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authentic web sites for asian cooking

msmouser Sep 4, 2010 07:02 PM

What are the best chinese recipe web sites??? I mean the most authentic.

ditto for Korean, Thai, Malaysian,Cambodian, Vietnamese, Burmese, and Japanese


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    twj Sep 4, 2010 08:46 PM

    These are ones I visit often:

    www.rasamalaysia.com -hits on Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai, and Chinese, to name a few

    www.vietworldkitchen.com -mostly Vietnamese and Chinese

    www.userealbutter.com -go under "recipes" tab, then "savory asian"- features authentic Chinese, dishes that I ate growing up

    www.maangchi.com -very good Korean recipes

    www.hannaone.com -our very own hannaone's Korean recipe website

    www.mykoreankitchen.com -more Korean recipes

    www.chezpim.com -good Thai recipes, but you have to search for them

    www.fuchsiadunlop.com/cooking/ -companion website for her books, I like her Sichuanese recipes

    www.importfood.com -go to Thai Recipes, has an array of authentic Thai, some accompanied by street vendor videos

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    1. re: twj
      chocomel Sep 8, 2010 10:59 AM

      Tottally agree with www.rasamalaysia.com - very accessible recipes!

      http://ilovethaicooking.wordpress.com/ - not a lot of recipes, but pretty authentic.

      http://www.indonesianculinary.com/ - Indonesian

      http://chubbyhubby.net/blog/ - lots of asian recipes from different countries (I think they're from Singapore, so maybe SE asia centric recipes)

      1. re: twj
        LMAshton Mar 4, 2014 05:11 PM

        Totally agree with rasamalaysia.com - they're one of my goto sites.

        The rest I'm going to visit now, so thanks, twj. :)

      2. ipsedixit Sep 4, 2010 09:14 PM

        Do you mean "Web sites for authentic Asian cooking"?

        Or did you really want "authentic web sites" as opposed to the "fake" kind that offered info about Asian cooking?

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          betterbeheaven Sep 5, 2010 12:10 AM

          Steamy Kitchen -- http://steamykitchen.com/recipes-by-cuisine

          Nook & Pantry -- http://nookandpantry.blogspot.com/sea...

          1. ZenSojourner Sep 5, 2010 01:11 AM






            http://www.myasiankitchenny.com/ (also general Asian recipes




            1. y
              yumyumyumyum Sep 5, 2010 03:44 AM

              for chinese:

              it has over 200 video recipes.
              mainly chinese but many thai or vietnamese are included.

              for japanese:

              about 40+ video recipes. ( it is sort of entertaining)
              mainly japanese but some are chinese.

              about 50+ video recipes. (the chef's got great skills
              )you can learn from basic onigiri to very complected desserts.

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              1. re: yumyumyumyum
                BigSal Sep 6, 2010 05:42 PM

                I also like Cooking with Dog quite a bit. Additionally, for Japanese cooking, I like http://japanesefood.about.com/ for Japanese basics, kyoto cooking circle http://kcc.fc2web.com/recipe.htm, Yukari Sakamoto's http://tokyostation-yukari.blogspot.com/ who has a new cookbook out, Yasuko-san's home cooking (diary of home cooked meals)http://www.nsknet.or.jp/~tomi-yasu/index_e.html, Mrs. Donabe's Rustic Japanese recipes for cooking with a donabe http://naokomoore.com/, Japan Food addict - Japanese dishes both washoku and yoshoku style http://www.japanfoodaddict.com/, Japanese Food Report as mentioned below and justbento.com and justhungry.com.

                1. re: BigSal
                  yumyumyumyum Sep 6, 2010 05:50 PM

                  i wanted to check kyoto cooking circle because i like kyoto style cooking but i could not. can you repost it? thanks:)

                  1. re: yumyumyumyum
                    BigSal Sep 6, 2010 05:51 PM

                    I think this should work. http://kcc.fc2web.com/recipe.htm

              2. penthouse pup Sep 5, 2010 07:07 AM

                Harris Salat's "Japanese Food Report" is first-rate.

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                1. re: penthouse pup
                  yumyumyumyum Sep 6, 2010 05:48 PM

                  i also like the site. very detailed, too.

