chinese food

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.

Are These Really The Top 100 Restaurants In Hong Kong?

Interest in the Chinese city state is exploding
Mar 4, 2014 1:00 pm

Last week we told you about how Hong Kong is fast become the go-to food/travel destination in all of East Asia. The Chinese city-state is one of the world’s most exciting places to eat and the American media and air carriers have taken notice (ramping up non-stop flights and marketing the food angle pretty hard). And while the 9 restaurants we wrote about are all worth a visit, we sort of knew that it was only scratching the surface. Earlier today, the surface was smashed through with the announcement of Hong Kong's top 100 tables. Do you agree with the picks?

Video: This Heartwarming Video Reminds You Why We Use Chopsticks

Prepare for "a blissful taste of Chinese culture."
Feb 26, 2014 12:30 pm

If you've ever wondered why, with the advent of the fork, Asian people still use chopsticks, grab an "emotions" tissue and the takeout menu now, because after you watch this video from China's CCTV, all you'll be able to do is cry and eat lo mein. All in all, not a bad Wednesday.


Mango Coconut Rice Pudding Recipe

This dessert recipe uses up leftover rice. Sweet!
Jan 28, 2014 5:45 pm
mango sticky rice
Photo: Jason Hutchens on Flickr

Need a way to use up a bunch of leftover dessert from that takeout Thai or overly ambitious curry you just made? How about dessert? That's right: this mango coconut rice pudding recipe calls for leftover rice.

8 Places To Eat In The Less Touristy, Way Authentic, Chinatown In Queens

Regional flavors, 3 a.m. noodles, fire, dumplings
Dec 10, 2013 11:00 am

The Chinatown in Flushing, Queens is the less touristy, rowdier and more diverse cousin of the older Manhattan Chinatown. Its food courts offer fare from all over China and are a favorite of chefs like Danny Bowien and Messrs. Bourdain and Zimmern, while restaurants serve an alphabet of dishes from along the Silk Road. The scene is also alive with Korean-accented meat cookery, late night noodle bar hopping and New York City’s only Southeast Asian/Cajun crab shack. All of this is available via a short-ish ride on either the 7 train or Long Island Railroad. Here are eight favorites stops.

Why You Should Always Have Chinese Sausage In Your Fridge

6 new ways to cook with sweet, smoky lap chang
Oct 16, 2013 11:30 am

There's something I pick up at the Asian supermarket every three or so months, because that's about how often you need to replenish. It's a giant pack of individually wrapped Chinese sausage links, otherwise known as lap chang. Here are six innovative ways to use it, and about 30 reasons you should keep it in your fridge.


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