Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Terrific Pacific Cookbook

This weekend I found an amazing deal on an Asian-inspired cookbook. Sitting lonely on the clearance shelf was the Terrific Pacific Cookbook: The Vibrant Foods of Thailand, Bali, Singapore, Australia, Vietnam, and Malaysia. In it are "over 300 aromatic recipes". And I got this lovely book for $1. Yes, one dollar US. How could I not take that book home?

Not only are there excellent, Asian recipes, but this book is also filled with historical and culinary tidbits. I am exciting to begin cooking the recipes and reading the stories!

Image by Adventures with a Wok

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pork Stir-fry and Bok Choy

Pork stir-fry dish.

Bok choy stir-fry dish.

Here are some recent culinary experiments from the Adventures with a Wok kitchen! A pork stir-fry dish complete with star anise (bao-jao), dried red chilies, toban chili bean sauce, garlic, green onions, soy sauce and sesame oil. And a simple bok choy stir-fry with garlic, rice wine, and canola oil. What are your favourite stir-fries?
Images by Adventures with a Wok

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hot Pot Memories and Recipes

Memories of delicious hot pot in Taipei and shabu shabu at Japanese restaurants throughout the States linger in my mind. But my budget this past year has been shrinking, so my days of eating hot pot outside of home are no more. Here is how I've recreated hot pot at my own abode. It's not exactly like any restaurant version, but I've found it to be yummy and a better bet, cost-wise.

How I Make Asian Hot Pot Part 1
How I Make Asian Hot Pot Part 2
How I Make Asian Hot Pot Part 3

How do you make hot pot at home?

Image credit: Jules @ Adventures with a Wok, Hot Pot in Taipei