A Day of Cooking: Midday Recipes

Every minute, somewhere in the world, a great food moment is happening. Here, we’ve collected recipes from the best food moments that happen at midday, features in our Special Issue #165: A Day of Cooking.

The chicken for this Japanese homestyle dish is traditionally coated in mochiko, sweet rice flour, before frying, but cooks at Ethel’s Grill in Honolulu, Hawaii, use Japanese potato starch to yield an extra-crispy crust. See the recipe for Mochiko Chicken with Ponzu Sauce »

Japanese Hamburger Steak

At Ethel’s Grill on Oahu, Hawaii, juicy pork-and-beef patties are served over salty-sweet ponzu sauce and crisp cabbage, and topped with grated daikon and spicy sprouts.

Burmese Eggplant Curry (Khayan Thee Hnut)

Eggplant is simmered to melting softness in a fantastically pungent curry fortified by shrimp paste. Get the recipe for Burmese Eggplant Curry (Khayan Thee Hnut) »

German Braised Beef Rolls (Rouladen)

In this version of the German classic, thinly pounded beef is smeared with whole-grain mustard; rolled with bacon, onion, and pickle spears; and then braised until tender. Get the recipe for German Braised Beef Rolls »

Braised Short Ribs with Celery Root Purée

Cocoa powder enriches these braised beef short ribs from Manhattan-based chef Melissa Muller Daka.

Ham and Caramelized Onion Pizza

Ham and Caramelized Onion Pizza

Watermelon Radish, Ahi Tuna, and Snap Pea Salad

At Los Angeles’ Lemonade restaurant, crunchy radishes, snap peas, and medium-rare seared tuna are tossed in a ginger-soy dressing for a crisp and colorful entrée salad.

Beef Stew with Mashed Plantains (Sukuma Wiki with Matoke)

Beef Stew with Mashed Plantains (Sukuma Wiki with Matoke)

Moroccan Meatballs with Arugula

Moroccan Meatballs with Arugula

Tagliatelle Bolognese

At La Trattoria di Oscar in Bevagna, Italy, chef Filippo Artioli uses a beef and chicken stock to cook the pasta for his robust ragù, made with fat-rich beef belly. See the recipe for Tagliatelle Bolognese »

Sambal Goreng Tempe (Fried Tempeh in Tomato Sambal)

Fried Tempeh in Tomato Sambal

Grilled Chicken and Toasted Coconut Salad (Ayam Jeruk)

For this vibrantly spiced Balinese dish, finely shredded grilled chicken is tossed in an aromatic sambal with lime juice and toasted coconut.

Stir-Fried Loofah with Soybeans (Chao Sigua)

The long, tender gourd loofah, often called Chinese okra, is stir-fried with soybeans in chicken stock and finished with soy sauce for this simple but flavorful side dish from the Suzhou province in eastern China.

Fu Pi Juan (Steamed Tofu Skin–Wrapped Pork Rolls)

A ground pork and ginger mixture is rolled into thin yuba, or tofu skin, and boiled in a bamboo leaf in the recipe for this snack from the city of Suzhou in eastern China. See the recipe for Fu Pi Juan (Steamed Tofu Skin–Wrapped Pork Rolls) »

Potato, Spinach, and Red Pepper Frittata

This basil-laced potato and vegetable frittata makes a satisfying lunch.

Emirati Grilled Prawns (Rubyan Meshwi)

At Abu Dhabi’s Al Arish restaurant, jumbo prawns are basted in a spicy-sweet ketchup-based sauce before they are grilled.

Dragon 88 Mai Tai

This rummy tiki drink is adapted from the one served at Dragon 88 in West Boylston, Massachusetts. See the recipe for Dragon 88 Mai Tai »