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 […]
Thankfully, the soup recipe repertoire I’ve built over the years come in handy, especially the ones that do not require a […]
After a series of holiday parties and family gatherings in November and December, it’s not uncommon for most people to feel overstuffed. That means January is a great time to adjust your diet to “detox”.
My go-to “detox” and feel-good dishes are usually tofu stews with vegetables. In fact, I make them […]
Yardlong beans have been cultivated in the warmer parts of Asian countries for centuries and widely used in Asian cuisines. In recent years, they’re also being “discovered” by professional and home cooks in the US who are interested in expanding their vegetable horizons.
Chinese rice congees vary considerably by region. The seemingly simple combination of rice and water can create endless variations, depending on the type of rice, amount of water, length of cooking time, or the assortment of garnitures you use.
As a sequel to my post on Cantonese-style […]
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.
Uyghur food from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, located in the western part of China along the fabled Silk Road, draws influences from the neighboring countries and creates something quite distinct from the rest of China.
For example, the much-celebrated local rice dish, romanized as polo, polov, or pulao, is very similar […]
Soft, smooth, creamy, and warming, congee shares the same traits as many other comfort foods around the world, such as polenta, mac and cheese, grits, oatmeal, and chileatole. We love them because they bring […]
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