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Ever since I began studying Chinese food a few years ago, I noticed how much fermented and pickled foods factor into their cooking. Most of us know about Korean kimchi and many have had Japanese pickles before, but Chinese pickles are still relatively rare here in America. One of my favorites — and one that [...]
It’s wild onion season pretty much everywhere, and there happens to be a cool kind of Korean kimchi that uses green onions. So I made a big batch last month and let it ferment. Lo and behold, it’s awesome – especially as an accompaniment to fish.
When you make an Indian rabbit curry, you kinda just gotta call it “Hare Krishna,” especially if you use actual hare, as I did. This is, more or less, a south Indian curry.
It might sound weird, but the combination of crab and pineapple in this Vietnamese-style fried rice is awesome! Hat tip to my friend Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen for the idea.
Asian style scallion pancakes — really flatbreads — are super easy to make and are a great snack or light lunch. Drizzled with a sweet and spicy sauce, they are almost dangerously addicting.
Thai red curry with duck is a standard dish in that country’s cuisine — in fact, it is thought that ducks were first domesticated in Southeast Asia, so this is about as core a duck recipe as you can get. And it’s mad crazy awesome.
Happy Lunar New Year! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate it than with potstickers, the Chinese dumpling Americans love most. My potstickers are filled with venison and yes, those are handmade wrappers. We don’t mess around here on HAGC.
Yes, this is a generic name for a dish, but the exact veggies I used aren’t the important part: The important part of this recipe is a Chinese cooking technique called “velveting.” If you are a wild game cook, you need to learn this trick.
Matsutake mushrooms are popping all over California’s North Coast now. If you’ve never heard of them, matsutakes are one of the most prized mushrooms in Asia. Firm and clean-tasting, they have a beguiling aroma – like earthy cinnamon.
There are a few must-have dishes in Chinese-American cuisine. General Tso’s chicken is one of them. Eating a plate of this is like eating crack: You will find yourself doing whatever it takes to eat more. You have been warned…