The Slurp: Asian Food Blog http://asiansupper.com/theslurp Asian foodies and beyond on AsianSupper.com en Table of Condiments: Asian Sauces: Shelf Life http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/table-of-condiments-asian-sauces-shelf-life <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-entry-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/theslurp/table-of-condiments-asian-sauces-shelf-life" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured imagecache-linked imagecache-recipe_top_Featured_linked"><img src="http://asiansupper.com/files/imagecache/recipe_top_Featured/blog_entry_uploads/promo/tum/condiment-hoisin-sauce-shelf-life.jpg" alt="" title="" width="340" height="250" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-entry-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It is pretty obvious when your tomatoes have turned, but how often should you replace your condiments? Asian Supper explores the shelf life of many popular Asian sauces like fish sauce and oyster sauce. </div> </div> </div> <p>We have all been there... You open your fridge. You grab a bottle of soy sauce and do the sniff test. You flip over the bottle looking for the expiration date and think about the soy sauce’s shelf life. &nbsp;You try to remember how long ago did you buy it and when you last used it.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/table-of-condiments-asian-sauces-shelf-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/table-of-condiments-asian-sauces-shelf-life#comments condiment shelf life Food 101 Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:50:20 +0000 tum 1457 at http://asiansupper.com 3 Wine Questions: How do you know if wine has gone bad? http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/3-wine-questions-how-do-you-know-if-wine-has-gone-bad <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-entry-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/theslurp/3-wine-questions-how-do-you-know-if-wine-has-gone-bad" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured imagecache-linked imagecache-recipe_top_Featured_linked"><img src="http://asiansupper.com/files/imagecache/recipe_top_Featured/blog_entry_uploads/promo/tum/wine-red-questions.jpg" alt="" title="" width="340" height="250" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-entry-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Learn more about wine basics and increase your wine knowledge from our expert wine blogger, at SpinTheBottleNY. She answers our readers questions about wine this month. </div> </div> </div> <p>Learn more about wine basics and increase your wine knowledge from our expert wine blogger, at <strong class="pink tan"><a title="SpinTheBottleNY" href="http://www.spinthebottleny.com/" target="_blank">SpinTheBottleNY</a></strong>.&nbsp; She answers our readers questions about wine this month.</p> <p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/3-wine-questions-how-do-you-know-if-wine-has-gone-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/3-wine-questions-how-do-you-know-if-wine-has-gone-bad#comments Food 101 wine q&a wine questions Thu, 02 Aug 2012 06:43:59 +0000 SpinTheBottleNY 1453 at http://asiansupper.com The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook: Author Pat Tanumihardja Interview http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/asian-grandmothers-cookbook-author-pat-tanumihardja-interview <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-entry-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/theslurp/asian-grandmothers-cookbook-author-pat-tanumihardja-interview" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured imagecache-linked imagecache-recipe_top_Featured_linked"><img src="http://asiansupper.com/files/imagecache/recipe_top_Featured/blog_entry_uploads/promo/tum/pat_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="340" height="250" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-entry-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook is a compilation of family and homecooking recipes from across the Asian smorgasbord. Check out our interview with Patricia Tanumihardja, author of &#039;The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook.&#039; </div> </div> </div> <p>The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook is a compilation of family and homecooking recipes from across the Asian smorgasbord.&nbsp; Check out our interview with Patricia Tanumihardja, author of 'The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook.'