Barter-Worthy Spam Musubi

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The spam is grilled until crispy, perfectly caramelized with soy sauce and sugar, and wrapped with sushi rice. Made ahead of time, these Spam musubi are perfect for your lunchbox, appetizer platter, or potluck. They are also a fantastic game-day snack. This recipe uses just the right amount of seasoning to create a balanced flavor that’s addictively tasty.

Spam musubi close up

Spam & Chinese cooking

The name Spam might make you think of high-sodium military rations. But in China, it’s a popular ingredient that people use in comfort food. Spam and pepper stir fry, Spam omelette, Spam grilled skewers, Spam fried rice, or Spam sandwich. You name it.

Spam is also a popular ingredient in Chinese Hot Pot and Sichuan Mala Pot – a popular type of Chinese restaurant where you choose a spicy sauce and various ingredients that are cooked in it and then everything is served in a big pot. Every time I go to Mala Pot restaurants with friends, I remember to order a few slices of Spam and it’s always the most popular ingredient in the pot.

Spam is so intertwined with Chinese food culture that I’d never considered Spam a foreign food until I moved the US. Then I started to wonder when it came to China.

After some digging, I found out the following. According to Wikipedia:

“In China, Hormel decided to adopt a different strategy to market Spam, promoting it as a foreign, premium food product and changing the Spam formula to be meatier in order to accommodate local Chinese tastes.”

Apparently, Hormel also decided to name it “luncheon meat” (午餐肉) instead of Spam, to make it sound glamorous. No wonder. Back in old days, Spam was considered a fancy thing that people would serve for dinner on Chinese New Year.

Spam musubi served in plates

A Common Table

This spam musubi recipe is quoted from the cookbook A Common Table –  80 Recipes and Stories from My Shared Culture, written by my friend Cynthia Chen McTernan, who is the author behind the award-winning blog Two Red Bowls.

With a Southern Chinese upbringing, having grown up in the US, and married to a Korean husband, Cynthia shares 80 modern Asian-inspired recipes that are creative, practical to make, and extremely delicious. The book makes my mouth water every time I flip through it.

I truly resonate with her cookbook. With recipes such as Kimchi Brined Spicy Chicken Biscuits, Bulgogi Burgers, Egg Custard Steamed Buns, and Black Sesame Twists, it reminds me of how I cook in my American family. A melting pot of traditional Chinese, with elements borrowed from various Asian cuisines, and comforting American food.

I wanted to share a recipe from her book and introduce it to you a while ago, but it took me a long time to nail down the recipe. The reason? I’d bookmarked more than 20 recipes I wanted to make, but it was nearly impossible to pick just one.

Eventually I decided to share her Spam Musubi recipe – a great representation of how Asian food inspired local cuisine and became a part of its culture. Even though I got to know this Hawaiian dish only after moving to the US, it makes me feel nostalgic because of the use of Spam, an ingredient that reminds me of time spent with family and friends.

Ingredients for making Spam musubi

Spam sushi served in plates

Spam musubi cooking notes

Cynthia did such a great job documenting the cooking process, that it was extremely easy for me to follow. Even though I’d never made spam musubi in the past. I’ve changed the wording of the recipe slightly, based on my own cooking experience and recipe style. For example, I added the metric measurements to make cooking easier for my international readers. And I didn’t include the saucier version in the footnotes, because I think the original version is perfect.

Here are a few notes worth mentioning:

1. Experiment with sushi rice

The original Hawaiian spam musubi does not use sushi rice, which has added rice vinegar and sugar. But I decided to experiment with it. I ended up liking the result so much more than the original version. The refreshing acidic note cuts the greasiness of the Spam, mellows its saltiness, and works perfectly with the sweet taste.

If you’re feeling adventurous, use the sushi rice recipe from Just One Cookbook. The extra time is definitely worth it.

2. Perfectly caramelized Spam

It’s very important that you brown the spam slowly and thoroughly. It renders some fat and makes a very crispy crust. Then you will use some sugar and soy sauce mixed with water to quickly braise the Spam. You will end up with a beautifully caramelized dark brown surface that is still chewy and sticky. It’s perfect.

How to cook Spam for Spam musubi

3. Wrapping the musubi

In Cynthia’s cookbook, she includes an assembly method using a musubi mold. It makes the process much easier and less messy. Since I don’t own a musubi mold, I only included the traditional way in the recipe, where you use your hands to press the rice.

Below are the step-by-step pictures showing how to assemble the musubi. When you press the rice by hand, it’s important to use proper strength so that that the rice is pressed together but not overly mashed. If you don’t press enough, the musubi might fall apart when you bite into it. If you press too hard, the rice texture will be too dense. It takes a bit of practice but once you make a few musubi, you’ll get the idea.

Assemble Spam musubi step by step

Cookbook Giveaway (CLOSED)

Chinese New Year is right around the corner. So I’m hosting a giveaway to celebrate the festival. This week I’m giving away 5 copies of A Common Table –  80 Recipes and Stories from My Shared Culture to 5 lucky winners (sponsored by yours truly). Not only does the cookbook contain great recipes, it is also so beautiful that it makes a perfect coffee table book gift.

Giveaway rules

  • This giveaway will be open from Jan 20th 2019 and will close on Jan 27th at 11:59 pm CST.
  • This giveaway is open to everyone. Please note, if you do not reside in the US, you will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.
  • Four winners will be selected via Pick Giveaway Winner and contacted via email so please include a valid email address in the email address entry box (Your email address won’t appear on the website).
  • The winner is required to respond within 48 hours to claim the prize.

How To Enter:

Leave a comment below this blog post, sharing some of your favorite Chinese and Asian dishes.

Good luck and I hope you win!

Winners announced:

Joyce Der, Ashley Medina, Sarah Wong, Amy La, Vivian Walker

Congratulations!

A Common Table Cookbook

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Spam Musubi - The spam is grilled until crispy, perfectly caramelized with soy sauce and sugar, and wrapped with sushi rice. Made ahead of time, these Spam musubi are perfect for your lunchbox, appetizer platter, or potluck. They are also a fantastic game-day snack. This recipe uses just the right amount of seasoning to create a balanced flavor that’s addictively tasty.

Barter-Worthy Spam Musubi

4.9 from 103 votes
The spam is grilled until crispy, perfectly caramelized with soy sauce and sugar, and wrapped with sushi rice. Made ahead of time, these Spam musubi are perfect for your lunchbox, appetizer platter, or potluck. They are also a fantastic game-day snack. This recipe uses just the right amount of seasoning to create a balanced flavor that’s addictively tasty.
Author: Maggie Zhu
Course: Appetizer, Main
Cuisine: hawaii
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 musubi

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 can (12 oz. / 340 g) Spam , sliced into 8 pieces
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 cups cooked sushi rice (or regular cooked white rice (*Footnote))
  • 3 sheets roasted seaweed nori, cut into 8 strips about 2” (5 cm) wide and 9” (23 cm) long

Instructions

  • Start making steamed rice (or sushi rice) if you don’t have any on hand.
  • Heat a 12-inch (30cm) nonstick or well-seasoned cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the Spam slices and cook until browned and crisp on the bottom side, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook until the other side is also browned and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Whisk together the water and soy sauce in a small bowl. Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the Spam slices, then add the soy sauce mixture. Swirl to evenly distribute, then let the Spam simmer until the liquid is nearly absorbed, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip once in between, so the sugar will melt completely and camalize well. Transfer the Spam slices to a plate to cool.
  • To make the sushi: Place one slice of Spam perpendicular to the nori strip on the bottom of the strip (forming a cross shape). Wet the palms and fingers of both hands, measure 1/2 cup of rice, and transfer the rice to your palm. Use both hands to firmly press the rice into a ball. Then hold the rice ball with your left hand, with your thumb and the other four fingers to secure both sides, use your right hand to gently press the rice ball into a rectangular shape about the size of the Spam slice. Place the rice on top of the Spam. Roll up the Spam and rice to let the nori sheet wrap around it. Seal the end with a bit of water and place the musubi seam-side-down while you work on the rest. Repeat with the remaining nori strips, Spam slices, and rice. Remember to rinse your hands every time, to minimize rice sticking to your hands.
  • Enjoy the spam musubi immediately at room temperature. You can store them in an airtight container or wrap them with plastic wrap and place them in the fridge. To serve refrigerated musubi, warm them in the microwave for 20 seconds or so, to get the best texture.

Notes

A couple notes on the rice:
When making sushi rice, always use short grain rice. Medium and long grain rice are less starchy and don’t hold together well when pressed into sushi
The original recipe uses regular steamed rice, and so do most Hawaiian Spam musubi recipes.
However, I personally prefer making sushi rice, which contains rice vinegar and sugar. The acid and mild sweetness of the sushi rice complement the salty Spam and create more depth of flavor.
The original recipe calls for 3 to 4 cups of rice, depending on how much rice you use per musubi. I found my personal favorite ratio is: slice the Spam into 8 slices, and use 1/2 cup of rice per musubi. In my case, I used 4 cups cooked sushi rice, which was generated from 2 rice-cooker cups (180ml per cup) of raw short grain rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 8g, Calories: 276kcal, Carbohydrates: 40.6g, Protein: 6.9g, Fat: 8.9g, Saturated Fat: 3.2g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 368mg, Potassium: 187mg, Fiber: 0.6g, Sugar: 3.1g, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 2.2mg
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Spam Musubi - The spam is grilled until crispy, perfectly caramelized with soy sauce and sugar, and wrapped with sushi rice. Made ahead of time, these Spam musubi are perfect for your lunchbox, appetizer platter, or potluck. They are also a fantastic game-day snack. This recipe uses just the right amount of seasoning to create a balanced flavor that’s addictively tasty.

