Wontons in Sichuan Chili Oil

This recipe, Wonton Sichuan Chili Oil, can be found in markets all around the province, and they serve a mouth-watering version at Tim Ho Wan. 

Country Cornbread with Black Beans

This country cornbread incorporates black beans to add some sustenance to a quick and easy recipe that can be thrown together last minute, or in the morning before work. It is a versatile batter that can be baked in a cake pan, loaf pan or muffins to grab and go for the rest of the…… Continue reading Country Cornbread with Black Beans

Thanksgiving Cola Braised Ham Hocks

Turkey, turkey, turkey. You say Thanksgiving, first thing everyone pictures is a wattle-necked gobbler. Then they think dry, tough, chewy: these are not the words you want associated with your home cooking. Some of you might think stuffing or cornbread dressing is the best item on your Thanksgiving table. Stuffing and dressing are certainly scrumptious,…… Continue reading Thanksgiving Cola Braised Ham Hocks

Lion’s Head Meatballs (紅燒獅子頭) and Sichuan Strange Flavour Sauce (Guaiwei 怪味)

Turkey Lion’s Head Meatballs will be the most talked about addition to any holiday dinner. It tastes delicious, looks intense and has a bad ass name… it might even be healthy.

A Visit to Aidao Nunnery, for the Buddhist Vegetarian Lunch Ceremony, Wenshu Monastery and a walk around Chengdu

At precisely 11:40, the fish gong is struck and the lunch ceremony begins. Nuns sit in the first two rows of benches that line the Five Vision Hall…

Tim Ho Wan: In search of an authentic (barbecue pork bun) experience in the margins of Hong Kong.

There’s thousands of us, and we’re all lined up for tables, every day in every city in the world, waiting to get our teeth into the perfect pork bun…