</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/asian-grandmothers-cookbook-author-pat-tanumihardja-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/asian-grandmothers-cookbook-author-pat-tanumihardja-interview#comments asian cookbook Chef Interviews cookbook reviews Pat Tanumihardja Thu, 02 Aug 2012 05:30:18 +0000 tum 1452 at http://asiansupper.com One Herb, Many Ways: Cilantro Recipes http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/one-herb-many-ways-cilantro-recipes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-entry-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/theslurp/one-herb-many-ways-cilantro-recipes" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured imagecache-linked imagecache-recipe_top_Featured_linked"><img src="http://asiansupper.com/files/imagecache/recipe_top_Featured/blog_entry_uploads/promo/tum/cilantro-recipes.jpg" alt="" title="" width="340" height="250" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-entry-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cilantro is most commonly used as a garnish, but because, like many herbs and spices, it contains health-boosting antioxidants, don’t be afraid to try recipes that call for a hefty handful of the herb. </div> </div> </div> <p>“Cilantro” and “coriander” are often used interchangeability, but they have different tastes and textures. Cilantro refers to the coriander plant’s flat, parsley-like leaves, and coriander is the plant in seed form. While fresh cilantro has become a popular ingredient in the salsas and guacamoles that are prominent in Mexican cuisine, the bold-tasting herb is also used in many Indian and Asian dishes, from chutney and dal to soup and salad.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/one-herb-many-ways-cilantro-recipes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/one-herb-many-ways-cilantro-recipes#comments Meal Planning Tue, 31 Jul 2012 06:58:48 +0000 hollis 1448 at http://asiansupper.com Bon Appetit Shanghai http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/bon-appetit-shanghai <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-entry-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/theslurp/bon-appetit-shanghai" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured imagecache-linked imagecache-recipe_top_Featured_linked"><img src="http://asiansupper.com/files/imagecache/recipe_top_Featured/blog_entry_uploads/promo/tum/quail.jpg" alt="" title="" width="340" height="250" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-entry-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shanghai can be a surprising culinary adventure. Learn what and where you should eat when visiting Shanghai; some local Shanghai specialties including Hong Shao Rou (red braised pork), Xiaolong Bao (meat dumplings) and roasted quail. </div> </div> </div> <p>Aside from shopping and tourism, Shanghai can be a&nbsp;surprising&nbsp;culinary adventure. Food lovers will find a variety of food in Shanghai. &nbsp;Some local Shanghai specialities include Hong Shao Rou (red braised pork), Xiaolong Bao (meat dumplings) and roasted quail.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/bon-appetit-shanghai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/bon-appetit-shanghai#comments chinese street food Food & Travel food culture shanghai street food what to eat in shanghai Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:43:00 +0000 ramen 1447 at http://asiansupper.com Husband Cake: Origins of Hong Kong Lao Gong Bing Cake http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/husband-cake-origins-of-hong-kong-lao-gong-bing-cake <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-entry-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/theslurp/husband-cake-origins-of-hong-kong-lao-gong-bing-cake" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured imagecache-linked imagecache-recipe_top_Featured_linked"><img src="http://asiansupper.com/files/imagecache/recipe_top_Featured/blog_entry_uploads/promo/tum/husband-cake_0.JPG" alt="" title="" width="340" height="250" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-entry-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Learn the story behind the famous Hong Kong husband cake pastry. A husband cake is a traditional Chinese pastry with flaky skin made with fermented red bean curd, peanuts, sesame, five star anise, butter and salt. </div> </div> </div> <p>To truly appreciate Chinese cuisine, one should look to the food culture behind the recipes.&nbsp; The names of many Chinese dishes have both a cultural and artistic element in the dishes.&nbsp; There are historical, geographical and political background and even origins from Chinese fairy tales and folk tales. </p> <p><a href="http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/husband-cake-origins-of-hong-kong-lao-gong-bing-cake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/husband-cake-origins-of-hong-kong-lao-gong-bing-cake#comments beijing food guide beijing street food chinese pastries chinese street food Food & Travel food culture Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:52:21 +0000 tum 1432 at http://asiansupper.com Spice Series: Turmeric Recipes http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/spice-series-turmeric-recipes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-entry-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/theslurp/spice-series-turmeric-recipes" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured imagecache-linked imagecache-recipe_top_Featured_linked"><img src="http://asiansupper.com/files/imagecache/recipe_top_Featured/blog_entry_uploads/promo/tum/turmeric%20-%20recipes-1076387_54627830.jpg" alt="" title="" width="340" height="250" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-entry-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Browse our collection of turmeric recipes and learn the history and origins of this anti-inflammatory Asian spice . </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>What It Is: </strong>Part of the ginger family, <a href="http://www.asiansupper.com/search/node/turmeric"><strong>turmeric</strong></a> is a deep orange-yellow powder. