Asian food

A Taste Of Taiwan: Make These Pineapple Tarts

You’ll see these sweet pastries all over the island
May 1, 2015 12:00 pm
taiwanese pineapple tart recipe

With square, buttery crusts encasing a jammy pineapple filling, this pastry is a unique Taiwanese treat. You'll find them sold as if they were fine truffles throughout Taiwan, wrapped in fancy boxes and packaging. No one can resist them once they’ve tried just one, so a box of these is a popular gift item and a must-have souvenir when traveling. Because of their neat, square shape, it’s not exactly easy to make pineapple tarts at home. But warm and freshly baked, they’re well worth the effort.

12 Asian Recipes To Cook In Under 45 Minutes

Get noodles, rice, stir-fries on the table, fast
Apr 14, 2015 2:00 pm

High-heat stir-frying is a major hallmark of Asian cooking, with the marriage of ginger, garlic and blistering hot oil perfuming your kitchen with one of the finest aromas in all of cooking. Firing up the wok is also a great way to complete dinner in under 45 minutes, prep included. Here, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite Asian recipes, from chicken katsu to mapo tofu — with some salads and raw fish thrown in for good measure.  

Is It Time We Stop Using The Term “Asian Fusion”?

It’s both ambiguous and misleading
Apr 7, 2015 3:00 pm

“I could definitely go for some Asian fusion tonight.” It’s a phrase you’ve undoubtedly heard while debating dinner options with friends or colleagues. But what does it mean? What type of food falls under this all-encompassing genre, and what exactly is it that is being fused?

9 Ways To Get Dim Sum On Your Table Tonight

Homemade dumplings and buns, that’s how it’s done
Apr 7, 2015 12:00 pm

It can be done, no waiting in endless lines necessary. You can make a dim sum spread in your very own kitchen — just make sure you have plenty of chopsticks and dipping sauce before you invite all your friends over to devour your handiwork. Whether your picks are authentically Chinese or skew more to the fusion side (and believe us, “Asian fusion” has never looked or tasted better), this beloved weekend activity is well within reach. 

Mapo Tofu With Crispy Chinese Sausage Recipe

Dig into this spicy stewed Chinese comfort food
Mar 31, 2015 2:00 pm
mapo tofu

Mapo tofu is Max Sussman’s desert-island Meal. As in, if you had to live on a desert island and could have only one dish for the rest of your life, what would it be? That question doesn’t make any sense. How could you be stuck on a desert island with a lifetime supply of mapo tofu, or any other dish, for that matter? Totally illogical question, same honest answer: mapo tofu.

Make This: Charles Phan’s Famous Chive Cakes Recipe

Perfect dim sum at home, via the Slanted Door
Mar 30, 2015 12:00 pm
chive cakes

These chive cakes are a classic Chinese dim sum dish that has proved extremely popular at the Slanted Door. They’re great served as hors d’oeuvres at a party, especially because you can make them ahead and simply reheat as necessary. 

The 50 Best Restaurants In Asia List Is Revealed And Bangkok Is On Top

Indian chef Gaggan Anand takes top honors
Mar 9, 2015 11:10 am

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants isn't just another listicle from a content puppy mill du jour, but a full-on statement from Restaurant magazine. When the big list is revealed every June in London, it’s pretty much the most important day of the year in high-end dining. In a ceremony earlier today in Singapore, the list for the 50 Best Restaurants in Asia was revealed, and as expected, there were some surprises.

8 Authentic Thai Dishes And How To Spot Their Fake Versions

You deserve to know the truth about Thai dishes
Feb 17, 2015 1:00 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.

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