Garlic Noodles with Prawn and ManPans Wok Giveaway!

garlic noodles

Growing up, we didn’t eat garlic noodles, but have enjoyed it since living in California from the famous Crustacean restaurants in Los Angeles and San Francisco who claims it as their signature dish.   Buttery and garlicky, this dish has everything going for it by it’s sheer simplicity highlighting two very powerful and addictive ingredients.

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Their garlic noodle recipe is a closely guarded secret by the restaurant which makes a big deal out of a “secret kitchen,” a kitchen within a kitchen where only family members can go into.  This arguably is all well and good from a business point of view, but we’re all about sharing easy recipes that everyone can enjoy.  So this is our rendition of garlic noodles. A dish of simple flavors must rely on high quality ingredients–fresh and abundant garlic and high quality butter.  We use Frental beurre demi sel, a French salted butter that is wonderful and noticeably more fragrant than your average stick of butter.  We use plenty of fresh garlic, finely minced, saving even any juices we collect. We like the simplicity of using thin spaghetti noodles and finally, we love this dish with large plump prawns and topped with fresh herbs to finish.

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Garlic Noodles with Prawn

Yield: 2-4

Total Time: 40 min

Ingredients:

8 oz. thin spaghetti noodles
1/2 lb large prawns (16-20 size) peeled and deveined
1 tbs oyster sauce
1/2 ts salt
1/2 ts sugar
1 ts pepper
3 tbs garlic, finely minced
3 tbs French buerre demi sel, divided in 3rds
1 green onion, chopped 1 inch pieces
freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions:

Boil the thin spaghetti noodles al dente according to instructions. Drain and set aside. In the meantime marinade shrimp with oyster sauce, salt, pepper, sugar, and 1 tbs of the minced garlic for about 15 minutes.

In wok with medium high heat, add 1 tbs butter and 1 tbs garlic. Quickly stir fry the prawns just barely opaque and half way done, about 2-3 minutes. Remove prawns, any juices, and garlic from wok and set aside.

Add 2 tbs butter and additional 1 tbs garlic to the hot wok. Add the noodles and quickly stir fry, tossing noodles to even coat with butter and garlic, about 2 minutes. Return the prawns to the stir fry and cook another 2-3 minutes. Add the green onions, season to taste and transfer to serving platter. Grate fresh parmesan cheese and enjoy.

Cooks note: Use more or less garlic according to taste--be careful not to let garlic burn. If you can't find French beurre demi sel, use the best quality butter you can find. Unsalted butter can be used, just adjust seasoning accordingly. Use egg noodles if you prefer, but we like the consistency of good thin spaghetti noodles.

manpans

A few months ago we happened to receive an eco-friendly ManPans 12″ stir fry wok  and steamer set for review and thought this would be the perfect dish to use it on.  From the exterior construction, the wok looks quite heavy—yet, that’s the most deceiving and remarkable part about this wok—it’s extraordinary light. This is really important because we’re always shaking and tossing food around rather then using a spatula.  Plus, the handle is so cool..literally!

A second distinguishing thing we noticed when “wokking” with the Manpans was that food seems to cook much faster compared with our other pans at the same tempurature setting—a testament to it’s ability to transfer heat efficiently.  In fact, the first time we used it, we nearly burnt a dish because we weren’t used to how fast and hot it heated up.  This quality is quite ideal as you want wok at high temperatures for short periods of time to seal in flavor and juiciness.

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Another great feature is the steamer attachment. It’s so much easier than to lug out our 3 tiered steamer. Great for steaming vegetables, dumplings, and even banh chuoi hap, a banana pudding on the fly.  The holes in the steamer are small enough that you can even steam xoi~sticky rice in it without using any cheese cloth or muslin.

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The wok performed masterfully with this dish, but don’t take our word for it.  Hong’s mom (who’s been cooking since she was in middle school for her 8 brothers in sisters and the source for many of these recipes) came to visit from Michigan last week and tried out the wok and loved it. In fact she loved it so much, she actually took it home with her…

We’re sad we no longer have our ManPans stir fry wok and steamer, but we’re glad it’s in the very capable hands of Hong’s mom. However, we are happy to announce that in celebration of our 2 year blogversary ManPans will be giving one stir fry wok steam ($160 dollar value) to a lucky reader!

mandatory entry:

Leave a comment stating what meal you would cook for your mother in law (whether you love her or can’t stand her and even you don’t have one, just pretend) utilizing the the ManPans stir fry wok and steamer (we apologize, but only USA addresses only).

