Zongzi (Cantonese Style)

Zongzi (Cantonese Style), by thewoksoflife.com

Just in case this is the first time you’re reading about zongzi (粽子), it’s basically a Chinese version of a tamale: rice wrapped inside a leaf, then boiled in water until it’s cooked through and softened. They can be made savory or sweet, and everyone has their favorite flavors. Bill pretty much only likes the […]

Vegetable Ramen

Vegetable Ramen, by thewoksoflife.com

Vegetable Ramen is a simple and easy-to-make meatless Monday meal all instant ramen lovers must try. (For you devout carnivores, just add your favorite meat, and you’re also ready to go!) Despite the bad press instant ramen gets about being unhealthy and generally bad for you, it is unquestionably two things: 1) tasty and 2) cheap! I’ve […]

Stuffed French Toast

Stuffed French Toast, by thewoksoflife.com

If you’ve ever lived in Philly, it’s entirely likely that you’ve enjoyed the stuffed French Toast (i.e. delightful bricks of challah, cream cheese, fruit, and maple syrup *lakes*) that are served up at Sabrina’s Café. The challah is thick and golden and perfectly french-toasted (i.e. not-at-all soggy). The cream cheese filling–I personally prefer banana cream […]

Steamed Whole Fish

Steamed Whole Fish, by thewoksoflife.com

A steamed whole fish with Ginger, Scallion, Soy and cilantro is a big favorite on any Chinese table, and it’s almost always served at holiday meals and special occasions. This is definitely true for Cantonese families at formal wedding and Chinese New Year banquets, but also for family gatherings at home. For those from Shanghai […]