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Category Archives: Chinese Food

Vegetarian Dumplings

Today marks the beginning of Chinese New Year 2018!  The Year of the Dog! As I shared in my last post, our 2018 Chinese New Year celebrations are taking a simple is just right approach.  But that will definitely include making dumplings for ourView full post »

Homemade Jiǎozi: A Family Affair

I learned to make dumplings a few years ago when we hosted an exchange student from China.  Everyone in the family enjoys eating them, and the process is so fun!  Making dumplings, or jiǎozi, is definitely a social family affair – it’s meantView full post »

Egg & Tomato Stir Fry

In honor of Duān Wǔ Jié, or Dragon Boat Festival, I thought I’d share the recipe for a traditional Chinese side dish.  It is not a dish that is cooked to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival, but it is one that I ate often in China.  I finally justView full post »

Chinese Bāozi from scratch

Chinese Bāozi is a much-loved dish in our family, so I was really looking forward to making it from scratch!  Homemade always tastes more delicious than store-bought, at least in my opinion.  There’s something special about freshly-madeView full post »

{Celebrate China} Egg Drop Soup

I tried making Egg Drop Soup on Sunday for Moon Festival but it was kind of a disaster.  I won’t share which recipe I tried for that one, but I redeemed myself tonight with a different one.  This soup is a little Americanized I think, but theView full post »

The Versatility of Fried Rice

I love the versatility and flexibility of fried rice! I admit I am somewhat new to cooking it, and I have absolutely no idea why I waited for so long. It’s the best “throw all of your leftovers together” side dish without needingView full post »

Moon Cookies

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is a Chinese holiday celebrated in September. Moon Cakes are very popular at this time and are given to one another as gifts. They are definitely an acquired taste and not my personal favorite, but they are exquisite worksView full post »

Crab Wontons

Although Fried Crab Wontons are not authentic Chinese food, they make an appearance at many of our family gatherings, especially the ones celebrating Chinese holidays. We definitely make them for our Spring Festival celebrations too! A friend taughtView full post »

Wonton Soup

With Chinese New Year/Spring Festival coming up soon, this is the first of several posts celebrating Sunshine’s Chinese heritage. I am trying to expand my knowledge of making traditional Chinese food. Yesterday, I attempted Wonton Soup.View full post »