Dan Dan Noodles: entangle your tastebuds in spicy umami

Dan Dan Noodles: entangle your tastebuds in spicy umami

Dan dan noodles (a.k.a. dandanmian or dan dan mian) are a flavorful traditional street food from the Sichuan province of China. “Dan dan” originally referred to the long shoulder pole used by street vendors to carry the noodles. This dish was easily...
Xiao Long Bao: Chinese soup dumplings for the soul

Xiao Long Bao: Chinese soup dumplings for the soul

Xiao long bao (a.k.a. XLB, xiaolong bao or xiaolong mantou) are Chinese soup-filled dumplings. Typically, bao are steamed puffy white buns (or golden brown when baked) with either savory or sweet fillings. However, this type of bao doesn’t have a puffy bun at...
Chinese Hot Pot: the fondue of China

Chinese Hot Pot: the fondue of China

Chinese hot pot (also hotpot or steamboat) is a method of cooking raw meats, vegetables and other raw ingredients in a bowl of simmering soup. This soup is often a basic water-based stock. Origin According to Chinese Cuisine Stories, the earliest version of the...
Char Siu Bao: steamy pillowy pork buns

Char Siu Bao: steamy pillowy pork buns

Steamed buns with barbecue pork filling Char siu bao are Chinese (specifically Cantonese) barbecue pork buns. They are also known as cha siu bao or chashaobao. There are two main types of these buns, steamed and baked. The steamed bao are more common and have a puffy...

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