Category: Asian

Kimchi fried rice with bacon

Kimchi fried rice with bacon - an easy and quick meal that's packed with flavor! | in my Red Kitchen #kimchi #korean #bacon #friedrice

– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Kimchi nasi met spek

Are you also so tired lately? I can take a nap every day and every night I fall asleep on the couch around 11pm. That sounds very early to me as we normally go to bed around midnight 😉

I think it’s an end-of-the-year fatigue because I especially suffer from it on cold and rainy days. And I’m looking forward to Continue reading

Home made kimchi

Home made kimchi -  easy to make and so delicious! | in my Red Kitchen #kimchi #homemade #korean

– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Zelf kimchi maken

I don’t think I’ve even heard of kimchi while living in the Netherlands. But thankfully LA is a melting pot of cultures so right after moving here I was introduced to kimchi.

Kimchi is a Korean side dish made of fermented vegetables. Many vegetables and spices are used to made into kimchi but the most well known one is kimchi made of napa cabbage fermented in kochukaru. Kimchi is eaten as a side dish, served raw with rice and Korean barbecue. But you can also make some delicious fried rice with it! Next week I’ll share that recipe.

Is the first thing you think ‘yuck’ when you Continue reading

Food Truck Tuesday – Chinese chicken rice bowl

Chinese chicken & rice bowl; quick, easy and full of flavor! | in my Red Kitchen #chiciken #chinesechicken #chicken #hoisin #recipe #rice #stirfry #foodtruck #FoodTruckTuesday

– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Chinese kip en rijst bowl

Can you believe it’s already October? Jeez time flies when you’re having fun. And again it’s the first Tuesday of the month and that means Food Truck Tuesday of course! Time for another recipe, made with Food Truck inspiration.

I love bowls. Big bowls, small bowls, bowls in a cute color or bowls with a hip print. They are all more than welcome in my kitchen. I have more bowls than I have plates and they come in all sizes. I like to serve side dishes or garnishes in small bowls, and preferably ‘mix and match’. We eat our dinner often in deep plates, or large Asian bowls. Definitely always if we are using chopsticks, but also if we’re enjoying a tv-dinner because we’re in the Continue reading

Noodles with snow peas and goma dare dressing

Noodles and snow peas with goma dare dressing | in my Red Kitchen – Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Noodles met peultjes en goma dare dressing

If I want to do my husband a favor than I have to serve him snow peas. And preferably raw. I try to eat them raw myself sometimes, but alas… I really wish I like them, so I can snack raw snow peas instead of potato chips or chocolate 😉

But however, I like them stir-fried! Fortunately, because there were beautiful purple snow peas in the box I received from Frieda’s this month. I had to be quick because once P would see that there were snow peas in the fridge, I would lose them, and Continue reading

Food Truck Tuesday – Onigiri, Japanese rice balls

Onigiri, Japanese rice balls filled with yummieness! | in my Red Kitchen – Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Onigiri, Japanse rijstballen

Today is a very special “Food Truck Friday” because I have to admit that the inspiration for this recipe didn’t came from a food truck. But when you think about Food Trucks you also think about street food, right? And a night market is also all about street food! Because a while ago, I discovered something new (to me) in LA: the Night Market!

A Night Market is an Asian market with food stalls, music performances and some vendors selling goodies. But those last two didn’t gain my attention, because all I needed was the food! Continue reading

Dan dan noodles

Dan dan noodles, you had me at spicy peanut sauce! | in my Red Kitchen

– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Dan dan noodles in een pittige pindasaus

You will probably not believe me but I had my first driving lesson when I was 28 years old; and 6 months and 26 lessons later I got my driver’s license. In the Netherlands this is quite fast, but when I tell this to my American friends they are all surprised. In America (or at least in LA), you need 6 hours of driving lessons to do the driving test. In the Netherlands I “only” had to spent €1.500 on my driving lessons, written test and behind the wheel test. In LA the costs are much lower, we only had to pay $33 for our Californian license. That includes 3 times a written test (if you fail, you can do it 2x on the same day to succeed) and 1 behind the wheel test. If you fail the second behind the wheel test costs… hold on… $6!

If you are over 18 then you basically don’t need driving lessons to complete the tests and from 16 you can drive with a temporary license (then you’re under the supervision of your parents). If that’s the case, you need 30 hours of theory lessons and you have to spent 6 hours of driving lessons behind the wheel. Continue reading

Chinese pizza with mustard greens

Chinese "pizza" is a great snack, it's filled with mustard greens and bacon! | in my Red Kitchen

‘Chinese sauerkraut’, that’s how my Chinese aunt calls mustard greens. And she is right, it dóes taste a little like sauerkraut.

I can remember eating a kind of pita bread filled with sour greens and onion in China. One of my aunts cousins (or at least that’s what I think he was) took us on a day trip into the mountains while we where there. No idea where these mountains were, but it sure was beautiful! We drove the whole day and at one point we stopped at a river for a swim. Continue reading

Chinese-style stir-fried rice cakes with napa cabbage

Chinese-style stir-fried rice cakes with napa cabbage | in my Red Kitchen I have no idea why I haven’t posted a recipe with stir-fried rice cakes before since I make it at least once a month.

And for a food bloggers that’s quite often! You see, as a food blogger you are always trying out new recipes and cooking something you haven’t made before so you can post it on your blog. Believe me, that’s really a down side of blogging :( Continue reading

Food Truck Tuesday: Bulgogi Beef Bowl

Bulgogi beef bowl, a quick weeknight meal! | in my Red Kitchen – Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Bulgogi beef bowl

I never really had Korean food until 3 (or so) years ago when friends took us to a Korean BBQ restaurant in London. There aren’t many Korean people in the Netherlands, let alone Korean restaurants. I’m so sorry for all the Dutchies that are missing out on all that delicious food! 😉

Of course, you can easily make it at home but picking up Korean food at the food truck is so much better 😉 Uhm ok I shouldn’t have said that Continue reading