The Woks of Life Christmas Wishlist


Can you believe it took us about 12 years of disastrous experimentation with cheap cheese graters before we finally splurged on a Microplane? (One of our top kitchen purchases of all time, by the way.) It’s this and other follies that result in us seriously jonesin’ for kitchen gadgets this time of year–both practical and [delightfully] not-so-practical. Here’s our […]

Easy Fish Tofu Soup

Easy Fish Tofu Soup, by

Every time we come across a dish we love, we can’t wait to share it with our readers here on TWOL. Today, I would like to share our newfound love: this easy Fish and Tofu Soup (白菜豆腐鱼汤). Winter is here, and we could all use a good bowl of soup to warm us up. This […]

Shanghai Fried Noodles

Shanghai Fried Noodles, by

I wish I could say that as a Shanghai native, I grew up eating “Shanghai Fried Noodles” (上海粗炒面). I don’t actually remember eating this when I was young, but in recent years, I’ve noticed that my cousin always orders it for her kids when we eat out at Shanghainese restaurants. The kids would immediately go for […]

Cantonese-Style Ginger Scallion Lobster

Cantonese-Style Ginger Scallion Lobster, by

If you’ve ever had the privilege of attending a 10-course Chinese Wedding Banquet meal, you know what Cantonese ginger scallion lobster looks and tastes like. It is one of my favorite courses at a Chinese banquet, and one of the best ways to enjoy fresh lobster. Ginger scallion lobster is usually served as the sixth dish in a 10-course meal, so make sure you […]

Sausage Balls 2 Ways

Sausage Balls 2 Ways, by

Disclaimer: This recipe is not healthy. It’s basically fat city. #whocares #itsChristmas Yes, sausage balls aren’t exactly the healthiest of holiday appetizers. But what better time to indulge in a few of these awkwardly named treats than this time of year, when waistbands are loose and thoughts of dieting are quietly suppressed? I guess that […]