Zha Jiang Mian [炸醬麵]

I often feel that zhà jiàng miàn (炸醬麵) is more often known as a Korean noodle dish than the Chinese noodle dish from which its name comes from. The name literally means “Fried sauce noodles.” This is a really simple dish that you can easily make a big batch of and eat for a few [...]

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Tao’s first dish: Hoisin pork over noodles

“Mom? Can you tell me how to make ground pork with noodles?” I asked, living away from home for the very first time back in 2000, and feeling like some food from home. I needed step-by-step instructions to cook anything beyond eggs, noodles or rice at the time. I already had the ingredients, because of [...]

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Leek and beef stew

Yet another chinese home cooked recipe. Warning- I’m really bad with the measurements, since I just eyeball it. Next time I make this I’ll try and measure things out and update this post. Until then, just bear with me. This is a dish my mom taught me and I have made multiple times. Its got [...]

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chinese cold noodle or 涼麵

In response of the request for more chinese food recipes, here is another addition. This is a simple and quick recipe for yummy cold noodles. You usually see these noodles everywhere in Taiwan from the local food carts. Now you can have your own at home. It’s great to eat on this on warm summer [...]

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Leek pockets!

<sing in tune of hot pockets> Leek pockets! 韭菜盒子 or direct translation “leek box”. I just thought leek pockets was a catchier name. Tao and I have never made these before, but I have seen my mom and grandma make them before for me. I remembered all the ingredients from memory.. even mom was impressed [...]

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