I'm sick of Mr. Noodles.
I've been a university student for a long time and in my years of living away from home, I still haven't mastered the art of dinner. You see, I never know what to make. My evening routine consists of swinging open the fridge door, staring blankly at the pickles and mustard inside and resigning myself to another night of instant noodles.
I'm a grad student, I think to myself, I'm supposed to be starving.
AsianSupper.com thinks otherwise.
Launched just a few months ago, the website contains authentic and modern recipes from a number of Asian cuisines including Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Thai, Indian and many more. For people like me who never know where to look for dinner recipes, AsianSupper is a one-stop shop for good ideas.
Theresa Sim, one of the site's founders, says she and her partner started the website because they were tired of trying to locate a useful source of Asian recipes online and wanted an alternative.
Sim says many of their current recipes tend to be Korean or Thai but the site is working on building an inventory for all cuisines.
Visitors can browse AsianSupper by cuisine, dish, theme or ingredient. If you're feeling "adventurous" one day but are in the mood for rice and noodles the next, Sim and her site have you covered.
In addition to recipes, the website also features "Food 101" articles on etiquette, traditions and customs, holidays and How To's. Ever wondered how to get rid of that Kimchi smell from your fridge? You're not alone.
What users will appreciate best of all is a handy "Where To Buy" guide. American visitors can enter their zip code and the site produces a useful Google Map featuring the nearest locations selling Asian cooking supplies. Although there is no Canadian feature, Canucks across the border will surely benefit from knowing exactly where to find their chamkkae and kimchi.
Only a few months old, AsianSupper is a work in progress and Sim says they need contributors.
"We're looking for people to contribute both classic, time-honoured recipes as well as new takes on old classics," she says.
If you or your friends have an Epicurean touch, make sure to check out AsianSupper and start sharing your wisdom. And, hey, you know you've got at least one hungry graduate student eager to start cooking.
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