Autumn • 秋(qiū), Five Ingredients, Flour • 面(miàn), Fusion Flavor, Seasonal Dishes, Winter • 冬(dōng)

Braised Noodles with Green Beans (豆角焖面)

Every year in early Autumn, once I see there are green beans displayed on the stalls, I would immediately think of this dish: braised noodles with green beans. I remember my grandma used to cook this dish to me, so that I got to eat some green vegetables. And now I also cook this dish… Continue reading Braised Noodles with Green Beans (豆角焖面)

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)

Five Ingredients, Flour • 面(miàn)

Hand-Pull/ Biangbiang Noodles (油泼扯面)

In the cold winter days, besides a steaming hot soup that can comfort my stomach, I also crave for the hand-pulled noodles! Not any kind of noodles, Hand-Pulled noodles it is!!!   Why is that?! First it is, using an Italian word that I learned after living in Italy, artigianale. When I chew them, I… Continue reading Hand-Pull/ Biangbiang Noodles (油泼扯面)

Flour • 面(miàn)

Pan Fried Scallion Flavored Buns (葱油饼)

"If you could live with only one kind of food for the rest of your life. What would it be?" This was a question my husband (by then boyfriend) asked me when the first time he cooked for me. "It has to be the Buns!" I answered. For a person from north China, the buns… Continue reading Pan Fried Scallion Flavored Buns (葱油饼)

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)