Yi Reservation http://yireservation.com My Authentic Chinese Kitchen and Beyond Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:04:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Sweet Cinnamon Cold Noodle Dessert http://yireservation.com/recipes/sweet-cinnamon-cold-noodle-dessert/ http://yireservation.com/recipes/sweet-cinnamon-cold-noodle-dessert/#comments Thu, 24 Aug 2017 21:28:57 +0000 http://yireservation.com/?p=23502 how to make sweet cold chilled noodles
Last week’s Szechuan spicy cold noodle was such a big hit. I received a number of emails from some of you and I truly appreciate your support to this recipe oasis of mine.

Since a lot of you expressed great interest in more cold noodle recipes, I am going to share a unique dessert cold noodle recipe with you today. (more…)

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Szechuan (Sichuan) Spicy Cold Noodles 四川涼面 http://yireservation.com/recipes/szechuan-spicy-cold-noodles/ http://yireservation.com/recipes/szechuan-spicy-cold-noodles/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:31:30 +0000 http://yireservation.com/?p=23439 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 (more…)

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Easy Red Bean Sticky Rice Dumpling | Zongzi 粽子 http://yireservation.com/recipes/red-bean-sticky-rice-dumpling-zongzi/ http://yireservation.com/recipes/red-bean-sticky-rice-dumpling-zongzi/#comments Fri, 26 May 2017 02:13:13 +0000 http://yireservation.com/?p=23378 how to make zongzi
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 delicious traditional Chinese treat served around Dragon Boat Festival.

If you haven’t heard, Dragon Boat Festival (aka Duanwu festival ) is a Chinese holiday that occurs on the 5th day of May according to the Lunar calendar. For this year it falls on May 30th. (more…)

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Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup (Recipe + Product Review) 藥膳雞湯 http://yireservation.com/recipes/chinese-herbal-chicken-soup/ http://yireservation.com/recipes/chinese-herbal-chicken-soup/#comments Fri, 05 May 2017 15:28:08 +0000 http://yireservation.com/?p=23243 root+spring herbal soup kit reviewThis 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 bothering me for weeks wasn’t going away soon.

Already watching my schedule and diet amid a trifecta of a bad cold, overseas trip jet-lag, and bad spring allergies, I knew I had to do something more.

My Chinese instinct immediately told me that I needed o a good Chinese herbal soup to boost my immune system and reset my inner balance. (more…)

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Chinese Stir-Fried Shredded Potatoes 醋溜土豆絲 http://yireservation.com/recipes/chinese-shredded-potatoes/ http://yireservation.com/recipes/chinese-shredded-potatoes/#comments Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:39:27 +0000 http://yireservation.com/?p=23309 how to stir fry shredded potato strips vinegar flavor
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. (more…)

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Osaka Food and Tour on Modest Budget – Part 2 http://yireservation.com/travel-dine/osaka-food-and-travel-guide-2/ http://yireservation.com/travel-dine/osaka-food-and-travel-guide-2/#comments Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://yireservation.com/?p=22988 Food and travel guide Osaka Japan Dotonbori
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 a modest budget and we both think it was a success! (more…)

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Sichuan Style Wontons in Spicy Chili Oil 紅油抄手 http://yireservation.com/recipes/sichuan-wontons-in-spicy-chili-oil/ http://yireservation.com/recipes/sichuan-wontons-in-spicy-chili-oil/#comments Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:51:45 +0000 http://yireservation.com/?p=22957 how to make red oil wontons

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 of spicy chili oil.

Now, just imagine having both of the two in one tasty dish (already drooling)….

….Which brings us to the recipe I’d like to share today – Wontons in Spicy Chili oil – a popular Chinese street food I grew up eating in Sichuan. (more…)

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Osaka Food and Tour on Modest Budget – Part 1 http://yireservation.com/travel-dine/osaka-food-and-travel-guide-1/ http://yireservation.com/travel-dine/osaka-food-and-travel-guide-1/#comments Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://yireservation.com/?p=22971 Food and travel guide Osaka Japan 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 to share with you how awesome it was)

Our goal of this trip was to travel and eat well in Japan on a modest budget and we both think it was a success!

Although we didn’t get to splurge on some of the famous Michelin stared restaurants during this trip, we had plenty of adventures and delicious and affordable local food (more…)

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