Category Archives: Asian

Asian Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops with Wild Mushroom-Soy Vinaigrette

This dish was pretty amazing. It wasn’t difficult, just a little prep with the rub and mushroom mixture. First mix all the spices for the rub in a good container. Where in the world do you find GROUND STAR ANISE? … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Feast!

The weekend preparations for this meal were a bit extensive…but worth it in the end! I started off visiting Uwajimaya. I went prepared, with brand names written down on my shopping list. I soon discovered I needed to look a … Continue reading

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Go Go Gyoza

There are few things I love more than Asian Dumplings.  I actually have a cookbook called Asian Dumplings that I love that is devoted to nothing but them.  One thing I have learned though is they are more fun to make … Continue reading

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Peas and Carrots

(Sayaendo no Itame & Ninjin no Kinpira) When looking for a side for the Teriyaki Burgers, don’t want anything too crazy.  These are an easy, tasty way to get some veggies. Snow Peas with Salt?  Really- that’s it.  Nothing flashy- … Continue reading

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Teriyaki Burgers

Teriyaki Hambagu Yesterday, we made the teriyaki burgers… but we called them “pork patties” as to not confuse those who believe that a burger must come with a bun. Starts with making the teriyaki sauce.  MMM… This stuff is tasty … Continue reading

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Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon Stir-Fried with Egg and Red Pepper Goya Champuru I was looking for a vegetable to serve with my fried rice, and saw these at Uwajimaya.     Bitter Melon?  Never tried it.  Since I knew I would like … Continue reading

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Fried Rice with Corn and Peppers

Tomorokoshi to Piman no Chahan I figure, when trying a new cookbook, I might as well start by making something that you pretty much know is going to be tasty. Fried rice of any sort I’m OK with, but corn … Continue reading

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