Qingdao (青岛 in mandarin), also spelled as Tsingtao, is a charming seaside city in Shandong province of China. It’s best known for three things: great seafood, European architecture from the German concession period, and of course, its Tsingtao beer.
The locals love their seafood so much that they even add them to […]
About one fifth the size of chicken eggs, quail eggs look absolutely adorable with their little speckled shells. When you crack one open, you will notice that while it looks like a miniature chicken egg, it has a prominent yolk due […]
Take radishes for example, although most people consider them raw-only vegetables, they are actually fantastic when cooked. Heat tames their peppery taste, and turns their texture from crunchy into […]
For example, they are ground to extract mung bean starch, which makes cellophane noodles, an iconic Chinese ingredient.
Or they are germinated to grow bean sprouts, excellent for stir-fry and soup dishes.
Mung bean paste also shows […]
It is also a key component of Chinese Five Spice, which is arguably the most iconic Chinese spice blend used across China and beyond.
In my dish today, […]
The bitter taste in mugwort can turn away many people. But for those of us who find bitterness a desirable element in balanced flavors, mugwort is a nice addition to the list of bitter and lovely vegetables, including arugula, cardoons, endives, dandelion […]
The truth is, when you use the warm and soft hand-made pancake to wrap around seasoning vegetables together […]
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