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From the Other China: Uighur Lamb Kebabs

by Karen May 18, 2011
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Last week I made a very common Chinese dish, Chinese tea eggs. However, when we speak of Chinese food we're typically referring to the food of Han Chinese, which is an ethnic group that makes up about 92% of China's population. But at a population of 1.3 billion people, the seemingly meager 8% constitutes a […]

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From the Other China: Xinjiang Oasis Salad

by Karen May 18, 2011
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This is a perfect summertime salad inspired by the hot and dry summers in the Xinjiang province of China.  It reminds me of a shirazi salad, which isn't surprising given Xinjiang's location along the Silk Road.  The dressing for this salad is a simple mixture of fresh herbs and some salt.  Enjoy this cooling salad […]

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Chinese Tea Eggs

by Karen May 12, 2011
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Eggs, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  I love thee soft-boiled with some kaya toast dipped into the runny yolk.  And scrambled with some herbs and melty cheese.  And simply cooked over-medium in melted butter.  I love eggs any way, any time of the day.  One of my earliest egg-lovin' memories […]

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Chinese Scallion Pancakes: Pancakes Gone Global

by Karen February 28, 2011
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I’ve been looking forward to this post for a while now. Some fellow food bloggers OMG Yummy (@omgyummyblog), Chow and Chatter (@chowandchatter), Yumivore (@yumivore), and I were tweeting about our love for pancakes, when Rebecca from Chow and Chatter informed us that Pancake Day was just around the corner on March 8st. I took this […]

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10 Vegetable Stir-Fry: An Auspicious Chinese New Year Dish

by Karen January 31, 2011
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This week is Chinese New Year, and we're ringing in the year of the rabbit.  As an American, this is also about the time that my January 1st New Year resolutions have started to fade into the background, overwhelmed by the noise of everyday life. So I consider it an advantage to have another reason […]

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Hong Shao Niu Wei (Braised Oxtail): Eating China

by Karen December 23, 2010
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I've completely given up.  I'd been trying to balance the holiday eating madness by showing a little discipline here and there.  But my mother's oxtail cannot be passed up let alone eaten with restraint.  It is love in a pot. online essay Happy Holidays! Serves 2-3 – 2-3 lbs of oxtail – 1 inch thumb […]

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Hong Shao Niu Wei (Braised Oxtail): Visiting China

by Karen December 20, 2010
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This week we're getting a taste of my home for the holidays.  Cold and drizzly winter nights are perfect for braised meats in all their stew-like glory.  And for me, the ultimate in home and comfort is my mom's hong shao niu wei, or braised oxtail.  I always ask my mom to make this when […]

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Zongzi: Visiting China

by Karen June 14, 2010
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This week millions of people in China and Taiwan are celebrating Duanwu Jie (the Dragon Boat Festival). This festival is celebrated by eating zongzi, a small package of stuffed sticky rice wrapped in bamboo leaves. Also known as the “Chinese tamale,” zongzi can be stuffed with a variety of fillings ranging from savory pork belly […]

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