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CHA SIU BAO - STEAMED BBQ PORK BUNS

CHA SIU BAO - STEAMED BBQ PORK BUNS by Linda Tay Esposito

The char siu bao is a dimsum staple. Sweet, juicy bits of Chinese bbq pork oozing out of the soft, sweet bun. The secret to creating that char siu bao taste is to use dried onions (McCormicks). Please look up the Basic Yeast Dough for Steamed Buns that accompanies this recipe. If you don't have steamer baskets, use a wok…

9 votes
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BASIC YEAST DOUGH FOR STEAMED BUNS

BASIC YEAST DOUGH FOR STEAMED BUNS by Linda Tay Esposito

This is a recipe for the dough of the fluffy white skins of the char siu bao and the shanghai cabbage buns. It's truly versatile -- you can use the same dough and fill it with sweetened mashed red beans or lotus seeds for a dessert treat. Or just steam it by itself to turn it into "man tou" essentially steamed white bread that is…

9 votes
46153 views
Toasted-Coconut Rice

Toasted-Coconut Rice by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a light, tasty rice that goes well with curries or other asian dishes.

7 votes
6824 views
Steamed Rock Cod with Chinese Green Onion

Steamed Rock Cod with Chinese Green Onion by Joyce Leung

A very simple way to prepare a fish the classic Cantonese style with oil, soy sauce, ginger and green onions.

6 votes
19064 views
Takikomi Gohan (Japanese Mixed Rice)

Takikomi Gohan (Japanese Mixed Rice) by John Spottiswood

I loved eating this in Japan and love to order it when I am visit Suruki supermarket in downtown San Mateo. Finally, I learned to make it myself. It is amazingly easy and soooo good! This dish with just a small piece of grilled salmon, meat or vegetable makes a wonderful lunch or light dinner. Feel free to mix up the ingredients…

5 votes
7200 views
Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice by John Spottiswood

I was looking for an improved Mexican Rice recipe, so I adapted this one from the America's Test Kitchen cookbook. I used many of the same ingredients, but instead of baking it, which seemed like a waste of energy, I finished it in my rice cooker. The result was a very flavorful and wonderfully textured mexican rice. Browning the…

5 votes
11114 views
Steamed Fish with Black Bean Sauce

Steamed Fish with Black Bean Sauce by Nancy Miyasaki

This is one of the recipes I remember most fondly from my childhood. It's a Chinese dish, and I'm of Japanese heritage, so my mom used a large fish fillet as opposed to a whole fish. I know it's probably delicious both ways, but this is a bit easier on the eyes! Season the fish just before cooking...don't marinate...or the fish…

5 votes
7892 views
GOW CHOI GAU – SHRIMP & CHIVES DUMPLINGS

GOW CHOI GAU – SHRIMP & CHIVES DUMPLINGS by Linda Tay Esposito

Gow Choi - Chinese chives are stronger in flavor -- more garlicy taste than regular chives -- than regular chives. The flat-leaf, foot-long green is used as a vegetable rather than used as a herb. In this classic dim sum dish, the chives are mixed with shrimp and stuffed in a a dumpling. The crystal dumpling skin is made from…

5 votes
24319 views
Steam Tofu With Fish

Steam Tofu With Fish by Cindy

Very simple and yet delicious dish.Goes very well with steam white rice.

4 votes
14282 views
Bamboo Steamed Salmon with Sesame Oil

Bamboo Steamed Salmon with Sesame Oil by Mihir Shah

This dish came out great. Very healthy and easy because of the steaming. Drizzling the sesame oil over the top at the end really makes the dish. Wonderful!

4 votes
19711 views
Twice Cooked Cauliflower

Twice Cooked Cauliflower by Salad Foodie

Pleasing elements of flavor and texture, this side dish is creamy and delicious. It takes cauliflower from conventional to contentment! Some may mistake it for mashed potato casserole and you might even get away with the trickery. Consider this recipe when you need a nice side for special occasions.

4 votes
3778 views
Simple Sesame Green Beans

Simple Sesame Green Beans by John Spottiswood

I realize that 5 stars is an awfully high rating for such a simple dish. But honestly, I end up eating a pound of green beans every time I make them this way. They end up so tender, and I love the simple flavor created by the sesame seeds and by steaming them in the broth. Depending on what I'm serving them with, I decide whether…

4 votes
3686 views
Curry Cream Mussels

Curry Cream Mussels by Nancy Miyasaki

4 votes
20471 views
Chicken and Egg Donburi

Chicken and Egg Donburi by Susan

Typical everyday one-bowl Japanes dish.

4 votes
7253 views
Steamed Pork Ribs with Fermented Black Beans

Steamed Pork Ribs with Fermented Black Beans by kitchen flavours

This is really delicious with plain white rice. Rice is a staple food and an absolute must, for Asians. Of course, we do go for noodles and sometimes fast food too, once in a while, but rice remains the main staple food for Asians. One may sit at a dinner table with lavish spreads of delicious meats and vegetables, but it will not be…

4 votes
3488 views