bonus entries:

1.  Subscribe to our blog and leave a comment saying you’ve subscribed (1 entry)

2. “Like” The Ravenous Couple on Facebook and leave comment with your first name and last initial  (1 entry)

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4.  Follow both The Ravenous Couple and ManPans on Twitter and leave a comment after tweeting (1 entry)  :
I just entered to win a Manpans Stir Fry Wok Steamer from @Manpans and @ravenouscouple! Enter here: http://su.pr/728sEg

Chosen by random.org, the winner is Alexandria B. Congrats! Contest ends in midnight pacific time Friday May 6th.  The  winner will be chosen randomly. Be sure you enter a valid email address, because if your name is drawn and we can’t get a hold of you within 48 hours, we will choose an alternate winner. Prize will be shipped to the winner directly from ManPans (to either you, or the recipient of your choice).  Find out more about Manpans and their complete set of eco-friendly cookware on their site.

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184 Responses to “Garlic Noodles with Prawn and ManPans Wok Giveaway!”

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    Andrea@HighLowFoodDrink.com — April 28, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

    Luckily, I love my Irish mother-in-law and would cook a steamed whole Red Snapper and possibly some dumplings too in the wok. Happy 2nd Blogversary!

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    carmen — April 28, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    i would love to make dan dan mian for my mother-in-law!

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    Andrea@HighLowFoodDrink.com — April 28, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    Of course I follow you on FB! Andrea C.

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    Andrea@HighLowFoodDrink.com — April 28, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    I just “liked” ManPans on FB. Andrea C.

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    Kendrick Do — April 28, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

    I’d make my mother in law Walnut Shrimp. Straight forward and delicious. Always a crowd please

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    Lisa N — April 28, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    i would love to make dumplings for my (future) mother-in-law – mainly because i don’t think she has ever had any!

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    mary vu — April 28, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    My mother-in-law is hispanic..but I would cook her stir fry udon noodles!

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    Lisa N — April 28, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

    aaand i already “like” you on FB :)

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    An — April 28, 2011 @ 5:58 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try to figure out this recipe for while… if only because I wanted to know why my brother in law would pay so much for noodles we could make at home!

    Anyway, for my entry for the pans, I’d probably cook mi xao don with the pans. It’s one of my favorite things to eat, and my mother in law likes it too! Then I’d use the steamer to make banh it (the sweet kind, with coconut).

    • The Ravenous Couple replied: — April 28th, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

      now that sounds like a great meal for the whole family! we’re not saying ours is better or anything but yes, they do charge an arm and a leg!

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    Thuy Huynh — April 28, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    For my mother in law… I would make Korean fried chicken (since I know she would criticize my Viet cooking.)

    • The Ravenous Couple replied: — April 28th, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

      lol! yes, Vietnamese mothers can be critical..

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    jason — April 28, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    I would make beef with basil. I love Thai basil.

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    Catherine P — April 28, 2011 @ 6:23 pm

    I would make steam scallion ginger fish with the steamer. Yum!

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    Lynda Estang — April 28, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    my mother in law likes coconut shrimp so i would *attempt* to make that =) and as for the steamer i would make banh bao with bbq pork – *drool*

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    phuong v. — April 28, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    I would cook, Dungeness Crab!!! With salt garlic a lot of green onions! and steam some fish and green beans if I had two!

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    Phuong Nguyen — April 28, 2011 @ 6:54 pm

    I would make seared spicy crispy shrimp and I would steam pork buns!

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    Lance Carter — April 28, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

    My girl friend’s mom or mother-in law to be is Vietnamese. I would try to mimic her steam bass fish with ginger and garlic soy sauce topped with green onions. In the wok, I would try to make pan seared scallops with garlic and thyme…YUM!. Vietnamese and American dish meal with side veggies to round up the dinner. Hope I win! we just move to NYC in need of appliances!.

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    phuong nguyen — April 28, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    :) spicy shrimp and chinese spinach with garlic.

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    Doanh Nguyen — April 28, 2011 @ 7:08 pm

    I would like to cook curry duck but not too curry. So yummy! I don’t think she ever had curry duck. <3 you two.

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    Doanh Nguyen — April 28, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    I forgot to mention how good the garlic noodles with prawns looked! I’ve always wanted to try garlic noodles. If I win the manpan, most definitely give it to my mom. I know she will love it.

