Chinese Good Fortune Cookies

Chinese Good Fortune Cookies Chinese Good Fortune Cookies

Asian Tacos with Prawn & Shiitake Filling & Cabbage Slaw

Asian Tacos with Prawn & Shiitake Filling & Cabbage Slaw Asian Tacos with Prawn & Shiitake Filling & Cabbage Slaw

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

Asian Pancakes (Beijing Pancakes)

Asian Pancakes (Beijing Pancakes) Asian Pancakes (Beijing Pancakes)

Vietnamese Crispy Crepes (Banh Xeo)

Vietnamese Crispy Crepes (Banh Xeo) Vietnamese Crispy Crepes (Banh Xeo)

Thai Red Curry Soup

Thai Red Curry Soup Thai Red Curry Soup

Thai Red Curry Paste

Thai Red Curry Paste Thai Red Curry Paste

Home-Style Chinese Fried Rice

Home-Style Chinese Fried Rice Home-Style Chinese Fried Rice

Spicy Korean Noodle Soup (Jjambbong)

Spicy Korean Noodle Soup (Jjambbong) Spicy Korean Noodle Soup (Jjambbong)

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Chinese Five-Spice: Wonder Power

LunaCafe Chinese Five-Spice: Wonder Powder

As legend has it, the ancient Chinese attempted to produce a wonder powder—a blend so evocative and mind-blowing that it would include all of the five flavors—sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, and salty. What … [Read More...]

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Pok Pok Vietnamese Chicken Wings

Pok Pok’s World Famous Vietnamese Chicken Wings

Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand may be the most talked about cookbook of the year. It is certainly a hot topic in Portland, where Andy Ricker’s namesake restaurant reigns supreme. Good luck getting a … [Read More...]

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...]

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