Search Results: asian

Easy Pan-Fried Tofu

Easy Pan-Fried Tofu

Easy Pan-Fried Tofu is such quick tasty bites that you must make. So, in my opinion, you either like tofu or you do not. Yes, that would be my explanation. It looks like cheese, but it tastes nothing like cheese. It doesn’t have any flavor whatsoever.…

Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce

Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce

I began to write this post in the middle of the week, and, of course, got distracted. I got distracted by making videos, testing recipes, and editing. Uploading a video took literally forever. It was definitely time for a simple lunch, and I had a…

Chicken and Kimchi Pizza

Chicken and Kimchi Pizza

Chicken and Kimchi Pizza

Simple, delicious, flavorful… Oh, so orgasmic pizza! Can you really ask for more? Let us call this Korean Fusion Pizza… Ye! Does everyone agree?

It takes you less than 30 minutes to do this, no dough necessary. Although you can make your dough or use store-bought. I used tortillas. Yup! It is that simple.

All I did is pan-fried chicken strips and that was really the hardest part. Everything else is like adding, preheating and baking until nicely golden and mouthwatering.

Chicken and Kimchi Pizza

Cheese, kimchi, and chicken go so well together and I know you will not be disappointed by the taste or the flavor of this dish.

Now, ingredients… I am aware that not all of you can get hold of gochujang, in translation, Korean red chili paste.

I assume that most of you do have international or Asian markets, where Korean condiments or products are sold. As for kimchi, yes, you can use store-bought or homemade.

Chicken and Kimchi Pizza

I always have an extra jar or container in the fridge for a quick stew or to make delicious Korean dishes with it… I mean, I LOVE kimchi so very much!

As for toppings, well, I love mushrooms, and sweet peppers in a combination of chicken, kimchi, and cheese, as well as slightly spicy gochujang and pizza sauce.

With that being said, you can really use whatever you prefer, like or have around The egg is optional, of course, but it is so delicious.

Chicken and Kimchi Pizza

Chicken and Kimchi Pizza

Course Main Course, Party Food
Cuisine Asian, Fusion, Korean
Keyword baking, pizza, asian food, korean, dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1
Author Sandra | Sandra’s Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of chicken strips seasoned/cooked
  • 2 to rtillas medium size
  • 1 1/2 cup of cheese I used a mix of shredded mozzarella and sharp cheddar
  • 1 tbsp. Gochujang Korean red chili paste
  • 2 tbsp. Pizza sauce
  • 2-3 Sweet Peppers small, sliced
  • 2 mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup Kimchi chopped
  • 2 Scallions chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Red Hot chili flakes

Optional:

  • Egg/s with a pinch of salt
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breast into thinner chicken strips, season with a bit of salt and peppers (a few pinches) OR Chicken Seasoning, and cook over lightly greased pan for 5-7 minutes, or until done. You can use store-bought cooked grilled chicken.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F.
  3. Take one tortilla and place on a Pizza baking dish, sprinkle with a hand full of cheese, evenly from one end to the other. Place another tortilla on top of that, making cheese in the middle.
  4. Spoon or Squeeze Korean red chili paste on top of the tortilla (look at the instruction pictures), spread it evenly, then add pizza sauce and spread that as well. Add the cheese, leaving just a few sprinkles for the end.
  5. Add mushrooms, and peppers, following chopped kimchi, and chicken strips. (ADD egg if you wish/season with a bit of salt) and sprinkle with chopped scallions.
  6. Lastly, add red hot chili flakes and sprinkle with the rest of the remaining cheese.
  7. Bake until the cheese is completely melted and edges of the tortillas start turning into a golden color, about 15-20 minutes, depending on your oven. Toss a few toasted sesame seeds on top and serve with mayo, ranch dressing or salad.

Recipe Notes

You can add fried egg later on top of the pizza. When you add the uncooked egg before baking, baking time will increase because the egg will not be done completely, especially if you like your egg well DONE.

I like my egg soft, but if you add fried egg later it is equally delicious and less time to cook pizza in the oven. Also, I tried this in the microwave… It was not the same, however, it was softer and still delicious. I made it like a quesadilla. You can add canned TUNA fish, or sauteed seasoned ground beef/or Italian sausages.