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has an earthy, slightly bitter, and peppery taste and a mustard-like scent.</p> <p><a href="http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/spice-series-turmeric-recipes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/spice-series-turmeric-recipes#comments Asian Ingredients curcumin turmeric Sat, 30 Jun 2012 01:26:45 +0000 hollis 1423 at http://asiansupper.com Recipe Contest: Simple Asian Cooking http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/recipe-contest-simple-asian-cooking <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-entry-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/theslurp/recipe-contest-simple-asian-cooking" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured imagecache-linked imagecache-recipe_top_Featured_linked"><img src="http://asiansupper.com/files/imagecache/recipe_top_Featured/blog_entry_uploads/promo/supperbox/simple-asian-meals.jpg" alt="" title="" width="340" height="250" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-entry-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Feeling the laziness that comes with summer weather and long summer days? Share your super easy, go-to Asian recipes and you could be one of FOUR winners of Nina Simonds&#039; &quot;Simple Asian Meals&quot; cookbook. </div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p>We don't know about you, but once the hot and humid weather hits, we don't feel like doing much of <em>anything </em>... much less slaving over a hot stove. We're big fans of warm salads, and other easy breezy meals.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/recipe-contest-simple-asian-cooking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/recipe-contest-simple-asian-cooking#comments cookbook giveaways Recipe Contests simple asian meals simple asian recipes Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:04:44 +0000 supperbox 1422 at http://asiansupper.com Easy Packing Picnic Ideas http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/easy-packing-picnic-ideas <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-entry-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/theslurp/easy-packing-picnic-ideas" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured imagecache-linked imagecache-recipe_top_Featured_linked"><img src="http://asiansupper.com/files/imagecache/recipe_top_Featured/blog_entry_uploads/promo/supperbox/korean-potato-salad.jpg" alt="" title="" width="340" height="250" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-entry-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Whether you&#039;re headed to the beach, on a hike or simply on a long car ride, check out our ideas for food that keeps and is easy to travel with. </div> </div> </div> <p>Good picnic food shares a few characteristics with good airplane food -- it needs to keep for a while without refrigeration, it should be portable, and above all - be good and easy to eat.</p> <p>If this feels like a tall list to you, consider our Asian picnic options -- they're far from ho-hum sandwiches. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/easy-packing-picnic-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/easy-packing-picnic-ideas#comments asian picnic foods asian snacks Meal Planning picnic ideas picnic recipes Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:19:07 +0000 tess 1419 at http://asiansupper.com Wife Cake: Origins of Hong Kong Sweetheart Cake http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/wife-cake-origins-of-hong-kong-sweetheart-cake <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-entry-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/theslurp/wife-cake-origins-of-hong-kong-sweetheart-cake" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured imagecache-linked imagecache-recipe_top_Featured_linked"><img src="http://asiansupper.com/files/imagecache/recipe_top_Featured/blog_entry_uploads/promo/tum/sweetheart-cake-hong-kong-pastry.JPG" alt="" title="" width="340" height="250" class="imagecache imagecache-recipe_top_Featured"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-entry-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Learn the story behind the famous Hong Kong wife cake pastry. A sweetheart cake or wife cake is a traditional Chinese pastry with flaky skin made with winter melon, almond paste, and sesame. </div> </div> </div> <p>Chinese cuisine is multi-layered not only with a wide range of flavors, but the stories behind many Chinese recipes.&nbsp; There is a mystique that surrounds the origin of certain Chinese recipe names, especially Lao Pao Bing (Wife Cake or Sweetheart cake).</p> <p>Did you know?&nbsp; There are three aspects that play a primary role in the name of a Chinese dish:</p> <p><a href="http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/wife-cake-origins-of-hong-kong-sweetheart-cake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asiansupper.com/theslurp/wife-cake-origins-of-hong-kong-sweetheart-cake#comments beijing food guide beijing street food chinese pastries chinese street food Food & Travel food culture Mon, 02 Apr 2012 09:52:06 +0000 tum 1364 at http://asiansupper.com