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Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Ginger Scallion Noodles

Ginger Scallion Noodles By Andrew Zimmern If you love to cook, you should learn how to recreate the tent poles of culinary wisdom from cultures around the world, starting with these addictive ginger scallion noodles. This recipe has the hallmarks of classic Shanghai-style scallion noodles mixed with Japanese-style charred scallion noodles with tsukemono pickles. It […]

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Roasted Pork Belly

Pork Belly 101 By Andrew Zimmern Roasted pork belly is one of the most unctuous, delicious dishes that you’ll ever eat. To achieve a meltingly tender piece of pork crowned with crispy skin requires a multi-day process, but don’t let that scare you, it’s a simple technique. Serve it with bao, or on its own […]

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Ma Po Eggplant

Ma Po Eggplant By Andrew Zimmern This is one of my favorite Chinese dishes, made easy for the home cook. It’s a spicy, savory pork sauté served over roasted eggplant. I adore eggplant and make this dish all the time as part of a multicourse Asian spread or just by itself alongside a bowl of steamed […]

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Ginger Scallion Oil

Ginger Scallion Oil Dipping Sauce By Andrew Zimmern Chopped scallions, grated ginger and salt are combined with heated peanut oil to create this flavorful dipping sauce—the perfect complement to my Hainanese chicken rice. This sauce is so easy to throw together, and pairs well with a piece of grilled meat or fish, noodles, dumplings or […]

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Hot Sesame Oil Dipping Sauce

Hot Sesame Oil Dipping Sauce By Andrew Zimmern This dipping sauce uses hot sesame oil to coax the flavor out of ginger, garlic and Szechuan peppercorns. It goes well with my Hainanese Chicken Rice, on pork, chicken, fish or beef. You’re going to love it. Instructions Place all the ingredients except the oil in a […]

Andrew Zimmern’s Favorite Chinese Restaurant in Minneapolis

Shuang Cheng Everyone knows a Chinese restaurant like this one, armed with an enormous 400-item menu that mostly caters to a Westerner’s palate. And while Shuang Cheng offers a dizzying variety of dishes, it defies the stereotype that quantity does not equal quality.  I usually skip straight to the seafood page of the menu. If […]

Chicken Recipes from Around the World

11 Delicious Ways to Cook Chicken If you’re stuck in a rut with flavorless, boneless chicken breast as the mainstay of your weeknight dinners, I encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and try one of these recipes. Whether it’s grilled, fried, steamed, braised, roasted or tossed in a hot wok, there are hundreds of ways […]

Andrew Zimmern’s Weekly Chinese Food Fix

Szechuan Spice Of all the great regional Chinese cuisines, Sichuan food holds a special place in my heart. While we don’t have as many great Chinese restaurants as I would like in Minnesota, we do have a few that absolutely blow me away and Szechuan Spice in Uptown is one of them. It’s best to […]

Andrew Zimmern’s 10 Best Recipes for Clams

10 Quick Ways to Cook Clams at Home I’ve always loved clams. During my childhood summers, my dad and I would spend the day clamming in the bay of Long Island’s South Fork. I can eat the briny, succulent shellfish by the dozens. Whether you poach them in wine, stuff them with bacon and breadcrumbs or add […]

Chinese Recipes Made Easy for the Home Cook

Celebrate Chinese New Year With These Recipes Chinese cooking has complex, technique-driven elements, which makes it a bit daunting for the average home cook. But, practice makes perfect. Get a great cookbook, and cook a new dish twice a week. Next, make sure you have the right equipment (a good wok, a bamboo steamer) and the […]

The Perfect Pork Egg Rolls

The Chinese Take-Out Classic Gets an Upgrade By Andrew Zimmern Studded with tons of flavorful vegetables, herbs and aromatics, I guarantee these are the best egg rolls you’ve ever eaten. Plan ahead, as you want the filling mixture to sit in the refrigerator for a few hours to allow the flavors to develop. Trust me, […]

Fish in Chili Sauce

Fish in Chili Sauce By Kei Lum and Diora Fong Chan Recipe from China: The Cookbook by Kei Lum and Diora Fong Chan. Instructions REGION: SICHUAN PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES, PLUS 20 MINUTES SOAKING TIME COOKING TIME: 25 MINUTES SERVINGS: 4 Put the mushrooms and black fungus in 2 separate bowl and soak in cold water for at least 20 minutes, or […]

Mapo Tofu

Mapo Tofu By Kei Lum and Diora Fong Chan Recipe from China: The Cookbook by Kei Lum and Diora Fong Chan. Instructions REGION: SICHUAN PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES, PLUS 5 MINUTES SOAKING TIME COOK TIME: 5 MINUTES SERVINGS: 4 Soak the tofu in a bowl of hot water, add 1/2 teaspoon salt, and set aside for 5 minutes. Drain. Heat […]

Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup By Kei Lum and Diora Fong Chan Instructions SERVINGS: 6 PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES, PLUS 20 MINUTES SOAKING TIME COOKING TIME: 15 MINUTES REGION: SICHUAN Put the mushrooms and black fungus into two separate bowls, cover with cold water, and soak for at least 20 minutes, or until softened. Drain both. […]

Go Eat Kyrgyz Dumplings at Jibek Jolu

Central Asian Comfort Food in Chicago You’ve probably heard me say that you can understand the history of a country and its people by looking at its food. No where is this more true than the countries of Central Asia, where the Silk Road impacted all parts of culture. Dive into the meat-centric culinary traditions of […]

One of the Single Best Plates of Food in Minnesota

The Best Thing I Ate Last Week (And the Week Before That) By Andrew Zimmern Of all the great regional Chinese cuisines, Sichuan food has a special place in my heart. While we don’t have as many great Chinese restaurants as I would like in Minnesota, we do have a few that absolutely blow me […]