Food

Hard to believe, I failed to make sweet rice dumplings again…!

  I know the lantern festival is already over, but as a southerner, I am really keen on all kinds of products made from glutinous rice.  😀 These sweet rice dumplings for instance. Black sesame balls are called ‘汤圆tāngyuán‘ in Chinese Mandarin, it is usually served as a traditional dish during the Lantern Festival(元宵节yuánxiāo jié), which …

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Simple but unforgettable, boss, give me one bowl of Gantiao noodles! | 老板,来碗干挑!

我还是记得上一次我说要做干挑面的事。 I still remembered last time I said I’d like to make the noodles from my region – 干挑面 gān tiāo miàn. 当然不是随便说说哒!  This is not a joke!  我真的做了, 哈哈哈! I made it, hahaha! 就跟我上次说的一样,这道菜是我们江浙北部的早餐之一。 As I said last time, this dish is mainly served as breakfast in the north of Zhejiang Province. One of …

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This oil is fragrant and the scent increases my appetite | 猪油的醇香真的让我胃口大开

Recently, I really want to eat some nostalgic food such as Gantiao Noodles (干挑面 gāntiāo miàn) – one of the most popular breakfast for locals in my area. However, to make an authentic gantiao noodle, lard is necessary.Therefore, this triggered me off making lard oil by myself. The process of making lard oil is quite …

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Eight cuisines in China – part 1

  There is a large number of different dishes in Chinese cuisine. They are distinguished by its flavor, color, taste, cooking techniques, the choice for ingredients, etc. Today, we are going to see the 4 of the 8 most influential and crucial cuisines in China!     鲁菜 lǔ cài – Shangdong Cuisine Shandong cuisine …

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