Chinese Stir-Fried Shredded Potatoes 醋溜土豆絲

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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 the question, you’d either call today’s Chinese shredded potatoes a vegetable dish or a side dish.

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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...

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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...

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Easy Chinese Tea Eggs 茶葉蛋

For those of you who travel a lot, you know that street food is more than just a quick and delicious way to fill up your tummy but a unique way to learn a new culture...

How to Make hot chili oil 辣椒油)

How to Make Hot Chili Oil 辣椒油

Updated on 2/27/2017. Originally published on 2/24/2011 Chinese hot oil aka spicy chili oil or 辣椒油/红油 in Chinese is a chili infused oil and a fundamental condiment used in many Chinese dishes. And for...

How to Make Steamed Rice without Rice Cooker stove top

How to Make Steamed Rice without Rice Cooker 米飯

Basic cooking: steamed rice with no rice cooker (stove-top method) Let me start this post by telling you something embarrassing. A few weeks ago, I had a friend over to help me put together...