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Vietnamese Tamarind Dipping Sauce

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Southeast Asian cuisine always brings about lots of surprises, not only from the dishes but also from the dipping sauces. And if you are a fan of “sweet and sour”, this Vietnamese sauce made from tamarind is worth your try. This sweet and sour dipping sauce is perfect for seafood dumplings, wheth Read More

Chinese Sweet and Sour Sauce

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If you are looking for a kind of dumpling dipping sauce which is far more different from the classic combination of soy sauce and vinegar, check out on this sweet and sour sauce! It’s a popular dipping sauce in Chinese cuisine, yet, aside from Chinese dishes, it can pair well with chicken nugget, Read More

Dipping Sauce Recipes for Asian Dumplings (Part 5)...

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Continue with the series of versatile dipping sauces for dumplings, here is another recipe that is easy and simple yet authentic. It is promising for the classical pork-stuffed dumplings as well as other fillings including prawn, veggies, and eggs. The recipe includes instructions to home-make yo Read More

Dipping Sauce Recipes for Asian Dumplings (Part 4)...

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Chinese Plum Sauce refers to a special type of sweet and sour sauce that Chinese people love to serve with dumplings for a unique tasting experience. Other times, the plum sauce is enjoyed with noodles, rice, and vegetable dishes. The sauce is made from plums, apricots, sugar, and spices which br Read More

Dipping Sauce Recipes for Asian Dumplings (Part 3)...

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The series of dumpling dipping sauce around the world continues with a famous representative from Thailand. This sauce, with a nutty taste, promises to satisfy diners with an exotic tasting experience. Most of the peanut sauces we’ve ever heard about from Western cuisine are prepared with peanut Read More

Dipping Sauce Recipes for Asian Dumplings (Part 2)...

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If you’re looking for a dipping sauce that has a strong salty flavor with a slight sweetness, Hoisin sauce is the answer. Hoisin sauce is sometimes referred to as Chinese barbecue sauce. It’s a combination of soy, garlic, vinegar, chili and sweetener. It’s fragrant and pungent, dark in color and Read More

Samurai Culture: Japanese Warriors

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THE HISTORY OF SAMURAI "Samurai" is members of a powerful military caste in early-modern Japan, roughly translated to mean “those who serve in close attendance to the nobility”. In addition, they also as known as "bushi", "buke", "saburau",... these are some general words for a warrior in Japan Read More

Dipping Sauce Recipes for Asian Dumplings (Part 1)

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Dumplings are popular appetizers in Asian cuisines. Each country’s culture has their unique dumpling collections. For example, Korean has their mandoo; Japanese has gyoza, and Chinese has Jiaozi. Though the dumplings may be different from country to county, there is one thing stand like stone: “No d Read More

Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai Dumplings

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Siu Mai is one of the most popular types of dumplings in Chinese cuisine. It is also among the prettiest ones since the ingredients are displayed outside without being totally wrapped. In this recipe, the filling is a combination of Chinese black mushrooms, pink shrimp, ground pork, and green onion. Read More

Another Vegetarian Recipe for Gyoza

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Here is another recipe for gyoza lovers who are vegetarians. The filling’s main ingredients include bamboo shoot, carrot, bok choy, and water chestnuts. It takes 20 minutes to finish and offers 98 calories per serving. Let’s rock it! Ingredients 230 grams of firm tofu ½ cup of carrot, finel Read More

Korean Vegetarian Dumplings: Yachae Mandoo

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Yachae Mandoo is a harmony of between tofu, eggs, glass noodles and vegetables. You can opt for any type of veggies you want and choose to cook the dumplings in different ways. Either boiled or steamed; deep-fried or pan-fried, or even added to a soup, the vegetarian mandoo is still delicious. Th Read More

Japanese Side Dish: Takenoko No Nimono (Simmered B...

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Bamboo shoot is a favourite dish in Japanese meals and can be prepared in many ways. Takenoko no nimono - simmered bamboo shoot is one of the most popular ones. The fresh bamboo, after boiled in water with rice or rice bran, is cooked in dashi (stock) and seasoned with soy sauce, mirin, sake and sug Read More

Vegetable Japanese Spring Rolls: Harumaki

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Like every culture in the world, Japanese culture has its signature spring rolls. They call the dish harumaki with haru means spring and maki means roll. Similar to their Chinese variation, Japanese spring rolls have the stuffing made from vegetables, meat and bean threads wrapped by a thin pastry s Read More

Japanese Vegetarian Dishes: Cold Green Tea Soba No...

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Soba noodles are one the most popular dishes in Japanese cuisine, yet tea soba noodles or “cha soba” is totally a brand-new experience. It is still thin Japanese soba noodle but infused with green tea. As stated by thespruceEats.com, it’s the subtle flavor of green tea that takes this dish to anothe Read More

Japanese Vegetarian Dishes: Vegetarian Miso Soup

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Miso, seaweed, tofu, a little soy sauce, and sesame oil harmonized, creating a mild and soothing broth. This elegant taste soup is a promising dish in the vegan food list. There are several ways to cook miso soup for vegetarians. Let’s discover the three of the quickest and easiest ways. The recipes Read More

Japanese Vegan Dishes: Edamame

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What is edamame? Edamame – the soft, young, in-shell soybean is one the most popular appetizer at Japanese restaurants. The dish is packed with healthy and low-fat soy protein so it’s a good choice for vegetarians. There are many ways to cook edamame. You can choose to either boil the pods in salte Read More

Vegetarian Udon Noodle Soup

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It would be a regret if your list of Japanese vegetarian dishes misses out on vegetarian udon noodle soup. In this flavorful recipe, you could experience an extraordinary combination of ginger, vinegar, and soy sauce simmering with udon noodles, scallions, and fresh cilantro. What a delicious treat! Read More

Vegan Gyoza With Mushroom and Tofu

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Vegan fans would fall in love with these vegan pot-stickers, especially if you like it in Japanese style (gyoza dumpling). With mushroom and tofu fillings, the dish tastes just light delicate yet delicious and nutritious. Check out the recipe here and give it a try! This recipe is inspired by Read More

Vegetable Tempura

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Even you are not a fan of fried foods, Japanese veggie tempura will surely give you a good impression for its delicate texture and refreshing taste. The batter is not heavy nor greasy like some other deep-fried stuff. Instead, it’s light yet crunchy and juicy enough. Let’s discover how to prepare Read More

Shrimp Gyoza

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Gyoza, also known as Japanese dumplings or pot-stickers, usually appear in a family meal as the main course. Other times, it is a popular side dish or appetizer at a ramen noodle shop. There is a variety of different gyoza filling, ranging from pork to beef, chicken or simply vegetables. Compared Read More