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Simple everyday pork

The Chinese word for meat (肉, ròu) implies pork, demonstrating just how how central to Chinese cuisine it is. Pork is enjoyed in all kinds of ways: seasoned and air-cured into tasty bacon, stir-fried as a main dish, barbecued, or ground … Continue reading

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Green beans and pork in “fish-fragrant” sauce

To the Western ear, “fish-fragrant” sauce has a very strange name. Does it taste like fish? Does it smell like fish? No, not hardly. “Fish-fragrant” (魚香, yúxiāng) is the name of a sauce that comes from Sichuanese cuisine, originally developed to accompany … Continue reading

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Bacon with wood ear mushrooms and tofu (培根双鲜)

This dish was an outstanding success. The tastes blended really well together and the textures were wonderfully complimentary. Wood ear mushrooms (木耳, mùěr), which are usually sold dried and need to be soaked in warm water before using, have an earthy … Continue reading

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Green beans with ground pork

This is a quick and easy recipe that really needs no introduction. It’s just what the title implies: green beans flavored with ground pork. You can use any kind of beans. I used thin green haricots verts, which are pictured … Continue reading

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Pork with smoked red pepper

We’re in the depths of winter now and, predictably, the weather has been terrible. That’s a problem because I’ve really been wanting to grill. But I wasn’t going to stand outdoors in the sleet and wind, so I made this … Continue reading

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Burmese eggplant curry

The first eggplant recipe I posted on this blog  was a Sichuanese dish. Now it’s time for another take on eggplant, this time from Burma. As you move southwestwards from Sichuan Provence, the mountains of the Tibetan Plateau of China eventually give … Continue reading

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Pork-flavored mushrooms with fermented black beans

TastyAsia.net is now exactly one month old, and I’m humbled and pleased by the number of hits and follows so far. Thanks everyone for the comments and the “likes.” I really appreciate it. It’s been a stressful week at work, … Continue reading

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