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, but they’re side dishes, and so, left out of the … Continue reading Thanksgiving Cola Braised Ham Hocks
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. Continue reading Lion’s Head Meatballs (紅燒獅子頭) and Sichuan Strange Flavour Sauce (Guaiwei 怪味)
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… Continue reading A Visit to Aidao Nunnery, for the Buddhist Vegetarian Lunch Ceremony, Wenshu Monastery and a walk around Chengdu
This ‘char siu’ barbecue pork belly recipe stays true to traditional ingredients, but plays with a Western cooking techniques… Continue reading Char Siu Pork Belly Recipe; 叉燒 Cantonese Yale: Chāsīu
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… Continue reading Tim Ho Wan: In search of an authentic (barbecue pork bun) experience in the margins of Hong Kong.
The recipe below will render a much thicker, crunchier, and flakier pastry, which actually has a bit of spice to it… Continue reading Scallion Pancake Recipe – Cong You Bing (葱油饼)
The first bite of the pork and crab bao at Jia Jia Tang Bao will confirm what you had felt, intuitively, the moment you saw the restaurant’s unassuming facade… Continue reading Lost in Translation at Jia Jia Tang Bao