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Category: Asian Cooking

Caramelized Black Pepper Chicken from Charles Phan of San Francisco’s The Slanted Door

Caramelized Black Pepper Chicken from Charles Phan of San Francisco’s The Slanted Door

Food & Wine Magazine’s September 2018 issue attempts a task that must have almost impossible.  It’s the magazine’s 40th Anniversary issue and its editors had to decide which recipe best represented every single year’s output—literally hundreds of recipes.  In Food & Wine, you can trace […]

Singapore’s Signature Chili Crab may be easier to make Stateside than it is in Singapore.

Singapore’s Signature Chili Crab may be easier to make Stateside than it is in Singapore.

Singapore’s Signature Chili Crab Apr 23, 2018 | 3:26 pm By Monte Mathews Staff Writer From Australia’s Master Chef Season 2 Adam Liaw At No Signpost’s Geyland restaurant, Singapore’s most famous dish makes an impressive appearance. Swimming in Chili sauce, it’s a taste of Singapore […]

My Latest Daily Meal article tells you where to find Singapore’s Signature Dish. Later this week, I will tell you how to make it.

My Latest Daily Meal article tells you where to find Singapore’s Signature Dish. Later this week, I will tell you how to make it.

Where to Find Singapore’s Signature Dish, Chili Crab Apr 23, 2018 | 4:03 pm By Monte Mathews Staff Writer It’s out of the way, but it’s so worth finding Singapore’s best version of this classic dish No Signboard’s Chili Crab is arguably the best version […]

Vietnamese Mango and Prawn Salad

Vietnamese Mango and Prawn Salad

If you read my last post about my trip to Vietnam, you will remember my going to Cooking School in the town of Hoi An.  The class began with a visit to the Central Market, a hurly burly of a place with vendors selling everything […]

My Travels:  My Vietnamese Culinary Journey has just been published…

My Travels: My Vietnamese Culinary Journey has just been published…

Silversea Cruises Introduces Culinary Voyagers to Vietnamese Cuisine Apr 25, 2018 | 11:15 am By Monte Mathews Staff Writer Both aboard ship and ashore, this cruise line brings its passengers great Vietnamese food Vietnam is a perfect country for cruising.  It hugs a 1,600 mile […]

Stir-Fried Chicken, Green Peppers and Cilantro with Xian Province flavors Of Cumin and Coriander

Stir-Fried Chicken, Green Peppers and Cilantro with Xian Province flavors Of Cumin and Coriander

Food and Wine’s April 2018 edition was called “The Spring Wine Issue”.  One particular article by the author of “The Flavor Matrix”, James Briscione caught my eye.  Well, actually, what caught my eye was the wok filled with strips of chicken, green peppers and cilantro.  […]

Pork Stir Fry with Bok Choy, Red Peppers and Mushrooms

Pork Stir Fry with Bok Choy, Red Peppers and Mushrooms

Did you know it was National Nutrition Month?  Neither did I.  But as I was putting together this recipe, which is my own invention borrowed from several sources, one of my fellow recipe writers informed me.  In a holdover from Michelle Obama’s time in the […]

How about some Zha Jiang Mian for dinner tonight?  Well then, how about some Black Bean Noodles with Pork and Mushrooms?

How about some Zha Jiang Mian for dinner tonight? Well then, how about some Black Bean Noodles with Pork and Mushrooms?

Andrew’s sister Lauren and I like to share “Comments” made by cooks about other people’s recipes.   Our particular favorites are when someone spends not one minute following the original recipe but instead enters their own little world and creates a dish that has absolutely nothing […]

Dinner in Burma: Shrimp Curry and Smoky Napa Cabbage From Naomi Duguid’s "Burma: Rivers of Flavor"

         I am insanely jealous of Naomi Duguid.  This writer, photographer, cook and traveller has made a career out seeing of the world and bringing it home in cookbooks.  What a dream job for a foodie with wanderlust!  Duguid has written six […]

Direct from St Barth via Vietnam: The Banh Mi Sandwich

We’ve brought you a post featuring the Banh Mi, the signature sandwich of Vietnam, once before.  We’ve shown you how to make one with ground pork http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2012/09/our-325th-post-melissa-clarks-quick.html.  But just before we left New York for our annual stay in St. Epicerie Boulud’s Banh Mi Barthelemy […]

Sichuan Stir-Fried Pork in Garlic Sauce with Mushrooms, Water Chestnuts and Snap Peas

         There’s a Sichuan restaurant close to home in New York that I go to more frequently than I’d like to admit.  There’s a big “B” in the window which means The New York City Board of Health has some “issues” with the place.  In […]