In an effort to make up for some small fraction of recent diet of eating like a recently released convict, I decided to make one of my favorite Korean dishes, but without any guilt. Jjajangmyeon is a black bean sauce noodle that is salty and savory. It's usually made with pork belly and hand-pulled, hand-cut noodles. Sure, if you can afford the calories, go get the real thing.
Chinese New Year -- which falls on Monday, February 8th -- is all about honoring friends and family and celebrating with delicious culinary traditions. The holiday is celebrated all across Asia, so usher in the Year of the Monkey with prosperity and good luck (plus a full belly!) with these 10 Asian-inspired dishes from some of NYC's best restaurants.
Most of the traits may seem small and tedious. The fact is that sushi preparation is made up of hundreds of small and (what may seem) tedious daily routines. One can easily skip those routines if one wants to. What makes the difference at the end of the day is one's willpower to hold on to his discipline to do all those small steps. Ultimately, it is an accumulation of those daily routines that will make a good sushi chef into a great one.