i love the sesame salad dressing I get at McDonalds here in Japan. I have had it at banquets, too. Is there a recipe for it?
I purchased a good bottle of vanilla extract that has the beans in it. It is almost empty and I'm wondering what to do? Which alcohols are the best for making this? I know most use bourbon or vodka but I'm living in Japan and was wondering about sake?
We just discovered carnitas at a Mexican restaurant here in Okinawa. Delicious! Was reading how to make my own. It talks about covering the meat in oil if you don't have lard. Well, I save all my bacon drippings to use when cooking. I have quite a good amount. Would using this work?
The Chinese technique of velveting meat is an oft-used yet underappreciated one. It refers to the coating of meat pieces in cornstarch, egg whites, wine, and other seasonings such as garlic and soy sauce, to make it more tender. Learning how to velvet meat is as integral to Chinese cooking as say, browning meat is for the French or Italian.