Monthly Archives: February 2015

Nepal-style black lentil soup

In my previous home town of Madison, Wisconsin, we had a surprising number of Nepali restaurants per capita. That isn’t to say I understand “authentic” Nepali food better than anyone else, but at least there was some exposure to uniquely … Continue reading

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Uyghur meat bread

Today’s post is a long overdue return to the topic of Uyghur wood fire oven breads. Some day maybe I’ll have an opportunity to build my own tonur تونۇر (or as they are more commonly known in the US, tandoor–see … Continue reading

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Uyghur home-style pulled noodles

For those of you who have experienced them, Uyghur pulled noodles–known as läghmän لەغمەن or längmän لەڭمەن in Uyghur and banmian 拌面 or latiaozi 拉条子 in Mandarin Chinese–are surely a special treat. Expats in China talk about this dish as … Continue reading

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New feature: Asian Green Vegetable Guide

We all need to eat more green vegetables. In fact, they are an essential part of any meal. Most of my posts tend to revolve around main dishes, often with meat, but at our house we almost always have a … Continue reading

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Sticky rice, a food staple and a key ingredient in Lao-Thai cooking

“Sticky rice? I love sticky rice… I mean, how else can you eat rice with chopsticks?” I often get this kind of response when I bring up eating “sticky rice”. I quickly see that the person I’m talking to is … Continue reading

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Spiced and pounded beef salad

Recently I was inspired with a “Kachin pounded beef with herbs” recipe that I found in Naomi Duguid’s giant 2012 cookbook Burma: Rivers of Flavor. The dish was kind of unusual in that beef was boiled, then fried, and then … Continue reading

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