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.
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.
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.
Hot and Sour Hunan Green Beans are my take on a classic Hunan side dish: pickled long beans with ground pork. It’s one of the most memorable flavors of my childhood. Crunchy, spicy, savory, spicy, bright, these green beans instantly perk up any meal.