Cheung Fun Recipe (Steamed Rice Noodle Rolls)

Soft and tender sheets of rice noodle filled with sweet and savory roasted pork, drizzled with seasoning sauce and topped with chopped scallions–cheung fun is one of my go to dim sum dishes. This thinly steamed rice paper that is often brimming with various fillings and rolled altogether tastes the best when it’s fresh out of the steamer. With this…

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Onigiri Recipe – Japanese Rice Balls

Onigiri are fluffy shaped rice balls wrapped in nori and packed with a variety of different savory fillings like buttery salmon, umami flavored bonito and soy sauce, creamy tuna, and furikake. Onigiri, also known as o-musubi or rice ball, is a Japanese food staple that you can find in Japanese restaurants or grocery stores. It’s an easy way to transport…

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Pork and Shrimp Shumai Recipe

Dumplings come in many shapes and sizes, but plump pork and shrimp shumai with their unmistakable combo of Asian aromatics and seasoning are a staple in dim sum carts around the world. These dumplings are the perfect shape for dipping into a mixture of soy sauce and chili oil. Shumai, also known as siumaai, siomai, or shaomai, are traditional Chinese…

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Crispy Lumpia (Filipino Lumpiang Shanghai Spring Rolls)

Hot and crispy fried spring rolls filled with seasoned ground pork and dipped into a sweet and sour sauce–lumpiang Shanghai, or lumpia, is my go to snack at any Filipino party and it never disappoints.  What is lumpia?  My girlfriend’s family throws a lot of parties (par for the course with many Filipino families though) and lumpia is always the…

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How To Cook Rice in a Rice Cooker

Once you learn how to cook rice in a rice cooker, it will be dead simple to repeat for consistent, fluffy and delicious rice every time. Hands off too! Simply rinse the rice, use a 1:1 ratio of water to rice, start the machine and you’re good to go. For more details about the reasons ‘why’, read on! I first…

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Pandan Waffle Recipe (Bánh Kẹp Lá Dứa)

Any waffle lover can attest to the intoxicating aroma of waffles hot off the iron. This pandan waffle recipe takes it up a notch (and in a Vietnamese / southeast Asian direction) with its sweet aroma of pandan, rich coconutty taste, chewy mochi center, and a crispy outer texture. What to expect with these waffles Not to be confused with…

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Inari Sushi Recipe

Calling all anime fans, if you’ve been a victim to the mesmerizingly hot and steamy inari sushi shots in various anime and immediately started craving them, then look no further. While you can find inari sushi at sushi restaurants, this super simple recipe is here to fulfill your cravings and it’s only made up of two simple ingredients: sushi rice…

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Vegetable Tempura Batter Recipe

Have you ever turned down fried vegetables? Me neither. This vegetable tempura recipe will satiate any fried food cravings with its light, airy, and crispy texture and flavorful tetsuya dipping sauce. This recipe reminds me a lot of my crispy fried tofu, but with vegetables; You get the extra crunchiness and a nice surprise on the inside. History of tempura…

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Shrimp Tempura Recipe

Light and crispy tendrils of fried goodness in each bite, who can say no to shrimp tempura? After ordering shrimp tempura so many times at restaurants and savoring the delicious crunchy exterior, I couldn’t resist making it at home. This easy and quick shrimp tempura recipe will have your guests coming back for more. History of tempura Interestingly, tempura was…

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Crispy Fried Tofu Recipe

This is some of the crispiest fried tofu you’ll ever try. I’ve often ordered crispy tofu at our local Szechuan restaurants and wanted to know how to get that perfectly fried outer layer, and this recipe finally shows you how! In general, tofu is soybean milk and water cooked with a salt-based or acidic coagulant. Once they are cooked together,…

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