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Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. Sj Dc says:

    i was fortunate enough to live in Hong Kong for year and travel to China multiple times eposing me to so many home cooked meals of noodles and baos that are impossible to come by at restaurants..i also have a new found love for the use of lard in cooking and pastries since then!

  2. Joan says:

    My mom’s egg rolls are always a hit, and pretty much anything my husband makes; all good Chinese food.

  3. Joy says:

    My favorite Chinese dish is the humble tomato and egg stir fry. Tastes like home and full of comfort.

  4. Christine says:

    My favorite dish is spicy Sichuan wontons!

  5. julia says:

    anything related to dumplings!

  6. Catherine Welker says:

    I have made many of your delicious recipes. They are a non-daunting approach to authentic Chinese cooking.

  7. Grace Koshida says:

    Love making crispy pork belly.

  8. Shirley Foey says:

    If you don’t have a musubi mold, you can always remove both ends of the spam can and use that. Makes it just the right size and quite easy! Hope I win one of the cookbooks!

  9. Leonard James Anderson says:

    5 stars
    Hi Maggie!
    I love your site and have cooked, with success, many of your fantastic recipes!

    My go-to Chinese recipe is one I have tried to replicate from a small, hole-in-the wall restaurant I frequented while in Beijing. The restaurant was very near the Xindadu Hotel, which is near the Beijing Zoo. The menu consited of mostly Chinglish, but with pictures, traditional Chinese characters and prices in Yuan. I chose one that was labeled Mongolian (spelled Mongolean) and was a beef or mutton stir fry consisting of sesame oil. sesame seeds, pea pods, florettes of broccoli, Chinese cabbage, and something that looked like soba noodles.

    The dish was so delicious that I ordered it every time, even though there were other interesting ‘pictures’ on the menu. It’s been trial and error for me, but I think I have it down. Someimes I toss in some different veggies, but mostly I stick to the ones above. It is absolutely delicious and especially so when we have good mutton on sale here in NYC!

    Keep up the good work Maggie!

  10. Karen says:

    Looking forward to trying spam musabi. I’ve heard of Spam but never tried it.

    I like anything with noodles – like your simple garlic noodles.

  11. Sally says:

    This makes me want to try Spam. Easy recipe. Good directions. I love Miso Ramen soup. I use Miso Dashi and home-made chicken broth. Also Pad Thai, Mongolian Beef and trying to make pot stickers. They taste good, but look sort of floppy.

  12. Audrey Stewart says:

    5 stars
    I would love to win! I really want to learn some different type of cooking besides kid friendly. All the kids are moved out.

  13. Sally says:

    I definitely want to try this. Miso Ramen soup, really any noodle soup. Pot stickers!

  14. BARBARA RAILEY says:

    5 stars
    I love the Crispy Chinese Honey Chicken because as the name implies it stays crispy and the sauce is scrumptious. Plus for an 80 year old who is new to Chinese cooking it is relatively easy to get a lovely meal prepared.

  15. Jenn says:

    My family loves hot pot. Silkie chicken for the stock base and my kids are happy!

  16. Monica S. says:

    5 stars
    I love Musubi!! My other favorite Asian dishes are Salt and Pepper Shrimp, a won ton with chicken, traditional hot and sour soup, Singapore rice noodles, Szechuan eggplant….anything I can add Chili oil too!!

  17. Natalie says:

    Hmm hard to pick favorites… but my grandmother’s Taiwanese-style beef noodle soup or zha jiang mian are definitely up there!

  18. Pennie Gomez says:

    I lived in China for 4.5 years and went to Japan twice. Consequently, I was able to enjoy authentic Chinese and Japanese cooking and it is hard to pick only one as my favorite. Some of my favorites are Lanzhou Beef Noodles, chicken feet (with Harbin beer), pickled pig’s ear, and blood soup (from Hangzhou). In Japan, I really liked puffer fish, miso soup, and tempura vegetables! Oh, now I am super hungry!!! LOL!!

  19. Lucille Frank says:

    Many of my favorite Chinese and some Asian recipes have come from your blogs, Maggie. I have been an avid follower over the last year plus since I found your blog. I do have a problem in that I am on a salt restricted diet and admit that I cheat when it comes to fish sauce and hosin, but I can minimize the sodium slightly by using diluted liquid aminos in the place of soy sauce without any loss in the recipes. When I was told I had to minimize by salt uptake, the decrease I had to make in limiting my Chinese and Asian cooking to once a week made me cry, but I stIll make many stir fried meals limiting their salt. That style of cooking that you helped me perfect, leaves my veggies so tender crisp and delicious and the quickly cooked (usually meat) protein cut into small pieces remains tender and full of meat juices! Thanks for the good training you have shown me.

  20. Bill Zigrang says:

    Looking forward to Japanese grilling as soon as the weather improves. Just found a good local source for yuzu kosho. Remember, there’s also reduced-fat SPAM.

  21. Kelley says:

    Anything dumpling… HK style pan fried noodles, my husband loves steamed whole fish and eggs w/tomatoes. And since it’s open to all Asian… LUMPIA!

  22. Kenneth Soh says:

    Spam brings back memories of all the great dishes my late grandmother could make from it! Omelettes, fritters, stews, you name it she’s done it!
    I think my all time favourite Chinese dish to eat is dumplings with spicy chilli oil & black vinegar. To be honest, I love food so much, it’s pretty impossible to just name my all time fav! Asian/Chinese foods all the way!

  23. Lin says:

    I love Sichuan Boiled Fish (nice and spicy!), salt/pepper tofu, poached whole chicken with ginger dipping sauce and any kind of stir fried greens for favorite Chinese/Asian foods.

  24. May says:

    I love simple foods like steamed eggs, chow mein and fried rice. I just like food!
    There’s a restaurant in Garden Grove, CA, King Harbor Seafood, that serves Lobster With Yee Mein Noodles. It is soooo delicous!
    It’s always a treat to have this dish whenever we’re in the area.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a cookbook!

  25. Heim says:

    One of my favs is …..Mapo tofu!

  26. Carli Lewis says:

    I love Omnivores cookbook and my heart is filled with joy each time I see a new one in my inbox. Believe it or not, my favorite asian dish is simply tea eggs. They are so delightful and a wonderful addition to any meal, any day. I also love simple vegetable dishes such as garlic broccoli or carrot salad. Of course, I have to give a shout out to the Wonderful spice combinations to various meats.

  27. Nina Capaccio says:

    5 stars
    This is so wonderful-total comfort food. Won’t mention my age 😉 , but Dad in army, stationed in Hawaii & learned about Spam and Chinese cooking. He’s Polish/Swedish …:-) Talk about blending cultures. Brought home to Colorado and my Russian mom… was new found food happiness. Been loving spam for generations. This was all during 1950’s when he was in army. Now my hubby and I enjoy at home in Nevada . Egg Works restaurant here serves Loco Moco with Spam…. outstanding., which we also make at home.
    Thank you so much for sharing this new and delightful recipe. The soy sauce and sugar with fried spam is simply genius. Musubi will most definitely be on our Chinese New Year menu… talk about good Feng Shui. Think I might add some Bok Choy sautéed or Kimchi.

  28. Sophie Tang says:

    My all time favourite chinese dish is based around holidays as it is the only time everyone in my family gathers to eat my grandma’s home cooked meal. These include childhood favorites like “ketchup” pasta, lo bak gao, soy sauce fried noodles, chinese style curries, noodle soups and her famous nian gao!

  29. Karen says:

    I love making pot stickers, barbeque pork and roast pork. While some may find making pot stickers from scratch time consuming, I find it very relaxing. And making my own bbq pork and roast pork means I always have them available when I want, instead of needing to head to Chinatown to make a purchase.

  30. Sherry Van Rijn says:

    My grandmother’s tomato beef chow yuk is my family’s fav. We also love cha siu bao, spicy wontons, soy sauce noodles, and tomatoes & eggs. Thanks so much for this giveaway opportunity!

  31. Jennifer Smietana says:

    My favorite Chinese recipes are stews, both wet and dry, that aren’t served in most U.S. restaurants.

  32. Estella McCall says:

    5 stars
    Maggie, I so love your blog. Can you give us a recipe for a dish I had in Shondong Province. It’s like donuts with a wonderful dipping sauce. And there was another one made with pumpkin that comes with a sticky sauce on it. You dip it in water before eating it to stop the sugar strings. If you don’t eat it fast it sticks together in one big clump. And another one I can’t seem to make is an eggplant dish that looks like French fries and has a slight spicy aNd sweet taste to it.
    These are some of my favorites. Of course Jiao Zhi is my favorite.

  33. Rachel Belanger says:

    This recipe looks interesting and I’m curious about the book! My favourite will always be Ma Po tofu.

  34. MAC says:

    4 stars
    I traveled many times to Asia and one of the things I enjoy the most is the cooking and foreign tastes. Sometimes, it is challenging to my North American palate but most of the time, I truly enjoy discovering the cuisine and new ingredients.

  35. Brenda Louie says:

    5 stars
    I almost fell over when I saw that Maggie included a Musubi recipe in her last posting. My husband and I just came back from a 3 week cycling trip to Big Island Hawaii. All the grocery stores we stop in sold these amazing Musubi snacks to purchase on the go. Oh my god, that’s the replacement for gluten filled bread sandwiches! I bought Musubi cookbooks and musubi molds for Xmas presents for my relatives who have to make lunches for kids everyday. Maggie Zhus Omnivore Cookbook and website was a phenomenal resource discovery for Chinese Canadians like me, who were born in Canada but fully know the great foods made by parents, grandparents, and aunties, who are sadly all gone. If I win a cookbook, I will enjoy it and share it with others who have the same love of cooking. Thank you for the constant inspiration, Maggie.

