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Posts Tagged ‘andrea nguyen’

BBQ Pork Buns Two Ways

The steamed, BBQ pork-filled bun, cha siu bao, is like the gateway drug of dim sum. They’re easy to find, inexpensive, and even the worst of them are satisfying in their own way. If you didn’t grow up in an Asian household, there’s a good chance it was the first dim sum you ever had, […]

Shanghai Soup Dumplings

Yes, Virginia, there is Jello in Chinese cooking. You say you don’t believe it, but indeed, it’s true. Are you having visions of quivering rings of Astro-turf-colored sugar topped with glistening slices of Peking duck? (Actually, I found this photo on Flickr, it might be worse: duck hearts in gelatin.) You of biting sarcasm and […]

Preparing for a Perfectly Edible Chinese New Year

I guess when it comes to food, the holiday season isn’t quite over. In just a few weeks, it will be time to celebrate Chinese New Year. If you’ve never made a dumpling before, this is the perfect opportunity to try. It’s really not that hard, and it’s actually a fun way to spend a […]

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