Dina's Favorite Recipes

Easy Asian and Fusion recipes for everyday home cooking.

Bacon Wrapped Mochi- Best Asian Appetizers

Best Asian Appetizers- Bacon Wrapped Mochi I kid you not when I say that you should make three times as much as you think will be eaten of this sweet and savory appetizer. Every single time I have made this for dinner parties or beach
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Balsamic Pork Chops

  Balsamic Pork Chop- Easy Pork Chop Recipe Creating restaurant quality food at home is not as difficult as it may seem. Sometimes, it’s a simple matter of taking good, fresh ingredients and adding one outstanding ingredient that you don’t normally use. In this recipe,
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Black Pepper Beef

Black Pepper Beef by Bee Yin Low Easy stir-fries are a staple in Chinese households. They’re time saving, nutritious and incredibly flavorful. Here’s a great Chinese beef stir-fry from my friend, popular cookbook author Bee Yin Low, whose rendition of Black Pepper Beef is both
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Brie Stuffed Beef Roulade

With a little bit of patience and know-how, this relatively simple dish will have your family and friends completely wowed. It looks fancy, it smells fancy and it tastes out of this world. For those of you who love meat and cheese, this is a
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Brussels Sprouts with Lap Cheong

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs brussel sprouts, ends trimmed and cut into halves or quarters 3 tablespoons olive oil 8 cloves garlic, smashed and roughly chopped 2-3 lap cheong sausages, thinly sliced 4 tablespoons oyster sauce Method In a wok or skillet, dry stir-fry
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Classic Pho Bo

Ingredients 15 cups water 2 1/2 lbs beef bones 12 cloves garlic smashed 3-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and bruised 1 large onion, peeled and quartered 6 star anise 2 cinnamon sticks 2 tablespoons fish sauce 2 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1
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Coffee & Plum Pork Loin

Serves 4 as main course (2 to 3 thin slices per person) Ingredients 2 lbs boneless pork loin 4 tablespoons plum sauce ½ cup finely ground dark roast coffee 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon ground tarragon 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
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Crispy Pork Belly

Crispy Pork Belly It’s a well known fact that Chinese people love their pork and this crispy skinned, tender pork belly gives credence to the other white meat addiction. I’ve searched the world for great pork belly dishes and recipes, finding but a handful of
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Curry Risotto

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 2 cups Arborio rice 3 tablespoons olive oil 8 cloves garlic, minced 1 ½ teaspoons curry powder 2 cups coconut milk 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock 3 cups white wine 2 teaspoons sea salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste 2
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Dijon Maple Glazed Pork- Easy Pork Recipes

Dijon Maple Glazed Pork Chops

Dijon Maple Glazed Pork Chops Using sweet maple and tangy Dijon mustard bring out the natural sweetness of white pork. This is a super easy and quick recipe that uses minimal oil and takes advantage of the convenience of pork chops that are already available
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Easy Pork Dumplings- the classic Asian favorite.

Easy Pork Dumplings

Easy Pork Dumplings While dumplings are now widely available in supermarkets around the world in the frozen section, there’s nothing like the taste, texture and aroma of freshly made pork dumplings. With a little time and patience, these dumplings will go as fast as you
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Garlic Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Serves 4 Ingredients 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into ½ inch slices (1 large breast should yield about 6 to 8 slices) 12 to 16 pieces bacon (1 bacon per slice of chicken) 12 cloves garlic, thinly sliced For the Sauce 2 tablespoons
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Garlic Green Herb Rice

Serves 4 Ingredients 3 heaping cups warm cooked rice 2 lap cheong sausages, thinly sliced (optional) 12 cloves garlic finely minced ½ large red onion, finely chopped 1 large handful cilantro, roughly chopped 1 large handful parsley, roughly chopped 4 bok choy, rinsed and finely
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Garlic Rice in Eggplant- Easy Asian Recipes

Easy Asian Recipes- Garlic Rice in Eggplant Eggplant is one of those vegetables that I grew to love as an adult. Like many vegetables, I ended up loving them and have developed somewhat of an obsession with creating easy Asian recipes that showcase how delicious
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Hoisin Glazed Ribs

Succulent, sticky and juicy ribs are one my greatest culinary passions. There is nothing more decadent that signals lazy summer days than a sweet and savory indulgence of tender ribs. Here is one of my all time favorite recipes that guarantees no leftovers. These Hoisin
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LKK Beef & Asparagus Stir-Fry

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 pound beef steak cut into strips 2 tablespoons Lee Kum Kee Oyster flavored sauce 2 teaspoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 ounces fresh asparagus cut into 2 inch pieces 1 teaspoon Lee Kum Kee chili garlic sauce Method In a
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LKK Pork Kebabs

Serves 4 Ingredients 4 large wooden skewers soaked in water 1 pound baby spinach, rinsed and drained 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons soy sauce 4 tablespoons Lee Kum Kee Oyster flavored sauce 2 teaspoons Lee Kum Kee chili garlic sauce 1 teaspoon sugar 1
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Pork Meatball Soup

Though this recipe does require a little bit of time and patience, it is easy to do. Whether you’re cooking for one, a family or a party, the effort will be very much worth it. Light in flavor and texture, pork has never tasted so
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Roasted Red Cabbage

Roasted Red Cabbage Many of us forget that cabbage exists; it’s not the tastiest of vegetables and for a long time, it was ignored for more trendy leafy greens. Red cabbage deserves more than a passing glance though- this powerhouse vegetable has an enormous amount
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Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Sausage Stuffed Peppers With A Touch of Bacon

Sausage Stuffed Peppers These sweet peppers are packed with flavors and great as a filling appetizer or as a light main meal. The sweetness of the bell pepper blends well with the ground pork in the sausages. Crisp bacon bits add a smoky saltiness while
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Shanghai Mixed Rice

Shanghai Mixed Rice There are many variations of this classic and popular Shanghainese rice dish but this one was my grandfather’s favorite. It’s easy and quick to make, with just a few ingredients but the results will leave everybody wanting more. Typical Shanghainese rice dishes
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Spicy Pork Laab

This recipe comes straight from my friend’s mother in northern Thailand. I love the way she makes this Spicy Pork Laab (also spelled larb)- so good with just-made sticky rice. No matter where I am in the world, eating this dish makes me feel like
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Spicy Salami Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 head of Romaine lettuce, roughly chopped 8 cloves garlic, finely minced 1/4 large red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 lb thinly sliced salami 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (~juice of 1 large lime) 2 tablespoons olive oil
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Thai Style Spicy Beef Salad Recipe- just like in the restaurants but you get to control all the ingredients.

Thai Style Spicy Beef Salad

Thai Style Spicy Beef Salad Thai Salads are incredibly nutritious and easy to prepare. Spicy Beef Salad has become one of the most popular dishes both in Asian and the West. Around Thailand, each region has its own interpretations. This recipe is derived from the
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Vietnamese Sausage Sandwich- Easy Vietnamese Sandwich

Easy Vietnamese Sandwich- Vietnamese Sausage Sandwich We may have the French to thank for their influence on Vietnamese sandwiches but today, Vietnamese sandwiches are quickly taking the world by storm. The real ones are few and far between outside of Vietnam proper, though there are
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