CategoriesAsian Dishes · Recipes · Sides and Appetizers

Ippudo Cucumber Salad

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One of the most memorable dishes I’ve ever eaten is a sesame cucumber salad, years ago at Ippudo in Singapore. The dish is called “GOMA Q”, and described as “Crunchy Japanese cucumber with original sesame dressing”. Ippudo’s ramen is always great but I’ve never forgotten the Ippudo cucumber salad. Fresh, crunchy, cold slices of cucumber swimming in a salty, garlicky, sesame oil …  Read more Ippudo Cucumber Salad

CategoriesAsian Dishes · Main Dishes · Recipes

Garlic Mushroom Claypot Rice

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I’ve had a claypot for years but it spends most of its life sitting forgotten in the dark corner of a cupboard gathering dust. How sad! I recently had the most delicious Shanghainese pork and veggie claypot rice at a restaurant. Big plump kernels of rice with bits of bok choy and pork belly, with just the right amount of grease covering …  Read more Garlic Mushroom Claypot Rice

CategoriesAsian Dishes · Pasta and Noodles · Recipes

Zha Jiang Mian

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Zha jiang mian (炸酱面) is one of my favorite home cooked Chinese dishes of all time. People tend to think of things like orange chicken, honey walnut shrimp and a befuddling thing called fried wontons when they think of Chinese food. Bad, greasy, congealed orbs and morsels stuck to the corners of takeout containers. Not for the faint of heart, nor the …  Read more Zha Jiang Mian