Crispy Walnut Sweet & Sour Stir-Fry Recipe

These are the crunchiest walnuts you’ve ever eaten
May 19, 2015 12:00 pm
sweet and sour fried walnuts
Photo: Evan Sung, Stylist: Kaitlyn DuRoss

This recipe is part of Crispianity: a column devoted to all foods crispy and crunchy, two of the most underappreciated attributes of a great dish. Author Adeena Sussman is a food writer and recipe developer, pairing here with her photographer friend Evan Sung. Check out this stir-fry recipe starring walnuts, deep-fried first for an earth-shattering crunch.

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.  

Taiwanese Pan-Fried Rice Noodles With Pork And Vegetables Recipe

This is one fine way to make a bowl of noodles
Apr 9, 2015 12:00 pm
pan-fried noodles with pork and vegetables (chow mi fan)
Photo: Pete Lee

In Taiwan, many rice-noodle factories are located in the northwestern city of Hsinchu, where the windy and dry climate allows the freshly made noodles to dry quickly. Taiwanese rice noodles are often labeled “Hsinchu rice noodles,” even in U.S. groceries. One of the most famous preparations is a steaming platter of pan-fried rice noodles served for both everyday and special occasions. These delicate noodles stand up surprisingly well to a lot of tossing and turning in the pan; they’re accompanied delightfully by pork and vegetables in this recipe from The Food of Taiwan by Cathy Erway.

Our 12 Favorite Chinese Recipes Of All Time

Take down your recipe rut with a pair of chopsticks
Dec 23, 2014 3:00 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. 

Tingling, Baby: How To Make Cumin Lamb Stir-Fry At Home

Wok-shock your lamb with Tom Mylan's recipe
Jun 17, 2014 12:00 pm
cumin lamb stir-fry
Photo: Michael Harlan Turkell

This spicy, fragrant dish, with origins in Northwest China, is not for wussies. For those not familiar with the “tingling” effects of Sichuan peppercorns, they basically make your mouth go a little numb and throw off your sense of flavor (and balance) a bit. Still interested? We hope so.

Teriyaki Tofu Broccolette On Wild Rice Recipe

A hearty vegetarian stir-fry starring savory tofu
Jun 9, 2014 3:00 pm
Photo: Sara Remington

Earthbound Farm co-founder Myra Goodman, along with her daughter, recently released Straight From The Earth, a cookbook of wholesome vegan recipes. If you're jumping on the veggie-loading bandwagon, this is a cookbook you'll need in your kitchen arsenal. Hearty teriyaki tofu broccolette on wild rice won't leave you wanting anything but seconds.

Reheat: Bhindi Masala: Let's Talk Okra

An okra recipe that will win your love
Sep 7, 2012 11:32 am

Quick health fact: okra has so much digestible fiber that you'll be "internally cleansing" for days. It's miraculous in that it will keep you full longer than meat of any kind in any portion — and believe me, I've eaten some unwise portions of meat. 

Lunch In Singapore: Char Kway Teow

Rice noodles with the best secret ingredient ever
Jul 17, 2012 11:31 am

Man, there is just no way to make some street food look attractive. I poked and arranged and even tossed a Hudson filter over it and that char kway teow still looked like a pile of...well, whatever. This signature Singaporean stir-fried rice noodle dish is hyper-addictive and boasts some serious signature culinary moves of hawker culture.


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