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Pork Yakisoba

In asian, Japanese On October 10, 2012 8 Comments

Pork Yakisoba (recipe by “Oishii!”) It’s been many years since I’ve been able to buy fresh yakisoba noodles, so I was thrilled to see them recently at Jewel–and… Read More »

Cod, Sugar Snap Peas, and Water Chestnuts with a Hot and Sour Ginger Sauce

In asian, Chinese, seafood On November 27, 2011 9 Comments

Cod, Sugar Snap Peas, and Water Chestnut with a Hot and Sour Ginger Sauce (recipe by “Oishii”) You’re probably familiar with sweet and sour sauce, but have you… Read More »

Shrimp Fried Rice (in my Monkey Bowl!)

In asian, Chinese, Japanese On October 11, 2011 11 Comments

Shrimp Fried Rice (recipe by “Oishii”) I purchased the cutest rice bowl with monkeys on it at Scratch ‘n Sniff in Oak Park. And that was my inspiration… Read More »

Omuraisu (Japanese-Style Omelet Stuffed with Chicken and Rice)

In asian, breakfast, Japanese, lunch, poultry On September 27, 2011 4 Comments

For those of you unfamiliar with Japanese home cooking, I offer you omuraisu (オムライス or omurice), a Japanese-style omelet commonly stuffed with a chicken-rice filling, and flavored with… Read More »

Shrimp in Lobster Sauce

In asian, Chinese, seafood On June 16, 2011 18 Comments

I dedicate this post to my friend Mandy at The Complete Cookbook, who is also working hard to capture delicious food photos. I sometimes wonder what it is… Read More »

Mongolian Beef

In asian, beef, Chinese, favorite On May 26, 2011 14 Comments

Mongolian Beef (recipe adapted from This marks my 100th blog posting on “Oishii!” Although I’ve slowed down writing over the past half year, the traffic to the… Read More »

Pad Siew

In asian, Thai On April 13, 2011 12 Comments

Pad Siew (recipe adapted from I used to order take-out Thai food all the time and pad siew (pronounced pad “see you”)  was a perennial favorite, right… Read More »

Asparagus Salad with Sesame Seeds

In asian, Chinese, healthy, spring, vegetarian On April 9, 2011 4 Comments

Asparagus Salad with Sesame Seeds (recipe adapted from “Big Bowl Noodles and Rice–Fresh Asian Cooking from the Renowned Restaurant” by Bruce Cost with Chef Matt McMillin) Spring has… Read More »

Szechuan Beef and Green Beans

In asian, Chinese, favorite On March 17, 2011 10 Comments

Szechuan Beef and Green Beans (recipe adapted from “Mcnuttle” on ) I’ve been researching szechuan beef recipes for awhile now, and I keep coming back to this… Read More »

Kung Pao Chicken

In asian, Chinese On January 16, 2011 12 Comments

Kung Pao Chicken (recipe adapted from Tigers & Strawberries blog by Barbara Fisher) Happy New Year! “Oishii!” has been on vacation as we prepare to move our household… Read More »