Asian Cooking

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. 

I Ate Tarantulas In Cambodia. And Liked It.

Tastes like softshell crab!
Sep 23, 2014 9:00 am

Read how travel writer Jenny Miller sat at a table, napkin in each hand, extracting a tarantula from a plastic bag, careful not to touch it with her bare hands. And that was only the start of the fun. 

From Hong Kong To Your Kitchen: Hawker Stall Chicken Skewers Recipe

Asian street food is what's for dinner tonight
Jul 15, 2014 3:00 pm
hawker-style chicken skewers

You may have other culinary goals if you're in Manchester, England, but put Sweet Mandarin on your "to-visit" list in case you feel like deviating from regional fare. Twin sisters and Sweet Mandarin owners Helen and Lisa Tse put modern Chinese food on the map with their popular restaurant, and recently released their first cookbook. First up, hawker-style chicken skewers you don't have to leave your kitchen to enjoy. 

 

Grilled Asian Greens Recipe With (Or Without) Sausage

Smoky greens glazed in a soy-miso sauce
Jun 3, 2014 12:00 pm

We're crazy about the food at East Village bistro North River. Chef Adam Starowicz constructed an all-American menu starring New York's local bounty of protein and produce. Don't miss our latest favorite dish on the menu: grilled greens with a sweet soy-miso glaze and hearty chunks of homemade Asian sausage.

Is The Bacon And Shrimp Roll The Doritos Taco Shell Of Dim Sum?

Appearing on a trolley cart near you
Mar 10, 2014 10:00 am

Vegans and followers of kashrut are probably horrified at this thought. But it’s basically the Doritos taco shell of dim sum. It's novel. You want to try it no matter what. There is no shame involved.

Dale Talde's Slippery Lemongrass Pork Noodles Recipe

Renowned Brooklyn chef lends us a noodle recipe
Dec 11, 2013 4:00 pm
lemongrass pork noodles

We borrowed this awesome recipe for lemongrass pork noodles from superstar chef Dale Talde. You may know him from TV and...everything. We're crazy about his Brooklyn restaurants, and sampled this dish at the annual City Harvest's Bid Against Hunger fundraiser. If you're into Talde's spectacular Asian cuisine and have been hankering for a hot bowl of noodles, grab a few lemongrass stalks and meet us in the kitchen.  

Osaka-Style Okonomiyaki Recipe

Savory Japanese pancakes made with pork belly
Dec 5, 2013 3:00 pm
Photo: Todd Coleman

The okonomiyaki (savory pancakes) of Osaka is the style that defines this dish. Here, ingredients are simply mixed together with batter and griddled. Cabbage is the mainstay, and there’s also fresh pork belly. The full recipe, after the jump.

How To Make Dashi, A Foundation Stock In All Japanese Cooking

Chef Tadashi Ono offers his master recipe
Dec 3, 2013 12:00 pm

This is a foolproof recipe for an all-purpose dashi. Dashi is the Japanese word for “stock,” but it also refers to this particular version, made from kombu (a type of super umami-rich, naturally preserved kelp) and dried, shaved bonito — considered a fundamental building block of traditional Japanese cuisine. The recipe, after the jump.

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