Category Archives: Asian & Asian Influenced

An Eastern-Asian Soup

I haven’t driven since December 13th (recovering from surgery), and my pantry in my new home is not yet installed, so some of my foodstuffs are not readily find-able.  But I was in the mood for a nice winter-body warming … Continue reading

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Galbi: Korean LA-Cut Short Ribs

You’ll see the name spelled Galbi, and you’ll see it spelled Kalbi. Due to the fact that I’m still not driving after surgery, I didn’t follow the following recipe exactly.  My inspiration recipe is from Maangchi’s “Real Korean Cooking” book,page … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Cauliflower and Onion Pakora

Several months back, I stopped at an Indian restaurant, the Aroma Bar and Grill, on my way home, and ordered a meal.  My meal came with pakoras (among other things) on the side.  Seriously, those things ranked 10 out of 5, and … Continue reading

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Skirt Steak Stir Fry Featuring Persimmon

I discovered a new fruit the other day. The persimmon ( Diospyros sp.) is alleged to taste like apricot; I find it similar but not identical.  And I like it better.  Much better, so much that I am now plotting to buy my own … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Summer Rolls

Yes, I am referring to the rolls make with the rice paper.  The rice paper itself is labeled “rice spring roll wrappers”.  But recently I ordered Vietnamese spring rolls out at a restaurant… and got served skinny greasy rolls with … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao, Flushing, NYC

Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao (Chinese: Jiangnan, Shanghai, Wuxi, Sichuan), 59-16 Main St,  Flushing (Queens) New York City, NY 11355  (This experience with a couple of friends was a jewel of an event!  Okay, it was back in mid-March this very year, but … Continue reading

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Grain-Free Ikura Avocado Hand Roll

Not that long ago, I was in the mood for a snack.  I didn’t want to wait to cook up the rice (waiting defeats the point of a snack), so I decided, somewhat in the spirit of the Naruto roll … Continue reading

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