Asian Cooking

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. 

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 Slanted Door's Famous Pork-And-Shrimp Wontons With Spicy Chile Oil Recipe

Meaty wontons all spiced up
Feb 16, 2015 1:00 pm
charles phan pork and shrimp wontons
Photo: Ed Anderson

Charles Phan, chef-owner of San Francisco's pioneering the Slanted Door, was boiling up bowls of Vietnamese noodle soup long before most Americans had ever heard of pho — or knew how to pronounce it properly. That is to say, way before it was cool. 

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

It's tangy, salty and making dinner more delicious
Feb 3, 2015 3:00 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. 

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. 

The Benihana Folks Debut Sorba, A Brand-New Bowl Of Noodles

Watch out, fancy ramen, KOA's sorba noodles rock!
Oct 30, 2014 4:00 pm

There's no food enthusiast on earth who doesn't go weak at the knees for a steaming bowl of Asian noodles. New Yorkers only ever demand what's new, so hit KOA in NYC's Flatiron District and meet sorba, your new favorite comfort food with a twist that's distinctly Japanese (and healthier than a fried pork cutlet). With Iron Chef Yuji Wakiya at the kitchen helm, this is one dish you can't just Yelp and wait in line for.

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