Archive for the ‘Asian’ Category

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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Pepero

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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Korean Flower Cookies (Yakgwa)

December 30th, 2010 | Asian, Cookies, Desserts, Pastry, Vegetarian | Christi | 12 Comments

Some foods are best homemade. Others are best left to the experts. I’ve found that the more specialized and ethnic a food, the harder it is to replicate in the home kitchen. But that doesn’t keep us from trying, does it? These cookies are classic Korean cookies. Made from a sweet cookie dough that is […]

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Foodbuzz 24×24: Korean Festival Food

June 27th, 2010 | Asian, Beef, Pasta, Sides | Christi | 7 Comments

Honey&Butter is excited to be featured in FoodBuzz’s 24×24 event! Join me as we indulge in the best of Korean cuisine!

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Nakji Bokkum (Korean Spicy Squid and Veggie Saute)

June 18th, 2010 | Asian, Quick | Christi | No Comments

Warning: The following post is not intended for the squeamish or faint of heart. If you failed high school Biology because you ran out of the room crying at the sight of the frog you were supposed  to dissect, please refrain from entering this post. Graphic photos involved. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Spicy Korean Braised Chicken

May 20th, 2010 | Asian, Chicken, Quick | Christi | 7 Comments

Chicken is one of the most popular protein sources across the globe. There are countless ways to prepare this versatile poultry…

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