  36. Yolanda says:

    Loved hearing the history of Spam in Chinese culture. My favourite Asian dishes are Pad Thai, Pad see Ew, Okonomiyaki, satay, coconut rice and San choy bau. Delicious!

  37. Grace says:

    I’m sooooo glad I found your book! I’ve been missing my parent’s home (asian) cooking since I’ve moved out and your book is literally what I needed. Authentic chinese cooking 🙂

  38. Elizabeth Ring says:

    Interesting information about Spam. It has a very mixed reputation here. I think my favorite thing about Chinese food is the vegetables and the way they are cooked quickly to a genuine crisp tender and then seasoned perfectly.

  39. Gabrielle Rucker says:

    5 stars
    I lived in Dhanghai for 4 months and enjoyed so much great food. But my two ultimate meals are spicy red chilly noodles with handmade wide noodles and any street food. I ate a ton of bao especially the Egg Custard Steamed Buns. When I traveled to kashgar I had grilled lamb, rice pilaf and nan for the first time and fell utterly in love. I miss being there so much and your website keeps me as close as I can be for now.

  40. Laura M says:

    I love your blog and now need to start reading your husband’s blog. Spam musubi is a favorite, but my all-time favorite Chinese dishes are soy sauce chicken and beef chow foon, both with a side of gai lan. Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. Lilian says:

    5 stars
    My fav Chinese dish is beef stew with beef tendons! Love your website and all your recipes. Wondering if there are any good Keto-friendly Chinese recipes out there. It would be awesome to see some on here!

  42. Christie says:

    These look great! I love making homemade pork dumplings and vegetable spring rolls!

  43. Phuong Van says:

    Since Chinese/Vietnamese New Years is coming up…I’m excited to cook my favorites such as thit kho tau and banh tet for the celebration. =]

  44. Alan says:

    5 stars
    Dumplings are my favorite, but I am always on the look out for something to challenge it!

  45. Irena Feng says:

    I love Sichuan food! Really brings back childhood memories, especially mala pot and spicy popcorn chicken.

  46. Christie says:

    These looks great! I love homemade dumplings and spring rolls!

  47. Jenny T says:

    5 stars
    One of my favourites is banh xeo!

  48. Kinsey Justa says:

    5 stars
    I went to college in Hawaii and SPAM musubi was definitely the best late night study snack ever! Love it!
    My favorite Asian recipe is Singapore Chicken Rice, simple but succulent.

  49. Linda says:

    My mom always make the best Eggroll and pho noodles

  50. Ric Liguidliguid says:

    Favorite dishes would be Peking duck, char siu chow fun and any wonton soup!

  51. Quyen says:

    I love pho, chow fun, egg rolls, dumplings, won ton noodle soup, and caramelized braised pork and eggs. Love Asian food so much!!!

  52. Mel says:

    Oh course I would love to give this a try. I love spam and I love sushi … great combo together

  53. Melissa says:

    My favorite asian dish would probably be wontons or dumplings or general tso. It’s tough, i really can’t decide. 🤪❤️

  54. Allison says:

    5 stars
    Love this! Your writing and pictures are beautiful as always. My favorite Asian dish is mỳ quãng. It’s a noodle dish that native to my hometown in central Vietnam. I’ve seen it being replicated in a lot of restaurants but none surpassed the one made by my grandma. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  55. Marie Combs says:

    5 stars
    I love seeing your recipes!!!! My favorite dishes to make are the ones with noodles involved especially Singapore Noodles!!!!

  56. allison says:

    my favorite dish is beef stew with rice noodles

  57. Marie C says:

    I love making anything with noodles!!!

  58. Nelly says:

    5 stars
    I love to keep it simple and how your Asian dishes on your blog are fun and easy to follow. Thank you! I love bok Choy and beef.

  59. Connie says:

    My Chinese comfort food is eggs and tomato stir fry. So easy to make and tasty on any day 🙂

  60. brandie says:

    a few of my favorite dishes are coconut pancakes, oden nabe, taranto pasta

  61. Jennifer says:

    5 stars
    I looove Dan Dan noodles! But really I haven’t tried a Chinese dish I haven’t liked!

  62. Heying says:

    5 stars
    I love dumplings. The ‘boring’ boiled Northern Chinese ones. My taught me how to make them and basically every female member of my family. I loved it when everyone gathered together and made dumplings and the room was filled with laughter, chatter and smells.
    Back when we were living in Beijing, Mum made yummy fried rice with SPAM, I loved it. So I was really curious to try out your recipe and was amazed how simple it is to make and how good it tastes. I love it! Thank you for bringing childhood memories back!

  63. Gary says:

    One of my favorite Chinese dishes is mei cai kou rou (pork belly with preserved vegetables).

  64. Frank says:

    Favorite dish is my father’s chow mei fun with spam, eggs, fried fish balls, and bbq roast pork. Add some sriracha on top.

  65. etroxon says:

    My favorite recipe of recent is your cumin lamb one. It was just so delicious that I need to make it again asap! Otherwise. I also love the steamed sticky rice dish with chinese sausage, and a simple go-to, the classic egg and tomato dish that every Chinese family makes, never goes wrong.

  66. Jasmine says:

    Fave dishes are xiao long bao and Peking duck!

  67. Kedoka says:

    5 stars
    This sounds really good – I’m going to have to try this. It seems like it would pair nicely with two of my favorite dishes: extra hot szechuan beef stew and “stinky tofu” (chòu dòu fu). Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  68. Mary says:

    My husband is Hong Kong Chinese. Your blog has been hugely helpful!

  69. Amy La says:

    5 stars
    I’ve been reading your blog and following you for a while now and absolutely love your food aesthetic! One of my most favorite Chinese/Asian food is definitely spicy Mapo Tofu; there is such a satisfying balance between textures, flavors and spice level. The silkiness and delicacy of the tofu works so well with the ground meat and spicy sauce, it almost cools your mouth instantly but have you wanting for more. I also definitely love pan-fried dumplings. Nothing can ever beat that; especially with the endless filling options available so anybody can eat it and the juiciness you get that contrasts with the crispy skin!

  70. V says:

    Any Asian food involving Spam is the best!

  71. Alvina says:

    My favorite dish is steamed egg by my grandma and oxtail stew by my mom!

  72. Janis Williams says:

    5 stars
    I love spam musubi! I prefer it with sushi rice and I usually make it in the molds. But when you have too … it’s equally tasty deconstructed in a bowl with little spam squares, sushi rice, and seaweed sheets, topped with a few green onion bits.

  73. Tiffany says:

    My favorite Chinese dish is the salted fish and chicken (or shrimp) fried rice! So good and reminds me of home.

  74. Tiffany says:

    4 stars
    My favorite Chinese dish is the salted fish and chicken and (or shrimp) fried rice! Everytime I have it, it reminds me home.

  75. Carla says:

    No tengo plato favorito, espero aprender un poco si me gano. Libro! 🙂 Gracias y saludos desde Argentina!

  76. Sumi Fulwider says:

    I have really enjoyed reading your blog!

  77. Paula Ward says:

    5 stars
    I love Peking duck, and when I have the opportunity I try to taste any duck dish. But, looking at the spam photos, that brought back memories of having spam as a child for our supper meal. Time to go buy a can of spam and try out this recipe!!! thank you so very much for bringing back nostalgic memories and smiles!

  78. Nancy K says:

    Gotta love Taiwanese beef noodle soup and HK curry fish balls (and milk tea of course)!

  79. Brittny says:

    5 stars
    I really need to get my hands on this book. I’ve been DYING to try new recipes outside of my comfort zone. My favorite Chinese food is actually a recipe from this site I’ve made: Chicken Chow Fun.

  80. Laurie Burns says:

    I live for dumplings, hot and sour soup, good spicy shocker, dolt solt be bum bap!

  81. Alyson Yee says:

    Very simple but my favorite dish will always be either tomato egg or bitter melon and egg. Nothing reminds me of home and my mom more than making those two dishes; such a comforting balance of flavor and texture over rice that feels like a hug.

  82. Tan Ejin says:

    4 stars
    Growing up in Malaysia, I have the privilege to be surrounded by all kinds of food every day. A country of a melting pot of culture, it’s very difficult to pin point one favourite Asian Chinese food, but I’ll have to say one of my all-time love belongs to Chinese herbal tea eggs, otherwise known as 茶叶蛋 here. It reminds me of the times I spent in shopping malls with my dad. I always get cold easily and my dad would buy 3 eggs from one of stores that specialises in Chinese herbs for me and my 2 siblings. Holding it in my hands, the warmth I felt did not only come from the eggs, but also my father’s love. It truly brings back fond memories eating it now. But I’ll have to admit, the best herbal tea egg I’ve ever had was in Taiwan when my family went for a trip there last year. My dad even tried making it at home ourselves, and found that using quail eggs with the same herbal tea formula yields the best result. All in all, you bet I was extremely happy to see the recipe on your blog! Your blog brings people and food together, so thank you, and 祝你新年快了!Much love, Ejin – Malaysia.

  83. Elizabeth L says:

    My favorite dish is definitely minced pork over rice! I LOVE it as a breakfast item and would eat it for every meal if I could.

  84. Arianna says:

    5 stars
    We love wontons, dumplings and tonight I made your Crispy Chinese Honey Chicken (without Deep Frying) and the kids devoured it!!

  85. Sylvia Chinn-Levy says:

    I just discovered your website, and have made 2-3 recipes, all of which have turned out yummy! I’m a 4th generation Chinese-American, and grew up eating authentic Chinese cuisine. Your recipes expand my cooking repertoire, and providing the Chinese characters and names in your recipes have been VERY helpful in obtaining the ingredients I’m unfamiliar with in Asian markets. My mother always told me how expansive Chinese cooking was. She was right! Thank you for taking the time to write down and experiment with these dishes so that we can all enjoy them!

