Pickles and Tea Favorite Recipes

I know how hard it is to navigate through a cookbook and I’m not surprised that many friends have asked me for my favorite recipes from the book. All the recipes play an important part in bringing the cookbook together as a whole but there are some dishes that have become regulars in my cooking repertoire.

So if you don’t know where to start, here’s a list of recipes I like aside from the usual popular suspects. I’ve also asterisked the super easy recipes for the Asian cooking novice who is just getting their feet wet.


  • Seaweed and Sesame Rice Crackers (Furikake Mix Arare), Pg. 52
  • Fragrant Beef Bundles (Bo Nuong La Lot), Pg. 58
  • Thai Stuffed Omelet (Kai Yad Sai), Pg. 70
  • Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Ka Kai), Pg. 84*EASY*
  • Healing Pork and Shrimp Rice Soup (Kao Tom Moo), Pg. 92*EASY*
  • Eggy Stir-Fried Cabbage, Pg. 110 *EASY*
  • Deep-Fried Tofu Simmered with Tomatoes, Pg. 123 *EASY*
  • Japanese-Style Hamburgers (Wafu Hamburgers), Pg. 153
  • Burmese Pork Curry (Whethar Sebyan), Pg. 163 *EASY*
  • Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce (Kao Zhu Li Ji), Pg. 171 *EASY*
  • Thai Basil Pork (Pad Gkaprow Mu), Pg. 174 *EASY*
  • Brandied Chicken and Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce, Pg. 178
  • Chicken Adobo, Pg. 182
  • Mochiko Fried Chicken, Pg. 187 *EASY*
  • Honeyed Chicken Wings, Pg. 240 *EASY*
  • Stir-Fried Glass Noodles (Japchae), Pg. 246
  • Filipino Meatloaf (Embutido), Pg. 266
  • Soft Noodles Tossed with Duck Eggs and Oyster Mushrooms, Pg. 278 *EASY*
  • Sweet and Savory Rice Noodles (Pad See Ew), Pg. 284
  • Cardamom Studded Flan, Pg. 312
  • Pumpkin Custard (Num Sang Khya L’Peou), Pg. 315