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Roast Lamb Kebabs - Yang Rou Chuan

Roast Lamb Kebabs – Yang Rou Chuan

Yang Rou Chuan (Roast Lamb Kebabs) were originally a traditional food in Xinjiang Province. Since then it has become the most popular street food all over China. Especially on summer evenings, you can find people with friends or family sitting or standing in front of a small roadside snack kiosk, having a plate of kebabs and […]

Yu-Shiang Eggplant (Aubergine)

Yu-Shiang Eggplant (Aubergine)

Yu-Shiang Eggplant (Aubergine) is a common and popular dish of Sichuan Cuisine. Eggplant absorbs a lot of oil, so normally the cook will deep-fry the eggplant before stir-frying. In this way, the eggplant will be tender and bright in color, very tasty but also very oily. I love eggplant, but really don’t like the idea that the […]

Sautéed Shredded Potato with Spicy and Sour Sauce

Sautéed Shredded Potato with Spicy and Sour Sauce

Same as in western countries, potatoes play an important role on Chinese dining table; different from western countries, potatoes are eaten as dishes together with rice. There are many different ways to cook potatoes in China, such as stir-fired, stewed and in a salad. In all these different kinds of potato dishes, Sautéed Shredded Potato with […]

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Chinese New Year Celebrations

The most important Chinese holiday is Chinese New Year, which as known as the Spring Festival. The festival ushers in the lunar New Year, from the eve to the 15th. It is a time when the whole country throws itself into celebrating and eating. Once upon a time, there was a monster called Nian, it […]

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken

What is the most popular and famous dish in Chinese restaurants in western countries? The answer has to be: Kung Pao Chicken. This dish was invented in the Qing Dynasty by an officer, which was about 300 years ago. Every time this officer had guests come over, he would ask his chief to make a dish with peanuts, chicken […]

Spinach in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Spinach in Sweet and Sour Sauce

This is a Chinese appetizer, healthy and really easy to make. Spinach in Sweet and Sour Sauce Ingredients: 250g spinach 5g ginger 3 tbsp vinegar 1 tsp light soy sauce 1/2 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar Methods:    Quickly put the spinach in just-boiled water and take it out (maybe 30 seconds). […]

Cucumber and Meat Ball Soup

Cucumber and Meat Ball Soup

Meat Ball Soup is a common family dish in northern China during winter. I still remember in cold winter nights when I came home from school, I would see the orange light in the window. When I open the door, parents brought up a large bowl of steaming hot meat ball soup…nothing could warm me up better than […]

Stir-fried Noodles in Soy Sauce

Stir-fried Noodles in Soy Sauce

We like to have few bags of instant noodles in the kitchen just in case. This has been proven a very good idea, especially when you have a lazy day at home. But isn’t it boring to have the same instant noodle soup all the time? Well, actually, there is a lot more you can […]

Braised Pork - Hong Shao Rou

Braised Pork – Hong Shao Rou

Hong Shao Rou (Braised Pork) is a traditional home-style dish in China, it plays a very important role on Spring Festival’s dinner table. It was also Chairman Mao’s favorite dish. Braised Pork – Hong Shao Rou   Ingredients: (serves 2) 800g streaky bacon (very thick, non-smoked, non-sliced) 2 spring onion 10g ginger 4 cloves of garlic 2 star anise […]

Spicy Hunan Potato

Spicy Hunan Potato

Hunan is in the mid-west of China, the food there is famous for a spicy and sour taste. There is a Hunan restaurant near our apartment in Beijing, which we call “The Cheap Place”. Small restaurant,  cheap price but genuine Hunan style dishes. We were the regular clientele of this restaurant. Once we had some […]