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Pork and Cabbage Potstickers

Pork and Cabbage Potstickers

This is my own potsticker recipe I have perfected over the years. It is a cross between my mother’s recipe and traditional gyoza potsticker recipes I have tested. I will bet my firstborn’s entire Pokémon figurine collection, t-shirts, movies and books that you will enjoy […]

Cantonese Soy Sauce Egg Noodles

Cantonese Soy Sauce Egg Noodles

They are so easy to make you wouldn’t think they could be so addictive, but it’s one of those dishes that you take a bite of, and then another bite, and another until the next thing you know you finished the plate.

Popcorn Chicken with Taiwanese Basil

Popcorn Chicken with Taiwanese Basil

Taiwanese popcorn chicken with basil, or Salt and Pepper Chicken (yan su ji) is a popular Taiwanese street food and also sold in a lot of American bubble tea chains. It is cooked with basil leaves and highly addictive.

Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai

Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai

After years of steaming foods on a plate placed on a rack in a pot of simmering water, I finally bought a bamboo steamer. Both methods (the Macgyver version I’ve always used, and the bamboo) yield the same result, so you don’t need fancy equipment […]

Chinese Stir Fried Green Beans

Chinese Stir Fried Green Beans

In my opinion, Chinese cooking takes the same amount of care and effort in preparing their vegetable dishes as they do with their meat dishes. Their most simple preparations can make vegetable dishes hold its own against any main entree. One of my favorite side […]

Fried Tofu with Shrimp

Fried Tofu with Shrimp

I had a craving for Korean fried tofu, but I also had a craving for something a little more substantial, like that Chinese fried tofu with shrimp they serve at dim sum. Why not combine them and get the best of both worlds?

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

We can talk about authentic Chinese food vs. American Chinese food but I’m in my mid 30s, I was born in the US, and I occasionally crave greasy, deep fried chicken covered in a sweet sauce. I won’t deny it, and I won’t say authentic […]

Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles

Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles

Cantonese style pan fried egg noodles topped with minced pork and mushrooms in a rich tasting, broth based sauce.