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Somen Salad… sort of

It’s spring, and therefore, time again for salads. I once had a salad like this at a potluck– I took the recipe from Just Jenn, but I made several changes to it, some on purpose, and some because I didn’t have the right ingredients and had to substitute. I made it like a mashup between [...]

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I’ve been on a Korean cuisine kick lately. I think it has a lot to do with living near an HMart– we’ve been buying lots of ingredients to make Korean recipes, with delicious success. It also helps that the salespeople often offer free samples while shopping so that you can try before you buy. I [...]

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Oyako Don

Lipby has asked me to make more Japanese dishes for him, and I’m happy to oblige. Donburi is a meal over rice in a bowl. Oyako is a compound word– oya means parent, ko means child. In this case, it refers to the two main ingredients: chicken and egg. The recipe comes together fairly quickly, [...]

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Iridoufu

“Why don’t you make the dishes your mom makes?” is a question I get from Lipby every time we come home from a dinner at my parents’. My mom is a great cook, and a hard act to follow. Her Japanese dishes always elicit a sigh from me when I taste them– it’s comfort food, [...]

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Kimbap

(photo edited by Ace) I’ll bet you were wondering when there would be a post about sticky rice. Well, here it is. I had this strange craving for kimbap lately– I don’t know why. There used to be a Korean grocery store where I lived a while ago that would sell kimbap wrapped in plastic [...]

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prep time-  5 minutes;  cook time-  35 minutes;  serves 6 For those of you who prefer your tuna French-Asian fusion style instead of marinated, the following offering from neighbor Dragonia will serve you well.  Now if I can just get her to fork over her mac & cheese recipe… 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 10 [...]

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serves ??? Another of the Empress’ perennial crowd-pleasers;  she says she got it out of “some magazine or another”, and forgets which one.  She and I have been known to go through the quantity produced by this recipe together in one sitting.  As part of a spread with other appetizers, however, it can go quite [...]

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The Empress’ Caesar Salad

serves 6 The Empress retrieved this recipe from a restaurant in Cancun, Mexico, where it was mixed at her table without measurements, straight from bottles and jars.  She has refined it through long practice to a high art.  She claims to have traded it for others all over the world.  Do not question the veracity [...]

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