Quick & Easy


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    Green onion pancake

    by Larry on December 28, 2013

    This is a super easy recipe that works as an appetizer or side dish, or can be a full meal if you add an egg (my favorite!).

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    No Hassle Fried Rice

    by Cynthia on November 25, 2013

    This recipe is great for parties and requires only a handful of ingredients that are most likely already in your fridge/pantry. This is my go-to recipe when I don’t want to go to the market or cook for the next couple of days. I prefer the long beans over frozen peas and carrots because it gives the fried rice a crunchy texture.

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    Glutinous Coconut Balls (Thai Kanom Tom)

    by Taen Saeteurn on October 02, 2013

    This is an easy, enjoyable sweet treat that's both delicious and pretty. You can make it in a variety of colors and serve it as a nice ending to a meal, or by itself as a snack in the afternoon. This dessert goes well with hot or iced tea.

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    Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)

    by FoodLover on January 13, 2013

    Onigiri are Japanese rice balls, with optional filling. They're a really fun treat for children or as an on-the-go snack. I like to make it when I have the ingredients.

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    Chinese Hummus

    by Sydney Bee on October 10, 2012

    Hummus with a twist!

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    Tuna, Mango, and Jalapeno Ceviche

    by Larry on October 07, 2012

    My buddy caught some tuna the other day and I was dying for some ceviche. Perfect timing. This was amazing with fresh tuna but it will work with any fresh fish , shrimp, etc. It all came together and was amazing but the mango is what made this batch something special. Also, here's a great primer on techniques, types of fish, marinating times, etc.: http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/07/the-food-lab-ceviche-and-the-science-of-marin.html

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    Pork Ball Dim Sum

    by Kai on August 24, 2012

    Steamed pork balls.

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    Quick Sticky Rice

    by Helen Le on June 18, 2012

    How to cook Vietnamese sticky rice "xoi" in 8 mins for breakfast. It is recommended that you use a glass or ceramic container rather than a "microwave-safe" plastic container like I did. For more photos and recipes, please visit my blog at Danang Cuisine.

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    Korean Marinade for Baby Back Ribs

    by Linda on May 08, 2012

    This is an easy, homemade marinade for baby back ribs. Good for two slabs (7 lbs) of baby back ribs.

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    Phamtastic Rolls

    by Cynthia on May 05, 2012

    I learned this recipe from a friend. She doesn’t have a name for it and I didn’t have any luck coming up with a name for it either so I enlisted my friend's and coworker's help and we came up with “Phamtastic Rolls” (pun on my last name Pham). Now the most difficult part of this recipe is over…… This recipe is so quick and easy to make and versatile. It can be served as an appetizer or for dinner. I love it because it’s my quick and inexpensive fix when I’m craving sushi.

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    Quick Ramen Noodles

    by Runny on April 29, 2012

    Ramen that you go eat at some ramen shop, they usually take plenty of times to make soup.I don't have energy to spend a lot of times to make soup. So here is recipe you can make it so fast.

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    Pumpkin Vine Tips

    by Meuy Chio on April 28, 2012

    When pumpkins are in season, I like to harvest the pumpkins to make soups, and I hand-pick the vines for stir-fry's. The vine tips usually have edible pumpkin leaves attached, so don't remove them. Make sure to peel the tips to remove the hard, outer layer. Vine tips are healthy and nutritious, and this dish is so easy and fresh!

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    Decadent Tapioca Pearls in Coconut Milk (Chè chuối)

    by Helen Le on April 20, 2012

    Tapioca pearls and banana drenched in coconut milk and sugar. This dessert is super simple and extremely decadent and delicious. Great for gatherings and parties!

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    Thai Tea (Using a Coffee Maker)

    by Ching on April 16, 2012

    I love drinking tea! Of the many types of teas out there, Thai Tea happens to be one of my favorite teas to drink. I know making Thai Tea on my own would be so much cheaper than visiting cafe tea shops, especially tempting since there are almost one on every block in the city of Westminster in OC. I have tried many ways to make Thai Tea, from using pre-made Thai Tea powder to using actual Thai Tea leaves. Thai Tea tastes so much better when using actual Thai Tea leaves. I also found an easy and quick way to make Thai Tea without having to boil water and steep the tea leaves.

    This is where the coffee maker comes in. Lucky for me, I got a coffee maker for my wedding and had thought about giving it away because my husband and I do not drink coffee. However, I learned from a great friend of mine that the coffee maker is an awesome kitchen tool for making tea.

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    Pregnant Greens

    by Meuy Chio on April 08, 2012

    In my culture, women eat these leafy veggies during their pregnancy to welcome luck and ensure an easy delivery. We call them "pregnant greens" for this reason. I cook them in a variety of ways. This method is soup-based and very easy. [Editor's Note: This recipe is from the Mienh tribe of Southeast Asia and part of our Lost Recipes Collection.]

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    Triple Spicy Chicken

    by Gladys on April 05, 2012

    This is Gladys' easy triple spicy chicken coated in secret sauce. Packed full of tender chicken and chili, including sambal oelek chili paste. Simple and fast to make for a great weeknight dinner.

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    Easy Crab Rangoon

    by Kai on April 02, 2012

    Crispy cream cheese and crab wontons from Kai, a chef and musician! Watch Kai cook and sing as he makes these super easy crab rangoons.

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    Japanese Chicken Rice Bowl (Oyakodon)

    by Fei Tan on March 29, 2012

    This is a really easy dish to make for dinner.  I served it to my friends recently and they all asked for the recipe, so I figured I would post it here for everyone to enjoy.

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    Iced Coffee Vietnamese Style

    by Tom Huynh on March 28, 2012

    This is how my mom taught me to make Vietnamese coffee. Still the best coffee I've ever had.

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    Festive Pork Meatloaf Salad

    by Cynthia on February 02, 2012

    The first time I had this salad was at my boyfriend's mom's house. I fell in love with it immediately!!! It is so refreshing, has great flavors and colors……..and so addicting!! I just can’t get enough. My mouth is watering as I am typing this description…..LOL. I thought I would have to slave in the kitchen to make this so I never asked her for the recipe. One day I muscled up the courage to ask because we don’t get to visit his mom too often and I felt bad asking her to make it for me every time we do. It turns out it's quite simple. I’ve also had it with un-ripened mango which is an added bonus!!