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Riffs On Ramen

Noodle shop quality at home. No matter how popular ramen gets or how celebrated noodle shops become (a nine-seat restaurant in Tokyo earned a Michelin star in 2016), there remains one essential truth about ramen and other noodles served ramen style. Nothing warms the heart like home cooking. Home, in… Read More

Rediscovering Dumplings

Some things are meant to be. It’s an enduring partnership, as connected in the mind as salt and pepper or peanut butter and jelly. Who doesn’t instantly respond with “dumplings” when you hear, “chicken and ____”? The question is, when was the last time you made chicken and dumplings? Or… Read More

Tempted By Turmeric

Trending towards turmeric. The best way to understand why turmeric is so popular is to realize it’s always had a big fan base. The appeal began at least 4,000 years ago and not just as a cooking ingredient. Historically, turmeric has also been valued as a medicine, cosmetic, even a… Read More

Wraps At The Ready

A wrap by any other name is a … Is a sushi roll a wrap? Is a burrito a wrap? Is a wrap a sandwich? So many questions, such philosophical intrigue. The definitive answer to all of the above is, well, all of the above. One person’s… Read More

More Than Kimchi

Foods meant for feasting. Korean cooking sets a high standard for turning daily meals into special occasions, and it’s the flavor as much as the ingredients that bring people together in such celebratory ways. If there’s a secret to the drawing power of Korean cuisine, it’s an open secret. Simply… Read More

Lean & Clean, Grab & Go

Hi guys! Monique here, founder of the food and wellness blog, Ambitious Kitchen. As a full-time food blogger I find that being busy is a blessing. Whenever I’m the busiest I know I’m doing a mix of all of the things I love — developing delicious… Read More

Destination: Vietnam

Irresistible in every way. Even before you taste it, your senses are telling you a dazzling experience awaits. Aromatic herbs and pungent fish sauce evoke curiosity. A colorful medley of fresh veggies extend a visual invitation. And the actual taste? That’s where it all comes together in Vietnamese cooking. The… Read More

Peanut Chicken & Soba Noodle Bowls with Bok Choy

Soba noodles are made from both wheat and buckwheat, a uniquely flavored grain. They’re a favorite in Japan, where they are often served as salads or in noodle bowls. Miniature heads of baby bok choy are lovely lightly blanched, their stalks and greens more tender and flavorful than when allowed… Read More

Lettuce-Wrapped Asian Chicken

These summery wraps rely on fresh, crisp garden greens, fragrant herbs, and rich marinated chicken thighs for their wonderful combination of textures and flavor. Read More

Chicken Skewers with Hoisin-Peanut Butter Glaze

You can’t beat the luscious combination of sweet-salty hoisin sauce and peanut butter—the nuttiness melds beautifully with the soy in the Chinese version of barbecue sauce. Truly an express summer supper, with just 5 ingredients!… Read More

Chicken & Rice Stick Noodle Soup (Pho Ga)

The rich broth is deeply flavored all by itself, the perfect pool for the chewy rice noodles. Adding chunks of chicken and some steamed veggies only makes it better—a handful of broccoli florets, snow peas, sliced carrots, or chunks of sweet bell pepper would make this a one-bowl meal. Read More

Korean Barbecued Chicken

This sweet-savory marinade is the cornerstone of Korean grilling. It’s easy to create your own delicious grilled chicken that can be served in pieces or shredded for tacos, folded inside soft corn tortillas with lime and cilantro. Read More