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A delicious light-flavored soup that never aims to steal the limelight from other dishes; one bowl of páigǔ dōngguā tāng (排骨冬瓜汤, pork rib and winter melon soup) is never enough. Juling He‘s recipe is easy to make and healthy with her addition of goji berries, another anti-oxidant like blueberries and 

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Beijing, China — After a few winter holidays from Christmas, New Year’s and Chūnjié (Spring Festival, 春节), friends return from abroad and the calendars quickly fill. Time to reconnect and catchup over home-cooked meals. It’s part of my new year’s resolution to dine in more as it truly nurtures a sense of quality time, quality [...]

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By Juling He

Beijing, China — Returning home one day, I notice a small restaurant near Tuanjie Hu Subway Station, called Mén Dīng Li Bàodǔ (门丁李爆肚). It is always busy with customers. It is beyond my ability to figure out what kind of restaurant it is from the literal meaning, ‘doornails and cow belly [...]

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Toron — a favorite my Filipino mother made for me as a kid. It’s like lumpia, but sweet.

Ingredients: As Asian a ripe banana as you can find, sliced lengthwise Fresh jackfruit, canned will do Brown sugar cooking oil, I use sunflower Method: Wrap one banana slice, two pieces of jackfruit, and a sprinkle of [...]

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Hey everyone! How was your Valentine’s Day? My gift was my husband’s cooking with love.

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The 15th day of the lunar year is called Yuánxiāo Jié (元宵节, Lantern Festival). In Chinese, Yuánxiāo (元宵) means the first full moon night of the year.

Tāngyuán (汤圆), also called yuánxiāo (元宵) in some places. Tāngyuán’s pronunciation is similar to tuányuán (团圆, to come together). In the past, people only ate tāngyuán on the [...]

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小时候,妈妈问我想吃什么,我总是说:我想吃好吃的。到现在这依然是我生活中的愿望。我一直在寻找好吃的东东!

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By Elaine Liu (eliu.tumblr.com) — “When I was small and my mom would ask me what I wanted to eat, I would say, “我想吃好吃的東西” which translates to, “I want to eat something delicious.” This is still my wish. I’m always on the lookout for something good to eat!”

When I’m at school, one [...]

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