Category Archives: Recipes

Learn to Make Beef and Soy Sauce Rice

Soybean rice is a popular dish and easy to cook. Some people think soy sauce is too dry and they add beef and soup to make it softer. If you have leftover beef and rice, this dish is the best way to avoid wasting...


Learn to Make Candied Hawthorns

When winter comes to the capital, vendors hit the streets of Beijing with carts full of candied hawthorns, a snack known in Chinese as tanghulu for its gourd-like shape. Candied hawthorns are pitted, skewered on a kabob and coated with rock sugar to create...


Learn to Make Bean and Minced Meat

If you need a dish to make your rice disappear, then beans and minced meat is one of the easiest and most popular options. Ingredients: 500g beans 200g minced pork 5g spicy peppers green onion garlic 1 tsp light soy sauce 1 tsp sugar...


Learn to Make Taiwan O’ajian

O’ajian comes from Fujian province, where it is one of the traditional snacks. The name means “oyster omelet,” and was first made by people who lived along the coast. O’ajian can be found throughout southern China. In the north, it is only served by...


Learn to Make Spicy Dry Potato Pot

Potatoes show up in many of China’s more popular dishes. The most famous is probably disanxian, a combination of potatoes, green pepper and eggplant. For an alternative, try this dry pot recipe that yields tender yet crispy potatoes through a combination of steaming and...


Learn to Make Muslims Dish Tasimi

Tasimi is a traditional Muslim dish. It is said that in Qing dynasty, one of the emperor’s wives came from the west and she also brought the famous dish Tasimi. In her language, Tasimi means mutton. Tasimi is sour and sweet. Families also use...


Learn to Make Northern Style Yellow Bread

Caituanzi, a steamed bun made of corn flour over a vegetable and meat filling, is a traditional food of northern China. Caituanzi are similar to baozi, but are yellow and bigger. Ingredients: 200g corn flour 100g flour 5g yeast 1 bag pickled Chinese cabbage...


Learn to Make the Most Famous Fujian Dish

Fotiaoqiang, which means “Buddha jumps out of the wall,” is one of the most famous dishes of Fujian province. The name comes from a Qing dynasty poem that described a dish to fabulous that even Buddha would jump out for a taste. Fotiaoqiang is...


Learn to Cook Tomato and Brisket Pot

Beijing is getting colder, and the season for hotpots and stews has arrived. This tomato and brisket pot, with its fiery red color, is the perfect theme to keep you warm until the heat comes on. Ingredients: 1kg brisket 1 carrot ½ onion 2...


Learn to Make Salty and Crispy Chicken

Yansu chicken (salty and crispy chicken) is a popular Taiwanese dish. Many restaurants and shops throughout Beijing have attempted to bring this island favorite to the big city. But if you live too far from these restaurants or want to recreate the taste of...