Sushi Rolls

I’ve had a hankering for sushi so I decided to try making it. To make the rice: Start with short grain Japanese rice, usually labeled sushi rice. Measure out 1 cup and rinse it very thoroughly – like 4 times – in a bowl, until the water runs clear. Drain in a colander so the … Read more

Korean Vegetable Pancakes

I saw these on a TikTok but without any quantities. A little Google search later, I’ve got an awesome recipe. This amount makes 3 pancakes the size of my large stainless steel saute pan – which is enough for 4-6 servings, depending on what else you’re eating it with. Dry Ingredients: 1-1/2c flour 2t baking … Read more

Mixed vegetables in oyster sauce

This is another great recipe I got off Woks of Life. It’s so delicious, it tasted good even though I started with pre-cooked leftover turkey meat – ie, meat that wasn’t velveted and a dish without any cooking bits from the chicken. This recipe basically comes down to the sauce – and what an amazing … Read more

Turkey Ramen

I ended up with a whole lot of turkey broth this year after Thanksgiving. After several bowls of regular turkey-rice soup, I started thinking about what else is good to make with super-rich bone broth. The obvious first answer – ramen! I googled and didn’t find any super-awesome recipes. But I got the basic idea … Read more

Ginger-Scallion Dipping Sauce

All kinds of Chinese dumplings cry out for a dipping sauce. To say nothing of just fresh boiled shrimp, as depicted in this picture, or even fried tofu like the picture at the bottom. This ginger-scallion one from TheWoks of Life hits the spot! 1T oil1T minced fresh ginger 1T minced scallion (white & green … Read more

Fried Rice

I never order fried rice when I get Chinese carry-out. It seems like a waste of an order or something. But whenever someone else orders it and I try some, I do always like it. Plus I remember that my mom used to make it for us sometimes as a way to use up leftovers … Read more

Beef (or Chicken) with String Beans

Another incredibly yummy dish from The Woks Of Life. And now that I’ve got a pantry stocked with Chinese essentials, it comes together pretty easily. The most time consuming parts are slicing your steak and prepping your green beans. But even those don’t take that long. LOL Chicken with Green Beans is almost the same, … Read more

Pad Thai

I’ve been on a Chinese food kick lately, mostly working off recipes on the Woks of Life website, which was recommended to me by Theresa Mah. Their pad thai proclaimed to have “authentic” flavor, so I made it as directed, including the dried shrimp. As soon as I dumped the stuff in the pan though, … Read more

Basic Chinese Stir Fry

I don’t feel particularly expert yet at the art of stir fry (I don’t even own a wok); but I’ve got vegetables to use up so here I go!! Woks of Life says that you can make a basic brown sauce that you keep in the fridge; then when it’s time to make dinner you … Read more

Hunan Beef

Here’s another one of the recipes I’ve been trying from the terrific website, TheWoksOfLife.com. The best part of this dish was the cooking technique for the beef: incredibly flavorful, light and crispy and – much to my surprise since it was made with a relatively tough cut, the flank steak – extremely melt in the … Read more