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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 →
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 →
While traveling with Shanti, I had the pleasure of getting used to staying in hostels. For the most part, I was surprised by how cozy, cheap, well-furnished and well serviced they were. However, over the length of the trip, hostels had to slowly win my love over with their Chinese-English dictionaries, WiFi, and the complimentary golden retriever in every lobby (we saw three of them in three separate hostels).Continue Reading →
Shanghai, China — First night in Shanghai, we went to a party for the brand Converse. When I first heard about the event, I thought it would be a big opening for a store in Shanghai. I was surprised to find out that Converse was really just hosting an awesome party in a warehouse where we could silkscreen our own t-shirts, listen to live electronic rock and collectively paint a huge canvas mural.Continue Reading →
Thanks to Timeout Shanghai’s article featuring top reasons to love Shanghai, I weathered the crisp freezing morning, hobnobbed with the market goers and snacked on a couple of Chinese breakfast favorites.
Cōng Yóu Bĭng (葱油饼, Green Onion Pancakes)