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Ma Po Tofu

Ma Po Tofu

A classic favorite — Ma Po Tofu is a fiery Sichuan classic named for the pockmarked (po) wife (ma) who supposedly invented it at her husband’s restaurant. Ma Po Tofu is a justly popular menu item in many Chinese restaurants, especially in Chengdu.

Tea-Infused Steamed Custard

Tea-Infused Steamed Custard

Print Recipe Tea-Infused Steamed Custard Servings Ingredients 6 oz chicken broth2 oz water1 teaspoon green tea leaves2 eggsteaspoon ½salt4 medium sized shrimp Sauce: cup ¼chicken broth1 teaspoon green tea leaves1 teaspoon cornstarch slurry Servings Ingredients 6 oz chicken broth2 oz water1 teaspoon green tea leaves2 […]

Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Print Recipe Fresh Fruit Popsicles Servings popsicles Ingredients cup ½ sliced kiwicup ½ sliced strawberriescup ½ blueberries2 cups apple juice or Lutien Lotus Seed Drink Servings popsicles Ingredients cup ½ sliced kiwicup ½ sliced strawberriescup ½ blueberries2 cups apple juice or Lutien Lotus Seed Drink […]

Grilled Eggplant

Grilled Eggplant

Print Recipe Grilled Eggplant Servings Ingredients 1 Chinese eggplant Sauce: 2 teaspoons cooking oil2 teaspoons minced ginger2 teaspoons minced garlic1 tablespoon chopped fresh green chili1 tablespoon chopped fresh red chili1 tablespoon Chinese black vinegar1 teaspoon sugar1 teaspoon soy sauce Servings Ingredients 1 Chinese eggplant Sauce: […]

Steamed Pumpkin with Fermented Rice

Steamed Pumpkin with Fermented Rice

Print Recipe Steamed Pumpkin with Fermented Rice Servings Ingredients 1 kabocha squash Sauce: cup ½ rice lees*cup ¼ sugarcup ½ water2 tablespoons goji berries1 tablespoon cornstarch slurry Servings Ingredients 1 kabocha squash Sauce: cup ½ rice lees*cup ¼ sugarcup ½ water2 tablespoons goji berries1 tablespoon […]

Fruit Rolls in Rice Paper

Fruit Rolls in Rice Paper

Print Recipe Fruit Rolls in Rice Paper Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup cooked medium grain rice2 tablespoons coconut milk4 sheets Vietnamese rice paper1 kiwi fruit peeled and sliced1 yellow peach or nectarine pitted and sliced Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup cooked medium grain rice2 tablespoons coconut milk4 […]

Panda Sushi

Panda Sushi

A delicious recipe with a cute presentation!

Grilled Quail Eggs

Grilled Quail Eggs

Print Recipe Grilled Quail Eggs Servings Ingredients 2 teaspoons cooking oil6 quail eggs Spice mixture 1 teaspoon red chili powder1/2 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorn powder1 teaspoon granulated garlic1/2 teaspoon salt Servings Ingredients 2 teaspoons cooking oil6 quail eggs Spice mixture 1 teaspoon red chili powder1/2 teaspoon […]

Spicy Crispy Beef with Rice Crusts

Spicy Crispy Beef with Rice Crusts

Print Recipe Spicy Crispy Beef with Rice Crusts Servings Ingredients 10 oz flank steak2 teaspoons soy sauce1/2 teaspoon sugar1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine1 egg white1 teaspoon cornstarch oil for deep-frying 3 1/2 oz dried rice cakes 8 pieces, 2 ½” x 2 ½” each1 cup […]

Hot Pot Broth

Hot Pot Broth

Print Recipe Hot Pot Broth Servings Ingredients 3 tablespoons Vegetable oil1 tablespoon dried red chili pieces2 tablespoons DouBanJang spicy bean paste1 teaspoon fermented black beans, rinsed and drained2 slices fresh ginger1 stalk green onion2 pieces bay leaves1 tablespoon fennel seeds5 round cardamom fruit Fructus Amomi […]


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Ma Po Tofu

Ma Po Tofu

A classic favorite — Ma Po Tofu is a fiery Sichuan classic named for the pockmarked (po) wife (ma) who supposedly invented it at her husband’s restaurant. Ma Po Tofu is a justly popular menu item in many Chinese restaurants, especially in Chengdu.