Smashed Carrot Salad with Garlic and Ginger (with Variations)

2 pounds carrots, trimmed and scrubbed, large carrots sliced lengthwise into approximately 1-inch-thick pieces (see note for other options) 2 tablespoons neutral oil, such as grapeseed or safflower, or peanut oil 2 teaspoons fine salt, plus more as needed 2 tablespoons black vinegar or rice vinegar, plus more to taste 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce,… Continue reading Smashed Carrot Salad with Garlic and Ginger (with Variations)

Ginger Garlic Chicken Noodle Soup

For the soup: 10 cups water 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of visible fat 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced One (3-inch) piece fresh ginger, minced or finely grated 1 bunch scallions (8 ounces), sliced, whites and greens separated 2 teaspoons fine salt, plus more to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste (optional)… Continue reading Ginger Garlic Chicken Noodle Soup

Orange and Cashew Cabbage Salad with Sesame Dressing

For the dressing 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons mustard, preferably Chinese or Dijon 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon sesame paste, may substitute tahini 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 1 teaspoon chili oil, or more to taste 1/2 cup peanut oil, or another neutral oil Fine… Continue reading Orange and Cashew Cabbage Salad with Sesame Dressing

Go-to Quick Lomo Saltado

2 cups frozen steak fries 12 ounces lean filet mignon 2 teaspoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 small red onion, cut into thin wedges (about 1 cup) 1 medium ripe tomato, cut into thin… Continue reading Go-to Quick Lomo Saltado

Egg Drop Soup with Chicken and Sweet Corn

2 tablespoons corn starch 3 tablespoons water 1 3/4 cups chicken broth 1 1/2 cups water 6 oz chicken breast (or ground chicken, chicken thigh), skinless, cut into bite-size pieces 1 can creamy sweet corn 3 dashes white pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, beaten Cilantro, to garnish Mix corn starch and water in a… Continue reading Egg Drop Soup with Chicken and Sweet Corn

Wontonless Chicken Soup with Bok Choy

CHICKEN MEATBALLS 1 pound ground chicken ( or use ground turkey, beef or pork or a mix) 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt 1–2 tablespoons fresh lemongrass– finely chopped 1 shallot- finely chopped 1 tablespoon grated ginger 2–3 garlic cloves – finely minced 3 scallions, very thinly sliced ( separate white from green parts) 1 teaspoon… Continue reading Wontonless Chicken Soup with Bok Choy

Pho-Ton Soup

4 cups beef, chicken or veggie broth 4–5 thin slices ginger (OK to leave peel on) 1–2 rough chopped garlic cloves (optional) 4–5 Scallions, sliced, divided into white parts and green parts (or sub very thinly sliced onion) 1/2 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice 1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper 12– 14 mini wontons (or to your preference)… Continue reading Pho-Ton Soup

15 Minute Wonton Soup

1 leek, white parts, thinly sliced (or sub 1 shallot or 1/2 cup onion) 4 slices ginger (the size of a quarter, leave peels on- or 1 tablespoon ginger paste) 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 cups chicken broth (or veggie broth) 10–14 wontons (chicken, shrimp or vegetarian) salt and lemon juice to taste a couple… Continue reading 15 Minute Wonton Soup

Roast Pork Lo Mein

For the sauce mixture: 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 1 tablespoon hot water 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil For the rest of the dish: 8 ounces Chinese roast pork (char siu) julienned into… Continue reading Roast Pork Lo Mein

Chinese Roast Pork Sandwich on Garlic Bread:

1 pound sliced Chinese roast pork (char siu) (450g) 3 cloves garlic (mashed) 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1/8 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 2 Italian or submarine rolls 4 teaspoons 20g softened butter (optional) 2 tablespoons Chinese hot mustard to serve 2 tablespoons Duck sauce to serve Slice the Chinese roast pork (char siu)… Continue reading Chinese Roast Pork Sandwich on Garlic Bread:

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

3 pounds boneless pork shoulder/pork butt (select a piece with some good fat on it) 1/4 cup granulated white sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon Shaoxing rice wine 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 2 teaspoons molasses 1/8 teaspoon red… Continue reading Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

BBQ Char Siu Roast Pork on the Grill

For the marinade: 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder (900g, select a cut with some good fat on it) 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 2 teaspoons molasses 3 cloves minced garlic 1/8 teaspoon red… Continue reading BBQ Char Siu Roast Pork on the Grill

Chinese Boneless Spare Ribs

2 1/2 pounds boneless pork butt (sliced ¾” thick into 4”x8” slices; can also use boneless country ribs) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 3 1/2 tablespoons sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons sea salt 1 teaspoon five spice powder 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper 2 tablespoons Shaoxing wine 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 1 tablespoon ground bean sauce 1… Continue reading Chinese Boneless Spare Ribs

Char Siu-Style Oven Baked Ribs

3 pounds baby back ribs (1.4 kg) 1/4 cup sugar (50g) 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon shaoxing wine 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 2 teaspoons molasses 1/8 teaspoon red food coloring (optional) 3 cloves garlic (finely minced) Rinse the… Continue reading Char Siu-Style Oven Baked Ribs

Char Siu Chicken

2 pounds bone-in skin-on chicken thighs 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine (can substitute clear rice wine, dry sherry, or beer) 2 teaspoons light soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 2 cloves garlic (minced) 5… Continue reading Char Siu Chicken

Quick Carrot Daikon Stir-Fry

3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 slices ginger (julienned) 3 cloves garlic (smashed and chopped) 1 medium carrot (julienned) 1 1/2 pounds daikon radish (peeled and julienned) 1 tablespoons Shaoxing wine (optional) 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce (or vegetarian oyster sauce) 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 1/4… Continue reading Quick Carrot Daikon Stir-Fry

Spicy Tofu “Noodles” with Chicken

1 small chicken breast (sliced into thin strips) 1 tsp sesame oil 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons shaoxing wine White pepper Vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic (sliced) 3 long hot green peppers (seeds removed and sliced thinly) 2 scallions (cut into two-inch pieces) 1 package tofu sheets (cut into thin strips) Marinate the… Continue reading Spicy Tofu “Noodles” with Chicken

Chinese Rice Cake Soup

For the meat & marinade: 8 ounces lean pork or chicken (cut into small, thin strips) 2 teaspoons Shaoxing wine 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon water To assemble the soup: 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (divided) 4 slices ginger (julienned) 3 scallions (thinly… Continue reading Chinese Rice Cake Soup

Fried Brown Rice

The basic process: Follow these steps in the order below, and you’ll make perfect fried brown rice every time. Steam the brown rice Marinate the meat Prepare the sauce Scramble eggs Sear the meat (Beef Fried Rice is Judy’s favorite, so that’s what we made for this recipe!) Stir fry all the Fried Brown Rice… Continue reading Fried Brown Rice