Happy Lantern Festival! Celebrate the new year with me with an easy version of the traditional celebratory dish, tangyuan. These are soft, chewy glutinous rice flour balls stuffed with peanut butter and served in sweet soup.
A classic Hubei dish of steamed meatballs coated in a shimmering layer of glutinous rice. These pearl meatballs have a long history from the royal kitchens of imperial China to modern state dinners. But they’re festive, celebratory, and easy to make, so they’re the perfect choice for your next banquet.
Dry pepper chicken (lazi chicken or mala chicken) is a popular dish from Chongqing, Sichuan featuring tender nuggets of fried chicken in aromatic peppers and Sichuan peppercorns. Join me as I make my game day or festive appetizer spin on this modern Sichuan classic featuring healthy, easy convection baked chicken wings.
Tis the season… for 云火锅 a virtual hotpot party! With this year being a holiday season like no other, I can’t think of a more warming and comforting meal than hotpot. Better yet, it’s perfectly suited for a socially-distanced dinner party with friends and family.
Skip the supermarket ground pork. For the best texture in Chinese cooking, ground meat should be chopped by hand. A food processor makes it possible in a fraction of the time.
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 中秋快乐！I’m celebrating fall’s bounty with authentic rich, flaky Suzhou-style mooncakes, with my modern filling pin: pumpkin with maple and bacon.
Shanghai wontons come in two styles: small, pure meat wontons (a snack food) and large, meat and vegetable wontons (a meal). I’m making a kosher-friendly version of the big meal wontons, perfect for those who avoid pork and shellfish. Read on for important tips to make a great filling as well as detailed instructions for how to fold beautiful wontons.
Long hot peppers with pork are a classic Chinese stir fry combo. I’m sharing the best secrets for stir frying. Read on for the equipment and technique you need to achieve tender meat, crisp veggies, and wok hei “breath of the the wok” in any home kitchen.
A great kitchen tool brings joy but doesn’t have to be expensive. After extensive research and use, these are the must-have items from my own kitchen. All of them bring way more joy in the kitchen than their prices (all under $20) would suggest, and none of them take up much space.
Hot, spicy, mouthwatering Mapo Tofu embodies the ideals of Sichuan with bold spice and textural contrast. This dish has been a favorite across China since its invention in 1862. My version is so authentic, you’ll never eat takeout again! This recipe features the secret to cooking perfect cubes of tender silken tofu.