Slow-Cooker Chili-Orange Beef Means Coming Home to Dinner Served

I’m accustomed to stir-frying all of my Chinese food, including my absolute favorite, beef and broccoli. It wasn’t until I read The Asian Slow Cooker by Kelly Kwok that I learned about slow-cooking Asian dishes. This particular beef recipe receives its sweet-spicy flavor from Thai sweet chili sauce (easily found in most grocery stores). However, […]

A Must-Make Dish Before You Die: Jet Tila’s Drunken Noodles

Every region of the world has its drunk food. In America, it’s often pizza. In parts of China and Thailand, it’s drunken noodles, according to chef Jet Tila. The recipe, from his latest cookbook 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die ($16), features an umami-rich sauce that coats the noodles, veggies, shrimp, […]

All Food From Chinese Restaurants Contains MSG and More Secrets Revealed by an Employee

If you’ve always wanted to know what really goes on inside a Chinese restaurant, you’re in luck. A restaurant employee recently did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) entitled Your Typical Chinese Restaurant Employee, and he answered a lot of users’ questions that touched on everything except the exact recipes (some things have to remain […]

A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Sesame-Ginger Soba Noodle Salad

Say hello to my go-to dish for feeding a crowd: sesame-ginger soba noodle salad. Vibrantly flavored, full of crisp vegetables, and best served at room temperature, this noodle dish is perfectly tailored for potlucks and casual dinner parties, and will even shine as leftovers the next day (provided there’s some left). The best part: the […]