Spring Bamboo in Chicken Broth

原鸡汁笋丝 Spring Bamboo in Chicken Broth

November 4th, 2007 in Food by Chris 0

Pinyin: yuán jī zhī sǔn sī It’s November now and this dish really hit the spot. It’s a combination of spring bamboo, mushrooms and assorted vegetables served in a bowl of some of the tastiest chicken broth I’ve had in a good long time. It really brought back memories of mom’s home cooking after a [...]

Slow Cooked Bamboo with Duck

笋干老鸭煲 Slow Cooked Bamboo with Duck

October 22nd, 2007 in Food by Chris 0

Pinyin: sǔn gān lǎo yā bāo Bamboo is such a very Chinese thing, from pandas to chopsticks it seems as though everything can be made from bamboo. There are a thousand different ways to eat bamboo, but this slow cooked bamboo with duck is one of the best I’ve discovered. The aroma is full flavored [...]

Egg Flower Soup with Beef

西湖牛肉羹 Egg Flower Soup with Beef

March 14th, 2007 in Food by Chris 0

Pinyin: Xī Hú Niú Ròu Gēng This is pretty much a classic dish that you’ll find on both sides of the pacific. It’s a pretty common dish in China and nearly every American Chinese restaurant in the USA has a similar dish. And by similar I mean pretty damn close to the exact same. You [...]

Yunnan Rice Noodles

过桥米线 Yunnan Rice Noodles

February 2nd, 2007 in Food by Chris 0

Pinyin: Guò Qiáo Mǐ Xiàn It seems as though more often than not when you go to eat out in China you also have to do at least a little cooking. Case in point is this dish of Yunnan Rice Noodles. The waitress brings around a tray of food stuffs as you can see in [...]

House Special Julienned Tofu Stew

私房煮干丝 House Special Julienned Tofu Stew

January 26th, 2007 in Food by Chris 0

Pinyin: Sī Fáng Zhǔ Gàn Sī A soup that isn’t a soup. Shrimp, tofu, and veggies in this soupy broth. As it turns out the soupy broth is quite good and worth drinking, even though it technically isn’t a soup. The food in and of itself is good. The tofu and shrimp are nice, a [...]

Mushroom Soup Medley

什锦菌菇汤 Mushroom Soup Medley

November 15th, 2006 in Food by Chris 0

Pinyin: Shí Jǐn Mó Gū Tāng Mushrooms galore! I do love mushrooms and consequently this soup is mighty tasty. There are at least three types of mushrooms in here, I think there might even be four or five and that broth is phenomenal, I don’t know what it was made out of but WOW. The [...]