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    Trinh N — April 28, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

    I would make garlic noodles with crab. Also, I use nuoc mam in my recipe

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    Carolyn Palmquist — April 28, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

    I would probably have to make garlic noodles for my mother-in-law. I’ve been trying to turn my in-laws onto the wonders of garlic forever to no avail, this might be the dish to do it!

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    clohee — April 28, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

    walnut shrimp bc its my favorite and at least i would eat it. haha.

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    Truc nguyen — April 28, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    I will definitely cook fried chicken wings with fish sauce

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    mia — April 28, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    SInce imitation is pure flattery, I would make Garlic Noodles with Prawns (which she loves) and I would steam some gai lan too. These pans are so cool. My mother-in-law bought us a wok (not a good one) and the coating peeled off after two uses. This would be a great upgrade!!! Thanks so much!

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    Katie — April 28, 2011 @ 8:46 pm

    i would love to try this shrimp garlic noodle and mango sticky rice :)

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    slammie — April 28, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    Hmmm, black bean/garlic or ginger/scallion crab. YUM!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — April 28, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    I would love to try your garlic noodles & prawn recipe, it looks fantastic!

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    pat di marco — April 28, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

    I would cook my mother in law banh tom with garlic noodles. Yumo! Pat D

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    lynn @ the actor's diet — April 28, 2011 @ 9:32 pm

    i’d make my mother’s recipe for “chicken” with mustard greens my mother in law loves my mom’s cooking!

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    lynn @ the actor's diet — April 28, 2011 @ 9:32 pm

    i subscribe on google reader!

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    Thuy Huynh — April 28, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    I subscibed to your blog!!! I hope I win the ManPans wok so I can make the Korean fried chicken for my mother in law. I think I she would love them because that is something she doesn’t know how to make so she can’t criticize. (Well maybe she will find something to criticize about it.)

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    clara — April 28, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

    I’ll make extra crispy sweet and sour chicken :)

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    Sonya — April 28, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

    I would make my future MIL sake steamed live tilapia with ginger and scallion oil. We love fish!

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    Sonya — April 28, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

    Just subscribed and I already like you on FB. :) P.S made your bittermelon soup recipe last night, so good. Thank you

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    Jeff S. — April 28, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    I would cook up some Pineapple Beef, it is one of my wife’s favorites and I think my Mom in Law would like it as well.

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    Jeff S. — April 28, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    I subscribed to your blog.

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    Jeff S. — April 28, 2011 @ 11:01 pm

    I have like Manpans on Facebook — Jeff S.

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    Jeff S. — April 28, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    I have liked The Ravenous Couple on Facebook — Jeff S.

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    Rosa — April 28, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

    That is one scrummy dish! Shrimps pair so well with garlic.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Paulette Tran — April 28, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

    in the wok, i would fry up some chinese donuts and in the steamer, i would make some xui mai.

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    Lily Chiu — April 29, 2011 @ 12:11 am

    This wok looks like a great idea! I especially like the steamer insert! Thanks!

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    wenders — April 29, 2011 @ 12:11 am

    For my mother-in-law – steamed fish or stir fry fish. Every time we go out to eat (and it’s usually at a Chinese restaurant – each person has their favorite requests – her’s is fish…. and garlic green beans. Yum.

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    Mike — April 29, 2011 @ 6:02 am

    I would love to make sesame-crusted tuna with teriyaki stir fry! Mike H.

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    Carole H. — April 29, 2011 @ 7:26 am

    For my “mother in law” I would stir fry prawns the way my dad did, with the shell on, a somewhat sweet tasting soy sauce and ginger.

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    Carole H. — April 29, 2011 @ 7:29 am

    I subscribe to your blog post, like Ravenous Couple and Mandatory on Facebook and follow you both on Twitter. I have tweeted the special saying…

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    Chris B — April 29, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    I’ve only met my mother-in-law twice in 25 years so I might make spiny lobster with bitter melon if she ever comes to visit my partner and me ;-) Would love to have this WOK. Ours is heavy as an anchor and takes much upper body strength to shake and toss properly.

