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Chicken Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf

Chicken sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf is a classic Cantonese Dim Sum dish. It is said this dish was born in the night market of Guangzhou before the 1950s. Initially, the sticky rice and bite-size chicken pieces were packed in…
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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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Dry Stir-Fry Beef Chow Fun Recipe

Like with people, every dish tells a story. Whether it is about the origin, legends, or nostalgic memories, you will be surprised what you could find out from a humble dish like Dry Stir-Fry Beef Chow Fun. If you…
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A Slice Of Cake That’s Worth The Trip To NYC

I’m in the middle of Eileen’s Special Cheesecake’s kitchen setting up to interview a baker and business owner Eileen Avezzano. The humble sized bakery at 17 Cleveland Place is crowded with cake lovers from every corner of New York and, as…
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