Internaational Cuisine

Asian cuisine

Asian refers to East Asian cuisine (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean), Southeast Asian cuisine and South Asian cuisine. climate is usually tropical hot and humid and rainy. Can be broken down into many different regional styles that have rooted with peoples and cultures of their regions. The major types can be defined as: East Asian with its origins in Imperial China and now encompassing modern Japan and the Korean peninsula; Southeast Asian which encompasses Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines; South Asianstates that are made up of India, Burma, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan as well as several other countries in this region of the continent; Central Asian and Middle Eastern.

Ingredients common to many cultures in the east and Southeast regions of the continent include rice, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, chilies, dried onions, soy, and tofu. Stir frying, steaming, and deep frying are common cooking methods. While rice is common to most Asian cuisines, different varieties are popular in the various regions; Basmati rice is popular in the subcontinent,Jasmine is often found across the southeast, while long-grain rice is popular in China and short-grain in Japan and Korea. Curry is also a common dish found in southern and eastern Asia, however they are not as popular in eastern cuisines. Those curry dishes with origins in India and other South Asian countries usually have a yogurt base while Southeastern and Eastern curries generally use coconut milk as their foundation.

Asian Bok choy and ramen salad

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cups shredded, cooked chicken breast meat
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion

Directions

  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds, and cook stirring frequently until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain pasta, and rinse under cold water until cool. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine vegetable oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, sesame seeds, ginger, and pepper. Shake well.
  4. Pour sesame dressing over pasta, and toss to coat evenly. Gently mix in chicken, cilantro, and green onions.

Sushi

Ingredients

ROLLS

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced into 1/4 inche thick pieces
  • 4 sheets nori
  • 1/2 batch sushi rice, recipe follows
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into matchstick-size pieces
  • 4 crabsticks, torn into pieces
  • Pickled ginger, for serving
  • Wasabi, for serving
  • Soy sauce, for serving

SHUSHI

  • 2 cups sushi or short grain rice
  • 2 cups water, plus extra for rinsing rice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

Direction: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/ca...


spicy california roll

SUSHI RICE:

  • 3 cups sushi rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

ROLLS:

  • 1 avocado, halved lengthwise, pitted, peeled and cut lengthwise into 1/8-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • (6) 8 x 7-inch nori sheets
  • 3 cups prepared sushi rice


Chow Mein

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (14 oz/400 g) fresh chow mein noodles
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame oil
  • 8 oz (227 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts or boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) grated gingerroot
  • 4 cups (1 L) chopped broccoli
  • 4 oz (113 g) snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 sweet yellow pepper, cut-in matchstick-size strips
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chicken stock
  • 1 cup (250 mL) bean sprouts
  • 1 green onion, sliced

Dumplings

Ingredients


  • 2 sprigs cilantro Optional
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 pinch ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup ground pork, chicken or turkey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1/2 package wonton skin

Tips and Techniques

Substitute ground chicken or turkey for the ground pork if you like.

Make sure you don't over stuff the wonton. The skin will get burned before the pork is

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