COOL THREAD that I missed somehow!!
I'm Italian but kinda hate cooking Italian food. On the other hand, I love cooking Asian!
I have never been exposed to actual Asian people cooking, so I have no idea if I'm doing things right, but I have so much fun with a wok, and sometimes I manage to blow myself away.
Speaking of spicy, I'm utterly in love with this:
I'm especially fond of the severe look of the lady. SHE MEANS BUSINESS I TELL YA
Things I do best:
Japanese braised pork belly that takes forever to cook, so it's not like I do it all the time.
Tried first in an upscale izakaya in Kyōto, I was like OMFG OMFGOMFG, which is the only appropriate response.
Basically a Chinese crêpe with eggs, some sweet-ish sauce (like hoisin) and fried wonton strips inside.
Tried just once at a hole-in-the-wall vendor in Flushing, NYC, and I loved it. It's pretty easy actually, once you get the thickness right.
Guotie (or Gyōza)
Classic dumplings, but pot-fried. They are EXCELLENT, but I wish I had a larger pot to cook them in, because mine can only fit about 25, which is, like, a children portion.
Served with the classic trio of: light soy sauce, black rice vinegar, chilli oil.
(Damn I don't have a pic of them around, so I'll just drop one found on Wiki)
Things I really need to do:
- Purchase a rice cooker, because doing it in the pot is just an unnecessary chore.
- Figure out how to properly season and clean a steel wok (mine is a non-stick one, which feels a bit like cheating, I dunno)