Tea-Smoked Game Hens 茶熏 茶子雞

A Sichuan Dish
Black Tea 
Meets Star Anise Meets Brown Sugar

How to cook Asian dishes with Sesame Oil

This dish is adapted from the Sichuan classic Tea-Smoked Duck, substituting Game Hens for the larger bird.  It has the intense, robust flavors characteristic of Sichuan, which transfer nicely Continue reading

Red-Cooked Chicken 紅燒雞

The Other Important Chicken
Typical Family Cooking

How to use Soy Sauce

Soy Sauce

This is the other important Chinese Chicken recipe you need. Red-Cooking 紅燒 is the Chinese name for a cooking method that Continue reading

Congee with Chicken 鶏肉 おじや

A Japanese Congee  鶏肉 おじや

Japanese style kagayaki genmai rice

Kagayaki Genmai Rice

This is a basic Japanese recipe for Congee.

There is another kind of Congee called in Japanese Ojiya  おじや , which refers to a rice porridge made typically with cooked Rice, to which Soy Sauce or Miso has been added.  Continue reading

Steinbeck, East of Eden and Ng Ka Py 五加皮

Steinbeck, Rotten Applies and Ng Ka Py  五加皮
For Cooking or Drinking?

China - Carved Jade Eastern Zhou DynastyAn Epic of Biblical Proportions  John Steinbeck’s masterpiece novel “East of Eden” is an epic full of good and eveil, hatred and love, failure and redemption. It has been regarded as Continue reading

Steamed Chicken and Chinese Sausage with Ng Ka Py 五加皮

Fragrant and Comforting
Ng Ka Py 五加皮 Meets Chinese Sausage Meets Chicken

Imperial Chinese Jade Censer Collected by Berthold Laufer

Imperial Chinese Jade Censer
Collected by Berthold Laufer

Ng Ka Py五加皮 has an affinity with Chinese Sausage with Mustard, served side by side.  But these ingredients can be combined together, as in this Cantonese dish: Continue reading

Steamed Chicken with Anise and Ng Ka Py 五加皮

Chicken Meets Anise Meets Ng Ka Py 五加皮
A Cantonese Formula

A Spring Chicken, steamed whole, needs only a cup of Stock or Water. Cooking time depends on the tenderness of the Chicken. It is done when Continue reading

White-Cut Chicken 白切雞

Good with Ng Ka Py  五加皮
Chicken as Chicken

White-Cut Chicken

White-Cut Chicken

White-Cut Chicken (白切雞 Bai Qie Ji) is one of the very common ways of cooking just “the basic dish of Chicken as Chicken,” as Buwei Yang Chao says. Its plain, neutral flavor makes it an ideal

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