Fried Chicken Wings, Takeout Style

Takeout Style Fried Chicken Wings, by

Chinese take-out fried chicken wings are just the same as regular old fried chicken, right? Wrong. These are special. I remember my father used to make a tray full of wings piled high each day at our restaurant. They were pre-fried in the morning and re-fried to order throughout the day, and those mountains would […]

Chongqing Chicken

Chongqing Chicken, by

Chongqing Chicken (or chongqing lazi ji -重庆辣子鸡) is a dish that has everything going for it. It’s legendary. It’s dramatic. It’s mouthwatering (to me, anyway). And despite its deadly spicy look, it’s actually really good. If you’ve seen a picture of it on a menu at a Chinese restaurant, you might not have dared touch […]

Cinnamon Raisin Buns

Cinnamon Raisin Buns, by

Cinnamon Raisin Buns join the pantheon of awesome bakery bun recipes that we’ve built off of what I now consider to be one of the most useful recipes on our blog––our easy Asian milk bread. If you’re new to the Woks of Life, we’ve also done: Pineapple Buns Hot Dog Buns Chinese BBQ Pork Buns  Coconut […]

Chinese Ribs w/ a Sesame Crust

Chinese Ribs w/ a Sesame Crust, by

Chinese ribs with a sesame crust…one of my better inventions of late. Baby back ribs are always a treat, no matter how they’re prepared, but when coupled with savory Asian flavors, they make a delicious, winning dish to have with cold drink, or some stir-fried baby bok choy or garlicky broccoli as a side dish. The […]

Bacon and Egg Fried Rice

Bacon and Egg Fried Rice, by

Today, we’re going to shake up breakfast (And lunch. And dinner. The beauty of this dish is that you can pretty much eat it any time of day), with our bacon and egg fried rice. Whether it’s breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast, it’s just…really good. Me and bacon and egg fried rice go waayy […]

Pineapple Buns

Pineapple Buns, by

For a long time now, pineapple buns, or bo lo bao, have been my unequivocal go-to choice whenever I walk into a Chinese bakery. I blow right past the char siu bao, the coconut buns, and the hot dog buns…and mosey right on over to these fluffy, delightfully quirky looking yellow half-domes of buttery, sugary joy. They. […]