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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

Lomo Saltado

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

Mee Goreng (Fried Noodles)

I am a huge fan of any stir-fried noodle dishes, and my favorite is definitely the Hong Kong-style Chow Mein my Dad cooks.  Thus, it was unsurprising to find an equal love for the Mee Goreng dish upon my move to Southeast Asia.  Mee Goreng derived from Chinese chow mein, which was most likely was … Continue reading

Rouge et Blanc, NYC

Rouge et Blanc Chef: Matt Rojas Cuisine: French-Vietnamese Neighborhood: Soho Price: $10-30 dishes, best to share Phone: (212) 260-5757 Address: 48 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012 Hours: Tues-Sun 6pm-11pm Situated on a quiet stretch of MacDougal, Rouge et Blanc pays homage to the delicious fusion of classical French and zesty Vietnamese cuisines. Chef Matt … Continue reading

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

Yakisoba

Yakisoba is normally in Japanese cuisine and translates to “fried noodles.” The noodles are made from wheat flour, similar to ramen noodles. To make this dish, I would compare this closely with fried rice, as both dishes are stir fried and can use similar ingredients. Feel free to add different meats and veggies in your … Continue reading