                2. buttertart Sep 6, 2010 04:28 PM

                  This is my favorite CH thread in years. Can't wait to check these sites out!

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                  1. re: buttertart
                    kookiegoddess Sep 8, 2010 02:49 PM

                    I'm excited too! I am totally a rice girl. Looking forward to some exciting new winter menus now!

                    1. re: buttertart
                      LMAshton Mar 4, 2014 05:12 PM

                      Could not agree more! I live in Asia (Malaysia at the moment) and cook mainly Asian food of one variety or another, and I'm *always* on the lookout for more good recipes and tips and such. :)

                    2. b
                      baby_tran Sep 8, 2010 10:45 AM

                      www.ravenouscouple.com for vietnamese recipes.

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                      1. re: baby_tran
                        Ali Sep 8, 2010 11:15 AM

                        That link didn't work for me, but I googled it, and this one did:

                        I find that many "authentic" websites are in their home language, especially the Asian countries. For example, I use almost exclusively Vietnamese-language websites for Vietnamese food, especially regional cuisine. But hey, that corn pudding recipe from Ravenous Couple blog looks delicious!

                      2. JungMann Sep 8, 2010 12:39 PM

                        In addition the above, I read www.shesimmers.com for Thai and www.japanesefoodreport.com for the obvious.

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                        1. re: JungMann
                          alkapal Sep 14, 2010 05:17 AM

                          i went to she simmers site and saw the crispy fish with green mango http://www.shesimmers.com/2010/09/tha...
                          and i said "bingo" -- i'm going to tear apart my trader joe's mahi mahi burger, and fix it this way! thanks.

                          (i'd seen shesimmers before, and remember bookmarking the blog. there are so many talented bloggers...and so little time).

                          and on the koreanhomecooking site, i've bookmarked something to try that is not "authentic" but sounded really tasty -- a bulgogi burger! ;-).

                        2. soypower Sep 8, 2010 12:59 PM

                          I really like Migi's Kitchen for Korean: www.koreanhomecooking.com

                          1. asiansupper Sep 9, 2010 06:18 AM

                            I recently started a site for authentic Asian recipes. It's a user-contributed site called


                            If anyone out there has authentic (and modern) Asian recipes, please do contribute.

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                              crafteeidea Sep 13, 2010 01:26 PM

                              Here are a couple of good ones.

                              http://www.homemade-chinese-soups.com/soup-recipe-index.html I really like this site. This is the index. The homepage talks a bit about her background.

                              http://www.vahrehvah.com/ for Indian

                              1. boogiebaby Sep 13, 2010 02:13 PM

                                I use kuali.com for my Malaysian recipes, which includes Singaporean, chinese and Indian. I cook Malaysian style food so the Kuali recipes are my style of cooking.

                                For indian, I like bawarchi.com and sanjeevkapoor.com.

                                1. sbp Sep 14, 2010 09:40 AM

                                  While we're at it - Pakistani:


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                                  1. re: sbp
                                    alkapal Sep 14, 2010 10:52 AM

                                    heh heh, likey likey!

                                  2. g
                                    GuttWorm Mar 3, 2014 10:33 AM

                                    For Korean food, the best one is maangchi.com. There are a few of them out there that aren't bad, but hers is really the best. It's most authentic, and she's really fun and cute. She has a very big Fanbase all over the world and she has won a lot of awards as well. But The best part about her aside from her personality and the great food is that most of the site is entirely advertising free. A lot of the recipes and cooking websites out there are almost entirely promotion based or subscription. The way that she makes revenue from the website is almost entirely invisible. You can support her by buying her cookbooks on Amazon, self published books that are very cheap, and some other things that she promotes, but other than that there is nothing at all that is intrusive. She's wonderful.

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                                    1. re: GuttWorm
                                      alkapal Mar 4, 2014 12:34 PM

                                      yes, maanchi is good!

                                      rasamalyasia is good and also andrea nguyen. i may have posted this earlier, but there ya go….

                                    2. g
                                      gimlis1mum Mar 4, 2014 06:27 PM

                                      In addition to those already mentioned - I like Aeri's Kitchen for Korean (http://aeriskitchen.com), and Just One Cookbook for Japanese (http://justonecookbook.com).

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