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June 30, 2016

Soy duck, made from soybean curd sheets (腐皮), is a typical cold dish in southeastern China ( areas surrounding Shanghai).  It is a great appetizer to start a feast with, as it is light, fresh, and flavorfu...

June 28, 2016

We went to a local farm years ago and found some beautifully pumpkin shaped strawberries.  The  multi-layers leaves with sawtooth rim caught our attention too.  The strawberries just reminded me of a beaut...

June 28, 2016

I was travelling in Manhattan and went to a ramen restaurant near Washington Square Park for a quick lunch. It turned out to be a good decision since the miso soup noodles I ordered tasted wonderful. The m...

June 27, 2016

I have cooked ground pork in a similar way before. But this version is much more flavorful.  What are the secrets here?  First, use pork belly instead of pork shoulder or pork loin.  The pork skin and fat...

June 26, 2016

Eggplant is my favorite vegetable. I just can’t get enough. Today what I am sharing here is one of my favorite ways to cook eggplant. It can be served either hot or cold. It’s a great dish to serve at a pa...

June 10, 2016

I had never tasted Chinese toon tree leaves until a couple years ago, when the toon tree in my garden had grown big enough to harvest from. The toon tree leaves have a very distinct earthy flavor: like cil...

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