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Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

Hot and sour soup was originated in Sichuan over 1000 years ago. Nowadays, it has becomes so popular that you can even find it throughout Chinese restaurants in the US. Today we are going to make hot and sour soup. It's a perfect soup…
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Legendary Mapo Tofu Recipe

Mapo Tofu is a classic Sichuan dish. It has a numbing sensation when you eat it. It’s spicy, hot, and savory. It’s definitely my kind of good eats! According to legend, an elderly widow in the Qing Dynasty invented Mapo Tofu. She has…
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DIY Vietnamese Spring Rolls Recipe

Rice lies at the center of Vietnamese cuisine. The crop is abundantly grown throughout Vietnam, with paddies especially concentrated around the Red River Delta in the north and the Mekong River Delta in the south. Even the shape of…
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Cantonese Char Siu 2.0 Recipe

Char siu, or Chinese barbecued pork, is a sweet and savory Cantonese classic. The name of the dish literally translates to “fork-roasted,” in reference to how it was traditionally cooked: skewered onto a long fork and roasted in an…
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Mango Sticky Rice Recipe

Mango Sticky Rice is a classic Thai dessert. In Thai, we call it khaoniao mamuang. It’s also one of my favorite desserts of all time. Growing up in Bangkok, I remember eating khaoniao mamuang all the time. Especially during the hottest…
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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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