How to cook: Pork version of P.F. Chang’s Mongolian beef

Pork version of P.F. Chang's Mongolian beef

No, I've never been to P.F. Chang's although I read that the U.S. food chain opened its first Asian branch in Alabang two months ago. It's easily a two-hour drive to Alabang and... I just wouldn't. The copycat recipe for P.F. Chang's Mongolian beef, I found via Pinterest. I posted it on my cooking, wining & dining board … [Read more...]

How to cook: Chinese-style braised beef

Chinese-style braised beef

I can't resist a good recipe when I come across one. I was browsing food sites a couple of days ago, saw a one-pot Chinese-style braised beef recipe at BBC Good Food and I immediately experienced an adrenalin rush. It looked so good. I checked the ingredients and, in my mind, I just knew that the dish would taste good … [Read more...]

About Chinese sausages

When pressed for time or too lazy to cook a full meal or when the fridge and pantry are almost empty, one of the easiest -- and tastiest -- dishes that I can whip up is a combo of thinly sliced Chinese sausages and scrambled eggs. I like to cook them as an omelet or to stir them into rice to make a Chinese style fried rice. … [Read more...]

How to cook: Stir fried beef and chayote

beef-chayote

Inspired by a dish that chef Luke Nguyen cooked in his TV show, this stir fried beef and chayote combo is another example of the yin-yang concept that is found across various Asian cuisines. The ingredients are simple, few and inexpensive, the seasonings are minimal, and yet, the aroma and flavors are so complex, one would … [Read more...]

How to cook: Pulled pork curry with paratha

pulled-pork-paratha

I've never had curry this good. Seriously. And just as Speedy was saying how bored he was with curried stews, I served this for lunch today and all he could say was how delicious it was.What is it?It is a curried dish, obviously. But, instead of a wet stew, you have a dry stew. The pork is pre-cooked, shredded then … [Read more...]

How to cook: Sweet & Sour Pork

Sweet and sour pork

When I first published a sweet and sour pork recipe in June 2003, I thought it was a pretty good one. Well, it was. In a manner of speaking. The pork was tender and moist with a crisp crust, the sauce was a wonderful balance between sweet and sour, and the addition of crisp vegetables provided that interesting contrast in … [Read more...]

How to cook: Grilled pork in lemongrass stalks

grilled-pork-lemongrass-stalks

A popular Southeast Asian hawker food, this dish consists of minced meat flavored with chili, cumin, crushed galangal, ground coriander, coconut milk and fish sauce, wrapped around lemongrass stalks and grilled. There are Thai, Malay, Indonesian and Vietnamese versions but, for the life of me, I can't recall any of their … [Read more...]