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.
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 […]
Print Recipe Green Tea Krumkake Cookies Servings Ingredients 1 Tbsp matcha powder (green tea powder)½ cup water2 cups powdered sugar4 eggs1 ½ cups sugar1 ½ cups all-purpose flour8 oz melted butter 2 sticks Servings Ingredients 1 Tbsp matcha powder (green tea powder)½ cup water2 cups […]
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 […]
Print Recipe Water-Cooked Fish Servings Ingredients 1 lb fish fillet cut into thin slicesteaspoon ½salt1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine1 teaspoon cornstarch1 cup fresh mushrooms sliced1 cup Chinese celery cut into 2” lengths5 tablespoons Vegetable oil separated1 star anise1 1 ” stick cinnamon5 cloves garlic crushed2 […]
Almost every Sichuan family will have a few Pao Cai jars in their kitchen or on their balcony. What used to be a method to preserve a bountiful harvest has become a daily enjoyment: to many Sichuanese, no meal is complete without some crunchy pickled vegetables. […]
This economical noodle dish is served chilled or at room temperature. The fiery spicy sauce pairs perfectly with the refreshingly cool noodles – no wonder this snack is so ubiquitous all over Sichuan! Print Recipe Mung Bean Jelly with Sichuan Spicy Sauce Servings Ingredients 1 […]
Paella, Spain’s most famous dish is undoubtedly one of the world’s great rice dishes. The first time I saw a traditional paella pan, I thought it was a particularly shallow flat-bottomed wok. That got me thinking about how a Chinese cook would prepare the same dish. The result is this East-West hybrid that works especially well in an electric wok.
Taro cake (simplified Chinese: 芋头糕; traditional Chinese: 芋頭糕; pinyin: yùtóu gāo; Cantonese Yale: wuhtáu gōu) is a Chinese dish made from the vegetable taro. While it is denser in texture than radish cakes, both these savory cakes made in a similar ways, with rice flour as the main ingredient. When served in dim sum cuisine, it is cut into square-shaped slices and pan-fried before serving. It is found in Hong Kong, China, and overseas Chinatowns restaurants. Other ingredients often include pork and Chinese black mushroom, or even Chinese sausages. It is commonly topped with chopped scallions.