chinese food

Original Szechuan Don Peter Chang Is Getting Into The Fast-Casual Game

A slimmer, still spicy menu for new Virginia digs
Feb 26, 2015 10:00 am

The famously nomadic cult figure of classic Szechuan cooking in America, Peter Chang, has something remarkably contemporary in the works: a casual spot that will serve a pared-down version of the celebrated chef's usual repertoire inside an existing Chinese restaurant in Virginia. That's right, a fast-casual joint, or Szechuan Chipotle, if you will. Albeit one bearing the legendary chef's own distinctive branding: Peter Chang Wok it will be called.

Our 12 Favorite Chinese Recipes Of All Time

Take down your recipe rut with a pair of chopsticks
Dec 23, 2014 2:00 pm

You've been cooking holiday-style for like, a month now. Break out of your rut, fire up the 'ol wok and dig into some Chinese food. We declare: 'tis the season. We've got a dozen recipes to choose from, some authentic, some brand-new, all influenced by the vast food culture within China. The thought of another huge bird or ham-centric feast makes us want a bowl of noodles for some reason. 

There's A General Tso's Chicken Documentary, And It's Going To Make Our 2015

Those spicy fried nuggets are Hollywood gold
Dec 4, 2014 2:00 pm

If you've been to an American Chinese restaurant that didn't have General Tso's Chicken on the menu, you may not have been at an American Chinese restaurant. The sweet and spicy fried chicken is such a staple that director Ian Cheney of eye-opening food documentary King Corn turns his camera on the dish's journey from Shangai to every Chinese restaurant, ever. Behold, the mighty poster for The Search For General Tso.

The Benihana Folks Debut Sorba, A Brand-New Bowl Of Noodles

Watch out, fancy ramen, KOA's sorba noodles rock!
Oct 30, 2014 3:00 pm

There's no food enthusiast on earth who doesn't go weak at the knees for a steaming bowl of Asian noodles. New Yorkers only ever demand what's new, so hit KOA in NYC's Flatiron District and meet sorba, your new favorite comfort food with a twist that's distinctly Japanese (and healthier than a fried pork cutlet). With Iron Chef Yuji Wakiya at the kitchen helm, this is one dish you can't just Yelp and wait in line for.

Meet The Julia Child Of Chinese Food In America

Cecilia Chiang liberated a nation from chop suey
Oct 7, 2014 11:45 am

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 9:00 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 9:00 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.

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