Five Spice Powder—Basic Homemade Version

Five Spice Powder—Basic Homemade Version

Homemade Chinese five spice powder with star anise, cloves, Sichuan peppercorn, fennel seeds and cinnamon. Recently, I get readers ask about how to choose five spice powder. She is complaining about the too strong cinnamon taste in store bought version. Honestly I did not know which brand to recommend because in most case, I use my homemade version. Seeing the name, the first impression is that this mixture contains five types of spicy materials. Basically five spice powder is mainly … [Continue reading...]

Bitter Melon Juice

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Healthy bitter Melon Juice with apple and lemon water. Bitter melon is a really popular ingredient in Asian countries. It is the vegetable I both love and hate. There are many Chinese bitter melon recipes from salad to soup, from braised recipes to stir fry recipes, from tea to juice. Bitter melon has many health benefits including losing weight, fighting against cancer, cool the body down etc. It may also be used as a source of vitamins and minerals, particularly potassium, folate … [Continue reading...]

(Szechuan Eggplant) Yu Xiang Eggplant

Szechuan eggplants--Yu Xiang Eggplants

Szechuan eggplants–Yu Xiang Eggplant. One of the representatives of Sichuan cuisine is Sichuan eggplant, or  Yu Xiang Qie Zi(鱼香茄子in Chinese). “鱼香” actually means Fish-Fragrant, is a kind of…

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Braised Beef Noodle Soup

Red Braised Beef Noodle Soup |ChinaSichuanFood

Sichuan style red-braised beef noodle soup, although not so famous as Taiwan red braised beef noodle soup outside China, is still the top noodle dishes within the country….

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Red Bean Soup Recipe

healthy red bean soup

Red bean soup, one popular Chinese dessert of Tangsui group, is served either cold in summer or hot in winter. In Chinese it is known as “Hong Dou…

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Dry fried (Gan Bian) Cauliflower

Dry fried Cauliflower—Gan Bian Cauliflower

Dry fried cauliflower with a savory and slightly spicy taste! What’s Gan Bian—Dry frying Gan bian or dry-frying is a famous cooking method in Sichuan cuisine with dry-fired…

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Red-Curry Clam

Red-Curry Clam

Spicy red curry clams, heat up this autumn. Around 1 month ago, my friend travelled to India and my gifts were large bags of curry and other yummy…

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Szechuan Chicken—Mala Chicken

Authentic Szechuan Chicken—Mala Chicken

There are two most famous and yummy Szechuan chicken dishes. One is the world-famous kung pao chicken and the other one is Laziji(mala chicken). Mala Chicken usually refers to…

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Chinese Mandarin Pancake

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Chinese Mandarin pancake—Moo Shu shells . This mandarin pancake is known as “Dan Bing”, literally meaning singular pancake. It is originated from Shandong province. However the Chinese serving…

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