Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New year! At this time,  China is embracing its first day of the year of Dog 2018, when most of Chinese are visiting friends or relatives, wishing them a happy New Year. Living overseas, we omit many traditional rites. But there is one most important rite we always keep- to cook a feast... Continue Reading →

How to Make Chinese Bacon

The 12th month in the Chinese lunar calendar is the pig-butchered season in China. Even for the Chinese New year, only a small portion is consumed. How do people preserve the rest large amount of pork? One answer is: to make Chinese bacon. We call it la rou (腊肉). In many places of South China,... Continue Reading →

Rice Pearl Balls

Rice pearl balls (珍珠丸子, zhen zhu wanzi) are one of my favorite hometown dishes. They have won almost every friend’s heart, whether Chinese or non-Chinese, especially kids. Every time this dish can be gone very quickly. I strongly recommend this dish to moms. Firstly it is nutritious and tasty, including  staple food, meat and vegetables;... Continue Reading →

Twice-cooked Pork Recipe

Twice-cooked pork  (回锅肉, hui guo rou) is one of the classic Sichuan cuisine dishes. Just as the name suggests, this dish has two cooking steps: firstly, boil until the meat is almost cooked; secondly, stir-fry. In China, a chef specializing in Sichuan cuisine will tell  you that the pork hunch should be selected to make... Continue Reading →

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