Melissa Joulwan’s Chinese Five-Spice Pork Ribs

Fall-Off-The-Bone Pork Ribs By Melissa Joulwan Want to be a kitchen wizard (while doing minimal work)? Of course you do! Thanks to succulent pork, good spices, and a slow cooker, this recipe results in fall-off-the-bone-if-you-look-at-them-askance ribs that are infused with the complex and comforting flavors of Chinese five-spice powder. The kicker? Your time investment is […]

Pork & Asparagus with Chile-Garlic Sauce

Authentic Chinese at Home By Andrew Zimmern Fermented chile-garlic bean sauce (toban djan) will change your cooking life. You can marinate with it, use it as a rub, in a sauce or any way you can imagine. The fermented beans supply all the punch of authenticity and honesty you need to make some great Chinese […]

Verdant Tea

Artisan Chinese Tea A recent addition to Minneapolis’ Seward neighborhood, Verdant Tea Tasting Room & Tea Bar offers a curated selection of artisan, seasonal Chinese teas from small family farms. Owners Lily and David Duckler are obsessed with tea and the hospitality culture that revolves around it. They spend a lot of time in China each year […]

Peter Chang

Incendiary Chinese Cuisine Many consider Peter Chang to be the greatest Chinese chef cooking in America, and he has a devoted legion of followers to prove it. Chang’s food-obsessed groupies, who’ve spent years chasing the peripatetic chef across the country, are finally at peace now that he’s settled down in Virginia. At Peter Chang’s China Cafe you’ll […]

Sun Wah Barbecue

Perfect Peking Duck By Bob & Sue In between our memorable meals at Alinea and Grace, we enjoyed Sun Wah’s perfectly prepared Peking duck with soft buns. This informal north side neighborhood restaurant attracts large crowds of appreciative diners who also enjoy the delicious egg rolls, barbecued pork, and Singapore style rice noodles. Contact 5039 N Broadway Chicago, IL […]

Fu Xian-Style Crispy Salt-and-Pepper Lobster

Wok-Tossed Lobster By Andrew Zimmern Instructions Servings: 4 to 6 Cut lobster bodies in half lengthwise and tails once crosswise. Crack claws, remove knuckles from main claw. Remove and discard top shell carapace covering the small set of legs, reserve for another use. Trim and discard the fibrous lung tissue. You should have 4 claws, […]

Wok-Tossed Crickets with Chives & Black Beans

Hot Wok Crickets By Andrew Zimmern High in protein and rich in minerals, crickets are the most popular insect eaten around the world. In the Philippines they’re sautéed with vinegar, onions and tomatoes; in Mexico they’re served more like a bar snack–dry roasted and seasoned with salt and lime; in Thailand, crickets are simmered in coconut […]

5 Questions: Jason Wang

Obsessed with Entrepreneurship Jason Wang has brought renewed energy and killer business acumen to his father’s acclaimed Xi’an Famous Foods, a string of casual yet highly-regarded restaurants in NYC serving the authentic cuisine of China’s Shaanxi province. The family-run empire is a result of old world techniques (his father, David Shi, is an incredible chef who […]

Boiled Chinese Dumplings

Be careful, these are highly addictive. By Andrew Zimmern This dumpling recipe is much easier than you’d think and they can be made in advance, frozen on baking sheets and then bagged. Frozen dumplings take a little longer to boil but the quality is still strong. I have to say, there is something magical about […]

Biang!

Masters of Xi’an Cuisine Jason Wang of Xi’an Famous Foods fame is a phenomenal young entrepreneur. The family-run Chinese food empire is a result of an amazing combination of old world techniques ­– David Shi, the father, is a great chef from China who opened the first Xi’an Famous Foods in the Flushing mall in […]

Happy Garden

Cantonese Dim Sum Dating back more than 120 years, Honolulu’s Chinatown is reportedly the oldest in the United States, and it’s teaming with fantastic Chinese snack shops, bakeries, markets and restaurants. This neighborhood is energized by new waves of immigration and enriched by the prolific bounty of the South Seas. For old-school Cantonese dim sum, […]