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Chinese Carrot Rice Cake (Hu Luo Bo Gao – 胡萝卜糕)

Chinese Carrot Rice Cake (Hu Luo Bo Gao – 胡萝卜糕)

Chinese Carrot Rice Cake (Hu Luo Bo Gao – 胡萝卜糕) is a great variation on the more common and traditional Chinese Luo Bo Gao, or turnip cake made with daikon radish. This version uses carrots, which is a more familiar and easy-to-find vegetable, but yields a similar texture and a great color! (Now, in case…

Szechuan Beef Stir Fry

Szechuan beef shreds or Szechuan style beef stir fry is a very popular and common Sichuan style stir fries which creates extremely delicious and hot flavors. There are actually two famous beef dishes in Sichuan cuisine. One is this savory tender beef stir fry and the other one is dry fried shredded beef with spices……

Shanghai Home-style Noodle Soup

Shanghai Home-style Noodle Soup

This Shanghai Home-Style Noodle Soup (上海烂糊面 – shanghai lan hu mian) is a creation of clever mothers during desperate times. This comforting noodle soup is made from simple ingredients, with slightly over-cooked noodles that expand and therefore become more filling. Hear me out! Back in the (old) days, my grandmother would make this noodle soup…

Winter Lamb Stew with Spicy Sausage

Winter Lamb Stew with Spicy Sausage

With most of the holiday decorations back in storage for the year and what seems like daily “gale warnings” popping up in my weather notifications this past week, it looks like that time of year is fully upon us here in the Northeast: full-on winter, without the holiday cheer to distract us all from the…

What to Eat in Macau

What to Eat in Macau

You touch down in Macau, and you’re only there for 1 day. Some people might be worried about maximizing their time in the casinos, but our chief concern was what to eat in Macau! There are only 3 meals in a day, and only so much food one stomach can handle in about 10 hours,…

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