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Japanese Rolled Chashu Recipe

Japanese chashu is a topping for ramen. The pork belly is rolled up and then braised until it’s succulent and instantly melt in your mouth. It is also my favorite topping for ramen. But when you eat out, they usually only give you two…
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Cantonese Pork Belly Zongzi Recipe

 The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival, has a history of more than 2,000 years. It is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, which falls on June 7 this year. There are many legends about…
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Chicken Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaves

Lo mai gai, steamed bundles of sticky rice studded with bits of chicken and wrapped in lotus leaves, is a classic Cantonese dim sum dish. It’s said this dish was born in the night markets of Guangzhou, in the Guangdong province of…
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Sichuan Spicy Boiled Beef

 When I was a kid, my parents took me to a small Sichuan restaurant in the neighborhood with some of their friends. One of them ordered a dish called “shui zhu niu rou,” which literally translates to "water-boiled beef."…
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Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken with Basil Recipe

Walking through the Shilin night market in Taipei, Taiwan, I felt like I was entering another world. Bright neon signs hung from buildings and countless food stores and carts lined the streets; loud, fast-paced pop music blasted in the…
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Stewed Pork Belly with Glass Noodles

Stewed pork belly with glass noodles is the essence of Northeastern Chinese cuisine. It is one of the region’s four most popular stews. Due to the vast area and large population of Northeastern China, every family has its own…
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Yuan Xiao Recipe for the Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival, celebrated on the 15th and last day of Chinese New Year, falls on February 8th this year. There are many legends about the origins of the festival. One of the most famous dates back to over 2000 years ago,…
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