Vegetarian Bear Claw Tofu 熊掌豆腐

  Bear Claw Tofu 熊掌豆腐 is a Sichuan province dish. This dish has been re-invented in so many versions but generally the ingredients includes pork, meat broth and spicy fermented bean sauce called douban豆瓣.  It is given such a name because traditionally, the tofu is sliced after cook such that its shape resembles claws when cooked. A […]

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Taro Pork

Happy new year!  I’m starting fresh in 2016 with a more organized blogging schedule. Today, I’d like to share a Hakka dish. Hakka is not a specific location of China but is the name of a group of people whose ancestral homes are chiefly from the Hakka-speaking provincial areas of Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi,Guangxi, Sichuan, Hunan, Zhejiang, […]

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Black Bean Pork Ribs

This recipe is perfect for you… if you are looking a quick and simple dinner recipe yet tastes like you spent hours slaving in the kitchen.  This fermented black bean(dou chi in Chinese) pork ribs  recipe is a regular on dim sum menus but they are often made with small pieces of spareribs cut meat. […]

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Homemade Red Bean Ice Cream

A few months ago, I’ve developed a habit of blogging with a grande cup of Strawberry Acai at Starbucks after work or weekend mornings. This Saturday morning wasn’t any different.  I sat there wondering what I should do with the homemade red bean paste sitting in my fridge for a few days.  I made them to test a […]

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Shaanxi “Biang Biang” Noodles

Have you ever heard of Shaanxi province? I am slightly embarrassed to admit it that it wasn’t until recently that I’ve heard of the province and by chance. Surrounded by ten other hungry stomachs, I was  introduced to a wowza!!! spicy type of Chinese dishes I’ve never had before that day.  Folks’ eyes lit up after their first bite, […]

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Rolling Donkey 驴打滚

Florida has keylime pies, Maryland has crab cakes, Philadelphia has Philly cheesesteaks and Beijing has Rolling Donkeys. Out of the many Beijing desserts, Rolling Donkey is one of the most traditional and popular dessert snack. It is the quintessential snack that any Beijing-er would recommend a foreigner try. I’ve never had Rolling Donkeys (and I can’t wait […]

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Shouzhua Bing 手抓饼

One of my fondest memory from my first visit to Shanghai was their street food. Multitudes of food hawkers start to fill up the streets as early in the morning to serve breakfast to busy Shanghaiist. Among the 10 favorite street foods I tried, the one that was my favorite is Shouzhua Bing. I didn’t […]

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Roasted Garlic Thyme Potatoes

This recipe is my fool proof recipe that I go to every time I am hosting a dinner. It’s easy to make but tastes flavorful. Your guests will think you took culinary classes! 😉 Olive oil, good quality sea salt and garlic when combined together creates strong wonderful flavors, adding the herbs just makes it […]

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Vietnamese Pho Broth

My friend, Beth and I made Vietnamese pho this past weekend. We’re making it from scratch for her to bring back home as a gift to a family member for Christmas. The broth took about 4-5 hours to make but it was very much worth it! I would recommend using a large stock pot to […]

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