20+ Essential Asian Recipes

Asian cuisine is the best! It’s always surprising, adventurous, and different from what we (as Americans) expect. Upon starting this blog, one of my goals was to experiment in this arena. It started with MM introducing me to my first wok. If you don’t own a wok, please, I beg…

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Easy Chow Mein

I love chow mein. It’s probably my favorite Chinese dish. It makes sense, if you are a follower of my blog, you know I am a noodle fiend! If I had to choose one thing that I would have to eat for the rest of my life, it would probably…

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Stir Fry Soup

As Chinese New Year approaches, I thought I would share some fun new Asian inspired dishes I’ve been playing around with. This one is a little bit stir fry and a little bit pho mixed together. What can I say, I wanted both. More specifically, I wanted broth with my…

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Beef Broccoli Noodle Stir Fry

I’ll be honest with you, I’m not much of a rice girl. I’m a noodle nut. Pho, yakisoba, chow mein, pad thai….noodles! I’ve tried to embrace rice, but it’s just so plain. And I’ll eat it, preferably slathered in some sort of sauce…. but what do I do when there’s…

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Honey Garlic Chicken

Honey Garlic Chicken

Sweet and tangy Asian fried chicken with a garlic, honey, soy, sesame sauce. This goes great with noodles or rice. This recipe started with Mountain Man ordering it randomly from our local Chinese takeout place. It instantly became our new favorite and often we would fight for the last piece!…

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Orange Chicken

Asian style orange chicken

Deep fried Asian style chicken coated with just about any sweet, spicy, or sour sauce is always a big hit in our household. Now that I’ve found the sweet spot for correctly cooking those little nuggets of heaven, it’s no wonder I want to make every sort of sauce imaginable…

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Yummy Yakisoba

Yummy Yakisoba

I adore Asian cuisine. Although the natural option for a side dish is rice, I prefer noodles. Yakisoba is super easy to make and can be treated like a side dish or a main course. Essentially it is stir fry that includes noodles. If you can stir fry, preparing yakisoba…

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Aloha Stir Fry

Let’s start this post with a big ALOOOOOOOHA!!! Aloha, as you know, means hello, goodbye, and love in Hawaiian. What you may not know is that it is also a way of life, or Aloha Spirit. My mom has told me I have this in spades since I was little. Aloha…

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Better than Takeout Sweet and Sour Chicken

Better than Takeout Sweet and Sour Chicken.

This is the best sweet and sour sauce and the best Asian style deep fried chicken ever!! The sauce is easily made and full of the tangy goodness you want and none of the yucky additives you don’t. The chicken is perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the…

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Food Hacks: Deep Fried Asian Chicken

Perfect little Asian style nuggets. Great for sweet and sour, honey garlic, general tso, and other take out favorites! So how do they do it? Cornstarch! Cornstarch is finer and makes a silky smooth coat when deep-frying. Instructions Begin by heating the oil in a medium sauce pan on high…

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