酸辣黄瓜 Sour and Spicy Cucumber

酸辣黄瓜 Sour and Spicy Cucumber

May 17th, 2010 in Appetizer by Chris 0

Pinyin: suān là huáng guā Cucumbers are part of the squash family and have been cultivated by man for at least 3,000 years. Botanically speaking a cucumber is a fruit just like a tomato, but basically everyone considers them a vegetable. Many varieties are grown throughout the world and the vast majority of them are [...]

烟笋腊肉 Spicy Smoked Pork

烟笋腊肉 Spicy Smoked Pork

May 13th, 2010 in Mains by Chris 0

Pinyin: yān sǔn là ròu Salt is one of the necessary ingredients for us to live and has been used in cooking for almost all of human history. Salt is mined or harvested and then refined. Once it is refined a large portion of salt ends up in factories and is used for industrial purposes. [...]

三菇红烧豆腐 Fried Tofu and Mushrooms

三菇红烧豆腐 Deep Fried Tofu and Mushrooms

March 25th, 2010 in Food by Chris 0

Pinyin: sān gū hóng shāo dòu fu Recycled cooking oil has been a hot topic in the news the last several weeks. The China Daily published an article on just how bad recycled cooking oil is to eat and how much cooking oil is recycled in Chinese restaurants. About one tenth of the cooking oil [...]

豆腐干芹菜 Tofu and Celery Stir Fry

豆腐干芹菜 Tofu and Celery Stir Fry

March 4th, 2010 in Food by Chris 0

Pinyin: Dòu Fu Gān Qín Cài Some Central Europeans are deathly allergic to celery. Similar to peanuts, celery can cause severe anaphylactic shock that can be fatal in some people. Under normal circumstances though, celery is healthy. The stalks are an abundant source of fiber and vitamins, while the seeds are commonly used as to [...]

Sour and Spicy Cabbage

酸辣白菜 Sour and Spicy Cabbage

November 20th, 2006 in Food by Chris 0

Pinyin: Suān Là Bái Cài A way way spicy version of a classic dish. This dish normally is a bit less red and has a bit fewer peppers. But the fact of the matter is, nearly every take on this dish is good. It’s so basic and as such is more or less a staple [...]