Cashew Nut Chicken

Cashew Nut Chicken

Cashew Nut Chicken is a Thai stir-fry dish with Chinese origins, but tweaked to pack more heat. The preparation felt like most Chinese stir-fry recipes my Dad taught me, especially when we marinated the chicken with Chinese cooking wine, oyster sauce and then mixed with flour. The unique flavor for this Thai dish came from … Continue reading

Food Comas: Top 10 in 2013

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Happy 2014 everyone!  Thanks for all your support in 2013 and best wishes for the new year. Also see: Food Comas: Top 10 in 2012 Food Comas: Top 10 in 2011 Food Comas: Top 10 in 2010 TOP 10 RECIPES in 2013 1. Baked Fish Tacos 2. Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Tomato 3. … Continue reading

Lomo Saltado

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When I first arrived in Peru, I was surprised to see all the Chinese eateries all over Lima.  I had not realized how large the Chinese immigrant population in Peru was, or rather, how much influence Chinese culture had on Peruvian cuisine.  Asian Peruvians make up about 5% of the current population, although it is … Continue reading

Food Comas: Top 10 in 2012

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  Ugh I know we have been incredibly lazy with the blog. With my move abroad to Singapore, Natalya traveling all over the world (read all her amazing adventures on her much more timely updated travel blog), and my sister Pris having some exciting life changes… foodcomas has fallen to the wayside. I am very … Continue reading

Fish Fillet with Broccoli Stir Fry 西蘭炒魚片

Fish Fillet with Broccoli Stir Fry

Every time I visit home, I love cooking for my family and it’s even better when we all cook together.  My dad cooks amazing Chinese food and I love learning new recipes from him.  I started browsing through all the Chinese cookbooks we owned and found some simple classic recipes from the Chinese Cuisine cookbook … Continue reading

Auntie Meliza’s Potato Salad

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This is my favorite potato salad dish that my Auntie Meliza brings to all our family gatherings — even if it’s not a potluck!  My mom always referred to this potato salad as “Chinese-style” as it uses Spam® which is apparently known as “Chinese ham” to my people (which only included me very recently).  There’s … Continue reading

Honey Walnut Prawns

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One of my favorite dishes when eating at Chinese restaurants is the Honey Walnut Prawns. I love fried shrimp, plus the sweet sauce with candied walnuts is just mouthwatering. I made this for the first time a few days ago using my Dad’s recipe and was excited to find out how easy this was to … Continue reading

Food Comas: Top 10 in 2011

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Happy New Year from Food Comas! Here is the round up of the top 10 recipes and dining reviews in 2011 based on page views.  Click on the title or image to see each post. Last Year: Food Comas: Top 10 in 2010 TOP 10 RECIPES 1. Baked Peppers Stuffed with Ground Beef, Wild Rice … Continue reading

Eggplant Szechuan Style

Eggplant Szechuan Style

When my Dad came to visit, he cooked this delicious side dish of Asian eggplant stir-fried with ginger, garlic, and the necessary Szechuan ingredient — hot bean paste.  Compared to American eggplants, Chinese eggplants are long and slender with thinner skins and a more delicate flavor.  You should be able to find in your local … Continue reading

Food Comas Turns 1!

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May 13th marks a special day for us here… Food Comas turns 1 year old today!  Exactly one year ago, I wrote my first ever blog post on Baby Lamb Chops with Cucumber-Mint Relish.  I didn’t really know what I was doing (regarding both cooking and blogging) but I went for it anyway.  At first, … Continue reading

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