Tag Archive: “Chinese food”

How to make crispy noodles and dumplings fast

My second 5 minute Facebook Live experiment didn’t pan out as well as expected. So, more experimenting.  Under the broiler vs frying in your wok requires much less oil and effort. The traditional technique to crispy gyozas/dumplings is to fry with oil, then add liquid and cover but it requires vigilance and can only be…



Shanti Christensen’s Book Giveaway and Umami Kale (updated)

Book Giveaway details below, ends tonight Sunday, April 16: 12am ET, good luck!  If you crave real home cooked Chinese food, you can win Shanti Christensen’s book, “Family Style Chinese Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from My Culinary Journey Through China!” (see details below!) It’s a MUST.  Shanti’s quest to learn authentic Chinese cooking led her into 40…



Chinese New Year Roundup of Celebrations in Miami

Kung Hei Fat Choy!  Since I’m not organizing a Chinese New Year gathering this year, I’ve put together a list of Chinese/Asian restaurants celebrating Year of the Rooster with a Lion Dance or Special Menu or both so you can go and experience it, you’re welcome.  Call them PRIOR to going to avoid disappointment, I’m…



Hakkasan, Only At Fall Menu

Visualize an angled crispy noodle nest spilling out with Crispy Beef Tenderloin that’s battered and so tender, you only need to pop it in your mouth without even chewing. This enchanting dish was a crowd pleaser and part of a collection of 8 small bites, main dishes and dessert with cocktail pairings from the Only…



Wok Town, South Beach

I am not a fan of Chinese food in Miami, it’s full of MSG, way too salty and every dish arrives swimming in brown goopy sauce.  And tonight proved to be the same old repertoire at Wok Town in South Beach!  Too bad, because they actually do a nice job with their concept which is…



Asian Markets in Miami

If you’re new in town, here are just a small selection of Asian markets I’ve personally visited over the years. Posting a separate one for Broward, so envious, they have a much bigger selection of Asian markets and restaurants. If you know a really good one, hope you’ll share with us so I can add…