Ginger Cilantro Asian NoodlesBy Marjorie Perotti-BrewsterThis simple Asian Noodle dish is delightful. The combination of the flavors of the ginger root, cilantro, green onions, paired with the soy, sesame and oyster sauce gives as much to our sense of aroma as to our taste. It's very good hot, but you can also serve at room temperature. It's an easy, quick meal, or side dish and great served at room temperature for a light lunch.Chicken Wings in Asian Master SauceBy Marjorie Perotti-BrewsterCrispy, tasty finger food that's easy to make. Master Sauce sounds impressive, but actually is a very simple sauce that originates from Eastern China. Every family seems to have their own version, but classically the sauce contains Star Anise, ginger root and Szechuan pepper, along with the soy. This simmering sauce is used for chicken as well as pork, and often the braised meat is eaten just over rice. This version of the chicken wings adds an additional step of creating a glaze from part of the sauce and crisping the skin of the chicken wings, either under a broiler or on a grill. The sauce can be reused many times. Simple allow it to cool, strain out the solids (the star anise, ginger root, peppers), skim the fat from the top and freeze. In the past, in China, they simply used it very often and brought it to a boil to kill any bacteria, but I suggest freezing just to be on the safe side.Mu-Shu PorkBy Marjorie Perotti-BrewsterIn the 1970's I became quite interested in Asian Cuisine. I read all I could find, and took several classes that were offered in San Francisco. By the late 70's, I incorporated this ancient, amazing cuisine as part of the curriculum, along with Italian and French in my cooking school. This is among my top favorites, and I hope you will enjoy making it. If you live in an area where fresh Shitake mushroom are not available, the dried will work, and Clouds Ears can be found online. If you don't have time to make the Mandarin Pancakes, you can use thin, flour tortillas, just brush them lightly with toasted sesame oil prior to heating. This dish is equally delicious using chicken.Asian Spicy Pasta SaladBy Marjorie Perotti-BrewsterA tasty Asian salad dressing, with the heat of the chili oil, the sweetness of the hoisin, and the nuttiness of the sesame oil all combine to make this a favorite cold dish. Add the crispy vegetables and crunchy nuts to the pasta and you have a delightful salad that can stand alone as a lunch, or part of a larger meal. For a more complete meal, add stir fried chicken or diced tenderloin of pork.