Big eyes, exaggerated expressions and cute little chibi characters are only some of the appeal of drawing anime. But before you launch into a manga drawing tutorial, it helps to have a few words of wisdom from a manga pro. To be a better artist, here are some essential, actionable tips — and some pointers on avoiding beginner mistakes.
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Fried carbs: yum. Fried carbs involving spring-roll wrappers filled with sweet bananas and jackfruit, rolled into crêpe-like tubes, then crisped up in the pan? Triple yum. Enter the Filipino street food known as turon, aka banana lumpia.
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If you've ever gawked at the display case at a Japanese bakery — all those magically perfect cakes and pastries! — you won't believe how easy it is to make some of them at home. And if you've never been to a Japanese bakery, get ready to be blown away.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Learn how to make kimchi pancakes with author/illustrator Aram Kim from her book "No Kimchi for Me!"
At this point in the culinary history of the world, Western cooks are plenty familiar with soy sauce and sweet and sour sauce.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Noodles were invented in China 4,000 years ago. And lucky for us, over 4,000 years, LOTS of different varieties have come to be — each one more delicious than the last.
Jennifer Anderson
If you want perfect dumplings (you know you do), you're gonna need to learn how to use a traditional bamboo steamer. It's a basic but essential cooking method.
Jessie Oleson Moore
In this last lesson, Beni introduces you to the world of cabbage wraps with Korean-style tofu and cabbage. See how to prepare and cook tofu, remove cabbage leaves and prepare them for wrapping. And if cabbage isn’t your favorite, Beni's got you covered ... with rice paper!
Jamie prepares a Thai green curry for his band. He also cooks vegetable tempura with dipping sauce; and tomato, cucumber and coconut salad.
A good stir-fry recipe is the ultimate saucy, spicy cure for a crazy weeknight. Even when you really don't feel like cooking, this fast, flavorful dish is basic enough to crank out in 20 minutes, and it's way better for you than takeout.
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