Funky Chicken

Ingredients Sesame Noodles 1 lb spaghettini (get the thinnest spaghetti you can find) 1⁄2 cup soy sauce 1⁄4 cup sesame oil (some reviewers have said that 1/2 cup of oil is too much and have halved the amount, so use your own) 1⁄3 cup sugar 3 scallions, thinly sliced 1⁄4 cup sesame seeds (or more)

Pork and Ginger Pot Stickers

Ingredients Pork and Ginger Filling 2 cups chopped napa cabbage 1/2 tablespoon salt 1/2 pound ground pork (Don’t get lean pork, the fat is good for juicy and flavorful dumplings) 2 tablespoons minced ginger 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons thin soy sauce 3 tablespoons sesame oil 1 egg 1 to 2 cups chicken stock or water Hot Water Dough 4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups boiling water Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce 1/3 cup thin soy sauce 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar 1/3 cup sliced scallions 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon sambal Directions Sprinkle cabbage with the 1/2 tablespoon of salt and let stand for 30 minutes.

Thai Cucumber Salad

Ingredients 3 large cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1/2 cup chopped peanuts Directions Toss the cucumbers with the salt in a colander, and leave in the sink to drain for 30 minutes.