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Barbara Hom

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    Thai Dipping Sauce

    This sweet-sour-salty dipping sauce is a pungent counterpart to the cool Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls. Tamarind concentrate is available in jars at Asian groceries. As a substitute, use cherry juice…

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    Shanghai Scallion Pancakes

    These pan-fried flatbreads are crisp outside, slightly flaky inside, and rich with the flavor of scallions, cilantro, and sesame. Also called Shanghai onion bread, they’re very delicious, and very addictive.

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    Meatballs in Peanut Curry Sauce

    Thick canned coconut milk tames the fire in this curry. The brand Chao Koh is recommended because it develops a thick, creamy layer on top if you don’t shake the…

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    Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls

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    Crunchy Chicken Drumettes

    Water chestnut powder gives the chicken a crunchy coating; it can be found in Asian food markets and sometimes in supermarkets’ international sections, but you can use cornstarch instead.

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    Seared Tuna Tostadas

    Wasabi powder and fresh shiso (also called perilla and Japanese basil) are available at Asian food markets. The wasabi needs to be made at least two days ahead so the…

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