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After an amazingly inspiring lunch at Maison Boulud, I was in a fog of ecstasy but my stomach felt punished from over-eating. Completely my fault as I seem to have a case of chronic joie de vivre. It was like [...]

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Beijing, China — Previously Juling He (aka Adeline) posted a lovely story depicting a harmonious collaboration with her husband making là cháng (腊肠, Chinese homestyle sausage). Many of our readers loved the story but wanted something a little [...]

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Learned from Zhōu Shifu, Xiao Zhou‘s father

shǒu sī zhúsǔn (手撕竹笋, hand-torn bamboo shoots)

Shǒu sī zhúsǔn (手撕竹笋, hand-torn bamboo shoots) is a simple dish made with fresh bamboo shoots. Canned bamboo shoots won’t do the flavor justice and may only hint of [...]

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Suān là zhēng jī (酸辣蒸鸡, free-range chicken steamed with pickled chili peppers) is a popular dish in Hunan and everyone makes it differently. Varying by the cook’s style, every bowl I’ve come across is easy to make yet so delicious. Zhou Shifu‘s version is especially easy, and the most [...]

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One month ago, just after returning to Beijing from  Changsha, I was inspired to pickle chillies the way two families pickled theirs.

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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 

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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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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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