Thursday, January 28, 2010

Asian-Palooza

I know, dumb post title. Just humor me.
Once again I have to put forth the disclaimer that I don't claim to know jack about authenticity of any type of Asian cooking. But I had seen a few recipes around I'd been wanting to try, so here goes! And I have to say that all three of these dishes ranked pretty high on the "easy to prepare" scale.
The boy and I really enjoyed it. I was surprised at how much of this he ate considering it's got a bit of spiciness going on. I made mine with regular thin spaghetti and thought it turned out just great. We had ours warm, but I'm sure it will be great cold tomorrow.
I think the fact that the black sesame seeds look like little bugs sitting up there just adds to its charm.
I've always been a fan of the crab rangoon. Just would like it so much more without the crab!
Here they are made to order for people like me.
The filling is nothing more than cream cheese mixed with some crushed garlic.
I'm not sure why this next picture turned out so orange-y. This is even after it was auto-fixed. Oh well.
I saw this Crunchy Romaine Toss at All Recipes.
It's got crunched up ramen noodles in it that you brown in butter with some walnuts...how fun is that!
I personally liked this salad. It actually made me want to eat my broccoli. No one else in the family was too thrilled about it though.
I used one of those bags of chopped romaine and that was just the right size with a small head of broccoli.

15 comments:

Mara... said...

Everything looks great. Especially that soup, my DH would love it!! And I agree about the crab, i'm going to have to try them with your combination. Yum!!

Megan said...

Natashya always has such great recipes on her blog - and all those noodles are making me hungry!

Kim said...

I love the title of this post and your sense of humor:D I love everything you made from the hot and sour noodles to the crabless (which I can appreciate) wontons. I would even share the crunchy romaine toss with you! Wonder why it is so hard to get husbands and kids to eat their veggies?

The Japanese Redneck said...

It all looks good. But, I am so going to have to make those hot and sour noodles.

I always get hot and sour soup we go eat chinese. So, I know this is gonna be a good recipe to try.

Divine Mrs D said...

I clicked on this post SPECIFICALLY for the title. It looks absolutely delicious!

Stopping by from SITS

Carrie said...

Holy cow, what an amazing dinner!! I wish I could crawl through the computer and join you!

teresa said...

they all make me so hungry, i don't know what i want to dig into first. great post!

Jeannie, Jane, Angel, Mommy, etc.. said...

Yummy! Now I am hungry all over again.

Visiting from SITS.

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

A delicious feast for sure! I love all of it. Rangoons are my absolute favorite!

African American Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by blog. I just fell in love with yours!

FOOD PORN!

~~louise~~ said...

Nothing dumb about this post title, Julie. I LOVE it. Everything looks amazing. What a wonderful combination of dishes and tidbits. "Crabless wontons" too!!! Thank you so much for sharing...

Joanne said...

I love love love asian food. But know nothing about authenticity. At all.

The noodles look fantastic! I love black sesame seeds.

Katy ~ said...

Oh boy, does this ever all look special! Well done.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I'm not one for authenticity either, and I love to mix and match my Asian cuisines.
What a great looking dinner!

Monica H said...

I like your quote from Kai-Lan :-)

These all look so yummy and that cream cheese rangoon looks perfect. YUM!