Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang

I remember the first time I had beef rendang. I was about eleven years old, sitting in a Malaysian restaurant in a NJ strip mall, and it was one of the most amazing things I’d ever eaten. I figured that it would be an extremely difficult dish to make, considering the complexity of the flavors(…)

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Spicy Lamb Buns w/ Honey Soy Drizzle

Spicy Lamb Buns w/ Honey Soy Drizzle

In China–Beijing especially, it seems, you’ll see a lot of things served with bread–pillowy soft steamed buns, doughy pancakes, and small hollowed-out bread “cups” that you can fill up with meat and vegetable fillings. Yes, here in China, the carb fest extends far beyond just rice and noodles. In the spirit of blissful carbohydrate intake–with a(…)

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Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Chinese eggplant with garlic sauce, or “fish fragrant eggplant” (yuxiang qiezi) is a familiar dish in many American Chinese restaurants and buffets these days, but it’s also a dish with many authentic variations in China, and we’re long overdue on sharing our version of this much-loved classic. In most cases, Chinese restaurants make this dish by deep frying(…)

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