Chashu Pork Belly

You know, there’s a lot more to ramen than the instant packets that so many of us grew up with. This internationally famous noodle dish first caught the hearts of the Japanese public around the turn of the 20th century (although some legends suggest that it was first introduced in the 1600s). While this dish… Continue reading Chashu Pork Belly

Tonkotsu Broth

Tonkotsu literally translates to “pork bone,” and the process for making this bone broth is completely different from any Western soup you’ve ever had. Instead of a gentle, barely-there simmer, tonkotsu is cooked by way of a rolling boil that lasts for hours. This method takes not only the collagen from the bones, but it… Continue reading Tonkotsu Broth

Singapore Noodles

Singapore Noodles have an interesting history… like the fact that they have absolutely nothing at all to do with Singapore. Yep, these crave-worthy curried noodles actually came from Cantonese chefs in Hong Kong in the 1950s. Likely named to give the dish a cosmopolitan flair, Singapore Noodles became an overnight hit with Hong Kong locals.… Continue reading Singapore Noodles

Better Than Takeout Lo Mein

I come from a family of noodle fanatics, and lo mein has always been a favorite option for us. (Seriously, that’s what I always get my mom for her birthday dinner!) Those chewy noodles are irresistible when they’re combined with a savory sauce and yummy veggies! There are a couple distinct differences between lo mein… Continue reading Better Than Takeout Lo Mein