Located in the Zhejiang province of eastern China, and known as the “City of Water”, “City of Bridges,” “City of Calligraphy,” and “City of Scholars”, Shaoxing has been a cultural center throughout Chinese history. […]
While tripe from any hoofed animal is consumed somewhere in the world, beef tripe is arguably revered in more cuisines, including French, Italian, Mexican, and Chinese, […]
Thankfully, the soup recipe repertoire I’ve built over the years come in handy, especially the ones that do not require a […]
Under the power of steam, the ribs turned juicy with a perfectly balanced soft and chewy texture. The fermented black soybeans give the dish its signature aroma and a boost of umami. With only […]
Tian mian jiang (甜面酱), which literally means “sweet flour paste” in Mandarin, is a dark brown fermented paste made primarily from flour, water, and salt. It’s a key ingredient in the cuisines of Beijing and Northern China.
Many stir-fried dishes from the North use Tian mian jiang to flavor meat, seafood and […]
Pig’s feet, also known as trotters, are adored in many cuisines, including Southern cooking in the US. It’s easy to understand why: after a long simmer, they release gelatin to the cooking liquid, which adds richness to make a great stew or soup, or enhance the body of a quality stock.
Although nowadays arrowhead is rarely seen in food markets in the US, it was once a favorite food of many Native American tribes. Their edible corms were collected and consumed […]
Radishes are incredibly diverse and come in many different shapes, colors, and sizes. Among my favorite ones are three unique varieties from China: the legendary China Rose, the strikingly beautiful Watermelon Radish, and Green Radish, star of today’s recipe.
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