Crispy Tofu Without Deep-frying! (脆皮豆腐)

This Crispy Tofu recipe is all about textural contrast: the crispy outer coating vs. the soft, tender interior of the soft tofu itself. I serve it drizzled with a quick sauce, reduced down until thick and syrupy, and fresh scallions. The best part? No deep-frying necessary!  How to Make Crispy Tofu The secret to making… […]

Chinese Boiled Shrimp

Simple and healthy Chinese boiled shrimp or Chinese poached shrimp.  Fresh shrimp has a lovely light and sweet taste. When dipping with a lovely ginger and scallion soy sauce dressing, it tastes even better.  Poaching is a very popular cooking method in Guangdong cuisine, usually used for fresh and nautically sweet  ingredients like chicken, shrimp,… […]

Chinese Sausage Rice Cooker Rice (Lap Cheong Fan)

This Chinese Sausage Rice Cooker Rice is an emergency recipe for busy weeknights when you don’t have much in the fridge besides a few links of lap cheong. It’s so easy we feel a little silly even calling it a “recipe.”  Just think of it as a dinner hack you have in your back pocket… […]

Spicy Sichuan Okra Salad

This spicy Sichuan Okra Salad was inspired by a restaurant dish we tried at Sichuan Mountain House in Manhattan. You don’t necessarily think of okra when you think of Chinese cuisine, but this dish puts okra’s delicate flavor and unique texture on full display!  Recipe Inspiration This past summer, Kaitlin and Sarah were in Manhattan’s… […]

Happy Moon Festival! 4 kinds of mooncakes 🥮 中秋节快乐!

Mid-autumn festival, aka Moon Festival, is one of most important festivals for Chinese people. It falls on the 15th of the 8th month of Chinese lunar calendar. Hope you will find moon cakes near you. Happy Moon Festival! Enjoy! Ceramic Pot​ Dashi Mirin Filter Bags Stainless Steel Steamer Steamer Plate […]

Beef with String Beans

Beef with string beans is a simple, delicious one pan dinner to serve with steamed rice. It’s also a great meal prep option—you can marinate the meat and mix the sauce in advance (either the night before or in the morning), and then whip up the dish when you come home!  Searing Green Beans Unlike… […]

How to Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节)

The Mid-Autumn Festival, after Lunar New Year, is the second most important Chinese holiday of the year. It’s a time to get together with family, eat, worship the moon, and celebrate the fall harvest! In this post, we’ll talk about how to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with friends and family! When is the Mid-Autumn Festival?  The Mid-Autumn… […]

Scallion Oil Noodles

Scallion (green onion) noodle is one of the simplest Chinese noodles, using the very basic ingredients fresh alkaline noodles, scallion, oil, soy sauce and sugar. It is provided by almost every street noodle restaurants in many cities. This scallion oil mixed noodle or green onion oil mixed noodles has become one of the most popular… […]

Lotus Mooncakes with Salted Egg Yolks

It’s mooncake time again: the Mid-Autumn Festival! Lotus Mooncakes with Salted Egg Yolks are so popular that many readers requested a recipe after seeing my Savory Mooncake post. To my understanding, this filling combination is the top choice for most Cantonese folks––Bill included––when it comes to mooncakes. I originally posted this recipe in September of 2016,… […]