Includes: one recipe and one uncle joke
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
Once I got over my fear of barging into kitchens, I started making friends.
Every day, I leave class smelling like fish guts and chili oil. It’s heaven.
Would you like to hear about my daily trek to the coffee shop across the street? Yeah, I didn’t think so.