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 […]
When loofah is allowed to fully ripen and dry out on the vine, it becomes fibrous and is used as natural bath sponge which most people are familiar with. However, when picked young, it’s a vegetable used throughout Asia […]
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