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Category Archives: Asian Food

Tofu Stuffed Bitter Melon Tempura
豆腐詰めゴーヤ天ぷら

  My bitter melon adventure continues. My first bitter melon dish, namul, did not fly. I could not eat more than a few bites, because it was too bitter. My next bitter melon dish was my previous post, smoothie. It was still a bit bitter, but the bitterness was surprisingly pleasant. Many people recommended tempura. […]

Bitter Melon Smoothie
ゴーヤスムージー

Bitter melon is a popular summer vegetable in Japan. I’ve never tried it in Japan or in the U.S. But when I saw it at a local Asian grocery store, I decided to give it a try. This is what I got. I thought it was pretty reasonable. I initially made namul with it. My […]

Spicy Mango Pad Thai Spaghetti
スパイシーマンゴーパッタイスパゲッティ

Happy Wednesday! I started doing meal-prep a few weekends ago, and I’m loving it. It makes it so much easier to prepare weekday meals. Healthier. And less stress. However, it usually becomes challenging to create dinner that doesn’t make you feel like you are eating the same things over and over. I got to come […]

Bibimbap
ビビンバ

One of the reasons I like bibimbap is that you can eat a lot of veggies. Typically the veggies are prepared simply so that you can really enjoy the actual taste of the veggies Sesame carrot. Enoki mushroom. Spicy cucumber. Sprouts. A must for bibimbap if you ask me. Homemade seitan steak. So good!

Seoul Yakisoba Fried Noodles with Fried “Egg”
ソウルな焼きそば、目玉焼きのっけ。

Love pan fried noodles. This time I added a lot of Korean flavors, like gochujang and kimchi. It turned out delicious! But this plant-based fried “egg” made the dish even more special. I devoured it!

Banh Mi Sushi Roll
バインミー寿司ロール

I just love the flavor and texture combination used for Banh Mi sandwich, and that was the inspiration for this sushi roll. Homemade seitan steak and fresh crispy veggies are the stars of this roll. But the supporting actors are also important. I hope everyone had a good start of the week.

Veggie Noodles with Sweet and Spicy Glaze
餡掛け野菜麺

As I said before many times, I love noodles. Noodles. Zucchini and eggplant. Sweet and spicy glaze. YUM!

Mapo Tofu Ramen
麻婆豆腐ラーメン

I love Mapo Tofu, and I love ramen. So this is a no-brainer for me! The soup was made with slightly burned and caramelized onions and garlic, water, Kombu seaweed, soy sauce, salt, sugar, and hot pepper flakes (picture above). The main ingredients of the “meat” part of this “Mapo” were tempeh and mushrooms. This […]

Supreme Veggie Curry
特上ベジインドカレー

When I go to an Indian restaurant, I have a hard time deciding which curry to order. Eggplant is one of my favorite veggies. Cauliflower curry is also great. But it’s hard to say “no” to chickpea curry either. So when I made curry at home, I decided to put all my favorites in it. […]

Bhelpuri Lettuce Wraps
ベルプリレタスラップ

It’s always fun to check out an ethnic grocery store. But the experience gets better when you go with someone who is familiar with their food. A few weeks ago I got to go to an Indian grocery store with my neighbor friend, D, and I had a blast! It was so nice to have […]