Stewed Beef Shank with White Radishes

Outdoors it is snowing in great flakes. Indoors  beef broth is warmly bubbling and boiling in an earthenware pot, filling the whole house with the scent of savory meat. This is a food memory for many native Chinese on snowy days. Weather in March is really moody in Philadelphia. The other day we still enjoyed... Continue Reading →

Red Braised Tilapia

A fish dish is indispensable on Chinese New Year Eve feast. No fish, no feast. When treating guests, Chinese usually automatically cook one fish dish. Red braising fish is a classical and home style dish at Chinese people's dinning table. I grew up with eating a lot of fish. However, there is a big difference... Continue Reading →

Vegan Home Style Tofu

Mapo tofu  is a well-known Chinese dish even in the Western world.  Besides, there is one more stereotyped tofu dish-- deep-fried tofu drowned in thick sweet and sour sauces in many Chinese restaurants in the US. Do native Chinese cook tofu in this way? The answer is absolutely no! Chinese have numerous ways to cook... Continue Reading →

Korean Cucumber dish

I happened to see this kind of cucumber at H Mart this Saturday, which is not usually available at local supermarket or farmer's market in Philadelphia. It‘s tagged as Korean cucumber. Actually it's also a common cucumber in South China. Unlike most of the dark green and dry cucumbers locally,  it's succulent, a little sweet... Continue Reading →

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