Asian Recipes

Georgian Khinkali Dumplings

Khinkali – Georgian Beef and Pork Soup Dumplings

Khinkali (also known as Chinkali or Xinkali) are stuffed pasta dumplings that are a favorite dish from the Country of Georgia. They are similar to Chinese Soup Dumplings, (Xiao Long Bao), but are much larger than their bite-sized cousins. These hearty little bags of goodness are typically served up on large platters and shared with […]
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Seafood Shabu Shabu

Hot Pot Asian Soup (Shabu-Shabu)

Hot Pot (or similarly Japanese Shabu-Shabu) is actually a fondue. Vegetables, thinly sliced meats and often noodles and/or dumplings, are added to a fondue pot with boiling broth. Each person sharing the fondue adds their own ingredients to the broth. Food can be rescued by using a small wire basket or just cooked by “swishing” […]
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on September 18, 2016
Chicken Rendang Recipe

Chicken Rendang – Malaysian Coconut Curry Chicken

Chicken Rendang is a popular spicy curry dish that we discovered during a recent visit to Malaysia. The slow cooked chicken bathed in exotic spices, coconut milk and finished with a dark and nutty coconut paste proved out everything that we had heard about the incredible food of Malaysia. CNN actually put this dish on […]
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Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Spring Rolls – Chả Giò

Vietnamese Spring Rolls are an addictive appetizer that are much lighter than their Chinese Egg Roll cousins. This is because the rice paper wrapper used to make the spring rolls is lighter and results in a more crsipy delicate skin. The same rice paper wrapper is also used to make the refreshing Vietnamese Fresh Spring […]
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on January 22, 2016
Thai Drunken Noodles

Thai Drunken Noodles – Pad Kee Mao

There are several theories as to how this spicy dish earned the name Drunken Noodles. Some claim that the spicy, salty, starchy dish is the perfect cure for a hangover. Other stories hail the noodle dish as the perfect accompaniment to Thai beer. A favorite beer variety here, Chang, is known as having a higher than […]
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on January 16, 2016
Thai Chicken with Holy Basil

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken

This is a versatile Thai recipe that easily be made vegetarian and either hot or mild, depending on your taste. But what isn’t easily interchangeable is the Thai basil. The unique flavor gives this dish a fresh and distinctly Thai flavor that you won’t be able to replicate by using another form of basil. Luckily, […]
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Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Shrimp and Peanut Sauce

We order these spring rolls almost every time we go to our favorite Thai restaurant. So it came as a bit of a surprise during a visit to Southeast Asia that the recipe is actually one from Vietnam. But no matter what the origin, these fresh spring rolls always make me feel like I have had […]
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Green Curry with Chicken

Thai Green Chicken Curry and Fresh Green Curry Paste

This Thai Chicken Green Curry gets its lush green color from the chilies used in the chile paste. Thai food is known for its balance of flavors and textures. In this Thai green chicken curry recipe, that balance is achieved with the sweetness of palm sugar, tartness of tamarind and lime leaves, and spiciness from […]
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on December 5, 2015
Tom Kha Gai Soup

Tom Kha Gai Soup – Thai Chicken in Coconut Milk

Tom Kha Gai (or Chicken in Coconut Milk Soup) is a recipe where all of the favorite flavors of Thailand come together. Fresh ginger, lemongrass, chili peppers and lime leaves combined with creamy coconut milk is one delicious bowl of Thai soup. Despite the complexity of flavors in this dish, its actually quite easy to […]
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on November 28, 2015
Massaman Curry Recipe

Beef Massaman Curry (Matsaman Curry)

We had our first taste of Massaman curry (or Matsaman curry) during a trip to Thailand several years ago. The flavor completely took us by surprise and it has since become one of our favorite Thai dishes. It’s use of cinnamon, star anise and cardamom gives it an unusual flavor that sets it apart from other […]
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on November 21, 2015