This quick and easy version of Chap Chai (Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables) is suitable for every day or festive occasions. Vegetables may vary as desired.
Tasty Brussels Sprouts and Sausage Stir Fry combining Chinese sausage and soy sauce to give it some Asian flavors. Wonderful as a side dish.
This tasty Stir Fry Chicken Bamboo Shoots in Black Bean Sauce has a bold umami flavor, best savored with a steaming bowl of white rice. Includes video.
Quick, easy, and tasty Chicken and Green Beans Stir Fry liven up with a little heat from dried chilies. So delicious with a bowl of rice.
Easy Ham Cabbage Stir Fry with a nice balance of saltiness from the ham and sweetness from the cabbage, carrots, and green beans.
Simple and tasty Salmon Fried Rice using leftover grilled salmon, green beans, and eggs. Red chili peppers provide a little heat.
Spicy stir fry Thai Basil Chicken with basil leaves and chilies. Takes only minutes to prepare. Delicious with steamed rice.
Kangkung Belacan, a spicy stir fry dish of water spinach flavored with chilies and shrimp paste. Full of umami flavor and delicious with white rice.
Thin slices of juicy beef are paired with tender crisp asparagus in this quick and easy Sesame Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry. Perfect for weeknight meals!
Tender crisp pan fried Szechuan Yellow Beans flavored with ginger, chili paste, and rice vinegar. This is a healthier alternative to the deep fried version.
A quick and simple yet tasty fried rice made with left-over grilled chicken and fresh seasonal corn.
The ever popular Char Koay Teow or stir fried rice strips with shrimps, Chinese sausage, bean sprouts, and chives with step-by-step instructions.
Pancit Canton is a popular dish in the Philippines made of wheat noodles stir fried with chicken, pork, shrimps, and a medley of vegetables.
Deliciously nutty fried “rice” made with quinoa instead of rice and leftover grilled salmon, carrots, chives, and corn.
A robust and flavorful stir fry dish combining thin slices of beef with freshly ground black pepper, ginger, and sweet bell peppers.
Delicious tender crisp Stir Fry Bok Choy with ginger, garlic, and slices of deep fried tofu to provide a contrast of textures and flavors.
Quick and healthy Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry in 30 minutes. Once you have cooked it in your own kitchen, you may never want do a take-out again!
Learn the technique to cook your own tender crisp Stir Fry Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli) with mushrooms at home. Takes only a few minutes to prepare.
This quick and easy Zucchini and Egg Fried Rice can be made in 20 minutes. It is much tastier and healthier than the take-out.
This delicious Stir-Fry Spaghetti Squash with Shrimps is a twist on the classic Jiu Hu Char, often served as a filling for lettuce wraps.
Tasty Broccoli Beef Noodles in 30 minutes using convenient dried noodles, sirloin beef, and broccoli florets. Great for busy weeknights or lazy weekends.
Quick and easy Kung Pao Chicken with dried chilies, Szechuan peppercorns, and roasted peanuts. Delicious with a bowl of steamed rice.
Some of the more exotic tropical ingredients from the old country are just impossible to find here in Minnesota. Even in Malaysia these ingredients are becoming rare because they were never commercially grown but simply harvested from the wild. Increased urbanization has definitely taken a toll.
In many parts of Asia, population density is high and the available school buildings are limited. Hence, the same facility is shared by two separate sessions, morning and afternoon to allow twice the number of classes available for the same school year. Children going to the morning session will start at 7:30am and end by…
This quick and easy Stir Fried Noodles with Chicken and Crabsticks is perfect for lunch or busy weeknights. Takes only 30 minutes to prepare.
Quick and easy Shrimp and Broccoli Slaw Fried Rice using cooked shrimps and precut broccoli slaw. Can be prepared in 15 minutes with minimum prep work.
Culinary history was changed forever when someone long ago in China introduced rice to wok! The humble steamed rice, tossed with seasoning (normally soy sauce) and oil, seared with the intense heat from the frying pan, transforms into a dish worthy of kings. There was even an episode of Iron Chef where the Japanese chef…
Easy and tasty Soybean Sprouts and Shrimp Stir-fry with sweet potato noodles. Delicious served with a bowl of steamed rice.
Treat your family to these homemade Sweet and Sour Meatballs combined with bell peppers, snow peas, and pineapples. They are delicious for sure!
This robust and colorful Broccoli Beef Stir-Fry only needs to be accompanied by a bowl of steamed rice for a quick and delicious meal. Video included.
One of the best ways to prepare fuzzy melon is to cook it in this simple Fuzzy Melon and Glass Vermicelli Stir-fry. It is perfect eaten with a bowl of rice.
It is interesting how different cultures have similar dishes and sometimes similar names. The Korean Japchae is similar to a Chinese dish known as Chap Chai in Fujianese (Hokkien) or Chai Choy in Cantonese. When translated, chap chai means mixed vegetables. Both japchae and chap chai has a mixed of vegetables and clear noodles in…
It was a rainy weekend here in Minnesota with heavy down pour from Friday through Sunday. The deluge made staying home and indoors the obvious choice. We lazed around, ate, and worked on our hobbies. The lawn was well watered and the grass probaby grew several inches but it will have to left alone for…
We love noodles and eat them several times a week. My pantry is always stocked with all kinds of dried noodles and often times I would have fresh noodles either in the fridge or freezer. A trip to the Asian market is a must when my stock is low. Rice noodles, egg noodles, sweet potato…
Simple and tasty Stir Fry Spicy Water Spinach (kangkung/convolvulus) flavored with fermented soybean curds and garlic chili sauce.
Tofu is soybean curd made by coagulating hot fresh soy milk. It can be further processed to produce dried tofu and fermented tofu. The byproduct of boiling soy milk is a film or “skin” that forms over the surface is used to make dried yellowish sheets that can be used as a wrapper for vegetables…