An easy and delicious recipe. Usually made with azuki beans and kanten (agar agar) sticks. Yokan is usually included in menus during Christmas and New Years Celebrations in Hawaii by those of Japanese descent. This recipe is much easier than melting the kanten sticks with water and sugar and making your own Koshian (red bean paste). Itadaki masu! (Cooking time is refigeration time to set)
This salad was inspired by Fluffy's Basil Tomato Salad #53427. I tweaked it to fit the Jorge Cruise 3 hour diet plan and added chicken to make this a one dish meal. Great to make ahead as the flavors really improve with time. I like to make this the night before and then I have it for lunch the next day. The cooking time is for the chicken if using fresh and for the rice. The 2/3 cup rice is measured after cooking.Bon Appetite!
This is not really a pretzel and I don't know if it is Chinese. We used to call these Ferris Wheels and they were a favorite treat to buy at the store. They are great as is or you can sprinkle them with powdered sugar for a sweet treat.
Although this dish is listed as Japanese it is really a fusion of east meets west. Furikake is flakes of dried seaweed mixed with other ingredients and comes in many flavors from fish to plum. Traditionally Furikake is sprinkled on rice, but this recipe offers a different way to enjoy it. The type used in this recipe is called Nori Goma Furikake or Aji Nori Furikake (seasoned seaweed and sesame seed mix). Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
A very easy and fancy looking dessert. My family was so impressed when I served this as a dessert for our Christmas dinner. If you would like to you can substitute your favorite berries or fruits (Kiwi, peaches,cherries,etc) for the mandarin oranges.
Great for those times when you don't have much time or don't feel like spending a whole lot of time in the kitchen. This recipe was adapted from one taught to me by a friend. She would form the raw mixture into patties and wrap in foil and then take it along on their camping trips to cook on the fire.
This recipe was posted in response for Russian Tea using "real" ingredients. I have not tried this yet but it sounds lovely. It came from the Iced Tea book by Fred Thompson. Since Russian tea has cinnamon in it you could add a cinnamon stick to the infusing process.
This recipe is posted in response to a request for Turkish Pide Bread. It is from The Art of Turkish Cooking which my husband brought back from Turkey over 10 years ago after living for a year in Pirincirlik near Diyarbakir. I haven't tried this recipe before but the other recipes I have tried came out great.
BBQ with an Asian flair. A sweet and savory sauce. I got this recipe from my mother who is a great cook. Don't be put off by the oyster sauce it isn't fishy at all. There were no amounts for the ginger and garlic so I put down what I put in. You can cut back on the ginger and garlic or add more to your taste.