This Chinese pickled long bean noodle soup is flavorful, tangy, and a comforting bowl of noodles. For a dish that pairs well with rice, see the pickled long beans stir-fry entry. The bomb cyclone was a nightmare, with powdery snow flying around, stinging your face and keeping you bundled up to within an inch of […]
It has been a family custom to make haam choy, also known as Chinese sour pickled mustard greens, for many years. When my father worked in restaurants and resorts, he would bring home enormous gallon jars of mayonnaise, and I have vivid recollections of my loving mother making mustard greens and squeezing them into the […]
You can count on this Easy Pork Belly Mushroom Rice Bowl becoming a regular in your home. You undoubtedly had something resembling this when you were a kid if you grew up in an Asian household. Even the most finicky eater would gladly dig into a bowl of juicy pork belly and rice. It’s hard […]
It’s true that Jewish Christmas customs differ from household to household, but one constant is the consumption of a complete menu of Chinese takeout classics at a favorite Chinese restaurant (which is, of course, open) before heading to the theater to watch a Christmas blockbuster. To round up the holiday season in style, I thought […]
It’s incredible how tasty this Pork Belly with Bell Peppers and Woodear Mushrooms is, considering there are just five ingredients in the whole thing. However, I believe that is a large part of what Chinese cooking is: using minimal ingredients to achieve spectacular outcomes. The only real prep work involved is soaking the mushrooms. Find […]
While I always like eating Korean food, I never seriously considered learning to cook it myself until recently. Koreatown in New York City is home to a wide variety of delectable cuisines, the likes of which I have never been able to replicate until this 10-minute korean crispy pork belly kimchi bowls. There was a […]
Jīng Jiàng Ròu Sī, also known as Shredded Pork Stir-fry with Sweet Bean Sauce, is a popular meal in the northern part of China. To put it bluntly, bean sauce (jiang) is a staple in Northern Chinese households. Two raw large green onions dipped in jiang with some steamed white buns (man-tou) used to be […]
A red cabbage salad with potato sticks and crispy spring onions has been on my mind lately, perhaps as a result of the fact that I no longer have to mow the lawn and a memory of the recent harvest of wild spring onions in New Jersey. The red cabbage salad was the result of […]
Shaoxing wine is probably used more than any other ingredient you’ve never heard of here and is essential for true Chinese Cuisine. If you’ve ever made Chinese food at home and wished it tasted as good as the takeout you get, Shaoxing wine might be the answer. Aside from being one of the 10 Essential […]
Now that another year is coming to a close, you may be thinking about what to prepare for Christmas dinner. We decided to cook a roast this year that was reminiscent of Italian traditions: Porchetta, a roast of pork belly seasoned with herbs and roasted until the skin was crispy and crackling. WHAT IS PORCHETTA? […]
Here is a recipe for Chairman Mao’s Red Braised Pork Belly. Many people look up to the recipe for Shanghai Braised Pork Belly, however I believe it is time for an update. The use of aromatics like scallions, ginger, garlic, and spices like star anise has been requested by many of you. There was some […]
Coffee culture was at an all-time high, and the wealthy could afford to dine in Western-style restaurants. Regular citizens could only peer in through the glass windows. Thus, where this Shanghai-Style Red Vegetable Soup came from. In Shanghai, they call it luo song tang, and it’s a red vegetable soup containing beets, potatoes, and cabbage […]
We’re following up on Saturday’s post on cured pork belly with this one about pork belly stir-fry with leeks. The pork belly you worked so hard on over the weekend should be done in another day or two if you’re lucky. As we explained in that article, the simplest and fastest way to prepare it […]
Once I prepare pork ribs with black bean sauce, I usually wonder why I don’t make them more regularly. One-dish meals don’t get much better than this dish of pork ribs in a delicious sauce served over rice. Making delicate, luscious, fall-off-the-bone pork in a black bean sauce takes some time, but it’s extremely simple, […]
Traditional Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节, zhōngqiū jié) fare includes mooncakes, of course, but what other dishes are common at gatherings? Here are 9 of those traditional Mid-Autumn festival foods. Since I was raised without knowing much about the holiday’s customs, I think it would be fun to learn more about them and pass them on to […]
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