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Walnut Shrimp

Walnut Shrimp

Ever since I was little, there was one (ok, maybe it was two) dish that I looked forward to (fine it was three) when I attended a Chinese banquet. Four dishes. I had four favorites out of the twelve dishes and if they weren’t present […]

Chinese Pickled Cucumbers

Chinese Pickled Cucumbers

I wanted a change from the usual Japanese pickled cucumbers I normally make, and found a recipe for Chinese pickled cucumbers on this site. I didn’t have the chili oil their recipe called for so I used a couple pinches of red chili flakes. You […]

Naw Mi Fan in a Rice Cooker

Naw Mi Fan in a Rice Cooker

I have used this recipe more times than my mother’s recipe. Such a statement should never be uttered (blasphemy!) but I must. This recipe requires 8 hours of soaking the rice before simply throwing everything together and pressing a button on a rice cooker. My […]

Lion’s Head Meatballs

Lion’s Head Meatballs

Chinese dishes always have very….poetic descriptions. While westerners may take them literally (with the exception of ‘ants on a log’) Chinese people like to describe what the dish looks like with creative names. Lion’s Head meatballs, since the meatballs are so humongous, resemble a lion’s […]

Chicken with 3 Kinds of Mushroom in Oyster Sauce

Chicken with 3 Kinds of Mushroom in Oyster Sauce

The name of this dish is a mouthful, but I had something like this at a Sichuan restaurant in Marietta, GA and wanted to try making it at home. Chicken with 3 kinds of mushroom is a very specific sounding recipe, and since I like […]

Cantonese Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Cantonese Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Recipe for Cantonese salt and pepper shrimp.

Kung Pao Tofu

Kung Pao Tofu

I go meatless whenever I run out of meat in my fridge, which has been pretty frequently nowadays. Now that my kids are out of the house and in school, I have ample time to finish an endless to do list I’ve written because I […]

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Roast Pork)

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Roast Pork)

Char Siu (BBQ roast pork) is such an easy dish to make and can be eaten on its own with a side of veggies and rice, or it can be sliced up and used in noodle dishes, BBQ pork buns, or a variety of dishes. […]