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March 9th, 2010- Gyoza with Sriracha Dipping Sauce

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2010 by puuchuu
Gyoza with Sriracha Dipping Sauce

Even includes an artistic sauce line!

This is one of those no-brainers. Of course Sriracha is going to be good with Gyoza, so I decided to mix it up.

I just got married recently, and one of my friends gave us a gift of Asian foodstuffs, including some fermented duck eggs, fish sauce, and a Sweet Thai Chili Sauce. If you’ve been to Buffalo Wild Wings, and sampled their Asian Zing sauce, it’s essentially the same thing, only it tastes way better.  Like a spicy sweet & sour, light on the sour.

Anyways, I quickly steamed the shrimp Gyoza(store bought, but from an Asian market) and built a sauce out of some of this chili sauce, sriracha, and some soy sauce, and I must say, I have created a much better sauce than your traditional Gyoza sauce. And no, I don’t have measurements, just eyeball it. I would suggest going easy on the soy though, seeing that soy sauce can easily overtake any flavor. The end result was a sweet, but not too sweet spicy dip, that covered the gyoza without overtaking the natural flavor of the dumpling. Very, very tasty, and worked extremely well. .

And this marks the 4th meal I’ve had with Sriracha sauce, tonight, I will be making Portabello Mushroom Burgers, and I will top mine with our favorite sauce.

Stay tuned!


March 5th, 2010- Cheese & Sriracha Quesadilla

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 6, 2010 by puuchuu

Cheese & Sriracha Quesadilla!

So, for my first post, I’d love to highlight something that I have made twice, and mainly out of the fact that I just got married, and our food was mexican food from Valle Luna, a local sonoran-mexican chain. Needless to say, we were left with a TON of tortillas.

So I started making quesadillas. First off, I made them with some of the leftover fajitas that we had from the party, but once those ran out, I found myself wondering what else to put in them. I tried out other veggies, different fillings, and eventually, I was holding the iconic clear bottle, wondering what it would taste like.

I was raised on mexican hot sauces, like the expected Tabasco, but also Bufalo, Choula( my personal favorite), and your usual hot wing sauces, like Frank’s, or Red Devil.

But I held the bottle, and wondered what it would be like. “Salsa? Hot Sauce?”  So I went for it.

I took 2 tortillas, filling the middle with cheese, along with the red chili paste. After nuking it for a minute ( I know, a crime, but I’m lazy when it comes to quesadillas.), I cut it into several pieces, and topping each piece with some more Sriracha.

The result? Delicious. The first bite exploded with flavor, and it was a little overwhelming at first, but still delicious. The garlic mixed with the sugar/spice, which paired extremely well with the slight sweetness of the tortilla and the saltiness of the cheese. However, I did discover one thing, and I’ll leave you with that.

Make absolutely sure you don’t put too much on one piece. In retrospect, a bit of an error.

What this blog is all about.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 6, 2010 by puuchuu

I’m a graphic designer, located in Phoenix, Arizona, but that is for a different blog.

I’m going to be frank.

I. Love. Sriracha.

Sriracha! Photo from Wikipedia.

The delicious Thai chili sauce made from sugar, salt, garlic, vinegar, & delicious “sun ripened” chili peppers, that most famously sits at asian restaurants all over our country.

Recently, I have discovered that I have a bit of a love obsession with the stuff. Not only do I love it on my chinese/thai/viet food, I’m starting to love it on everything, which is where I have discovered the inspiration for this project. I will create & consume food objects, with Sriracha added to it, and hopefully, they taste really good.

Obviously, I won’t do something silly like put it on Ice Cream, but I will put it on quesadillas, soups, rice, just about anything & everything, and on here I will review what I consume.

And, I will post some history about the food/culture that goes along with the subject at hand, along with guest commentaries/posts from people that are in Asia, consuming the deliciousness of their food.

And with this next post, I’ll do a quick review about a cheese Quesadilla!

choc tee ka!