Category Archives: Asian

Wok dinner: Spicy Eggplant Chicken

What do chicken thighs and eggplant conjure up for me? Spicy brown bean sauce! So that’s what I made… Because this dish can look a bit brown and the texture of eggplant is soft, I added red bell pepper and shallots for some contrast. So, that’s my thought process when I’m deciding what to cook!…

Mexican Fried Rice

Mexican Wok Fried Rice is the perfect dish to incorporate my Asian heritage for Asian Pacific Heritage month for a Let’s Lunch post, pay respect to my mom for Mother’s Day and celebrate Cinco de Mayo on a yacht. For me, a Mexican dish has to include chorizo but I didn’t realize Mexican chorizo (firm…

Thanksgiving Leftovers with Asian Spin

What to do with all the leftovers from Thanksgiving?  Give them an Asian spin and wok them!  I often do that. It’s fun to repurpose food. Leftovers like turkey, boiled or roasted brussel sprouts, chestnuts that didn’t make it into the  stuffing, even stuffing and calabaza, squash or sweet potatoes are perfect candidates for a…

Wok 3 Ways: Steam meatloaf, Fry and Boil

Have you ever had a craving that needs to be satisfied like immediately?  I had one of those earlier this week.  It’s a dish my mom used to make with ground pork and Tianjian preserved vegetable, it’s so moorish. I call this dish ‘Chinese steamed meatloaf’ because it’s a similar concept to meatloaf: densely packed…

Fish Fragrant Eggplant

Fish Fragrant Eggplant from Bee Yinn Low’s new cookbook Easy Chinese Recipes! Today is the OFFICIAL RELAUNCH of my website and blog at eleanorhoh.com and launch of rasamalaysia.com Bee Yinn Low’s new cookbook. Bee is giving away signed copies as well as surprise Giveaways, so hop over for that! I will be doing a Giveaway in…

HOH WOK CLUB

HOH WOK CLUB is a celebration of Asian culture and cuisine and a way for cooking students and I (Eleanor Hoh aka Wok Star) to socialize outside of my Wok Star cooking classes. These gatherings are also open to anyone who enjoys meeting people and exploring new flavors. Of course, students and subscribers to my…