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Liangpi (凉皮 / spicy ‘cold skin’ noodles) – How to make it at home

Liangpi (cold skin noodles) is a popular noodle dish from northwest China, commonly served cold, unlike other hot noodles dishes. Liangpi has a unique slippery and springy texture. It is absolutely delicious when dressed with a spicy sauce made with chili oil and black vinegar and served with sesame seeds, crunchy cucumbers, and bean sprouts. …

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Vegetable stir-fry noodles- How to cook with mushrooms & veggies

In this article, I want to share one of my favorite noodles, vegetable stir-fry noodles, Cantonese style. The uniqueness of this recipe is that the noodles are pan-fried until fragrant before stir-frying with other ingredients. This step is the secret to why the traditional Cantonese fried noodles are so yummy, with an additional layer of …

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Spaghetti aglio e olio – easy Japanese-inspired fusion recipe

This article is about how to prepare spaghetti aglio e olio, with an Asian twist. Wait. It is not the classic recipe you are familiar with, but the interpretation involves some popular Japanese ingredients: bonito flakes, shiitake mushrooms, and scallion.  As for the flavor,  the dashi (Japanese stock) makes it stands out from the original …

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Bun cha recipe – How to make it at home (Vietnamese grilled meatballs)

Bun cha (Vietnamese meatballs with vermicelli) has all the classic Vietnamese street food elements. I love its complex flavors and have been a regular fan of the restaurant near me.   Recently, I have decided to make it. It turns out to be not as difficult as expected. I have documented how to do it in …

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Suan la fen (酸辣粉)- How to make hot and sour noodles

Suan la fen (酸辣粉, Hot and Sour Noodles) has won over me finally, although I grew up in a Cantonese family with little exposure to other forms of cooking in the early days. Perhaps I was born to love hot and sour stuff, and being devoid of having this spicy food since I was young …

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Teriyaki noodles – How to cook with chicken teriyaki and soba

A quick and easy meal can be delicious too, and teriyaki noodles is one great example. Any meat that marinates with teriyaki sauce tastes remarkable, pairing with vegetables of your choice and serve with noodles is nutritious and utterly mouthwatering. Chicken is the meat of choice in this recipe, but you decide to substitute it …

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Japchae recipe- How to make the perfect Korean stir-fry noodles

What is Japchae? Japchae is Korean stir-fried noodles with a unique texture.  It means mixed vegetables in Korean, but besides the colorful vegetables, and the well-seasoned beef, it is the bouncy and slippery sweet potato glass noodles called dangmyeong that set it apart from others. The flavor is very different from the Chinese stir-fried noodles, …

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