Vietnamese Chicken Curry

Dumpling Man likes his curries, specifically Thai yellow curries.  I’m not such a fan, but I’ll eat it.  It’s just a bit too creamy and sweet, but that’s exactly how Dumpling Man likes it.  I prefer Vietnamese curry instead which is more fragrant from lemongrass and ginger and saltier from a good helping of fish…

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

I don’t know what inspired me to suddenly try this recipe.  I’d been in a chocolate chip cookie mode, but I just got the inspiration to finally see what all the hype was behind the “donut muffin.”  I guess it’s muffin that tastes like a cake donut.  How is that possible?!?! It seems like a…

Galbijjim

So after discovering the deliciousness of galbijjim at Seongbukdong, I had Korean savory fall-off-the-bone tender meat on my mind.  It was never anything I thought I could recreate at home.  The Pouter and I discussed that a pressure cooker was probably involved in making such a culinary treasure.  But I actually came across a pretty manageable…

Mom’s Steak Salad

You won’t usually hear me say things like, “Oh my mom makes the best…” or when I’m at a restaurant you won’t hear me say “Oh my mom’s version is better.”  My mom isn’t that kind of mom.  The type of mom who loves to be in the kitchen, perfecting recipes that have been handed down generation after generation. …

Roman Style Chicken

So after a couple days of eating rice, I got a little tired.  I wanted to mix things up and try out an Italian recipe from Giada De Laurentiis, who is turning out to be my favorite and most reliable Food Network chefs.  I’ve found her recipes to be pretty simple and tasty to boot. …

Tori Soboro

This is definitely one of my go-to recipes for a quick easy dinner and it is easily one of Dumpling Man’s favorite foods.  I like it, but he LOVES it.  You can substitute the chicken for turkey and it tastes just the same or even better.  I would avoid using ground chicken breast since it…

Clay Pot Miso Chicken

So after a most disastrous attempt to make my own Japanese curry, I felt pretty down and discouraged.  But along came David Chang to make things right in my world.  I’ve had good luck with some other David Chang recipes from his Momofuku cookbook, which I have decided to purchase instead of continuing to leach his recipes from…