Foodie Friday: Tebasaki

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Tebasaki: crispy fried wings These fried wings are known for their crispy skin. They're also marinated in all sorts of spices. The ones I tried were from Sekai no Yamachan. Their secret sauce combines soy sauce with other ingredients (perhaps garlic?) and a notable kick from pepper. The restaurant also uses special natural salt from Jiangsu Province, China to add flavor to their chicken. Tebasaki is a nice snack or appetizer that is part of the izakaya (Japanese pub) style of food. I like … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Ramen Snack

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Tried out this new food craze... Ramen snack: crunchy, flavored ramen, eaten as an appetizer I've heard recent hype about eating uncooked ramen. Apparently, folks are buying crunchy ramen for snacks. This is not the typical ramen--although I've known people to eat those uncooked noodles straight from the bag. Now companies are actually producing dry ramen with different flavors and spices. The way to eat it is to smash the noodles in the bag, pour the flavoring in, shake it all up, and then … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Fried Taro Rolls

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Fried taro rolls: mini egg-roll looking taro pieces These are great as appetizers or mini desserts! They've got real taro on the inside and a light crispy skin. Not as flaky as fried taro puffs, they concentrate on providing the full root flavor. Fun fact: The leaves of the taro plant look like elephant ears. … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Squid Balls

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Squid balls: deep-fried squid appetizers Having a snack attack? Seafood to the rescue! Here's a treat that can come on a skewer or a plate. They're the perfect size to share with friends. The texture of the snack combines a nice chewiness with a slight crisp outer edge. Happy munching! What's your favorite snack to share? … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Boba

In an attempt to change up my blog, I'm adding a new themed weekly post, hereafter known as "Foodie Friday." I'll be rotating through various foods inspired by the cultures I'm most familiar with: Chinese, Malaysian, Taiwanese, and yes, Americanized Chinese. There will be a photo and a brief paragraph about each featured food. I'll cycle through appetizers, main dishes, and desserts to keep things mixed up. Here's appetizer #1... Boba: usually refers to milk tea; the only food that you can … [Read more...]

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