When we visited Bozeman, Montana this summer Rob and I stumbled upon a cute and quirky little spice shop. I loaded up with all the spice blends that smelled the best (an incredible garlic and herb one, plus Italian seasoning) and then got things I needed but couldn't easily find in OKC (aji amarillo chile… Continue reading Kung Pao Chicken
Chinese takeout fills a really important niche in my life. If I'm feeling down, or feeling homebound, ordering Chinese will instantly put me in a good mood. We've got a ton of quick Chinese takeout spots around the city, and I usually don't order from the same one twice. I'll switch between Singapore noodles (curry… Continue reading Extra Pepper Chicken
Whip together a Chinese classic. It's better than takeout, cheaper, and probably quicker, too! Cashew chicken has all those great flavors mixed together: cashews, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, and more.
The real magic in the kitchen is when you make foods from different cultures. Sometimes you can't make it exactly as authentic, but it still is a magical experience to go on. That's my thinking when I try to make Chinese, Vietnamese, and Jamaican foods. I love trying new things, and I love trying new… Continue reading Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks
No matter how hard I try, any time I cook something remotely Chinese, it never tastes as good as my favorite Chinese restaurant: Fung's. I know it's because I don't normally cook Chinese food. I also didn't grow up in a traditional Chinese family. But I try really hard! I shop at Super Cao (an… Continue reading Egg Roll Noodle Bowl