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

Steamed Dumplings with Daikon Pork Filling (萝卜猪肉馅蒸饺)

Growing up as a norther Chinese, I remember that dumpling has played a huge part in our life. We eat dumplings for most of the important occasions: Chinese New Year dinners, family gatherings, farewell/ welcoming meals, etc. It is a social food, as it can involve many people into the preparation; meanwhile it brings together… Continue reading Steamed Dumplings with Daikon Pork Filling (萝卜猪肉馅蒸饺)

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)

Five Ingredients, Flour • 面(miàn), Fusion Flavor

Noodles with Tomato Scramble Eggs (番茄炒蛋拌面)

What is the dish that every Chinese people knows how to cook? It has to be the tomato scramble egg (番茄炒蛋)! It was the first dish my Mom taught me to prepare, and it was as well her first dish taught by her mother. The tomato scramble egg has been regarded as THE entry to… Continue reading Noodles with Tomato Scramble Eggs (番茄炒蛋拌面)

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)