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Zen Goddess

Zen Goddess
Food & Recipes


1 1/2 parts ZEN Green Tea Liqueur
3 parts prepared Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong Tea
1 part passion fruit juice
1 part Cabo Wabo Blanco Tequila 


Combine 1 part cold and 5 parts boiling water to approximate 180 degrees fahrenheit (F).

Use half a cup of dry tea leaves to 2 cups of hot water ( 1:8).

Steep 2 minutes. 

Strain and chill.

Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice.


Dutch Meatballs (Photo by <a href=DutchAstrid/flickr)" src="">
Food & Recipes

Makes about 40.



House Biryani (Photo by <a href=snowpea&bokchoi/flickr)" src="">
Food & Recipes

Serves 16-18
Cooking time: approximately 20-25 minutes
Oven temperature 170-190°C (350-370°F)


Indonesian Pineapple Cookies (Kue Nastar)

Kue Nastar (Photo by<a href= balenski/flickr)" src="">
Food & Recipes

1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup softened unsalted butter
¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
3 egg yolks
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pineapple jam or preserves
1 egg, beaten, for egg wash

Chinese Almond Cookies

Chinese Almond Cookie (Photo by <a href=cafemama/flickr)" src="">
Food & Recipes

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup softened unsalted butter
1 egg
1 ½ teaspoons almond extract
½ cup sliced almonds for decoration
1 egg, beaten for egg wash

One Smart Cookie: An Interview with Anita Chu

(Photo: Brian Lee)
Food & Recipes

Anita Chu knows cookies.

Pan Roasted Ocean Scallops with Bacon, Kalamansi and Sake

Food & Recipes Ingredients

4 large sea scallops
1 teaspoon canola oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon bacon lardons
1 tablespoon kalamansi (may substitute with lemon or lime)
1 tablespoon sake (may susbtitute with white wine or omit)
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
seasonal greens, sauteed, for accompaniment


Chinese Pear Cooler

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Food & Recipes


Shake with ice:
Muddle ¼ Chinese pear, core removed

1 oz vodka, 1 oz dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc is a good choice), ½ oz fresh lemon juice
A touch of simple syrup (1/8 to ¼ oz), 5 mint leaves, torn
Shake and pour into a rocks glass
Garnish with a slice of pear

Ginseng and Pink Grapefruit Cosmopolitan

Food & Recipes


To make ginseng-infused Vodka:
Add ¼ cup of dried Chinese ginseng pieces to a liter bottle of vodka
Replace cap and allow to sit at room temperature for a minimum of 3 full days

Add to a shaker:
1 ¼ oz ginseng infused vodka, ½ oz triple sec, 1 oz pink grapefruit juice, ¼ oz lime, ¼ oz cranberry
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Rim the glass with the oils from an orange twist and then drop the twist in the drink.

The Wonderful World of Korean Food: Liquors and Wines

Soju (<a href=riNux/flickr)" src="">
Food & Recipes Traditional Korean drink is made chiefly from rice, other grains, sweet potatoes, etc., usually with kneaded wheat malt. They are classified according to purity, percentage of alcohol contained, whether or not distilled, and materials used. There are largely five types: yakju (refined pure liquor fermented from rice), soju (distilled liquor), takju (thick, unrefined liquor fermented from grains), fruit wines, and medicinal wines from various seeds and roots. Each type has dozens of varieties.