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    Frank Furter — April 29, 2011 @ 7:46 am

    I would cook something with cream of soup on it for my MIL. Regional dishes frighten her. :^(

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    Christopher Sorel — April 29, 2011 @ 7:52 am

    I would make garlic beef stirfry with rice noodles

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    Christopher Sorel — April 29, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    subscriber to your blog and great looking

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    Christopher Sorel — April 29, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    Like The Ravenous Couple Christopher S

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    Christopher Sorel — April 29, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    like manpans on facebook christoher s

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    Lindsay H — April 29, 2011 @ 7:57 am

    I would make pad woon sen for my mother in law (not the spicy way I like it though, she’s not a spice fan!)

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    lindsay h — April 29, 2011 @ 7:58 am

    i like the ravenous couple on fb!
    -Lindsay H

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    lindsay h — April 29, 2011 @ 7:58 am

    I like Man Pans on fb! -Lindsay H

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    Lindsay H — April 29, 2011 @ 7:59 am

    I follow The Ravenous Couple on twitter from @LindsayWynne

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    Christopher Sorel — April 29, 2011 @ 7:59 am

    follow you and man pans on twitter tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/cjsorel/status/63979931583000576

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    Lindsay H — April 29, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    I follow Man Pans & The Ravenous Couple & tweeted the giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/#!/lindsaywynne/status/63981077290688512

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    Jacqueline Ng — April 29, 2011 @ 8:33 am

    I would love to make taiwanese 3-cup chicken with steamed veggies!

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    Jacqueline Ng — April 29, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    Oh… and I’m subscribed to your blog!

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    Jacqueline Ng — April 29, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    I like the Ravenous Couple on facebook! Jacqueline N

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    Shirley Foey — April 29, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    I would make hot and spicy garlic shrimp.

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    Jessica K — April 29, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    Already a blog subscriber!

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    Jessica K — April 29, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    And a facebook fan of Ravenous Couple!

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    Jessica K — April 29, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    I “liked” Manpans on FB!

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    To-Lan T — April 29, 2011 @ 10:20 am

    I would make my her my mom’s special meat stuffed eel for an eel adaption of goi cuon. YUMMO!!!

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    Ring — April 29, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    I would make the garlic noodles for my mother-in-law! We just had the garlic noodles at Thanh Long (original Crustacean restaurant) for her birthday and it was yummy!

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    Ring — April 29, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    I’m a subscriber!

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    Natalie K. — April 29, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    my mother-in-law is an Indian and she’s pure vegetarian. She likes it when i stir fry vegies with soy sauce and vermmicelli.

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    Natalie K. — April 29, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    im a subscriber

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    Lori — April 29, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    I am a FB fan and now follow you on Twitter. I have had the garlic noodles at Crustacean many, many times. I always felt there was some sweetener added to them. So glad you posted your version; probably even better than Crustacean!

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    Lori — April 29, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    By the way, I liked ManPans on FB and Twitter as well.

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    Lori — April 29, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    I would make my MIL some gyoza and steamed vegetables if I had my own ManPan.

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    Samantha — April 29, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    I am definately goign to try these Garlic Noodles! My MIL is Cambodian ad I am sure she’ll love it too! What a great recipe and giveaway. I need a new wok! Mine has been well loved :)

    Sam

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    Edda — April 29, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    One of the first meals I cooked for my mom in law was Hainanese chicken rice. I would use the steamer to steam the chicken n the wok to stir fry the rice (before poppin it in the rice cooker). =) already a subscriber~

    great giveawa and congrats on 2 yrs!

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    Huong Nguyen — April 29, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    I have a step-mother in law. Though she was not the best step-mother to my husband, she has proved to be a good grandmother to my daughter. I’m a little intimiated to cook for her since she’s an awesome cook. Perhaps, I will cook this garlic noodles. :)

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    Kristen — April 29, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    I would make chawanmushi in the steamer!

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    Kristen — April 29, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    I subscribe by email!

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    emii — April 29, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    My MIL has sadly passes, but she always loved fish. In her honor, I’d steam a white fish with ginger, scallions, soy & sesame oil.

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    Glenn — April 30, 2011 @ 12:19 am

    i would steam some pork dumplings and serve with garlic chili sauce

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    Glenn — April 30, 2011 @ 12:24 am

    i would make steamed pork dumplings

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    sophia — April 30, 2011 @ 2:06 am

    I would make kimchi fried rice with SPAM and fried egg. :-)

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    sophia — April 30, 2011 @ 2:07 am

    I tweeted!

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    sophia — April 30, 2011 @ 2:07 am

    Also “like” you on FB. :)

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    Floey — April 30, 2011 @ 2:26 am

    I’d fry up some dumplings!

