Tag Archives: asian

Peanut Sauce Stir-Fry

When I finally tried making my own peanut sauce, I couldn’t believe how easy it is to prepare, and to tweak according to what’s at hand. Sometimes I add lime juice, or leave out lemon grass if we don’t have it, or use coconut milk instead of veggie stock to thin the sauce, and it […]

Tempeh Wonton Soup

In celebration of making wontons for the first time, we finally cooked our own veggie broth as well, and this soup came out just wonderfully – the gentle broth complimented the spicy salty wontons, and the sweet new crop cabbage added a nice crunch. With store-bought wonton wrappers, these Chinese dumplings are pretty easy to […]

Mini Spring Rolls

We were originally trying to make jiaozi, Chinese-style dumplings, but it turned out that the spring roll pastry that we got from the local Asian market reacted less than favourably to steaming. In fact, when steamed, it turned into a pulp! So, what do you make from spring roll pastry? Spring rolls. And they turned […]

Steamed Choi Sum

This isn’t really a recipe, more like an idea of how to prepare all those green leafy vegetables from the Asian market. Choi sum is really yummy, and its stalks taste a bit like asparagus. We often eat bok choi, Shanghai bok choi, and water spinach prepared the same way: lightly steamed and seasoned with […]