Smelt are used in many cuisines, because of their wide availability around the world. When you get smelt that are under 6 inches, they are best cooked and eaten whole, including their soft bones. Frying in hot oil turns them into aquatic “French fries”: their skin, head, and tail become wonderfully crunchy […]
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 […]
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 Cantonese method of steaming fish with ginger and scallions and flavoring the dish with soy sauce is a simple and brilliant way to turn any mild-flavored […]
It is essentially a salad with boiled and sliced octopus and potatoes. While it may not sound exciting, the octopus and potato form such a magical pairing that when seasoned with paprika, olive oil, and salt, […]
For example, you can follow the Spanish way by cooking them with chorizo, toasted fideos, tomatoes, and pimentón de la Vera, and be rewarded handsomely with a bowl of […]
Although there are no right or wrong ways of making scrambled eggs, one can always benefit from useful techniques and tricks to create a better dish based on their personal preference.
When I want my scrambled eggs moist […]
Dry-braising, literally translated from the term in Mandarin, 干烧 (Gan Shao), refers to a method in Chinese cooking that uses relatively less braising liquid at the start, and reduces most of the […]
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