Vegetarian’s Delight + Chinese Soul Food Cookbook

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*Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you.  I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. *Post brought to you by Grand Sasquatch Books. Tomorrow is the last day of school for the Fujilings.  I can’t quite […]

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Hatch Chile Tantanmen

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Hatch chile season (August through September) makes me ridiculously happy, and the Hatch chile recipe that I’m sharing with you today just makes me plain giddy.  (If you’re looking for Hatch chiles, Frieda’s sells them at Ralph’s grocery stores.)  I am a total chile head, and Hatch chiles are one of my all-time favorites because […]

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Quick Mao Pao Tofu

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Quick Mao Pao Tofu Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups tofu mixture and 1/2 cup rice) Recipe from The Complete Quick Cook (with permission from publisher) 1 (3 1/2-ounce) bag boil-in-bag rice (or 2 cups hot steamed rice) 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce, divided 2 tablespoons dry sherry or Shaoxing wine, divided (or […]

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Grape and Chicken Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce

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Grape and Chicken Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce Makes 5 to 6 servings 8 ounces dried chuka soba noodles, cooked according to package directions 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 4 skinless chicken breast fillets (about 2 pounds) For the peanut sauce: 2 tablespoons peanut oil 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 1/3 […]

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Spicy Miso Pork Ramen Noodles

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Spicy Miso Pork Ramen Noodles Makes 4 servings 6 — 8 ounces dried ramen noodles (sometimes labeled chuka soba) 10 ounces ground pork 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil 2.5 tablespoons aka miso paste (dark/red miso paste) 1 1/2 tablespoons toban jian (chili bean sauce) 2 tablespoons water 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons granulated sugar […]

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Ginger Scallion Slurping Noodles

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Ginger Scallion Slurping Noodles Makes 6 servings 12 ounces dried chuka soba (chow mein) noodles 2 medium-size bunches of scallions, ends trimmed and discarded 1 4-inch piece of ginger, peeled and cut into large chunks 2 teaspoons salt 10 tablespoons oil, canola or vegetable 1. Prepare the noodles according to the package directions.  Set aside. […]

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FM back in the kitchen: Chinese Green Onion Pancakes

In May of 2007 we visited Beijing, China. After visiting the Great Wall we stopped at a vendor and bought some green onion pancakes that reminded me a lot of crepes. The vendor made them on a big griddle and then topped them with spicy red chili sauce and a fried egg, and then folded […]

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Happy Chinese New Year Double Lucky Gifts – Tangerine Peel Chicken and Easy Orange Applique

  Gung Hei Fat Choy Fujiland! It’s Jackie from The Kitchen Post and La Fuji Mama has asked me to share a little bit of Chinese New Year fun with you on this first day of the year of the Ox! I’m sure I can speak for all Fuji fans by wishing the Fuji’s good […]

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Baby, it’s hot in here! Make your own chili oil.

Tientsin chili peppers, have ya ever heard of ’em? Maybe not, but I bet you’ve seen them before! These are the peppers that most of you probably avoid when eating your kung pao chicken (I’m weird, I like to eat mine). These peppers are natives of the Tientsin (Tianjin) province in China. They are a […]

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Ginger Chicken

Saturday night was our first night in the new house. We spent Saturday moving out of our temporary apartment in Irvine. We are still waiting for our things to arrive that were in storage, and hope they arrive soon. My mom, bless her heart, spent her morning helping us move and then her afternoon babysitting […]

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