  86. Charlene says:

    These look so good! I randomly crave spam musubi and would love to make them at home.

    Hard to pinpoint a favorite Asian dish, but I often crave my dad’s taro (plus fridge leftovers) fried rice.

  87. Jose R. Medina says:

    This amazing and your combination of 2 of my favorite foods ( Spam,Sushi Rice ) cannot wait to try this.

  88. Charlene says:

    Not sure if my comment posted earlier, so trying again: these spam musubi look so good! Would love to try making these at home.

    It’s hard to pinpoint a favorite Asian dish, but I’m always down for a big bowl of noodles (beef noodle soup!) or some seoullangtang!

  89. Foong See You says:

    5 stars
    My favorite Chinese and Asian dishes are char siew pau , dumplings and nasi lemak.I love these dishes not just because tasty ,but also my childhood memories.These dishes remind me when I’m small …I felt that time just pass too fast for me but fortunately these dishes always help me to keep my childhood memories.I love cooking since I was in primary school and these dishes are in my menu too ❤

  90. Christie says:

    5 stars
    This looks so yummy and easy! Thank you for the recipe! One of my favorite asian recipes is a Vietnamese dish of braised, caramalized pork belly and eggs! You eat it with rice and pickled mustard greens on the side. So tasty! And we have it during Lunar New Year! 🙂

  91. Lisa Brown says:

    I’m a HUGE fan of chinese trotters! The red cooked variety is my favorite! Chicken feet and steamed ribs with black beans rate in my top 5 as well! NOM NOM NOM!!!

  92. ThaiHoa Burroughs says:

    My favorite Vietnamese dish is always a hot bowl of pho any day of the year.

  93. Mimi says:

    Oooooo spam!!!!!!! Love the idea of braising it in sugar and soy sauce!!

    I love making ( and eating!) scallion pancakes, 画卷 (scallion flower buns), 煎饼 (I still have yet to find a great home cooked recipe for that), and al the dumplings !!!!!

  94. Foong See You says:

    5 stars
    My favorite Chinese and Asian dishes are char siew pau, dumplings and nasi lemak.I love these dishes not just because they are tasty ,but also my childhood memories.This dishes remind me when I’m small…I felt that time just pass too fast for me but fortunately these dishes always help me to keep my childhood memories fresh.I love to cook since I’m was in primary school and these dishes are in my menu too❤

  95. Sharon Shumway says:

    I love all food Asian. If I had to pick only one type of food for the rest of my life it would be Asian. Some of my favorites are curry chicken, egg foo yung, salt and pepper shrimp, pepper steak, shrimp with lobster sauce. Now I’m hungry.

  96. Stephanie Novinc says:

    5 stars
    So I found your web site looking for Szechwan Eggplant and I’m amazed by the Chinese Eggplant in garlic sauce and the Sichuan eggplant. I use your site all the time when I go to the Chinese groceries by my house. I would love your cookbook we recently moved and I have no more cookbooks. Your book would be a welcome addition to my home.

  97. Adrienne says:

    5 stars
    Oh how I remember the days I thought luncheon meat was a pretty gourmet ingredient haha so good with rice! My favorite Chinese recipes are those that reminds me of the home cooked food I enjoyed as a child. Hard to pick a favorite but during the Lunar New Year, I particularly enjoy “luo han zai”. Love that red fermented bean curd sauce.

  98. Julie Yen says:

    I love your Lion’s Head Meatballs!

  99. Vivian says:

    4 stars
    Chinese and Vietnamese are my favorite foods followed by Japanese! The foods of these cultures are such clean tasting food and, since my sister-in-law is Vietnamese, I’ve been fortunate to have learned a lot from her. I eat dumplings almost every day for lunch and also enjoy making Chinese Spring Rolls that I keep stocked in the freezer. We recently got a new, really large Asian market and I’m thrilled about the fact I can now have access to more ingredients.

  100. Izzy says:

    5 stars
    My favorite Chinese dishes are always the every day home cooked meals; garlic scapes with shredded pork, stir fry celery and lily bulbs, beef and potato stew. Love them all!! Spam musubi is also amazing, I love coating spam in a beaten egg and frying it!

  101. Choi Yen says:

    My all time favourite Asian dish will be Ko lou Yoke, sweet and sour pork. I like mine with the meat remain crunchy and comes with a lot of pineapple abd tomato cubes.

  102. hendrijk says:

    Simple to make a dish. With fried spam, susi rice and musabi, thank you!

  103. Courtney McVey says:

    I absolutely love kung pao chicken! Another Asian dish I love is pad thai! Can you tell I love dishes with peanuts?

  104. Leslie says:

    So Many! I love trying new dishes from different cultures and I’ve made so many recipes that you have shared with us, and love them all. My absolute favorite Chinese dish, though, is a very simple and fast egg drop soup. Perfect when I’m tired and have little time – especially on cold winters nights! I made some tonight for myself and my husband after getting home late. YumYum!
    I can’t wait to try these Spam Musubi!!!

  105. Brittany says:

    I love all dumplings! I could probably eat dumplings and potstickers every day and never get tired of them! I also love beef lo mein and egg drop soup!

  106. Lily Lew says:

    Spam Musubi is a family favorite. Potstickers and Char Sui Baos are also favorites. But my mom’s radish cake, taro cake and New Year’s cake are what my kids love the most. Chinese comfort foods are the best!

  107. Elizabeth Kishaba says:

    There’s a little Chinese restaurant inside our Ranch 99 that serves my favorite duck noodle soup for breakfast. The broth is so flavorful. I can’t find a recipe for it anywhere. Thanks for the musubi recipe. Need to try a copycat Foodland fried chicken musubi recipe.

  108. Helen Zhou says:

    Absolutely love your recipes. Helped us make classic Chinese dishes such as mapo tofu and chicken rice noodle ( haw fun) !

  109. Carol P. says:

    Cashew Chicken is my favorite dish to order when going out for Chinese Cuisine. It has a medium brown sauce… celery, carrots, water chestnuts and cashews to mention a few ingredients. On the other hand my husband’s favorite is Vegetable Lo Mein. Our “dessert” of choice is Sesame Tofu. The Sesame Tofu we had was made with a dark, sweet brown sauce and had steamed broccoli around the edge of the dish. Delicious!
    Maggie, do you have recipes for any of these – Cashew Chicken, Vegetable Lo Mein or Sesame Tofu?
    Good Luck to those who enter. I am looking forward to receiving one if possible.

  110. Rachel says:

    I really love simple cooked snow pea leaves and kung pao tofu! There are so many good veggie Asian dishes.

  111. Chloe says:

    5 stars
    I haven’t had much (any, really) experience cooking Chinese food, but I really want to learn some good recipes! I make a lot of Thai and Japanese foods, with my top favorites being Onigiri snacks, Thom Ka soup, and Larb made with chicken. I would love to cook my way through this book!

  112. Mari says:

    5 stars
    Spam musubi is one of my favorite dishes; It reminds me of Hawaii. I went to the ABC store every morning to grab some spam musubi for breakfast. Now I make them at home for my family 🙂 This recipe looks delicious!

  113. Shane C. Nishibun says:

    You, two red bowls, and spam musubi – no way a blog post gets better. I did spam musubi just the other night – my wife bought he a spam cutter (kind of like an egg slicer) so I simply *had* to do it – YUM. Their butter mochi is divine, if you haven’t tried it!

  114. Hilary Grayver says:

    My favorite Chinese dish is probably yushang qiezi, spicy garlic eggplant. One reason I like it is that it is pretty hard to screw up, even at an American Chinese restaurant where often the dishes aren’t as good. I also love a good Thai green curry, poke (not sure if that counts as Asian Food), and some other types of Chinese food such as Chao Bing, zui pi niu nai, and spicy pork cucumber noodles. And of course jiaozi!

  115. Rebecca says:

    I love anise star and tomato braised beef noodles, Chinese new year spring rolls, homemade dumplings and all the Taiwanese style breakfast items! They always make me feel at home 💕

  116. Sukanya Bhattacharya says:

    5 stars
    My favourite would be pork dumplings ! Nothing can beat the simpleness yet the juicy taste of piping hot dumplings 🙂

  117. Kyndal says:

    My favorite dishes are anything noodley and anything with dumplings. And spicy! My ultimate meal is a spicy ramen soup with dumplings and chicken skewers on the side. So good! This cookbook looks so fun- exactly the kind of thing I like to try.

  118. Francis says:

    Anything dumplings or fried rice dishes are so comforting.

  119. Kenda says:

    My favorite Asian dish is either Shabu Shabu, or Mabo tofu.

  120. Eva says:

    All time favorite Asian dish would be spicy wontons

  121. Tammie says:

    My favorite dishes are Szechuan green beans and hand shredded cabbage. The cabbage I fell in love with while teaching English in China last summer.

  122. Della Fok says:

    5 stars
    Love love love GON CHOW NGAU HO ( stir fried beef rice noodles)! Always reminds me of growing up in LA and going to HK style cafes with my parents , or even better, when we visit family in Hong Kong. Thanks for sharing your blog and feed with us on insta,! Long time follower but first time commenter — love your recipes and your photos so much!

  123. Sherrie says:

    I love Cha Shu and I have yet to find the perfect Cha Shu recipe. So for me fried rice with Cha Shu is the best for me. (oh, I did try yours and I am happy. But still looking for that perfect cha shu recipe). Also as for spam musubi, I like my rice plain so the spam with the teriyaki sauce can favor the whole rice. (I guess that’s how my husband’s cousin show me how to do that – she is from Hawaii).

