Black wood ear mushrooms have appeared in several of my recipes before. Their unique neutral taste and crunchy texture, not to mention the nutritional and medicinal properties they […]
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 […]
During hot weather, however, a better way to enjoy wontons is to serve them cold without the broth. In fact, cold wontons (冷馄饨) , together […]
The answer lies in three words: gelatin, fat, and emulsion. As the fish cooks, gelatin-producing parts of the fish, especially […]
Fresh green soybeans are among my most eagerly anticipated seasonal produce each year. When they finally make their appearance at Union Squire Greenmarket during late summer, they fill the market, and my heart, with joy and rapture.
Green soybeans, also known as edamame, are picked fairly young before they turn starchy. They […]
As we all know, food and festivals go hand in hand. For most people from Northern China, the must-have food to celebrate Chinese New Year, which starts today, is water dumpling, or Shui Jiao (水饺) in Mandarin.
You cannot find a better way to start the New Year than getting the entire […]
To avid noodle eaters, myself included, the large selection of appetizing cold noodle dishes available to us means we can go about our noodle slurping activities with the same vigor and gusto despite rising mercury levels.
We can have Japanese-style cold soba or udon noodles with a chilled dipping sauce. Or Korean-style […]
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