Di San Xian (地三鲜) – A delicious & Vegan friendly dish from Northeast China

Eating out was not something that would happen very often during my childhood. It was more like a special occasion thing. I don’t remember the first time I was taken to a restaurant, but I do remember eating Di San Xian, this not-so-fancy-looking dish, and remember I loved it from the very first time. Di … More Di San Xian (地三鲜) – A delicious & Vegan friendly dish from Northeast China

Dak Kang Jung(닭강정) – Crispy, Sweet & Spicy Korean Fried Chicken

I’ve been thinking of posting a Korean food for a while. Finally, here is my first Korean recipe for this blog – Dak Kang Jung, a Korean style fried chicken covered with sweet and spicy sauce.  Dak means chicken in Korean, and Kang-Jung originally means a type of  traditional Korean snack – puffed rice candied with … More Dak Kang Jung(닭강정) – Crispy, Sweet & Spicy Korean Fried Chicken

Soboro-Don(そぼろ丼): Ground Chicken Rice Bowl

There are some things that take time and efforts to make and taste / look great; and  others that are easy to make but still taste / look great. Soboro-Don – the Japanese rice bowl made with eggs, ground chicken and green vegetables is the latter. This recipe is definitely idiot-proof: simple ingredients, and simple instructions. … More Soboro-Don(そぼろ丼): Ground Chicken Rice Bowl

Lao Hu Cai (老虎菜) / Tiger Salad : The Easiest Vegan Chinese Salad

Lao Hu Cai (Tiger Salad) is a simple salad from Northern China. Cool facts about it – it uses familiar but unique ingredients; it’s easy and budget-friendly; it’s Vegan; and very importantly, it even has a cool name. It’s one of those Chinese dishes that has a metaphorical name. Lao Hu means tiger in Chinese. … More Lao Hu Cai (老虎菜) / Tiger Salad : The Easiest Vegan Chinese Salad

Kou Shui Ji(口水鸡): Mouthwatering Sichuan Chicken

Kou Shui Ji(口水鸡) is one of the signature Sichuan dishes. The word in Chinese means mouthwatering chicken. It is a cold appetizer made from boiled chicken and chili oil. It’s a very creative dish with a great attention to the texture and flavor balance of different ingredients. The chicken is soaked in ice water after … More Kou Shui Ji(口水鸡): Mouthwatering Sichuan Chicken

Japanese Salted Salmon(塩鮭) with Shiso and Lemon Zest

A bowl of white rice, miso soup and a piece of salted salmon make the typical Japanese breakfast.   For many Japanese people, Salted salmon and a bowl of white rice are the perfect match. As most of the preparation can be done in advance, all you need to do is to grill the salmon using a griller or a … More Japanese Salted Salmon(塩鮭) with Shiso and Lemon Zest