Products from Amazon.com

Shrimp Stir Fry Bites

Shrimp Stir Fry Bites are insanely delicious. I was popping them in my mouth like candies. If you love these flavors, I know you will love these savory shrimp gems. They are perfect to pack it the next day for your lunch over rice or…

Lunch Box: Yubu Chobap (Inarizushi)

Lunch Box: Yubu Chobap (Inarizushi)

Lunch Box: Yubu Chobap (Inarizushi)

Green Tea Soft Pretzels Recipe

Green Tea Soft Pretzels Recipe

Green Tea Soft Pretzels

These amazingly tasty Green Tea Soft Pretzels made with fine matcha powder are perfect treat any time of the day.

They might not look perfect, but they are very delicious. Even my darling husband started to laugh when I put them in front of him. By the way, he is my biggest fan and would never laugh, but he was laughing his butt off.

I know I will get some harsh comments about it, but in my defense, they were very yummy. My youngest one loves anything matcha. He asks me often to make him “green” crepes.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE MATCHA GREEN TEA RECIPES

All three are so different and chose completely different dips to munch these with.

So, to give you an idea, my oldest one, Alex ate these with honey mustard, my girl, Anna with Mayo with Sriracha and youngest one, Dani dipped pretzels into sour cream and chives.

Personally, I preferred with of course olive oil mayo+ sriracha, it gave me an extra kick.

Green Tea Soft Pretzels

I took my time and made a complete step by step instructions. I thought it would be more helpful if you decide to make these.

First, let me say that I absolutely love both Green Tea Powder and Thai Sriracha Sea Salt. I am obsessed with those two so I decided to make these delicious pretzels.

Now, let’s get started. Sit tight and enjoy the ride.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTION:

1. Warm-up 3/4 cup of water and dissolve 1.5 tsp. green tea powder by whisking until there are no lumps; set aside.

2. Mix together in a small dish dry yeast and 1 tsp. Sugar, add little less than 1/4 cup warm water, stir and let the yeast become bubbly/frothy.

3. In a large bowl add All-Purpose flour, and add salt, baking powder, mix. Add the remaining 2 tsp. sugar, mix again. Make a well in the flour and add activated dry yeast. 

4. Slowly pour in about a few tbsp. of dissolved green tea powder water, mix in with the activated yeast and flour. Add the rest of the green powder water, stir then add water about 4 oz.

Mix with the wooden spoon, then knead for 10-12 minutes until the dough becomes elastic and when you touch or poke it doesn’t stick too much to your fingers.

Click here for more baked goodies

5. Code the dough ball well all around with oil. Cover and let it rise in a warmer area for 40-50 minutes, or until almost double in size.

6. Preheat the oven o 400°F (200°C/gas 6-moderately hot).

7. Once the dough is almost double in size, knead it for a few minutes, make a ball then cut into equal parts (like in the picture). Make thinner strips of dough, then make pretzels. You can make a double loop if you desire (I made one as you can see).

8. Place them on a well-greased baking sheet/OR lined baking pan with parchment pepper/OR nonstick alum.foil.

Green Tea Soft Pretzels

9. Mix the egg lightly, then brush on each pretzel. Sprinkle with Sriracha Sea Salt and sesame seeds.

10. Bake for 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven, depending on your oven. The color needs to be slightly golden to a golden brown.

11. Once done, cover with a kitchen cotton towel for 10 minutes to rest and cool down.

12. Once cold, store in Ziploc bags, or airtight container for freshness. Preheat for 10-15 seconds to eat, if you desire.

If you make my tasty Green Tea Soft Pretzels or any other recipe from the blog, please tag me on INSTAGRAM. @sandraseasycooking with hashtag #sandraseasycooking. Thank you in advance for all your support!

Green Tea Soft Pretzels
Yield: Makes 10 Pretzels

Green Tea Soft Pretzels

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Rest Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

These amazingly tasty Green Tea Soft Pretzels made with fine matcha powder are perfect treat any time of the day.

