Couscous does resemble quinoa when cooked, but it is a form of pasta, not a seed like quinoa and taste less earthy than quinoa. Best of all, couscous cooks instantly! I love the "instant" part of it. Really.
These days when the weather gets too hot making me lose my appetite, such quick and light o (Read more...)
The first time I tried Burdock Root or Gobo (牛蒡) was a salad in a Japanese restaurant in Taiwan. The Gobo was sliced so razor-thin and fine (thinner than matchsticks!) and the salad was really refreshing good as appetizer.
Though I usually see Burdock Root/Gobo in the Asian supermarkets here in Cal (Read more...)
Kimchi noodles is supposed to be noodle soup in my understanding. I may be wrong, so you tell me. But in a way, does it really matter? The dry-version can be really interesting as well. Imagine. It is like having bibimbap but replacing the rice with cooked noodles, then the noodles tossed in a kimch (Read more...)
Organic bunashimeji mushrooms is a frequent visitor in my kitchen. They are relatively inexpensive($1.50 for 4oz-pack) and with a mild earthy flavor, these beech mushrooms are also very easy to incorporate in a lot of dishes, be it soups or stir-fries.
It has been months since I last cooked quinoa. I ran out of it and never had a chance to replenish it until I visited Costco where I would usually get a 3-4lb bag (truRoots Organic Quinoa) for less than $10.
Today, this quinoa dish is inspired by biryani, with the use of spices: