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Kinpira Gobo

Kinpira Gobo

Unless you have a Japanese mother, it’s pretty unlikely that you’ve ever had Kinpira Gobo. It’s the kind of Japanese home cooking that isn’t well known outside of Japan. In fact, I rarely see burdock root prepared in the states at all, and that’s a read more

Pork Rib and Radish Soup

Pork Rib and Radish Soup

While much of the country is still digging out of a deep freeze, I thought I would post one of the easiest and most comforting soups that I know. Chinese Pork Rib and Radish Soup has a steaming clear broth, hearty chunks of rich pork read more

Korean Fried Chicken

Korean Fried Chicken

I think KFC Night might mean something different in my house. Nothing against the Colonel mind you, but make my fried chicken Korean please! Shatteringly crispy and glazed with a sticky sweet and spicy sauce, Korean Fried Chicken is having a real moment lately. Even read more

Homemade Sriracha

Homemade Sriracha

I think it’s safe to say that Sriracha has become as American as Tabasco. In fact, that iconic red rooster bottle is one of the most successful food products in history. So much so that the Huy Fong factory in California makes over 20 million read more

Chinese Almond Cookies

Chinese Almond Cookies

It’s always fun getting to celebrate New Years multiple times, but especially this year. Who doesn’t want to say goodbye to 2020 at least twice? The Chinese Lunar New Year fell on the February 12th this year, but celebrations last up to 16 days. So, read more

Sushi Party!

Sushi Party!

During covid so many people have told me that one of the things they miss most is going out to restaurants, particularly for sushi. They miss the ritual of sharing sake, dipping their rolls into soy sauce spiked with wasabi, and of course the exquisitely read more


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Asian Spiced Spare ribs

Asian Spiced Spare ribs

These Asian spiced spare ribs will have you salivating. The smell of them roasting fills your home with the most divine aroma. And smells don’t lie, these are delicious.   I use two different techniques to insure delectable results every time. First I marinate the read more

Vietnamese Beef Pho

Vietnamese Beef Pho

What the Pho?! First things first. Let’s clear up the pronunciation. Pho is pronounced fuh, NOT foe. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, Beef Pho is to Vietnam what pizza is to Italy, or what fish and chips are to England.  It read more

Lemongrass Tofu Rice Salad

Lemongrass Tofu Rice Salad

Quarantine has really changed how we cook and eat, hasn’t it?  For one thing, we are just doing so much more of it.  (Raise your hand if you made sourdough bread for the first time in your life?)  People used to dining out several times read more

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki is the most family friendly meal on the planet.  I mean, have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like teriyaki? My recipe is super fast and requires very little prep.  You can make it a complete meal with a side of rice and read more

Japanese Beef Curry

Japanese Beef Curry

What is Japanese Curry? Japanese Beef Curry is probably one of the most beloved dishes cooked in Japanese homes- the kind of easy meal that moms make on a busy weeknight. It reheats and freezes beautifully. Perhaps when you hear curry you automatically think of read more