My Time in Asia

Chinese Oxtail

Chinese Oxtail Recipe

Chinese Braised Oxtail – a dinner party favorite. I make this for guests since a whole lot of people don’t usually indulge in oxtail let alone go through a long braising method to drain the fats.

Thai Red Curry Paste Recipe

Red is the color of love. I am making Prig Gang Kua (พริกแกงคั่ว). This is not “prig gang ped” which generally has some bloomed…

Thai-Style Baked Fish in Banana Leaf

What I have done is come up with a mixture that speaks freshness and shouts flavor while keeping the spice and salt properly in check, well, at least for the non-Thai. I like fish. If I didn’t, I would not eat it.

Pad See-Ew

Pad See-Ew (ผัดซีอิ๊ว) is a wonderfully quick Thai stir-fry that is easy to learn. This is a classic recipe adapted from a cook I knew in Bangkok. She made it perfect every time.

Taiwanese Fried Chicken

A rather delicious spin on the chicken nugget. My best experience was not actually in Taiwan, it was at a small chain in L.A. that dusted the chicken with the final seasoning.

Miso Cod Recipe

This is a lighter version of the Nobu Miso Cod recipe that has made it’s way around the interwebz.

Garlic Fried Rice

A mastery of a classic garlic rice can really round out your dinner. It shows depth and all the garlic is a great health booster. The key here is to stir-fry the raw, un-cooked rice while imparting garlic and the taste of a homemade chicken stock into it.

Char Siu

Char Siu Recipe

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe) It’s incredibly hard to turn down a proper Char Siu (叉燒) / Cha Shao. For those of you who…

thai boat noodle soup

Thai Boat Noodle Soup Recipe

Yes, there are of course many variations of Thai Boat Noodle soup, but generally every stall in Thailand has the same basic elements. This Thai soup is great particularly for women. Lots of good stuff for the joints, bones and blood.

Sichuan Dipping Sauce

A tasty Chengdu (similar to the traditional Mala sauce) dipping sauce for cold poached chicken. I prefer a cut in the amount of Sichuan powder used. I love this taste and I love chicken or duck. I want to taste them.