Tag: asian

Bulgogi Tacos

Bulgogi Tacos

I love this recipe for bulgogi tacos. It’s a delicious, actual 30-minute weeknight dinner that my 3-year-old eats and eats and eats, and so do we adults. Even so, just how much I liked it surprised me. I’m not generally a fan of fusion cuisine. I…

Spicy Pork with Asparagus

Spicy Pork with Asparagus

Making and enjoying this recipe for Spicy Pork with Asparagus is directly related to our spring cleaning efforts. Recently Alex and I have gone through much of our stuff to try to downsize. One day, eventually, we will buy a house, and we had might…

Japanese Fried Chicken (Tori no Kara-age)

Japanese Fried Chicken (Tori no Kara-age)

This Japanese fried chicken is near and dear to my heart. The recipe, called tori no kara-age, was the first dish my host mom ever made for me when I studied abroad – we ate it the night I moved in with my homestay family.…

Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles

Honestly, I’m in a cooking rut. For every delicious dessert I write about (and I don’t even write about those frequently nowadays), there’s several evenings’ worth of dinner that I’m not interested in cooking. I can’t make a weekly dinner plan to save my life…

Thai Chicken with Basil and Cashews

Thai Chicken with Basil and Cashews

I started buying a CSA box this year. I really like getting a variety of veggies, but it can be a struggle to figure out what to do with them, particularly when the farm has a bumper crop of the same vegetable each week. I…

Kung Pao Chicken Tacos

Kung Pao Chicken Tacos

I’m going to complain about a rather tasty dinner I made. Yes, complain. Because although Kung Pao Chicken Tacos were tasty, it was an awful lot of prep for 5 minutes of eating dinner. I know that I’m the person who makes her own vanilla…

Thai-Style Vegetable Rice Noodles

Thai-Style Vegetable Rice Noodles

Summer in St. Louis is the pits. For those of you who say “summer doesn’t start until Wednesday,” I present you with St. Louis weather. Our high today was 96; drought conditions are spreading, yet humidity is high; and the next cold front that moves…

Kung Pao Sauce

Kung Pao Sauce

For the Chinese New Year, I decided I would season the wok that I’ve had for several years but never used. I’d never seasoned a wok before, and I didn’t do a good job the first time. The basic idea behind seasoning a wok is…

Hainan Chicken and Rice

Hainan Chicken and Rice

Happy Lunar New Year! There are a variety of foods that one is supposed to eat for the lunar new year, but unfortunately, in spite of having spent a year in Japan, I don’t know enough about what those should be. I apparently should have…

Soy and Cola Braised Pork Shoulder

Soy and Cola Braised Pork Shoulder

Schnucks had boneless pork shoulders on sale for a while, so I stocked up. One of the things I wanted to do to one was make Soy and Cola Braised Pork Shoulder. I bought a bottle of full-sugar cola because I wanted to try this…