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On October 19, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
There has never been a more simple hóngshāo ròu (红烧肉, red-braised pork belly) known to me until the day I visited Chen Chen’s family in Shanghai. Deliciousness is the result after braising pork belly in soy sauce, sugar, ginger, and star anise. This recipe is for a hóngshāo ròu of a sweeter flavor. For my friend’s [...]Continue Reading →
On August 25, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Chengdu, Sichuan, China — ShowShanti owes a lot of its success and existence to the families found using social media. One such family of brother Jiǎng Yì (蒋毅) and sister Jiǎng Lì (蒋利) was found online. We broadcasted our desire to meet families in Sichuan region to learn [...]Continue Reading →
About the author: Juling He, writer and translator, is married to Zuofei Yuan, a happy young man who sings songs while washing clothes and listens to music while cooking at home after returning from his research at the Chinese Academy of Science. With the spare time he had on holiday, he cooked a lot and found [...]Continue Reading →
Twice-cooked pork is a famous Sichuan dish. It takes its name from the method of cooking the pork… twice. I learned this dish from Jiǎng Yì (蒋毅) in Chengdu. Jiǎng Yì can prepare eight recipes of twice-cooked pork. This recipe is lighter in spice and flavor than the variation usually served in a [...]Continue Reading →
On July 25, 2011 By Juling He (何菊玲)
Written by “Oo妖妖o”, translated by Juling He and Shanti Christensen
About the author: Born during the 1980s in Guangdong, “Oo妖妖o” is a young woman who has always loved food, travel, and cooking at home. Sometimes she dedicates herself to writing. We met “Oo妖妖o” on Weibo and were intrigued by her passion for food and how much [...]Continue Reading →
In China, it is common to see vendors sell yóutiáo (油条, deep-fried twisted dough sticks), dòujiāng (豆浆, hot soybean milk) in a plastic cup, xiàn bǐng (馅饼, buns with different fillings), or jīdàn guàn bǐng (鸡蛋灌饼, naan-like bread, grilled and stuffed with egg, lettuce, and/or or ham (火腿, huǒtuǐ). in many streets of Beijing. Many office workers eat these street snacks [...]Continue Reading →
This recipe was taught to me by Zhu Dandan in Beijing who learned it from her Shanghainese grandmother. Her grandmother only stir-fried the dumplings. Zhu Dandan stir-fries the dumplings with diced vegetables to make it more nutritious for her family. I mince a 1-inch piece of ginger and mix it into the pork [...]Continue Reading →
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