  124. Srijani Bhattacharya says:

    5 stars
    I love any food Asian! Be it dumplings or stews or one pot dishes. I love the rice based dishes the most though.
    An ardent rice lover that I am 😋

  125. Christina says:

    5 stars
    I love Chinese hot pot
    Or any stir fry

  126. Chau says:

    Love spam
    Fried rice
    Will need to try this recipe

  127. Lina W (linaribena) says:

    My absolute favourite Asian dish is Fujianese noodles from my parents home town 🙂 The thick noodles paired with assorted seafood fresh from the sea tastes amazing and always brings me happy memories of my childhood.

  128. Cindy says:

    I love curry laksa with egg noodles!!! 😍

  129. Gretchen says:

    5 stars
    This is a dish a college roommate introduced me to and have thought about it ever since (over 15 years). I also really enjoy Japanese cheesecake and Malai kofta.

  130. Auntie Marcia says:

    LOVE your website and recipes! We just came back from living in China and all these recipes are really authentic to my experience. Thanks, Maggie, for keeping us up on so many great authentic recipes! I certainly know where to go to find those Chinese goodies I crave!

  131. Lina W (linaribena) says:

    My absolute favourite dish is Fujianese noodles from my parents home town 🙂 its thick noodles paired with fresh seafood straight from the sea tastes amazing and always brings me happy memories from my childhood! Have you tried it before?

  132. Nicole Pavo says:

    5 stars
    I’ve made many of your dishes but my favorite has to be the beef noodles that you make with hamburger & 2 beef saimin packets. It’s my favorite because this recipe I’ve made the most, its quick & easy to make, & all my 3 boys just love it!! They devour it in seconds lol! Thank you for all your great recipes, it has helped with ideas of quick meals & also helped me tap back in to how fun cooking can really be & trying new things! I just bought all the stuff to make musubis just last night & excited to try your recipe. I grew up in Hawaii so these were always around. I always get really excited when I see your posts & look forward to making your recipes. Thanks again Maggie!

  133. Barbara Wright says:

    I love making homemade potstickers.😊❤😊

  134. Renee says:

    I love Asian food way too much to narrow it down to just a few favourite dishes. But because I have a trip to Hong Kong coming up, I’ll say one of my absolute favorite Asian dishes is the fried pork buns at Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong. Oh my goodness they are what dreams are made of.
    This recipe looks delicious. I think spam is stupid tasty so I am definitely gonna try it sometime!

  135. Tom Ging says:

    Maggie,
    I enjoy reading your blog. Your recipes are close to what I call “Chinese Soul food”. In subsequent emails I’ll send pictures of some of my preps of your recipies. – – tg

  136. Anthony Ramanauskas says:

    5 stars
    A. couple of go to favorites are Mapo Tofu , Mongolian Beef and Singapore Noodles.

  137. Andy Dyer says:

    I like making spring rolls. I’d like to make my own noodles someday. I’m definitely going to try spam musubi. Thanks for the contest!

  138. Steph says:

    I love congee

  139. John says:

    Looks good!
    My favorites: shao mai, mapo tofu

  140. Elizabeth says:

    My fave for lunar new year is bing pi yue bing. It’s kinda complex for me but a good challenge.
    Goal for this coming year: make it more edible next year lol!

  141. Tim New says:

    I’m a US citizen living in Shenzhen at the moment. I love Dumplings (Jiǎo) of almost any style or flavor, Ma Po Tofu, Sichuan Hot Pot (I haven’t tried Chongqing hot pot yet), a millet ball I had in Harbin and many vegetable dishes – Here they eat pea leaves, and Chrysanthemum leaves. I also love the fruit teas but haven’t found a recipe to make my own.

  142. Mikayla Mah says:

    5 stars
    Oh wow what a delicious looking recipe! I don’t think I can pick a favourite Asian food. If I had to narrow it down, I think I’d say wonton soup, xiau long bao, and Szechuan green beans. I can’t wait to continue seeing more amazing recipes!

  143. Joyce der says:

    Love your website! Fav dish is ma po tofu. Am trying to eat more plant based Whole Foods and less beef, pork. no dairy or eggs. It is difficult coz I love all food, especially Asian. Love getting inspired by looking at cookbooks

  144. Mikayla says:

    I wish I could try all of your recipes!! If I could narrow my favourite Asian foods down I would have to choose wonton soup, xiau long bao, and Szechuan green beans!

  145. Dan Mackin says:

    A lot of the meals we enjoy come from your website, we especially enjoy your stir fry procedure advise.

  146. Della says:

    My current favorites are mapo tofu & scallion pancakes. Thanks for having this giveaway 😊

  147. Sonya says:

    Of course this is hands down easy. Eggrolls! My husband travels for work and is always gone for months up to at least a year. And he LOVES to cook. Because hes always away from home , he uses his cooking to meet and get to know people from all walks of life. And on one of his jobs he met an older lady(a grandmother, I forget from where) who gave/taught him this awesome egg roll recipe. The next time he went home he shared it with his mom(whose an unbelievable cook) and its been a family tradition ever since. His family, mom, grandma, sisters, cousins,neices and nephews, get together and they make an assembly line and everyone participates on chopping, cooking, rolling and frying. And years later he met me and I was included and accepted(and tested on my rolling skills lol) into the tradition. The recipe is awesome. We never make less than 250-300 because they are that good and its hard to stop eating them. But I think what really brings it home is the fact that they keep his family together. That bonding time is precious and something you can never replace. And with him being on the road a lot… he eats ever ounce of it up. No recipe matters if it you cant share it with those you love.

    • shirley wolfe says:

      5 stars
      I have sure enjoyed your news and have tried lots of your recipes. My family love the Chinese and Asian food. I would like a recipe for tomato beef chow mane. also enjoyed your demo how to use the chopsticks.

  148. Nancy Sujo says:

    Spam musubi is one of my favorite snacks, sometimes meal!! Sooo good!! I miss Hawaii everytime I eat it!!

  149. Vlad says:

    5 stars
    My favorite dish is Sichuan eggplant stir fry!

  150. Angela hui says:

    5 stars
    Oh god, there are so many amazing Chinese recipes out there it’s like choosing your favourite parent! I know it’s simple, but I’m such a sucker for 雪菜肉絲米粉! Shredded with preserved salted cabbage and vermicelli noodle soup! My mum used to make this dish a lot for breakfast for me as a kid! It’s my ultimate comfort food!

  151. Shannon Chin says:

    Hello! Some of my favorite Chinese recipes are of course pork fried rice, chow mein, egg rolls, pot stickers. Wor won ton soup!!!

  152. Shannon Chin says:

    Pork fried rice, egg rolls and pot stickers are just a few of my favorites! Please enter me into the drawing? Thanks so much!!!

  153. Jay says:

    I’ll try my next spam musube with sushi rice. I like it with it fully covered with the seaweed and sandwiched with the rice and nori komi furikake sprinkled. I sometimes add a slice of egg omelet with the spam with a dab of ketchup😁

  154. Desiree says:

    If I had to pick just one, it’d probably be mapo tofu.

  155. christine kwak says:

    5 stars
    kimchi soup with pork belly, served with rice, fried egg, and seaweed, is my ultimate comfort food! I also love taiwanese popcorn chicken, and beef noodle soup! and spicy fish … oh, and oxtail soup for when I’m feeling tired or sick. Different days call for different favorites! Asian food = home 🙂

  156. Carole Nickel says:

    5 stars
    I thouroughly enjoy your blog, thr ecipes and the stories.
    Great to get to the source.
    Nevertheless, chicken wanton soup and ramen soup remain my favorites

  157. Ann Cheah says:

    Char siew and siew yuk are definitely my fav!

  158. Della says:

    4 stars
    My current favorites are scallion pancakes and mapo tofu. Thanks for having this giveaway 🙂

  159. Rosanna Martinez Schwarz says:

    5 stars
    All my friends and family tell me I have an Asian Heart and Soul inside a Mexican body! LOL! I love Congee, Phó Dac Biet, Mi Hoanh Thanh, Ommu Rice, Kimchi Chigae, Soon Saw, Laap, anything Spam! I can keep going! Thank you for this recipe it will help me get through busy days at salon!

  160. Martha LeTarte says:

    5 stars
    I can always eat my weight in dim sum, ramen (actually ANY noodle soup), crispy salt and pepper squid, egg tarts, hot pot, Beijing duck, Korean grilled BBQ, summer rolls and if I’m being honest, I’d attempt to live off baobing. Lol Oh, and one time on Instagram, I posted about a self made Washington D.C. bánh mì challenge. Basically my best friend and I ate around 10 sandwiches each to determine a winner. Because, why not? Haha

    I adore cooking to the point that my two favorite pots are my Dutch oven and stove top pressure cooker. I always look forward to your Instagram posts and attempt to harness and channel your authentic flavors. Thank you for sharing what you love to do with all of us!

    Also, I truly enjoy the aesthetic of your food photography.

  161. Sara says:

    One of my favourite dish, i make very often, is korean kimbab. The other one is mapo tofu, i usually make it once a week, it is easy and delicious.:) the third one is also a chinese dish, called sichuan green beans. I would love to win your cookbook to learn new ones! 🙂

  162. Alice says:

    5 stars
    I grew up with a British mother an Chines father, but we never ate much Asian Food… However, after studying Mandarin at Uni I became inspired to try my hand at Chinese cooking. I lived in Hangzhou for a while, with a family who had a 5 year old girl. Her great aunt would help with the cooking and my favourite dish she would cook for us was 栗子焖鸡 (Chestnut Braised Chicked). I’ve been developing my own recipe trying the copy her method. work in progress at the moment, but my mum and dad back in the are are massive fans already! I’d love to learn more recipes and the book looks fatntastic, i’ve Been following your blog and the two red bowls book for a while now!

