Broiled Red Snapper with Chili Shallot Sauce

broiled red snapper

One thing I incredibly respect about Chinese cuisine and cooking is the full use of the animals. They eat chicken feet, hearts, livers, pig snouts, and hooves, you name it. And yes while I myself do not particularly find all of these animal parts appealing I cannot but have the utmost respect for the creative… 

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Japchae – Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry

Japchae

Japchae is a Korean dish made with glass (sweet potato starch) noodles and vegetables. I have had glass noodle dishes before but never been served them by Koreans, so when our couchsurfing hosts in Gyeongu, South Korea mentioned that Japchae would accompany the acorn jelly salad for dinner I was elated.

Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry

Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry

I’m always looking for a good home made stir fry sauce. You can always take the shortcut and buy a bottled or packaged sauce but where’s the sense of culinary adventure in that? Sometimes I just add a splash of soy sauce, sesame oil, mirin or rice vinegar etc, but it doesn’t give you that… 

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Basil Chicken Stir Fry

Basil Chicken Stir Fry

Well I have now been in Japan for a little over 10 days and have already seen Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go, Takayma and have just started my time in Tokyo. Next up is Hiroshima and Miyajima and then the ferry over to South Korea. Time has been flying by and the impressions and time… 

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Toasted Quinoa with Mushrooms and Asian Flavors {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

Quinoa with Mushrooms and Asian Flavors

This quinoa with mushrooms and asian flavors has quickly become one of my new favorite recipes. My relationship with quinoa got off to a rocky start last year but once I gave it another chance and cooked it correctly I was hooked. High in protein and gluten free, quinoa is way healthier than white rice/pasta… 

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Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

I haven’t made anything with chicken in a while so last night for dinner I decided to give this cashew chicken stir fry a shot. Growing up, I used to love chicken, but then college came along and I really over did it. Sophomore year (when I moved out of the kitchen-less dorms) – I cannot even… 

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Flank Steak Stir Fry with Crispy Chow Mein Noodles

Recently I’ve start making a lot of stir fry recipes. Mainly because I’ve discovered flank steak and just want to cook with it every chance I get. And it’s especially great for stir fry because the super thin slivers of meat are really tender and cook in a flash. Also the crispy Chinese egg noodles… 

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