  This recipe will teach you how to make homemade lotus leaf buns piping hot from the…

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spicy pork bulgogi on sizzling plate

Pork Bulgogi Recipe (Spicy Korean Pork)

Spicy, tender, and rich pieces of sweetened pan-fried pork and loaded with green and white onions–this spicy pork bulgogi will give you the feeling that you’re eating at a Korean BBQ restaurant in the middle of the week when you’re at home. What is bulgogi? Background Bulgogi is a traditional Korean dish made of grilled, marinated meat (typically beef, pork,…

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japchae side dish with Korean dinner

Japchae Recipe (Korean Glass Noodles w/ Ribeye)

Chewy and bouncy sweet potato glass noodles, tender and juicy ribeye pieces sprinkled with sweet carrots and bell peppers, earthy spinach and mushrooms, and flavorful onions–this japchae recipe is more than just a Korean side dish, it’s a full-on meal. What is japchae? Japchae is a type of Korean noodle recipe that is made with a special type of glass…

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