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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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Chicken Udon Noodle Curry

When I was first introduced to Japanese cuisine, I didn’t know that they made curries.  I thought curries were for Indians Or Thai who delight in the hot and spicy.  When I started to assemble Japanese bento lunch boxes, I began … Continue reading

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Udon Soup with Seaweed

I had some vaguely hopeful news this morning and decided to celebrate with a quick udon noodle soup.  I had some frozen noodles blocks in the freezer, scallions, seaweed salad and an udon noodle Hon Tsuyu soup base.  Perfect. Udon … Continue reading

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Tuna Helper

I remember when Hamburger Helper first hit the shelves in the supermarkets.  My mom thought it was a cool idea; easy for her and filling.  She also thought Tuna Helper was pretty good because she regularly made tuna casseroles.  After … Continue reading

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Spicy Aubergine with Udon Noodles

Because we like Asian spicy aubergine, I have made many variations of the recipe.  Today I used lean ground beef for the meat;  usually I use ground veal or pork but I had lean ground beef.  So that’s why 🙂 … Continue reading

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Omuraisu

Omuraisu is a Japanese omelette or, deconstructed, fried rice wrapped in an egg omelette. Ketchup is traditionally added to the filling and used as decoration for the top.  However our family, not being anywhere near Japanese, thinks that ketchup is only … Continue reading

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Fresh Udon

On Thursday we had to make a run into New Jersey for wine and to have our dog Jessie hand stripped.  Liquor stores in Pennsylvania are all government owned, run and stocked with expensive, though no class, bottles of  wine … Continue reading

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