Tag Archives: Asian cuisine

Potato salad Asian style

© Qin Xie-Krieger

© Qin Xie-Krieger

Do you like potato salad? Have you ever tried the German potato salad with vinegar? I really like this version of potato salad with its light and slightly sour taste. This potato salad is simply unbeatable for every barbecue party. 🙂

As the barbecue season is officially announced, today I have an Asian interpretation of the potato salad for you! At first I cooked the potatoes with lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves together. Thus, the potatoes can get a wonderful fruity note. Furthermore, fantastic sour lime juice, savory fish sauce, aromatic garlic and fiery Thai chili come into the dressing. Last, but not least, I round off the salad with whole cane sugar (which tastes wonderfully like caramel, but is much more healthier) and olive oil in real good quality.

I am ready for the next barbecue party! 😉

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German Raviolis with Shiitake and Peanut Coconut Sauce

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© Qin Xie-Krieger

The locals of Swabia (a region in South Germany, neighboring Bavaria) call these German raviolis “Maultäschle”, which sounds really cute for me. My Swabian friends have told me that the nickname of these savory pastries is “Herrgottsbscheißerle”, which means “A tiny cheat on dear god”. Continue reading

Sichuan Chili Oil

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If you’ve followed my blog, you probably remember the name Sichuan. I have mentioned this place in my previous posts several times. Perhaps you can also remember I called my hometown in China the “capital of spicy food”? Please do not get me wrong, we don’t just simply add heaps of chillies to our dishes… eh .. OK, we do that, too … But not only that! 😉

Sichuan Cuisine is very popular throughout whole China and known for its spicy taste. However, this spice taste has much more structure than you would imagine. Not only the particularly spicy red chili, but also the legendary Sichuan pepper and many other spices contribute to the multilayered taste of spicy food in Sichuan Cuisine. Continue reading

Stuffed Gnocchi in a Coconut Peanut Sauce

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© Tastewithoutborders.com

A few days ago we were sitting in an Italian restaurant. My husband ordered his favorite pizza with salami, anchovy and peperoni and I decided for gnocchi. Gnocchi is one of the food I prefer to eat in a restaurant because making it at home is such a time intensive job. And its unique texture is supposed to be very tricky to create. I had never dared to make my own gnocchi till now. Continue reading