  163. Lillian says:

    Apple tarts are my favorite especially while growing up in Chinatown.

  164. Madeline says:

    Hi! As a Chinese American, I love steamed pork and Hong Kong style chow mein.

  165. Carol says:

    5 stars
    My favorite Asian dish is kimchi chigae! Yum!! Especially my mom’s

  166. Samantha says:

    Siu long bao for sure

  167. Nate says:

    Huge fan of mapo tofu myself. First time I tried making it I added way too much Sichuan pepper. My mouth was numb for an entire day!

  168. Sherrie C says:

    I’m very surprised at the use of Spam and I look forward to trying it out more, seeing that there are new and interesting ways to incorporate it in recipes. I am willing to try it. One of my all time favorites is definitely the Szechuan Beef Stir fry though (yum!) Love the recipes,emails and all the information I have learned from you.

  169. Jiusi says:

    My all time favourite Chinese dish is dumplings. Hand made dumplings reminds me of memorable moments shared with family members. When it’s Chinese new year, grandparents and parents sat around the table making dumplings together while cousins and I play with the flour dough and make a mess…. To me, dumplings are cute because they are round and chubby, they are also steamy, juicy and filled with love and joy.

  170. Teresa says:

    5 stars
    Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  171. Karis says:

    Favorotes include dumplings, scallion pancake, and anything with fried tofu!

  172. Deborah says:

    5 stars
    I love to cook and eat kimchi jigae (kimchi stew) with spam or pork belly!

  173. Cindy says:

    Love a good beef and broccoli stir fry. I’ve made some lemongrass meat balls for a banh mi sandwich that was pretty tasty..
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  174. Timothy Gist says:

    4 stars
    For me there is a local place that does a superb Sichuan Beef, but I will always be in love with the Baozi that is available on the streets of Chengdu!

  175. Kathryn Moore says:

    5 stars
    I Love Chinese hot pot and make a version at home for my family. Everyone else loves the variety of the foods too. I hope I win the cookbook. Thanks.

  176. Lily says:

    5 stars
    Tbh this is one of my favorite Asian recipies, after this though, it’s gotta be miso soup. Easy to make, but can have incredibly complex flavors.

  177. Tania Shook says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I order Spam musubi when I see it on a menu but it had not occurred to me to make it at home. Some of my favorite Asian dishes are pho bo, and chao ga, asian greens like bok choy, gailan, etc steamed or stir fried, cold dressed steamed steamed spinach (Japanese style) and sushi

  178. Karen Andrews says:

    Maggie! Thank you! I am so glad I discovered you! I have been making Asian cooking since I was 15. (Long time ago!) A friend of my mom’s took a cooking class “Oriental Cooking the Fast Wok Way” by Jacqueline Heriteau. She shared, I bought the book and boom! Here is my favorite:
    Cantonese Egg Rolls
    2 tbls. oil; 2 cups shredded, raw cabbage; 1 large celery stalk, minced; 1 cup shredded pork: I cup raw shrimp, shelled, deveined, chopped; 2 scallions minced; 1 1/2 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp. pepper, 2 1/2 tsp sugar
    Set wok on high heat, count to 20, swirl in oil, add cabbage and celery. Stir till fragrant and bright green. Remove wok from heat. Add remaining ingredients. Toss well and fill eggroll wrappers. Set on wax paper in refrigerator for 1 hour to rest. Deep fry.
    Now, honestly, I have not made this quantity for many, many, years. I will now make 80 to 100 per batch. My family and friends fight over them.
    So far, I have made several of your recipes and I love them! (General Tso’s tofu, OMG)
    Giant hugs!
    Karen

  179. Rose Fujimura says:

    Love spam musubi! I make it every few months. My favorite chinese food is all the dim sum I can eat on one sitting!

  180. Amy says:

    5 stars
    My favourite asian dishes?! I’ve got tons! Green onion pancake, beef noodles, dumplings, ginger beef, tomato egg stir fry, chili wontons…anything asian!

  181. Preston Taylor says:

    The house hold favorite would have to be Thai sticky rice. Everyone loves it.

  182. Ron Johnson says:

    5 stars
    My favorite Asian dishes are braised short ribs with various Asian inspired ingredients. But mostly where I tuck star anise in between the ribs. I also enjoy various versions of Taiwanese Minced Pork. Having grown up with Spam in Minnesota I am excited to try this Spam Musubi.

  183. Jamie Yezzi says:

    Steamed pork buns are hands down my favorite Chinese food. That along with some good garlic eggplant could easily be a meal for me.

  184. Tom says:

    I loved the black Pepper steak Recipe

  185. Sun Yung says:

    Love Chinese Pork Belly and Won Tons

  186. Lucy Lu says:

    5 stars
    My favorite dish is Mongolian beef. I tried your recipe and it turned out so well. I will make it again for Chinese New Year.

  187. Kathryn Willsey says:

    My favorite Chinese dish is beef and scallops but I can never resist the steamed buns with the custard filling. 😋

  188. Cindy P says:

    Looks delicious. Char Siu bao, Roasted Duck, and Anytime type of Mei Fun!

  189. Selina says:

    Spam is truly comfort food. I remember having it when I was a kid. Spam musubi is so good. My kids google it up. Thank you!

  190. Patrick Q says:

    This looks SO GOOD! Asian food is my favorite! I like making California rolls and my own kimchi at home.

  191. Stephanie Lacher says:

    I like Singapore Noodles. I am not fond of Spam, but this recipe makes it look good.

  192. Karen D says:

    My favorite is Kung Pao Tofu

    • Jamie says:

      5 stars
      Char Siu! and Beef Chow Foon.

  193. Christine says:

    Love wontons bathed in chili sauce! Also love Vietnamese mi quang and Korean bibimnangmyeon

  194. Ashley says:

    5 stars
    These look great, I’d never heard of this snack until I moved to the west coast and enjoyed a lake day with a Hawaiian co-worker. This Cubana enjoyed spam musubi so much, my friend difted me a spam musubi mold for Christmas that year. I love making/trying new foods (and reading new books) as it’s a great way for me to “travel” on a budget 😉. Steamed soup dumplings are a favorite around here!

  195. Vicki says:

    5 stars
    I actually really love spam musubi. Also, pho and five spice beef and daikon radish stew.

  196. Jamie says:

    5 stars
    Favorite dishes include poke bowls, banh hoi, dumplings, white chop chicken, japanese eggplant, char siu, steamed fish with scallion and ginger. 😊 like Joy…i also love the tomato and egg dish…

  197. Alex Horvath says:

    Asian cooking is the best! Although Spam is frowned upon in the USA, I must try this recipe.

  198. Jamie says:

    Char siu, dumplings, egg and tomato

  199. Jamie says:

    Char sui, egg and tomato, dumplings!

  200. Nicole Pavo says:

    5 stars
    My most favorite recipe that I make is your beef noodles that is made with hamburger & 2 saimin packets. Its delicious, fast & easy to make, & my 3 boys love it! They devour it in seconds lol. I’m actually making it again today. I always get so excited when I see your posts. I’ve made several of your recipes & never disappointed. Thank you Maggie for making cooking fun again & I love being able to try new things. I grew up in Hawaii so these spam musubis were everywhere. I just bought the stuff to make it & can’t try your version of it!

  201. Niki says:

    Shrimp Summer rolls with peanut sauce is my favorite! I’ve also rolled Spam too.

  202. bryan estes says:

    Can Hawaiian food be included? I love such a broad variety of foods and cultures. I first had Spam musubi from a 7-11 in Honolulu (I’m sure it wasn’t as good as your recipe, which I’m gonna try this weekend). There’s blood sausage and malasadas from the Portugese (even in McDonald’s– -ramen (saimin) too) and shu mai, sushi and poke, bahn mi, manapua (bao), laulau, kalua pork, literally Pan-Asian! There’s even macaroni salad and passionfruit (lilikoi) cream pie inspired by the US. It’s just a great and beautiful place to eat.

  203. Margret Holland says:

    Hmmm, you wish me to provide you with my favourite Chinese dishes. The list is just too long but if pressed, I would have to say that two at the top of my list are Shui Zhu Yu – because it has my favourite spice in it Szechuan peppers. My next favourite dish is a double cooked pork belly dish that I do not know the name of but the meat is so delicate and full of lovely flavourful fat. My mouth waters just to think of it.

  204. Dawn Weeks says:

    5 stars
    I love trying different Chinese recipes. I don’t really have a favorite recipe although I am partial to pineapple chicken. Simple ingredients that are easy to sourcé works best for me as I only have very small asian stores near by. I love your ideas and the recipes as they have been very good. Just bought a hot pot at Christmas time and have enjoyed it so far. What a time saver!

  205. Eleanor Fink says:

    All Chinese soups, hot or cold, simple or spicy, because they are delicious, make the best use of ingredients, and resonate
    with Chinese history; for rich people in good times, chefs prepared soups with the finest delicacies, and in hard times plain
    people devised nourishing and satisfying soups of whatever was available. What a legacy!

  206. Carol Perigard says:

    Give me Cashew Chicken… My husband Vegetable Lo Mein… and the dessert is Sesame Tofu. WISH I had a good recipe for each of these! The Sesame Tofu comes in a dark brown sauce with Broccoli Florets, steamed and arranged around the sesame tofu. Delicious!

  207. Mike DeGasperis says:

    5 stars
    My favorite Chinese dish more Japanese cause its sushi is a light tempura battered smoked salmon, with cream cheese, cucumber, avocado, and scallions on the inside rolled up maki style with salmon and tuna on top with jalapeno minced on the tuna and lemon zest on the salmon! Then top with ponzu and kimchee based red sauce we make! I kinda want to try and make a spam sushi roll at work now!! Your recipes are amazing!