Ingredients

  • cups 250g All Purpose Flour + more for dusting
  • 2 tsp. Salt 10g
  • 1.5 tsp. 7.5g baking powder
  • 3 tsp. Sugar 1 tbsp. /14g
  • 1 Tbsp. Dry Yeast 14g
  • 3/4 cup 177.4ml warm water
  • 1.5 tsp. Matcha Powder
  • 4 oz 118ml water
  • 2 tbsp. 30ml Oil
  • 1 egg mixed

Topping Options:

  • Thai Sriracha Sea Salt
  • Black Sesame Seeds
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds

Instructions

  1. Warm-up 3/4 cup of water and dissolve 1.5 tsp. green tea powder by whisking until there are no lumps; set aside.
  2. Mix together in a small dish dry yeast and 1 tsp. Sugar, add little less than 1/4 cup warm water, stir and let the yeast become bubbly/frothy.
  3. In a large bowl add All-Purpose flour, and add salt, baking powder, mix. Add the remaining 2 tsp. sugar, mix again. Make a well in the flour and add activated dry yeast. Slowly pour in about a few tbsp. of dissolved green tea powder water, mix in with the activated yeast and flour. Add the rest of the green powder water, stir then add water about 4 oz. Mix with the wooden spoon, then knead for 10-12 minutes until the dough becomes elastic and when you touch or poke it doesn't stick too much to your fingers.
  4. Code the dough ball well all around with oil. Cover and let it rise in a warmer area for 40-50 minutes, or until almost double in size.
  5. Preheat the oven o 400°F (200°C/gas 6-moderately hot).
  6. Once the dough is almost double in size, knead it for a few minutes, make a ball then cut into equal parts (like in the picture). Make thinner strips of dough, then make pretzels. You can make a double loop if you desire (I made one as you can see).
  7. Place them on a well-greased baking sheet/OR lined baking pan with parchment pepper/OR nonstick alum.foil.
  8. Mix the egg lightly, then brush on each pretzel. Sprinkle with Sriracha Sea Salt and sesame seeds.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven, depending on your oven. The color needs to be slightly golden to a golden brown.
  10. Once done, cover with a kitchen cotton towel for 10 minutes to rest and cool down.
  11. Once cold, store in Ziploc bags, or airtight container for freshness. Preheat for 10-15 seconds to eat, if you desire.

Notes

You do not need to put Green Tea powder, and certainly, you can use any topping that you like. Make sure that dough is firm, much like dough for pizza. It also needs to be elastic, if you knead long enough the dough will become more flexible and not breakable.

When it comes to liquid, always add a little bit at the time. Mix and see if you need more; also if you add too much water you can adjust with FLOUR, or another way around if its too much flour, add splash more water. My oven bakes the best at 400°F. You know your oven, so you can adjust what's best for you.

Top 10 the most popular grilling recipes

Top 10 the most popular grilling recipes

Bulgogi Ciabatta Sandwich Summer is here, and that means grilling season started. I decided to make a roundup of my Top 10 the most popular grilling recipes. I love walking around my neighborhood, especially on the weekend evenings and just inhaling the aromatic air that…

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Spicy Gourmet Kimchi Ramyun

Spicy Gourmet Kimchi Ramyun

Spicy Gourmet Kimchi Ramyun

When I have tough days, so-called my 5 minutes dedicated purely to myself, I typically make Spicy Gourmet Kimchi Ramyun or Ramen.

Oh, and if it is raining like these past two days, it became a must-have. Spicy makes me tingle, and relaxed and I instantly feel calmness going through my body.

I would totally like to add that this hits the spot!
What makes you calm and collected?

Nevertheless, I wanted to share this recipe for quite some time. I had more than several requests for somewhat healthier gourmet ramen.

GET MORE ASIAN INSPIRED RECIPES

However, I just could not post it before. My apologies for waiting for so long. When you think of ramen, it associates you to unhealthy fast instant noodle soup that most of the college students live off.

With that being said, It can be turned around when you include fresh ingredients, it is instantly more delicious and yes Lil’ bit healthier version. For all one knows it looks more like Jjigae (stew) but it’s not!

