Category Archives: Asian

Steamed Bok Choy with Spicy Oyster Sauce

My sister asked if I would make my recipe for steamed bok choy and then, as it so often does, one thing led to another. I had some mini Japanese eggplant, ground lamb and fresh udon noodles. There was really … Continue reading

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Chinese Barbecued Pork

Have you ever wondered how the Chinese in Chinese restaurants get the red on the pork slices they serve?  I have.  Apparently char siu barbecued pork originated in Canton and contained red dye #40.  The recipe was adopted and adapted by … Continue reading

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Spicy Roasted Thai Aubergine with Udon Noodles

When we had our house in Jeffersonville, New York,  grocery shopping was about 12 miles away in Liberty, New York.  Whenever we needed supplies we would always say that we had to go to “town”.  Well, on Wednesday of last week … Continue reading

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Pho-less in Rural Pennsylvania

We took our daughter back to college yesterday and picked up her Lexus she received for Christmas, that has been waiting at the Toyota dealer in the school’s town.  Okay, it was a 2004 Lexus, but hey, we didn’t even … Continue reading

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Spicy Thai Eggplant with Lamb

My husband will finally be coming home next week and I will be over glad.  I imagine my Asian food obsession will be somewhat curtailed to occasionally in order to make room for the stews, meatloaves, mashed potatoes with gravy … Continue reading

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Veal Shoulder and Bok Choy Stir Fry

East and South Asian cuisine seem to be an obsession with me lately.  I’m craving color, flavor and vegetables.  Maybe to balance the dreary weather or maybe because I like East and South Asian food, not to the exclusion of other … Continue reading

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Murgh Makhani

In Scranton’s Wegmans supermarket I found some packaged garlic naan, rare fresh okra and some “organic” chicken thighs.  Sounded Indian to me.  But boy howdy!  I also saw one single, “organic” veal chop for $19.95!  The American consumer purchases are apparently … Continue reading

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