  208. Jamie says:

    Char Siu! 😀

  209. Eva vieira says:

    5 stars
    This looks amazing! A very detailed, and ambicious photos with I can learn and follow! Hopefully I can bring them to my house in Portugal! Or something like my favourite pancake: okonomiyaki 🙂

  210. Jamie Cheng says:

    Char siu

  211. Beth says:

    Homemade dumplings and any kind of bao! It’s our family tradition to make homemade dumplings, onion pancakes, and another dish or two on Christmas Eve. This year we made your recipe for black pepper chicken and it was a huge hit! Just went to the Asian grocery today and picked up the ingredients your red bean soup. Can’t wait!

  212. Nicole Naasz says:

    I’m still trying to perfect my dry fried green beans to what we had in Datong last year. It’s our go to recipe when family is around My boys love the sweet and sour recipe on your site and the cheesy shrimp spring rolls. But we can all agree on bao!

  213. Patricia says:

    Spam fried rice is a big favorite in our household! We usually add scrambled eggs and chopped pickled mustard greens, and then whatever other leftovers we may have lying around. I grew up eating the luncheon meat you bought in the supermarkets in Hong Kong (the one with the white pig on the container), so I’ve tried to convert my American friends into spam-lovers as well!

  214. Betty Ong says:

    4 stars
    I remember eating Spam as a child for lunch in sandwiches but have not eaten Spam since then. Time to experiment!

  215. Tiann says:

    There are so many things – steamed baos, homemade dumpling (the social aspect of making them together as a family is in itself very enjoyable), drunken duck, char siew…. just to name a few!

  216. Debbie Lowe says:

    5 stars
    My Dad’s Steamed Pork Patty with Salted Duck Egg yep down home goodness

  217. Victoria says:

    This looks delicious and comforting. My favorite asian dishes are noodle soups of all kinds.

  218. ANN B. says:

    Some of my favorite recipes are Hong shui gai kew (hard to find), seafood congee, kimchi pancakes, salmon sushi any type, and red bean onigiri.

    Haven’t had SPAM since I was a kid. Might have to try tthis. ☺

  219. Shari says:

    Fried rice is one of my favorite Chinese recipes. I lived in Taiwan for a while and love making jyaudz.

  220. Amanda Lepard says:

    5 stars
    I have not had the privilege of traveling to any Asian country but I have a love for all Asian food. Fridays I have eggrolls, Thai red curry, and Hunan beef. The last city I lived in I got this house Thai dish that they do not make anywhere else. It is the Noi special. Kind of like pad thai but without the peanut taste. Really though, I will take it all. I love cooking and experimenting. I try to recreate some of the dishes I come across and love.

  221. Amanda Lepard says:

    5 stars
    Any Asian food is my favorite. Especially Thai. I love red curry and this house dish I found in Amarillo that isn’t found anywhere else. I love to cook and try and recreate my favorite dishes

  222. JJ Wong says:

    4 stars
    My niece, who is graduating from college this May, is the biggest musubi fan! I”m sharing this recipe with her and if I win, she can borrow this cookbook! We love to prepare Asian dishes like chicken stir fry with veggies and fried rice. I also experiment with lots of dessert recipes like black sesame pudding and almond jello. Thanks for the opportunity to win this cookbook.

  223. Koichiro Yagi says:

    Tinfoil chicken 🐔

  224. Maggie Zheng says:

    My favorite is middle soup!!! Such a comfort food or hot pot for sure. It brings me back to childhood

  225. Kit says:

    I am a junkie for SPAM musubi. I can’t wait to try this recipe. It looks comprehensive and straightforward . I’m looking forward to digging around on the site I hope you also have creative ideas for poke bowls.

  226. Laura M says:

    My favorite Chinese dishes are probably beef chow foon and soy sauce chicken. I love your site! Thank you for the giveaway.

  227. Caterina Biondi says:

    Hi! Love your blog, but I’m really ignorant about Chinese food… I really love eggplants in the style of Sichuan!

  228. Linda says:

    I grew up with Korean food, so my favourites are mandu (dumpling) soup and pajeon (green onion pancakes).

  229. San says:

    My favorite Asian/Chinese food is soup noodles. We loved your Cantonese roast chicken recipe.

  230. Alfred Alarcon says:

    I haven’t eaten Spam since I was a kid which was over 50 yrs ago, but as one of my many favorite meals that I had cook from your recipes is Cabbage and Glass noodles stir fry, the other is Thai Sweet Chill Chicken.

  231. Melissa Hsu says:

    My favourite recipes are Cantonese crispy pork belly and ground pork with duck eggs!

  232. Shannon says:

    I *love* Chinese soups. I had a friend teach me to make spicy fish soup once, and it was so simple and delicious. Perfect for when you’re feeling under the weather. I also love dumplings, stir fry vegetables, and hot pot!

  233. Kari Chen says:

    5 stars
    That spam is so perfectly caramelized! Some of my favorite Asian dishes are egg & tomato stirfry, spicy fresh bamboo shoots with pork, and any type of dumplings!

  234. Monica paek says:

    My favorite meal that reminds me of home is “kimchi jigae” kimchi stew.

  235. Oiying Malcolm says:

    5 stars
    My mom used to make spam fried rice. Whenever we have leftover cold rice, she would make it. I still make this for my kids. So comforting and reminds me of my mother.

  236. kc says:

    my mother’s yu xiang eggplant, pork and cabbage dumplings, taiwanese beef noodle soup , the good bready things from northern china 😉

  237. Trammy Duong says:

    i love mapo tofu!!

  238. Diana says:

    5 stars
    Just made some spam musubi last night! Some of my favorite dishes are shengjianbao, jianbing, briased tofu, pork belly rice, and tangyuan.

  239. Sarah says:

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this simple spam musubi recipe! I’m happy to have stumbled upon your website and can’t wait to try your recipes – I like the idea of cooking with only a few ingredients to make the flavors stand out! My favorite Asian dishes are any that involve noodles soups!! And there’s plenty to choose from – beef noodle soup (Pho) from Vietnamese cuisine and the Chinese beef noodle soup are my favorites!

  240. Michelle says:

    Hainan chicken and sinigang (Filipino tamarind soup) 💖🍲

  241. Jon Ross says:

    5 stars
    I wasn’t sure what musubi was, but after seeing this recipe I would love to try it! I’m a big fan of hot pot and kimbap, so it’s nice to see some different ways to use spam in Asian dishes! I live in China now, so I’m thankful for all the exposure I can get to different cuisines as I travel around China and Asia at large.

  242. Emily says:

    5 stars
    I’ve been trying to hunt down a good recipe for lions head meatballs for ages — haven’t found one yet that lives up to my grandmothers but hoping A Common Table’s might be the one!!!

  243. Arlen says:

    Pork & chive dumplings 🥟

  244. Stella says:

    5 stars
    My favorite asian dish is xi’an liang pi, or cold bean noodles. It’s a cold noodle dish from a northwe part of China where the noodles are made from mung beans, sliced, mixed with tofu, bean sprouts, a nutty dressing, and a healthy dose of hot chilli oil with Sichuan peppercorn! Tasty and numbingly good!

  245. Angela says:

    I love stir fried rice cakes! And could never get sick of shen jian bao 🙂

  246. Lexan Luna says:

    5 stars
    I was born in the Philippines, and raised in Hawaii and Japan, so it’s hard to pick just one asian dish that I love! Mostly, I love eating/cooking comfort food style dishes and food that reminds me of my childhood, like lemon chicken, katsudon, jajangmyeon, sinigang, and saimin. 🙂

  247. Courtney Cheng says:

    I love niu rou mian or Taiwanese braised pork over rice. Would never say no to either dish.

  248. Courtney Cheng says:

    5 stars
    I love niu rou mian or Taiwanese braised pork over rice! Both are my favorite comfort foods.

  249. Adrienne says:

    Hainanese chicken rice!! 🙂

  250. Art says:

    Over the years I’ve explored cooking many different cuisines, such as Indian, Mexican, Middle Eastern in large part my wife is a vegetarian and I am not. I try to focus my cooking around a theme, or a region, to incorporate vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. I find Chinese and Asian cooking was the hardest to figure out until I discovered this wonderful website. I absolutely love the recipes here, they’re easy to understand and to follow, and it’s such fun to explore the “real deal” recipes. It’s gotten to the point where the family is asking for Asian food nights more often.

  251. Elizabeth says:

    My favorite are homemade dumplings!

  252. Emily says:

    Kimbap, sushi, and fried rice

  253. Linda says:

    Steamed egg/chawanmushi!

  254. Kate Devore says:

    Spring Rolls! Anything with noodles! DUMPLINGS are my all time favorite. Stuff anything into a dumpling or wonton wrapper and I could eat it all day long.

  255. Sarah says:

    5 stars
    I love a good Cantonese-style steamed fish. It sounds so easy but 8/10 times it’s not done perfectly!

  256. Lisa says:

    5 stars
    I love Asian food! I’m Chinese myself with family from Shanghai and Hunan, but funnily enough my favorite style of Chinese is Cantonese. But I always have a special place in my heart for Shanghai wontons and xiao long bao. My favorite Japanese food is udon with beef. My favorite Korean dish is kimchi pork sundubu. My favorite Malaysian dish is roti canai. I’m also obsessed with spam musubi, but I never encountered spam until I had it in Korean and Hawaiian food. Spam musubis remind me of my wedding in Hawaii.

  257. Allison says:

    I love dumplings and scallion pancakes. Also mapo tofu 🙂

  258. Carter says:

    4 stars
    Looks really tasty! I’m definitely going to try it out, great history of differences in SPAM history.

