Category Archives: Asian & Asian Influenced

Open Face English Muffin Cheese Melt, with Seared Tuna, Avocado, Pickled Ginger, and Brie Cheese

Contains: Seafood (fish), wheat (gluten), dairy. Is: Quick and easy. This one is Japanese-inspired, but fusion with my take on this. You can consider this a Good Friday dish. Yes, the pickled ginger was leftover from a Japanese-restaurant take-out. Note, … Continue reading

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Braised Korean Tofu (Vegan): Dubu Jorim

Contains:  Soy. legumes, nightshades.  Is: Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free (if using tamari), quick and easy. This dish is not always vegetarian, but this rendition is, and I had all the ingredients (other than the tofu which I ran off to buy, … Continue reading

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Taiwanese Pork Rice Bowl: Lu Rou Fan

Contains:  Alcohol, soy (potential of gluten), added sugar.  Is:  Taiwanese.  Taiwan is another nation that celebrates the Asian Lunar New Year.  (As mentioned before, I’m posting recipes this month from east and southeast Asian cultures.  Yes, I am running out … Continue reading

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Filipino Kare-Kare with Tripe

Contains:  Offal, peanuts, optional shellfish and nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free. Time for more tripe…  At the end of this recipe I’ll put in links to the two previous tripe recipes I’ve made for this blog.  In addition, this one is for … Continue reading

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Chinese Silken Tofu, Quick, Easy, Uncooked, Vegan

Contains:  Soy, legumes, nightshade seasoning.  Is:  Quick and easy, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, served room temperature. I had planned to make a different and pan-fried tofu recipe, but discovered I only had the silken (which I’d bought back when I planned … Continue reading

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Japanese Miso Dressing with Duck Breast

Contains:  Soy (potentially gluten), added sugar.  Is:  Quick and easy, just ducky… A continuation of my Asian Cooking Month!   If you are gluten-free, read your miso container label.   There are indeed some that contain no wheat (gluten).   Duck is not … Continue reading

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A Quick Chirashi Bowl, Japanese-Inspired

Contains:  Seafood, grains.  Is: Quick and easy.   The Feast of the Seven Fishes didn’t happen for me here this past year.  I did manage to make four of the seven, but I will write this up so you can use … Continue reading

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Cambodian/Khmer Pork Head

Contains:  Offal, added sugar.  Is:  Gluten-free, nightshade free, dairy free, paleo.  All right, this is half a head.  It came with my late summer’s pork share – well, it was indeed optional, but I wasn’t going to reject a head … Continue reading

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Thai-Inspired Red Curry with Leafy Greens & Scallops

Contains:  Coconut, nightshades, seafood.  Is:  Gluten-free. Vegetarian/vegan option. After scoring a big batch of pak choy (a variant of bok choy, but with a whiter stem) I decided to make a Thai curry.  It’s not quite Paleo or Whole30, but … Continue reading

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Stir Fried Rice Infused with Tea

Contains:  Soy.  Is: Gluten-free, comes with vegetarian option. This is part of my culinary MeetUp’s tea challenge for the month of April.  Yeah, our group actually met during COVID-19 shut down — online.  We couldn’t taste or savor aromas of … Continue reading

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