Almost Luc Lac Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

Almost Luc Lac Vietnamese Dipping Sauce Almost Luc Lac Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

Ants Climbing a Tree (Spicy Pork & Orange Cellophane Noodles)

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Asian Snack Crackers & Other Extraordinary Munchies

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General Tso’s Chicken: Crispy, Spicy, Sweet & Tart

General Tso’s Chicken: Crispy, Spicy, Sweet & Tart General Tso's Chicken: Crispy, Spicy, Sweet & Tart

Eat. Portland. Sen Yai Noodles.

Eat. Portland. Sen Yai Noodles. Eat. Portland. Sen Yai Noodles.

All Asia All Month 2015

All Asia All Month 2015 All Asia All Month 2015

Portland Food Carts: Mama Chow’s Kitchen

Portland Food Carts: Mama Chow’s Kitchen Portland Food Carts: Mama Chow’s Kitchen

Golden Fried Garlic Sesame Noodles

Golden Fried Garlic Sesame Noodles Golden Fried Garlic Sesame Noodles

Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Vietnamese Chicken Salad Vietnamese Chicken Salad

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LunaCafe Chinese Ten-Spice: Heavenly Harmony

I’ve always been a huge fan of Chinese Five Spice. The aroma and flavor is magic. But as wonderful as Chinese Five-Spice is (with its combination of star anise, clove, canela, fennel, and Sichuan … [Read More...]

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Pork & Prawn Potstickers (aka Asian Dumplings)

Pork & Prawn Potstickers (aka Asian Dumplings)

To say I love Potstickers (or is it Pot Stickers?) is like saying I love to eat. Well OF COURSE I do! Seriously, who doesn’t love Potstickers? The fragrant, chewy dough glistening with sesame oil, the burst of flavor and aroma as your teeth tear into the … [Read More...]

Dipping Sauce

Spicy Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)

There are so many delicious uses for Vietnamese Dipping Sauce--essentially the same as Thai Dipping Sauce--that I have it on hand in the fridge at all times. I’ve experienced it numerous times over the years in Vietnamese and Thai restaurants. But it was in tiny Luc … [Read More...]

Chinese Bamboo Steamer Filled with Potstickers

Asian Potsticker Dough (for Jiaozi & Gyoza Dumplings)

Welcome to the second year of All Asia All Month on LunaCafe! (See the list of all the wonderful dishes we created last year at the end of this post.) I can’t think of a better way to launch the New Year than to dive into my new stack of Asian cookbooks (thank … [Read More...]

Chinese Good Fortune Cookies

Chinese Good Fortune Cookies

Is there any cookie in the world more magical and enchanting than a Chinese Fortune Cookie? No way. My heart and the corners of my mouth lift every time I am presented with one in a restaurant. How in heaven’s name are they made? And what will my fortune say this … [Read More...]

Asian Taco with Prawn & Shiitake Filling & Cabbage Slaw | LunaCafe

Asian Tacos with Prawn & Shiitake Filling & Cabbage Slaw

Fifteen years ago, there was a wonderful Chinese restaurant in the University Village shopping center in Seattle. I was completing a second degree at the University of Washington at the time, and along with a couple of other always hungry art students, found myself all … [Read More...]

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce on Noodles

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

There are a million and one recipes for Thai Peanut Sauce, and I’ve never tasted one that I didn’t like. That said, I worked diligently to get a good depth of flavor and an intriguing balance of flavors in my rendition of this popular sauce. It’s a fabulous sauce to … [Read More...]

Asian Pancakes

Asian Pancakes (Beijing Pancakes)

Also called Beijing Pancakes, Mandarin Pancakes, or Moo Shu Pancakes, these tasty wrappers are not actually pancakes at all. At least not what we think of as pancakes in the United States. They’re not made with a batter, but with a simple, unyeasted flour and water … [Read More...]

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