chinese food

Meet The Julia Child Of Chinese Food In America

Cecilia Chiang liberated a nation from chop suey
Oct 7, 2014 12:45 pm

Egg drop soup, chop suey, sweet and sour everything that pretty much sums up the sorry state of Chinese food in America before Cecilia Chiang came along. Her San Francisco restaurant, The Mandarin, which opened in 1961, introduced U.S. diners to things like red-cooked pork and pot stickers and greatly elevated people's expectations of Chinese dining in general. Chiang's story is the subject of a new film, Soul of a Banquet, which opens in select theaters on Oct. 21. Watch the trailer here.

Guide To Indianized Chinese Food In 6 Dishes

It's full of chilis and salt and totally delicious
Aug 5, 2014 10:00 am
A classic Indian-Chinese spread.

One of the most surprising things about eating around India is how easy it would be to dine on nothing but Chinese food. Pop into any sort of restaurant — from a beach shack in Goa to a halal joint in Karnataka to a French-influenced restaurant in Pondicherry — and you'll frequently find an entire section of the menu dedicated to Chinese specialties. And that doesn't even factor in the countless actual Indian-Chinese restaurants readily found around the country.

A Peking Duck Museum Opens In Beijing. We Approve Of This.

Food Republic 100% endorses this kind of museum
Jul 11, 2014 10:00 am

We’ll be the first to admit that we’re not the most well versed when it comes to museums here at Food Republic. There are, of course, a few exceptions to this statement. For example, word comes from The Wall Street Journal that a roast duck museum has opened to the public in Beijing. Now, that is our type of museum. Read on.

Cray! This Is How Fortune Cookies Are Made.

But really, how do they do it?
Jul 8, 2014 11:00 am

We’ve all experienced the wonder that is the fortune cookie. Sure, you’ve just polished off full plates of General Tso’s Chicken and orange beef, but are yet somehow still able to take down that two-pointed sweet crisp made from flour, sugar, vanilla and sesame seed oil that comes with the check. Have you ever wondered just how exactly fortune cookies are created, though? Read on.

There's A Documentary About The History Of General Tso's Chicken!

Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival in April
Apr 9, 2014 4:00 pm

It might be the dish that the majority of Americans associate with Chinese cuisine. It’s available in pretty much all of the 50,000 or so Chinese restaurants in the United States. But how exactly did General Tso’s Chicken reach such levels of ubiquity? And who was General Tso in the first place? An upcoming documentary seeks to answer all these questions.

On Cathay Pacific, The Amenity Kit Is Also A Guide To Hong Kong Dim Sum

Hydrate your face while learning about pork puffs
Apr 8, 2014 2:00 pm

If you're flying to Hong Kong from the United States, you've got roughly 15 hours from the time your plane hits the Pacific to dream about dim sum. Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific knows this all too well and they're doing their part to make your pork bun dreams a reality –  at least in the form of their latest Premium Economy amenity kit from Goods of Desire. Yes, that is a guide to dim sum right there.

Is The Bacon And Shrimp Roll The Doritos Taco Shell Of Dim Sum?

Appearing on a trolley cart near you
Mar 10, 2014 10:00 am

Vegans and followers of kashrut are probably horrified at this thought. But it’s basically the Doritos taco shell of dim sum. It's novel. You want to try it no matter what. There is no shame involved.

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