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Ramen with Chashu Pork from 'Hiroko's American Kitchen'

Like many big city serious eaters, I enjoy probably more than my fair share of ramen. Until this week, all of these sips and slurps were at restaurants or food trucks; even though I cook almost everything for myself, ramen has always seemed like a dish best left to experts with plenty of time to tend a long-simmered broth. However, when I opened up Hiroko Shimbo's new cookbook, Hiroko's American Kitchen, and saw not one, but two recipes for the noodle soup, I knew I needed to give it a shot. More

Simmered Soybeans (Nimame)

These little soybeans can be soaked overnight, then stewed in dashi, sugar, mirin, and soy sauce. Tiny squares of kelp are simmered alongside the soybeans for an extra boost of umami flavor. It's a simple but utterly delicious dish. More

Seriously Asian: Scrambled Tofu

"The meal satisfies meat devotees and tofu lovers alike." [Photographs: Chichi Wang] Previously Steamed Chocolate Cake » All Seriously Asian recipes » Wondering what to do with all those leftover birds from the holidays? Roast any ham hocks with the... More

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