  259. emily says:

    Lions head meatballs!! Have been trying to find a good recipe for awhile. They HAVE to taste like my grandma’s. Hoping that the recipe from A Common Table will be the one 🙂

  260. Teresa says:

    5 stars
    I love crab ragooons and mochi. I also love that Asian food has soo many ways of preparing fish compared to the Midwest!

  261. Tina says:

    So amazing! I tried this last night and it was loved by everyone!

    I love to make beef noodles as a Chinese dish! Would love to see more recipes!

  262. Lisa says:

    I loooove lobster cooked in house special sauce, always a treat during family dinners! Personally, I like to cook bun bo hue – a spicy Vietnamese beef noodle soup 🍜

  263. Kim says:

    5 stars
    I love your blog! Some of my favorites are your Chinese beef meat pies and on Cynthia’s recipes the curry puff pastries. I love incorporating baking into my cooking and mini pies are perfect to share during cold winter days! 😀

  264. Tina Nguyen says:

    5 stars
    My favorite dish is crispy pork belly 🔥

  265. Jennifer says:

    5 stars
    My favorite dishes will always be my grandmother’s hongshaurou and my mother’s egg tomato soup! Ultimate comfort!

  266. Lauren says:

    5 stars
    My favorite asian food is kimchi stew with pork belly. 🤤

  267. Dilla Trimyer says:

    I have been really enjoying your vegetarian Chinese recipes, particularly General Tso tofu.

  268. Steph Lau says:

    I became known as the one in my family who ate anything with bones because my favorites were steamed fish, chicken feet and barbecue pigeon 🙂

  269. Melody Hu says:

    This cookbook looks amazing! Nowadays it is easier to find good Chinese food, but still not easy to find stuff that really matches the quality of homemade stuff. There’s nothing like the chewiness of noodles, dumpling wrappers, or scallion pancakes made from scratch, paired with other delicious Chinese flavors 🙂

  270. Carissa Simmons says:

    5 stars
    LOVE spam musubi especially after my time spent living in Hawaii. I’m also always up for ramen and am trying to perfect some recipes. I would love to explore more Korean dishes too ! This cookbook sounds SO perfect!

  271. Liang says:

    I love chongqing la zi ji. So tingly and nostalgic

  272. Christy says:

    green onion scallions and beef noodle soup
    I would love love love your cookbook!! <3

  273. Tram H. says:

    Nothing like some egg drop soup on a chilly day to be nice and comforting for me. I love looking through your blog, the pics make help inspire ideas for dinner!

  274. George says:

    mapo tofu!

  275. Bella Lee says:

    My favorite Asian dishes are 干炒牛河 aka Gon Chow Ngo Ho and Cha Siu Bao! Spicy wontons are also a guilty pleasure.

  276. Dennis says:

    I came to your website looking for a good cashew chicken recipe. It was terrific!

  277. Linda Szymoniak says:

    5 stars
    Gee, I’ve loved Chinese food for as long as I can remember. About 20 years ago, my daughters discovered anime and manga and got involved in finding out more about Japanese culture, too. We have a huge Japanese market not really far from our house – they also have a bookstore and great food court, so my girls and I would go there weekly for quite a few years (we now don’t go as often, but go about 1-2 times a month). I started learning some Japanese dishes, including Odon, Sukiyaki, Okonomiyaki, and one of my favorite things to make – taiyaki (I have the special pan for making the fish-shaped, sweet red bean paste pastries.

  278. Michelle says:

    When I think of Asian food, I think of food that my grandma makes. She immigrated from southern China to California almost 40 years ago, and growing up across the street from her made me feel so lucky. She was always bringing over traditional and fusion dishes and baked goods. Now that I’m in college and away from home, I miss her cooking a lot. I especially love her curry egg rolls (your typical fried egg rolls but with curry powder for a savory boost!), crystal dumplings, and sticky rice.

  279. Natasha Faye Edwards says:

    I love Chinese dumplings. So most recipes that have it I will eat. I also love Sweet and Sour. I love Japanese ramen and Sushi. I love dishes with Curry. I can go on and on! Your recipes has helped me alot cook my favorite dishes when I moved to the US. Especialky since I saw that alot of the ingredients were not readily available.

  280. Joyce says:

    Asian food is my favorite – so hard to choose just one thing! I love Chinese soups, sea cucumber with shrimp, abalone. Oh the list goes on!

  281. Clara says:

    I love garlic spinach!

  282. Courtney L says:

    My current favorite dish is congee. I’ve been playing around with different types of rice, levels of water, and most recently asked my Ma Ma how she made her porridge, and I got some new techniques to make the rice extra fluffy and silky!

  283. Jane says:

    Some favorite comfort foods (that I probably eat too much of, which I attempt to justify as a “stressed student”) are: beef noodle soup with a sichuan twist, homemade soup dumplings, congee with century egg! And of course, a good batch of red bean + black sesame milk bread that recently I’ve been tinkering around with the help of sourdough 🙃

  284. stephen says:

    i love red braised pork
    all cuts

  285. Sena says:

    Love army stew!! But spam musubis are also a fave!!

  286. Joanna Motrunecs says:

    It’s tough to pick my favorite Chinese dish, but a big bowl of congee, with some pork floss, pickled cucumbers, chili oil bamboo shoots and a salted duck egg always brings back fond memories of my childhood 🙂

  287. Devika S says:

    4 stars
    Soo I’m a massive South East Asian foodie! Unfortunately not been to too many places to experience all the dishes in the true settings but hey! Have been extremely lucky to have friends all over the world who have made me try things on different occasions – especially when I lived in London during uni. My fave dishes – Schuean Hot Pot,Mala Hot Pot, Love my dumplings fave combo Chives and Prawn..The Sui Mai..Oh yum! Then absolutely love the classic fried rice..It’s amazing how simple flavours when they come together what they can do.. Same goes for the soups.. Wonton soup.. A fabulous miso soup does wonders too! Then I crave the seafood.. The salt and pepper prawns and crab.. The garlic tossed squid. Mouth watering here 😉 and it’s just 1030am on a Sunday morning!😊 I could go on but I’ll leave it there… Hope I win the giveaway.. Trust me I’ll put it to good… No GREAT use! 😊😊😊

  288. Alyssa says:

    I started following your blog after my first trip to China in September. Had a hankering for real Chinese food here in TX—Favorite dish is your real deal Szechuan Beef stir fry! Also would never turn down Pad Thai.

  289. Alyssa says:

    After my first visit to China I had a hankering for real Chinese food when I got back to TX. My favorite dish is your Szechuan beef stir fry!

  290. mhakafu says:

    Lanzhou beef noodle soup is my favourite dish!

  291. June Koay says:

    4 stars
    My favorite Chinese dish is steam prawn with 扣肉

  292. Victoria says:

    I love cheung fun!!!

  293. Olivia says:

    My fav dish would be pork char sui, tried it the first time in Hongkong. Making it at least once a week wether in soups or with veggies.❤️❤️

  294. Donna Ngai says:

    Shrimp and pork wonton noodle soup! So comforting!

  295. Hong says:

    5 stars
    I’m stating to cook more this year, so I’m starting the year on a good foot! My favorite dishes to make is Baked Salmon and Oven Baked Mussels!

  296. Andy says:

    I’m excited to try spam musubi!

  297. Shelly Crain says:

    I love making various types of Ramen, but my favorite dish is the spicy stir fried lamb dish that I make…it’s my go-to for Asian cuisine!

  298. Michelle Swift says:

    I have too many favourites to list but Sichuan Boiling Fish: Shui Zhu Yu is a top contender!

  299. Neta Sayarath says:

    Some of my favorite asian dishes are yum woon sen, kalbi ribs, and papaya salad.

  300. Martyna says:

    Looks amazing. I recently started to cook and I was truly inspired by your page! I love your videos too and I would like to recreate everything you made so far (in fact I printed some recipes and want to make them soon). My favorite Asian Dishes are for example sushi, nasi goreng (I think this one is my favorite because I have such good memories), some dumplings. I am originally from Europe but I love Asian culture.

  301. Brianne says:

    I can eat steamed bbq pork buns for every single meal. But this spam recipe looks bomb! I also can’t refuse a good Tom yum soup.

  302. Devyn Ball says:

    5 stars
    My personal favorites in the Asian Recipe Repertoire are a home Korean BBQ spread, Hot Pot, and my husband’s personal favorite, gyudon! The flavors are always a winner. Spam Musubi is a big easy rainy day favorite.

  303. Evangeline Ng says:

    5 stars
    My favourite asian dish has to be sweet and sour pork!!! Always the most requested dish by the family 😀

    insta: @eatnomsleep

  304. Danielle says:

    5 stars
    One of my favorite dishes is Pho, its so aromatic. I love it. I made it last week, at least as close as I could get to it. Having all the little add ons was nice, like choose your own meal.

  305. Jenny Sogoian says:

    5 stars
    I love all kinds of Asian food. Thai, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and the others. Chinese and Indonesian are definitely my number 1 list. I have tried some of your recipes and I love them so much. The recipes are easy to follow and the ingredients are easy to find too. I hope I will win one of the cookbooks so I can cook more of your dishes 🙏🏻

  306. Jenny says:

    Just made this, and thought this recipe was super easy and tasty! I marinated the spam as recommended, but for rice, ad libed how much to use and ratio of rice vinegar to sugar. Still turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

  307. Jess says:

    5 stars
    I made this today, just omitting the sushi rice. Extremely delicious! Not too salty, and I was able to scarf down two! I’d have leftovers, but I used a 7 oz can of Spam and my mom was interested in trying some, so the remaining two went to her and dad. Good thing I bought more Spam today so I can keep making musubi!

  308. J Baker says:

    5 stars
    Soooooo good

  309. Ryan says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe!!!! I just wanted to add that the spam can makes the perfect size rice mold for these!!

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