Spicy Gourmet Kimchi Ramyun

Well, it has been a very tough week, never-ending week and to tell you honestly this one already started to be not far off. Tough, I know, but I am a tough cookie. I get easily overwhelmed and then I drop a few floors down.

Yesterday’s rain was magical. I think I needed rainy, thundery rather a depressing Monday.

A day to completely relax and curl in a blanket read a book and let my mind get into a calming place of the state.

Now without taking too much of your time, let us get some food into those bellies. Shall we?

One thought, you have to do this because it is absolutely astonishing, especially if you love spicy.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SOUP AND STEW RECIPES

Of course, it can be adjusted to your own taste. I love adding tofu because just like rice it suppresses a bit of the heat.

Oh, and I am so not “making it fancy” when there is no camera around! It is eaten from the pot in my kitchen without any reservations!!!

I hope you try this easy Spicy Gourmet Kimchi Ramyun, recipe because it is truly delicious.

Hey, and if you try this recipe or any other recipe from my blog please share it with me on Instagram.

Make sure to tag me @sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandrasasycooking. I would love to see all your delicious creations and share them with my readers as well. Thanks!!! <3

Spicy Gourmet Kimchi Ramyun
Yield: Serves 2

Spicy Gourmet Kimchi Ramyun

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

If you love spicy ramen then you will love my Spicy Gourmet Kimchi Ramyun.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Chicken broth low sodium
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 2 x2 Dashima/Kombu/edible kelp
  • 3-4 Oz 85g-113g Chicken /beef or pork, cut into small cubes or very thin slices
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 5 Mushrooms sliced (I used both button and Shiitake)
  • 1 cup Ripe Aged Kimchi, chopped
  • 2 pk Shin Ramyun instant noodles {with seasoning} /not in the cup
  • Salt to taste *if needed
  • 1 Egg more if desired
  • Silken Tofu or odeng (fish cake)*optional

Garnish Options

  • 2 Green Onions chopped
  • Red Chili Pepper fresh
  • Korean Chili Treads {shilgochu}
  • Sesame Oil
  • Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  1. Boil chicken broth and water, adding kelp in the broth, Let it boil for 2 minutes and add chicken or any other meat that is cut into very small slices or cubes. Let it boil on high heat for 6 minutes, covered with the lid. You may take kelp out or leave it in and/or eat it later. READ NOTES*
  2. Take the lid off and add chopped green onion, mushrooms, and chopped kimchi. Stir and cover to boil for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Open Shin Ramyun pack and take the seasoning out. Add seasoning to your spicy tolerance *half of seasoning {in foil pk} of 1 pack could be enough spicy for some -Taste and see if you need more seasonings.
  4. Add noodles, stir and cook for 3 more minutes, uncovered. You may add cubed tofu or sliced odeng to the soup at this time.
  5. While the soup is boiling add egg, you may stir if you like or leave it to cook whole, like a poached egg.
  6. Take it off the stove and garnish it with chopped green onions, red chilies, Korean chili threads, and sesame oil, Cheddar cheese give you creamy sensation. All optional.

Notes

Meat is not as important if you don't want to use it, but I love it, it gives me more flavor. You can add canned/or in pack tuna, so well with it too.

Oh, of course, spam as well. IF you use beef, let it cook/boil over 6 minutes. Chicken Cooks faster.

Any meat that boils it's better when it cooks longer so I will let you decide. I used fresh shiitake because I had a whole pack. So what you need to do is just cut off the stems and slice them.

In case you would like to use dry, just soak them for 10-15 minutes prior to cooking, cut out the stems and slice, then boil with kelp in the first step. I like adding ripe kimchi, about 3-4 months old, cause that sourness gives so much flavor.

Sweet Bread filled with Red Bean Paste

Sweet Bread filled with Red Bean Paste

I would be a fool to say that I do not like bread. Bread of any kind is my favorite thing ever, but sweet, delicious, warm, filled with red sweet bean paste…mmm! You feel me now? Well, you simply cannot say you do not like…