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Category Archives: Asian Food

Vegan Bibimbap
Ⅴビビンバ

Vegans and plant-eaters. Who is tired of “subtraction” vegan dishes? Well, I am. You go to a restaurant. Find a dish that says “vegan upon request” and ask about it. Your server tells you it’s “no problem” to make the dish vegan. They will just remove this, this, this, and that. So you’ll end up […]

Kabocha Thai Green Curry
かぼちゃタイカレー

The first time I tried Thai curry with Kabocha squash in it, I fell in love. The sweet and soft squash was just perfect in the creamy spicy soup. The restaurant that I know serves Kabocha Thai curry is a bit far from our house, and I’ve also learned that it may not be vegan; […]

L-Style Dan Dan Noodle Soup
Lスタイル担々麺

Dan dan noodle soup is rich, spicy, flavorful, and warm. Noodle soup makes you warm, but dan dan noodle soup seems to make you particularly warm, maybe because of the spiciness and the richness in the flavor combination. The traditional dan dan noodle soup has spicy ground meat as the main topping. My version has […]

Pineapple Fried Rice
パイナップルライス

Our neighbor friend brought us this beautiful pineapple the other day. I waited for a few days until it became ripe. I initially thought about making a pineapple upside-down cake because we just got coconut ice cream from my father-in-law. A pineapple cake and coconut ice cream together sound like a dream treat! (My father-in-law […]

PB Bahn Mi Sandwich
バインミーサンドイッチ

There are so many awesome Vietnamese dishes, but Bahn Mi is one of my favorites. So when I made my first Seitan steak, I thought this would be a perfect way to enjoy my “meat”. For a good Bahn Mi you need a lot of fresh veggies, in my opinion. Pan-fried seitan. Doesn’t look great? […]

Sweet and Sour V-Balls
V肉団子の甘酢あん

Love sweet and sour dishes, and I get craving for it once in a while. Once you get the stuff ready, the cooking process goes quickly. Looks so good! I have a perfect plate for this dish. This was found at a local Asian grocery store. I made a big batch, but it disappeared quickly! […]

Deconstructed Bahn Mi Rice Bowl
解体バインミー丼

You have all the ingredients for your banh mi sandwich, but you are missing the right bread for it. What would you do? Make deconstructed bahn mi rice bowl! I talked about this Trader Joe’s super firm tofu before. This is REALLY firm and dense, and when cooked, the texture resembles that of chicken. That’s […]

Lemongrass Noodle Soup
レモングラスヌードルスープ

I was in a mood for noodle soup, but with a little South Asian twist. When I was checking my spice drawer, I noticed this little jar of lemongrass. I bought it a long time ago, and I’ve never actually used it yet. This lemongrass flavored soup was so refreshing when paired with fresh lime. […]

Tonkotsu-Style V-Ramen
とんこつ風Vラーメン

I grew up eating ramen a lot. It’s so popular in Japan, and when I found out that a lot of Japanese people post ONLY ramen pictures on their Instagram page, I was not surprised. Some of them go out to eat ramen every day, and they don’t run out of new ramen shops to […]

T-Roll with Mayo and Teriyaki
T巻き、マヨと照り焼きだれ。

I make sushi rolls often, but I still get excited when I make one. As a result, I tend to prepare too much stuff to roll in. I don’t always do this, but it is fun to serve with sauce. I happened to have just made V mayo using this recipe (except that I used […]