Asian food

8 Authentic Thai Dishes And How To Spot Their Fake Versions

You deserve to know the truth about Thai dishes
Feb 17, 2015 12:00 pm

You’ve probably wondered if people eat “drunken noodles” in Thailand. Heck, you might not care because they're so darn tasty. Either way, we think you deserve to know the truth. Here’s how to tell whether or not your favorite Thai dishes are authentic.

10 Dishes To Seek Out In The Chinatown Food Courts In Queens

Unique, regional dishes from NYC's real Chinatown
Feb 9, 2015 1:00 pm

Just as Singapore has its hawker centers, the bustling Chinatown of downtown Flushing — New York City’s real Chinatown — is filled with food courts where the choices can seem overwhelming to the uninitiated. Here are ten of the most unique dishes to be had in this culinary wonderland, like Wenzhou pork-marrow soup and secret Taiwanese fried chicken.

Liquid Umami: 10 Ways To Use Fish Sauce To The Fullest Tonight

It's tangy, salty and making dinner more delicious
Feb 3, 2015 2:00 pm
recipes with fish sauce

You have a craving only one ingredient in your entire larder can satisfy: fish sauce, that wonderful fermented liquid that adds a signature punch to your favorite Asian dishes. Break out a bottle (handle carefully as that stuff is STRONG) — lots of seafood, pork, vegetables and noodles soak up the good stuff like they were meant to be together. 

Filipino Snack Time: An Animated Short

Sharing Sweet Corn, handling weirded-out classmates
Jan 27, 2015 3:30 pm

Any kid of Asian parentage who has attempted to bring shrimp chips to school may have encountered this situation. It's also nobody's fault Filipino Sweet Corn and Corn Pops look (but most definitely do not taste) the same. Thankfully, it's time to get all your ethnic snacktime frustration out with YouTube animator Domic's new video, very simply titled, "Asian Food."

Thai-Style Eggplant Salad Recipe

Savory roasted eggplant with tangy Thai dressing
Jan 20, 2015 2:00 pm
Photo: Michael Harlan Turkell

As of late everybody might be talking about the Hearth chef-owner's bone broth business, but Marco Canora has long been an advocate for healthy cooking. His new book, A Good Food Day, serves as both a recipe guide and a treatise for following simple rules about healthy living. Rule #1: eggplant is everyone's friend. Here's tangible, delicious proof.

Watch Fung Brothers Devour Everything At Singapore's Famed Hawker Centers

LA comedians hit the road for laksa, chicken rice
Jan 16, 2015 10:00 am

Last time we saw LA-based comedians the Fung Brothers, they were neck-deep in burgers and pastrami fries from LA's famed pastrameria The Hat. Sometimes, though, you just gotta hit the road. And if you're traveling for food, Singapore might as well be your first stop. Do it like the locals do: order a tableful of food and strategically devour. Ready for some prime hawker center porn? 

Our 12 Favorite Chinese Recipes Of All Time

Take down your recipe rut with a pair of chopsticks
Dec 23, 2014 2:00 pm

You've been cooking holiday-style for like, a month now. Break out of your rut, fire up the 'ol wok and dig into some Chinese food. We declare: 'tis the season. We've got a dozen recipes to choose from, some authentic, some brand-new, all influenced by the vast food culture within China. The thought of another huge bird or ham-centric feast makes us want a bowl of noodles for some reason. 

Crispy Shrimp Gyoza Recipe

Crunchy shrimp dumplings in no time at all
Nov 25, 2014 12:00 pm
crispy shrimp gyoza
Photo: Evan Sung, Stylist: Kaitlyn DuRoss

Pot stickers, gyoza, pan-fried dumplings. Call them what you will, but once you discover how simple they are to make at home, you may join me among the ranks of the addicted. The secret lies in the method, which starts with a surprisingly small amount of oil and finishes with a cloud of water vapor.

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