Shanghai Rice Cake Stir-fry w/ Greens

Shanghai Rice Cake Stir-fry w/ Greens, by thewoksoflife.com

This Shanghai Sticky Rice Cake Stir-fry with Shepherd’s Purse is another classic dish to add to your repertoire. We’ve talked about Shepherd’s Purse, or jicai, before––in our original dumpling post. Shepherd’s purse is a wild vegetable that’s kind of shaped a little like dandelion greens. They have a wonderful, delicate flavor, and they’re often used in this Shanghai-style stir-fried […]

Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)

Pho (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup), by thewoksoflife.com

Pho has long been one of my absolute favorite things to eat. There has been more than one occasion in which I have actually gotten in my car and driven over 45 minutes for the express purpose of indulging in good bowl of the stuff. Pho (I found out in college that it’s actually pronounced […]

Beef and Pepper Stir-fry

Beef and Pepper Stir-fry, by thewoksoflife.com

Beef and pepper stir-fry is a favorite dish of ours and is very simple to make. Tender flank steak is especially tasty when sliced into thin strips and marinated. Long hot green peppers are a very popular item at the Asian grocery store, and also readily available at our local supermarket. They pack a ton of flavor […]

Cantonese Roast Pork Belly

Cantonese Roast Pork Belly, by thewoksoflife.com

Cantonese Roast Pork Belly, or siu yuk (bah…my Cantonese is terrible…slash nonexistent), is getting added to our compendium of roast meats that can usually be found in your average Chinatown restaurant window. After already posting recipes for Soy Sauce Chicken, “White Cut” Chicken, Roast Duck, and Char Siu Pork, we’ve saved the best for last. Now, understand that […]

Chinese Braised Oxtails

Chinese Braised Oxtails, by thewoksoflife.com

These Chinese Braised Oxtails were one of the very first recipes we ever posted on the site. At the time, however, our photo-taking skills weren’t so great. On the one hand, I felt like this post was sort of lost in the archives, and I wanted to bring it back. On the other hand…I just […]