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    Anh Tran — April 30, 2011 @ 5:43 am

    I would make banh beo with the steamer and try out your garlic noodle recipe with the wok.

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    Nhung — April 30, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    Nhung H.

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    Brenda — April 30, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    Thanks, My MIL is a great cook she has taught me many dishes over the years and so greatful she did. In return I have cook for her! So if I were to win I would be making Banh It or Banh Beo or the garlic noodle.

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    Lisa S. — April 30, 2011 @ 5:05 pm

    I would make my mother-in-law shrimp in garlic butter.

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    Susie D. — April 30, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    Sesame Chicken, mmm!!! Thanks for a great opportunity!

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    Meryl — April 30, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

    Shrimp stir fry with ginger, garlic, scallions, snow peas, etc.

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    Louis — April 30, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    Chicken with ginger, soy sauce, lemon juice, red pepper, and onions.

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    melissa@IWasBornToCook — April 30, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

    Spicy Shrimp with Mango…I made it for her a few weeks ago and she loved it!

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    Bao Do — April 30, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    I would make my MIL barbacoa! Load it with vegetables, herbs, spices, stock and bring that to a boil on the stove; then find a grate that will fit the top rim and place seasoned beef cheeks on top and stick it in the oven for a six-pack’s worth of time. Shred and find some corn tortillas!

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    Bao Do — April 30, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    Just subscribed to your blog – BTD

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    Deanna — April 30, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    I know that I would like the garlic noodles, mother in law, probably not so sweet and sour chicken, that she would love!

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    Jane — April 30, 2011 @ 9:34 pm

    I would make my mother-in-law some jap chae or steamed fish in a soy garlic sauce.

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    karen — April 30, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    I would cook fried rice for my MIL.

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    sheauen — May 1, 2011 @ 2:01 am

    I would cook a vegetable stir fry with tofu since my MIL is vegetarian. I would serve it with soba noodles since my FIL loves noodles.

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    sheauen — May 1, 2011 @ 2:03 am

    love your blog and often reference for asian recipes. love the FB page too! Sheauen C

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    heather — May 1, 2011 @ 6:15 am

    My future mother-in-law has is into healthy eating, so I’d whip up a shrimp and snow pea stir fry with perhaps a batch of coconut rice on the side.

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

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    alex — May 1, 2011 @ 6:27 am

    crispy shrimp!

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    Stephanie — May 1, 2011 @ 6:32 am

    I’m preparing for a trip to Thailand this summer, so I’m trying out their foods. If my mother in law were to drop in tomorrow, I’d make her Pad Thai with the wok and Thai Fried Bananas for dessert! (And maybe some mandu [dumplings] with the steamer, for good measure.)

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    Shumaila — May 1, 2011 @ 7:58 am

    I make a pretty good Okra dish indian style and would make that for my mom-in-law and with the steamer i would make south indian rice cakes which i know my mom- in-law loves!

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    Angelina — May 1, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    I will definitely try to make this garlic noodles for my MIL. She would love it!

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    Gina — May 1, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    I would make pad thai with shrimp since she loves thai food!!

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    Gina — May 1, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    I like the Ravenous Couple on facebook (Gina R)

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    Gina — May 1, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    I like Man Pans on facebook (Gina R)

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    Heather — May 1, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    If I were to make a meal for my MIL, I would make stir-fried beef and broccoli for her.

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    Heather — May 1, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    Heather C. (liked “The Ravenous Couple” on FaceBook)

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    Heather — May 1, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    Heather C. (liked the “ManPans” page on FaceBook – and might change my MIL theoretical meal to the yummy Ginger Pork Dumplings I saw on their page… LOL)

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    Karen S — May 1, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    My MIL is no longer with us but I would try to make her favorite shrimp with lobster sauce with this pan.

    Thanks

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    steven — May 1, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    i would cook some bouillabasse

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    Klee — May 1, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    I don’t have a wok, but an old boyfriend cooked basically everything in his, so it must be very handy. I’d probably start out slow with a spring veggie stir fry.

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    Klee — May 1, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    I’m now subscribed to you via Google Reader.

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    Chris M. — May 1, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    Chicken, mushroom, broccoli stirfry.

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    Andrea — May 1, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    My MIL will come in June to visit us. I will make Singapore Noodles because she will like them and because I am pregnant and craving it :)

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    Shanti — May 1, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

    I’d make some fried rice. I love it at restaurants and definitely want to find a way to replicate it at home.

