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Warming Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

Warming Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and sour soup has long been one of my favourite comfort foods.  This version is easy enough for a weeknight, packed with bright flavours, and short on exotic ingredients. I have an outsized collection of cookbooks.  Personally, I blame my cookbook collection on my […]

Szechuan Steamed Stuffed Cucumbers, a Light and Satisfying Meal

Szechuan Steamed Stuffed Cucumbers, a Light and Satisfying Meal

Steaming cucumbers may seem unusual.  However, this dish has a surprisingly tasty flavor, as the mild bitterness of the cucumbers contrasts beautifully with the rich pork filling.  Better yet, these cucumbers are quick and easy to prepare on busy weeknights. As the weather warms up, […]

Gyoza, Japanese Potstickers

Gyoza, Japanese Potstickers

Gyoza, or Japanese potstickers, are very similar to Chinese fried dumplings (jiaozi).  The only difference is that they tend to be more delicately seasoned and the wrappers are generally almost transparent. Visiting New York City’s immense Chinatown recently was an incredible treat and I can’t […]

Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Marinated Pork Tenderloin

This divine pork tenderloin is a hostess’ best friend.  It is easy to make, flavorful, and improves with age.  In addition, the tenderloin’s Asian flavors — marrying orange and hoisin — are almost universally loved. In my home town, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, cocktail parties […]

Five Spice Pork Stir Fry

Five Spice Pork Stir Fry

Stir fry is an easy weeknight dish which comes together almost as quickly as takeout.  Better yet, this particular stir fry is filled with crunchy, nutritious green vegetables.  So, it is packed with vitamins that are bound to help you stay fit and healthy. On […]