The noodles didn’t taste like much, and felt somehow inorganic. Nor was their brief stay in my gut a particularly pleasant one.
so much yak, so very much yak
Includes: one recipe and one uncle joke
Can you really use sesame oil for frying? Let’s find out!
the best sort of good fortune is the kind you fall in to back assward
Yuxiang 鱼香 literally means “fish taste,” which is a mystery because this style of cooking has neither fish, nor fish taste, nor any other fishy credentials
In my memory, this dish is a greasy mess of overcooked eggs, watery bean sprouts, and sauce that can only be described as “brown”
Before I begin, let me assure everyone that the story does end well
Cooking is hard and distinctly unglamorous work
Red oil – hongyou 红油 – is the heart of Sichuan cuisine