Category: Hard Recipes

  • Miso Chicken with Bell Peppers

    Miso Chicken with Bell Peppers

    Whether you’re cooking up Chinese, Korean, Japanese, or Southeast Asian dishes, you will start to see a commonality between the cuisines for creating a salty, savory, umami base flavor. That shared and loved taste in so many dishes across Asia is from variations of Fermented Bean Paste. There’s chili bean paste (la dou ban jiang…

  • Slow-Cooked Chinese Five Spice Chicken with Cashews & Shiitake Mushrooms

    Slow-Cooked Chinese Five Spice Chicken with Cashews & Shiitake Mushrooms

    Since winter started, many customers have been walking into the store and asking, “What do you recommend using in a slow-cooker?” That’s an easy answer – Sichuan Chinese Five Spice. But until today, we haven’t had a slow-cooker recipe up on the site to share with all of you who have requested it. So here’s…

  • Yee Sang (Chinese New Year Prosperity Salad)

    Yee Sang (Chinese New Year Prosperity Salad)

    This Wednesday – the 7th Day of the 15-day Chinese New Year celebration – it’s your birthday! But before you start asking everyone for gifts, it just happens to be their birthday too. According to Chinese legend, humans were created on the 7th Day of the New Year, so to this day, it is celebrated…

  • Five-Spice Quinoa Soup with Mushrooms & Kale

    Five-Spice Quinoa Soup with Mushrooms & Kale

    Growing up, there was always a steaming bowl of Chinese-style soup on the dinner table every night to go along with all the other dishes my mom would cook. She would simmer a big pot of soup all afternoon with seasonal ingredients, and herbs & spices like star anise, dried tangerine peel, fresh nutmeg, cinnamon,…