Taiwanese Cold Sesame Noodles (涼麵, Liang Mian)

Cold Sesame Noodles

A simple noodle dish garnished with egg, cucumbers, and carrots with a sesame sauce, Liang Mian is a popular dish sold from casual eateries, street food stalls and convenience stores across Taiwan. This recipe is from Made in Taiwan by Clariss Wei, published by Simon and Schuster. Read our detailed book review of Made In Taiwan. ... Read more »

Taiwanese Three-Cup Chicken (三杯雞, Sān Bēi Jī)

Three Cup Chicken

Three-Cup Chicken is a quick, easy and delicious dish to make, perfect for a midweek meal or part of a weekend feast. Originating in the Jiangxi Province of China, it came to Taiwan with the Hakka people. The Taiwanese version adds a big handful of basil and is a staple of both home cooking and ... Read more »

Vietnamese Quick and Lazy Drenched Cold Noodles

Quick and Lazy Drenched Cold Noodles

This quick and simple cold noodle recipe is immensely satisfying and perfect for a quick lunch or dinner when you’re short on time but craving great flavours. It’s also a handy way to use up ingredients from your fridge or store cupboard. Read our full review of Vietnamese Vegetarian by Uyen Luu. This is a ... Read more »

Korean Soy Sauce Beef with Jammy Egg (Jangjorim)

Soy Sauce Beef with Jammy Egg

This delicious Korean dish of soy sauce beef with jammy egg from Su Scott’s Rice Table: Korean Recipes & Stories To Feed The Soul is supreme comfort food. Tender beef in a salty, sweet sauce with marinated eggs, eaten with plain rice, this is the kind of food that I crave when feeling cold, tired ... Read more »

Phuket Town Black Pepper Pork

Phuket Town Black Pepper Pork (mu hong) with ‘Red Fire’ Greens with Yellow Soybean Sauce (pak kheo fai daeng)

This Black Pepper Pork (mu hong) dish hails from Phuket Town in Southern Thailand, and delivers a steaming bowlful of tender pork and wibbling belly fat in a rich, caramelised sauce with warming black pepper permeating every mouthful. It’s perfect with plain rice, but is also great with a bowl of stir-fried green vegetables or ... Read more »

Soy-Braised Egg Tofu and Pork Mince

Soy Braised Egg Tofu from Sambal Shiok

Egg tofu is a special kind of tofu made from soy milk and eggs – the eggs giving it the most wonderful wobbly texture. Think of a just-set savoury custard that’s meltingly ethereal, light, and silky smooth. Now imagine fat slices of egg tofu combined with pork mince braised in a rich, soy-based sauce. Comfort ... Read more »

Japanese Ginger Pork

Japanese Ginger Pork

Flicking through Harumi’s Japanese Kitchen, reviewer Jack chose this Japanese Ginger Pork (served with potato salad, also in the book) as his first savoury dish to cook. He liked the simplicity of the recipe – in which thin slices of pork loin are quickly marinated in mirin, soy sauce and ginger before being flash-cooked in a ... Read more »

Japanese Aubergine and Beef cooked in Miso

Japanese Aubergine and Beef cooked in Miso

Aubergine and beef are both popular ingredients in Japanese cooking, as is the delicious savoury condiment and cooking ingredient, miso. In this recipe from Harumi’s Japanese Kitchen aubergine and beef are simmered in a sauce flavoured with miso paste and chilli bean paste Learn all about miso, including how it’s made and used, in our in-depth ... Read more »

Maple Miso Tahini Sauce | A Delicious Dressing, Dip & Sauce

Maple Miso Tahini Sauce (over Purple Sprouting Broccoli)

This delicious Maple Miso Tahini sauce is inspired by Japanese ingredients and flavours. Miso paste and sesame are so good together – I recently enjoyed the combination as a dipping sauce for cold udon noodles. To pull these flavours together as a sauce-cum-dressing I combine tahini with the intense, sweet flavour of extra dark maple ... Read more »