Archive for the ‘Asian’ Category

Japanese Cheesecake

November 15th, 2014 | Asian, Cake, Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 1 Comment

Japanese cheesecake is a unique kind of cake. It has the lightness of spongecake but has the tang of cheesecake. It needs no frosting or icing, just enjoy slices with tea or coffee. A kitchen scale is a must-have for this recipe. Japanese Cheesecake 8oz. cream cheese 50g/2 oz. unsalted butter 100 ml/3 fluid oz whole milk 60g/2 […]

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Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

November 9th, 2014 | Asian, Dressing, Main Dish, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

Happy weekend, all! Sometimes weekends can be overflowing with good but heavy foods. Sometimes you just want that nice crisp salad. Here’s a fresh Vietnamese rice noodle salad that won’t weight you down, but is super flavorful. Add some sliced grilled chicken or steak to make it a dinner-time meal. Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad 4 […]

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Teriyaki Meatballs

November 5th, 2014 | Asian, Beef, Dinner, Main Dish | Christi | No Comments

I happen to be a huge fan of teriyaki meatballs. I’m not sure why. Something about the sweet and aromatic grilled meat paired with fluffy rice and sides of pickled vegetables (preferably kimchi) makes me a darned happy camper. So today I thought I would try to come  up with something that could satisfy my cravings. […]

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Kung Pao Chicken

November 3rd, 2014 | Asian, Chicken, Dinner, Featured, Gluten free, Quick | Christi | 1 Comment

Kung Pao Chicken is one of the most popular takeout dishes. Luckily, it is easy to make at home without any MSG. Take care not to marinade the chicken longer than stated, as the meat will over-tenderize and become slightly gummy. Add whatever chopped vegetables you have in the fridge to make it your own. […]

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Salad with Sesame Miso Dressing

January 15th, 2014 | Asian, Dressing, Quick, Sauce, Sides, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

This is the dressing that many Japanese restaurants will use on their appetizer salads.  Delicious and refreshing, it will liven up any Asian style meal or salad. This dressing is also light and low in fat! Sesame Miso Dressing ¼ cup white miso ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ cup rice vinegar 2 TB vegetable oil […]

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Scallion Pancakes

January 8th, 2014 | Asian, Bread, Pastry, Sides, Vegetarian | Christi | No Comments

If you’re a fan of dimsum, you’ll love these scallion pancakes. The way the dough is rolled makes for multiple layers of flakey pastry. Be careful not to roll the final pancake too thin, or it will be a hard disk. You want it tender in the middle. The dipping sauce is a must to […]

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Korean Cream Cake (Seeang Cream Cake)

April 30th, 2011 | Asian, Cake, Desserts, Fruit, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 3 Comments

There’s an unsaid tradition in our family. For most of the year, American butter cakes and cookies are good and well. But when it comes to birthdays, anniversaries, and celebrations, a special cake is always freshly ordered from the local Korean bakery- Seeang Cream Cake, otherwise known as Korean Fresh Cream Cake. It consists of […]

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Easy Mochi with Sweet Red Bean Filling

March 22nd, 2011 | Asian, Desserts, Vegetarian | Christi | 4 Comments

Traditional Korean food is made with what the land offers aplenty. The climate is perfect for rice and soybean farming, and the sea surrounding the country offers plenty of seafood for cooking various dishes. I presume that after a few centuries or so, people started coming up with new ways to use what they had. […]

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March 8th, 2011 | Asian, Desserts, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | 4 Comments

If you’re Korean, or know anyone of such origin, you’re likely to have come across Peperos- a thin biscuit covered in melted chocolate, with a version that is covered in almonds. I’ve grown up with Peperos, much like kids here grow up with Cheerios. They are homey, comfy and make a nice quick snack. For […]

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Yakbap (Korean steamed sweet rice cake)

January 6th, 2011 | Asian, Cake, Desserts, Quick, Vegetarian | Christi | 3 Comments

It seems Korean desserts are quite popular around here. By request, here’s another that is a traditional Korean sweet. Not surprisingly, it’s made from rice. Yakbap in Korean means literally “medicine rice”. It is thought that the combination and abundance of healthy nuts and dried fruits was a health booster. Be sure to use SWEET, […]

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