Gong Bao Ji Ding

This recipe, aka Sichuan Kung Pao Chicken, is adapted from seriouseats.com. It calls for several ingredients you may not have on hand, which is a bit costly initially, but most have a long shelf life so you can make this delicious meal over and over.

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Crispy Egg Rolls

So we LOVE egg rolls, especially as a starter before a stir-fry meal or pork fried rice. Take out egg rolls are hit and miss. So are store-bought egg rolls – sometimes okay, most of the times bland and forgettable. Several years back, we tried making them from scratch with a very involved recipe and they were terrible – we just chucked them. We knew we could do better.

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Sometimes, we crave a good spicy meal with the taste of Asia. This is a great hybrid (meaning a mishmash of cultures) meal that can be made as either a vegetarian meal or with some good old America pork. Chose your tasty poison.

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Banh Mi Mon Ami!

Banh Mis are a traditional Vietnamese sandwich that have become hugely popular in the U.S. We received “Vietnamese Home Cooking” by Charles Phan for Christmas and decided it was time to try them out for ourselves.

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