Tag: chinese recipe

Jian Bing (煎饼)

Jian Bing (煎饼)

Jianbing (煎饼) is a crepe-like chinese pancake that’s loaded with egg, hoisin, chili oil, and your choice of fixins. They were one of my favorite breakfast eats when I interned in Shanghai! Check out my IG stories highlights for more how-tos. Ingredients: For the batter: Read More

Zhajiangmian (soybean paste noodles)

Zhajiangmian (soybean paste noodles)

Another childhood favorite of mine. Zhajiangmian, similar to but different from Korean jajangmyeon, is made with fermented soybean paste. Salty, thick, with just a touch of sweetness, it goes great over your favorite noodles or zoodles. Ingredients: 1 king oyster mushroom, minced 1/4 lb ground Read More

Tofu Wontons

Tofu Wontons

One of my goals is to be more conscious about my meat consumption. However, so many of my favorite Chinese foods have meat in them so I’ve been actively experimenting with new variations. These tofu wontons are bomb and while different from the standard pork Read More

Cai Fan (菜饭) – Rice with greens and Chinese sausage

Cai Fan (菜饭) – Rice with greens and Chinese sausage

I have memories of my mom making this in our old house in our trusty rice cooker, usually during the winter. She would tell me things like “winter bok choy is the tastiest” and “Canadian sausage is the best”. While I didn’t manage to find Read More

Sticky Rice Shu Mai

Sticky Rice Shu Mai

Unlike the HK-style shu mai you see at dim sum and yum cha that’s filled with meat and shrimp, Shanghai-style shu mai is stuffed with sticky rice mixed with ground pork, shiitake mushrooms, and dried mushrooms. However, more often than not, I never make it Read More