Szechuan (Sichuan) Spicy Cold Noodles 四川涼面

how to make Sichuan Spicy Cold Noodle
If you have been following this blog or my social media, you know my obsession with noodles is pretty well documented.

Not to exaggerate, I can take a bowl of delicious noodles at any time of the day, 365 days a year.

However, on a hot and humid summer day, I usually prefer a bowl of flavorful

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Easy Red Bean Sticky Rice Dumpling | Zongzi 粽子

Are you skilled in wrapping gift boxes or tying knots? You may also have what it takes to make these bamboo leave covered sticky rice (glutinous rice) dumplings aka Zongzi 粽子, a beautiful and...

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Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup (Recipe + Product Review) 藥膳雞湯

This delicious and healthy Chinese herbal chicken soup not only warms your heart but also heals your body and soul. On a recent Friday afternoon, it became clear to me that my constant fatigue and mild headache that had been...

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Chinese Stir-Fried Shredded Potatoes 醋溜土豆絲

Serious question – do you consider potato a vegetable or a starch food? As I was preparing for today’s recipe, I just couldn’t stop thinking about this question. And, depending on the answer of...

Osaka Food and Tour on Modest Budget – Part 2

In summer 2016, Mrs. Yi Reservation and I spent 9 days in japan touring Tokyo and Osaka/Kyoto/Nara (aka Kansai region). Our goal of this trip was to travel and eat well in Japan on...

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Sichuan Style Wontons in Spicy Chili Oil 紅油抄手

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know that I absolutely adore two things in my life: 1) a bowl of juicy and meat wonton/dumpling and 2) anything sitting in a puddle...

Osaka Food and Tour on Modest Budget – Part 1

In summer 2016, Mrs. Yi Reservation and I visited Japan for 9 days where we spent time in Tokyo and Osaka/Kyoto/Nara (aka Kansai region). (I know this is a super-duper-late post nonetheless we wanted...