Five Ingredients, Flour • 面(miàn), Soup • 汤(tāng)

Chinese Gnocchi (猫耳朵 Cat Ear)

猫耳朵 (māo ěr duo). This is one of the dishes that brought me into the kitchen and start to get my hands dirty in food preparations. It is an important dish for me. The memories that I can still recall, when I helped to prepare this dish with my grandma, can be traced back to… Continue reading Chinese Gnocchi (猫耳朵 Cat Ear)

Seasonal Dishes, Soup • 汤(tāng), Winter • 冬(dōng)

Daikon Beef Soup (白萝卜牛肉汤)

In China, we have a famous saying: Eat radish/ daikon in winter, ginger in summer (冬吃萝卜夏吃姜). In our tradition, we believe in the Yin (阴) and Yang (阳) balance of the universe, so as in our body. In Summer because we sweat a lot, the heat inside our body, aka Yang (阳), runs out leaving… Continue reading Daikon Beef Soup (白萝卜牛肉汤)

Flour • 面(miàn), Seasonal Dishes, Soup • 汤(tāng), Winter • 冬(dōng)

Noodle in Beef Broth (牛肉汤面)

The comfort food for me, and lots of Chinese people, is noodle in soup.    The noodle has to be the long version, and the soup better is a meat broth. And when these two combine into a bowl, they have a magic powder to warm up my stomach and comfort my body.   Talking… Continue reading Noodle in Beef Broth (牛肉汤面)