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    Carolyn T — May 1, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    I am definitely going to try this recipe. Love your blog! I just subscribed to your it and hope I will win a ManPans!

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    Ashlie — May 1, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    I would love to cook dinner for my mother-in-law, unfortunately she lives in Iran. But, if I could bring her here and make her something, I would stir fry some fresh asparagus in a bit of sesame oil and garlic. They don’t have asparagus in Iran, but it is one of my favorite veggies and I would love for her to try it. And of course, right now would be the perfect time because it is in season! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway :)

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    Vicki — May 1, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    I’d make a chicken curry, because that’s what my MIL likes best out of my repertoire.

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    Hannah — May 1, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

    Walnut Shrimp – her favorite!

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    Debby — May 1, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

    I would make com bo luc lac for my mother in law! She loves that dish at all the restaurants, so she would want me to make this for her!

    I did all the requirements! Liked your FB page and Manpans as well!

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    Lydia — May 1, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    No mother-in-law at the moment, but if I did, I’d love to make some dumplings for her <3

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    Kung Food Panda — May 2, 2011 @ 2:36 am

    Haha, I want this one.

    I subscribed to your blog and I’ve already liked you on FB. Are those 2 entries? LOL

    I’d steam some XLB from Dean Sin World and do a quick stir fry on the pan. Simple and healthy for the future mother in law :)

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    Nate @ House of Annie — May 2, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    those handles *are* pretty cool.

    My MiL like steamed fish so I would make that with the steamer attachment.

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    Nate @ House of Annie — May 2, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    followed and tweeted.

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    Ally — May 2, 2011 @ 9:01 am

    Have not seen my MIL in years but I would whip up some chow mein. If it was my own mother I would try making steamed pork buns.

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    Bunnee — May 2, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    My mother-in-law died several years ago, but I would use the Man Pan wok to make her some incredible garlic-ginger crab based on a dish we ate in Guilin last year.

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    Anh T. — May 2, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    I would love to make my favorite, banh bot loc, for my mother. And I can’t believe I still don’t a steamer at this point in my life. I can only imagine all the good eats that will come from having a steamer!! =)

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    Mai — May 2, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    I don’t want to kill my MIL with my cooking but I would make Thai stir fry chicken with green beans and chilies.

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    TC — May 2, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    I’d make gyoza! I’m convinced that gyoza, mandu, etc. are the perfect nosh for any type of company.

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    An — May 2, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    BTW, I subscribed to your blog. New phone = new luxuries for me :-)

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    ddhac — May 2, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

    It’s my favorite, will definitely make it this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

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    ap — May 2, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    i would make sesame chicken. nom nom nom!

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    Chiara — May 4, 2011 @ 4:42 am

    Noodles, butter and garlic. Enough said… I’m in love with this recipe!

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    Kathy Tran — May 4, 2011 @ 6:02 am

    Oh, i love garlic spaghetti, over here, in Italy, we eat spaghetti with garlic, olive oil extra virgin and grated Parmesan cheese. How delicious! ;)

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    Shumaila — May 4, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    I subscribed to your blog!

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    thu nguyen — May 4, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    I am going to make her “bun rieu”. She loves my bun rieu and even admitted I make that course better than her. I guess it must really good because she hates my cooking. :)

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    thu nguyen — May 4, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    I have subscribed to your blog.

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    Mike D — May 4, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

    Thanks for the review

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    Amy — May 4, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

    Since my mother-in-law is Italian, I’d make a noodle dish in the manpan – perhaps a spicy pan-fried amatriciana.

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    Miha S — May 4, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    Pick me pleeeeeese :)

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    Miha S — May 4, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    If I have to make my mother inlaw something, it be…. uggg… wontons soup

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    Joe F — May 4, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

    I love manpans wok, I subscribed to your blog, liked Ravenous Couple and Manpans on face book and tweeted …. JOE F.

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    Billie — May 5, 2011 @ 12:05 am

    I’d make Banh Khoai Mi for her. Would love to try the wok as a steamer for the mung beans.

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    Billie — May 5, 2011 @ 12:06 am

    I also subscribed to your blog – added to my iGoogle homepage, yay!

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    Alexandria — May 5, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    For my future mother in law I’d make Caramelized Shrimp Pork Belly with stir fried green beans. I think it’d really impress her!

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    Alexandria — May 5, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

    I subscribed to your blog via Google Reader!

