Thai beef stir fry is long on big south east Asian flavours but short on cooking time. It’s perfect for a weeknight meal when ho hum just isn’t going to cut it.
If you like lentils this is a dish for you. Bengali masoor dal belongs on the menu whenever you are cooking Indian for dinner. Creamy texture. Bold flavours. Who cares that it’s healthy? It’s just delicious.
Miso ramen with chashu pork is one of the world’s great noodle dishes. Up there with pad thai, laksa, and pho. And this is an easier way to make it. Big pork broth flavour without the big pork broth effort.
Korean beef bulgogi doesn’t have to be hard. Make a simple sauce. Slice some beef against the grain. Stir fry briefly. Add the sauce and finish cooking. Eat. Just as easy as that. Sometimes easy is just delicious.
Chicken khao soi is a curried coconut soup from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. It will make you wonder why pad thai was ever your favourite noodle dish. It’s not famous. It’s not on a lot of Thai menus. But it is really, really good.
Nearly Indian restaurant style chicken tikka masala is about as good as you can make without diving right in and learning full blown restaurant technique. Smooth sauce. Well spiced. Layered flavours. Might even be better than you get at your local Indian restaurant.