Chou doufu (臭豆腐) which literally translates to “stinky tofu” is tofu that’s been fermented in a jar for months. With the help of my friend, I got my hands on some genuine, locally fermented Chinese stinky tofu and I (stupidly) eat some … Continue reading →
Dumplings are a central part of Chinese cuisine. Typically a dumpling consists of ground meat or vegetable filling wrapped up in a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is sealed shut by a dextrous pinch of the fingers. But that’s … Continue reading →
In the illuminated night market of Kashgar, one scent in particular is so sweet and alluring that I can’t resist. It’s the smell of creamy Uyghur ice cream, made fresh by Uyghur Muslim street vendors. Watch them churn up delicious homestyle … Continue reading →
The only thing better than watching a Chinese street-side vendor cook is watching a beachside vendor cook. Feel the sand under your feet and the salty sea breeze in your hair as you enjoy this short video about cooking and eating squid on a … Continue reading →
I love trying new food, especially when I have to travel to eat it. In the far west of China’s XinJiang province is a small city called Kashgar, where you can find an interesting Muslim Uyghur specialty: roasted pigeon. Click here to watch … Continue reading →
Hands down, my favorite part about visiting Xi’an was trying all kinds of new, delicious foods. Watch this special eight-minute video to see some of the street foods that I sampled during my recent trip to Shaanxi’s capital.
After waiting almost two weeks to receive my passport with a renewed residence permit, I’m free to live in China for another year, and my long-awaited journey across China has finally begun. First stop, Zibo, for some delicious homemade jiaozi.
Sitting down to eat a traditional Chinese meal with friends is one of the best parts about living in China and one of the best ways to experience Chinese culture. Every so often, my colleagues invite me to join them for … Continue reading →