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    Alexandria — May 5, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    I followed both you all and ManPans on Twitter and RT’d from verybecoming.

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    Ngoc — May 6, 2011 @ 12:22 am

    I’d love this wok steamer to make MIL lemongrass chicken with peanuts and curry, then xoi with mung beans!!

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    Ngoc — May 6, 2011 @ 12:24 am

    I’ve subscribed :)

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    Ngoc — May 6, 2011 @ 12:25 am

    I also like you guys on facebook! Ngoc N

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    Rowena T. — May 6, 2011 @ 7:27 am

    For my future mother-in-law, I would like to recreate my dad’s ginger steam fish. It was always full of flavor and down right delicious.

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    Rowena T. — May 6, 2011 @ 7:28 am

    I liked The Ravenous Couple on Facebook.

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    Rowena T. — May 6, 2011 @ 7:29 am

    I liked ManPans on Facebook

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    Cory — May 6, 2011 @ 7:58 am

    I am a subscriber and really enjoy the blog

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    Cory Z — May 6, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    Just like you guys and ManPans on FB

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    Shannon Leahy — May 6, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    I would make some sort of fried chicken — most likely sesame or sweet and sour. I don’t have a mother-in-law yet, but hopefully will one day!

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    Cory Z — May 6, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    I am a follower of both ManPans and you guys on Twitter and tweeted about the exciting giveaway!

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    Shannon — May 6, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    I liked ManPans on facebook -Shannon L

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    Shannon — May 6, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    I liked the Ravenous Couple on facebook -Shannon L

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    Yan — May 6, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    I would cook my mother in law Tom Rang Thit Ba Chi Caramelized Shrimp Pork Belly with the wok, and use the steamer to cook rice.

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    Yan — May 6, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    I like both the ravenous couple and manpan on facebook

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    Alexandria — May 6, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    I liked ya’ll on Facebook. Alexandria B

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    Alexandria — May 6, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    I liked ManPans on Facebook. Alexandria B

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    Joanne — May 6, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

    My mother in law would love anything I cooked for her in the manpan, but I think she would love Hom Yu Gai lup chow fan (salted fish and chicken fried rice)

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    a. tu — May 6, 2011 @ 9:24 pm

    i would make steamed fish over soft tofu with garlic, dates, shitake, woodear, scallions and cilantro. served with rice.

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    Quyen — May 6, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    wow, that’s pretty cool. pick meee, please!!

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    Mai V — May 6, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    my MIL would love stir-fry seafood!! yum :)

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    Rowena T. — May 6, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    I’m subscribed via Google Reader. Thanks.

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    Trang Ouk — May 6, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

    I would use the ManPan steamer to make my MIL xoi vo, and cook her favorite VN dish, cha gio!

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    Ngan Nguyen — May 6, 2011 @ 10:43 pm

    I would make stir-fried lemongrass chicken for the Mother-in-Law. Also, I performed all that was required of the bonus entries.

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    Byron Vu — May 6, 2011 @ 10:50 pm

    I ‘d to use Manpan to make PadThai, and wonton.

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    Jo — May 7, 2011 @ 9:27 am

    Love your garlic prawns and noodles recipe, sound delicious! Don’t need a pan, but if i win, i’d gift it to you for your wedding present. I love my mother-in-law and she would eat anything I make for her, but her favorites have been the left over sauces from our braised lamb shanks or the chianti braised shortribs.

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    Sand — May 8, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

    I would cook my mother in law a full meal with some bo luc lac and some stir fry veggies.

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    A Special Dinner for Two « foodnoobs — September 5, 2011 @ 5:59 pm

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    Nancy — January 23, 2013 @ 10:29 pm

    Do you peel the shrimp before of after you wok toss them in this recipe? Thanks!

    • The Ravenous Couple replied: — January 24th, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

      either way it’s up to you on how you prefer to eat your shrimp, skin on vs off

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    Chichiko — May 16, 2013 @ 3:39 pm

    This was very simple to make and my bf loved it- oxoxo! He loved it so much, he said he wouldnt mind having this dish once a week -LoL. The shrimp were very flavorful, and overall simply delish. Thanks so much for the recipe, definitely a keeper\*0*/

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    Trixie — June 10, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

    Delicious! This will definitely be on a rotation. Thanks.

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    Jen Miller — December 3, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    My chinese work is shipping this week. I’d love to try this great recipe of yours!!! Can’t wait. Thanks, Jen.

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