Recipes

Jjajangmyeon

Jjajangmyeon

Serves 4 One 2-pound bag of jjajangmyeon noodles, thawed if frozen 1/4 cup vegetable oil 8 ounces boneless pork loin, cut into sticks about 1/2 i...
Roast Chicken Stuffed with Raisins and Pine Nuts from Yasmin Khan's "Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen"

Roast Chicken Stuffed with Raisins and Pine Nuts from Yasmin Khan's "Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen"

Roast chicken is a mainstay in my house, so when I heard there was a Palestinian version stuffed with aromatic rice and dotted with dried fruits a...
Dry Cooked Spicy Beef (dengdeng balado)

Dry Cooked Spicy Beef (dengdeng balado)

According to Keasberry, dendeng balado is a specialty created by the Minangkabau people, an ethnic group indigenous to West Sumatra. Thinly sliced...
Indo Dutch Casserole (pastei toetoep)

Indo Dutch Casserole (pastei toetoep)

Inspired by the British shepherd’s pie, this comfort dish is a nod to Keasberry’s British roots. The British were also in Southeast Asia, he expla...
Stewed Meatballs (bebotok)

Stewed Meatballs (bebotok)

This was one of the family restaurant’s signature dishes based on his mother’s closely guarded recipe, according to Keasberry. Restaurant patrons ...
Seasoned Chicken in Coconut Milk (ajam opor)

Seasoned Chicken in Coconut Milk (ajam opor)

The dish is from Central Java, the area of Yogyakarta, the birthplace of Keasberry’s father. Opor is the term in Indonesia that refers to the meth...
Basic Chile Sauce (Sambal Oelek)

Basic Chile Sauce (Sambal Oelek)

For the best result, use fresh red cayenne peppers. If you can’t find them, red jalapeño or Serrano peppers will work as well.  Makes about 3/4 cu...
Arem Arem Mie

Arem Arem Mie

Instant noodles lend themselves well to this recipe because they absorb the coconut milk and their starchiness helps them to set as they cool, mak...
Hong Kong-Style Pork-and-Shrimp Wontons from Michele Humes' "The Noodle Soup Oracle: Hundreds of Possibilities for the World's Favorite Comfort Food"

Hong Kong-Style Pork-and-Shrimp Wontons from Michele Humes' "The Noodle Soup Oracle: Hundreds of Possibilities for the World's Favorite Comfort Food"

Hong Kong–Style Pork-and-Shrimp Wontons Makes 24 wontons “Wonton,” in Cantonese, translates to “swallowing clouds,” and these little dumplings are ...
Hong Kong-Style Wonton Noodles from Michele Humes' "The Noodle Soup Oracle: Hundreds of Possibilities for the World's Favorite Comfort Food"

Hong Kong-Style Wonton Noodles from Michele Humes' "The Noodle Soup Oracle: Hundreds of Possibilities for the World's Favorite Comfort Food"

While Humes encourages readers to play around with different broths, noodles, and toppings to create the pairings they like most, she explains som...
Slow-Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Palestinian Spices from Yasmin Khan's "Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen"

Slow-Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Palestinian Spices from Yasmin Khan's "Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen"

Slow-Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Palestinian Spices This show-stopping roast is a great dish for entertaining. When slow-roasted in this way, the ...
Manapua From Alana Kysar's "Aloha Kitchen: Recipes From Hawai'i"

Manapua From Alana Kysar's "Aloha Kitchen: Recipes From Hawai'i"

Manapua Makes 12 manapua Manapua, Hawaiʻi’s version of a Chinese char siu bao (steamed pork bun), is one of my favorite snacks. How it came to be ...