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RotD 4 September 2014: Miso Ramen

For an amateur cook with dreadfully little (or nonexistent) knowledge in the art and science of cooking (for it is both), it’s very gratifying to know that you can, at a moment’s notice, rustle up something in the kitchen using whatever you’ve got on hand, without relying on a cookbook, however beautiful and inspiring it is. It’s my … Continue reading

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Joy of Leftovers 24 July 2014: Szechuan-Taiwan Noodle Soup

Quite possibly my most favorite instant noodle soup of all time has to be the Uni-President Manhan Dacan Malaguo Niurou Mian (滿漢大餐麻辣鍋牛肉麵), or the Manchu Han Banquet Spicy Hotpot Beef Noodle Soup. A product of Taiwan, it’s the popular Taiwanese beef noodle soup that also ranks among my most favored noodle soups, spicy miso ramen from … Continue reading

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RotD 8 July 2014: An Italian Breakfast Featuring Leftover Minestrone

Continuing my shameful run of belated recipe-of-the-day posts, I now post the happy ending to my Italian soup run from the past several days. I did previously mention in my post on minestrone alla Genovese-Filippino that I unintentionally made so much soup I kept the other half for very-near-future-so-that-it-won’t-go-rotten consumption; at the same time, that evening, I … Continue reading