Dim Sum Chicken Feet

Every time I make these braised chicken feet, or fèng zhǎo (meaning phoenix talons), they fill the air with the savory and aromatic smells of star anise, spicy fermented chili oil, and fragrant garlic. They’re a dim sum staple in China and many places around the world, but making them at home will give you fresh and fall off the…

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Crispy Scallion Pancakes (Cong You Bing)

Crispy pan-fried edges and chewy multi-layered dough of fat and fresh scallions–these scallion pancakes, or “cong you bing” as they’re known in China. These are pancakes we always have to order at our local Taiwanese spots to complete our meal (which taste great dipped in the pool of spicy wonton sauce.) But now you can make them at home!–They’re so…

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Shortcut Egg Tart Recipe (Dim Sum Style)

Silky smooth custard filling surrounded by a buttery and flaky crust–this is how I want my egg tart experience to be every time. This recipe has gone through multiple rounds of testing to figure out a simple, but flavorful egg tart that won’t give you headache to follow. This recipe is a hybrid of Hong Kong (dim sum) and Portuguese…

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Easy Onion & Garlic Bok Choy Recipe

This bok choy recipe will give you tender, but crisp bites of fresh greens in a savory sauce that is as fast to make as it is to eat. If you’re like me and love incorporating different types of greens into your meals and want to change things up from spinach or everyday greens, this is definitely worth adding to…

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Cheung Fun Recipe (Steamed Rice Noodle Rolls)

Soft and tender sheets of rice noodle filled with sweet and savory roasted pork, drizzled with seasoning sauce and topped with chopped scallions–cheung fun is one of my go to dim sum dishes. This thinly steamed rice paper that is often brimming with various fillings and rolled altogether tastes the best when it’s fresh out of the steamer. With this…

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Pork and Shrimp Shumai Recipe

Dumplings come in many shapes and sizes, but plump pork and shrimp shumai with their unmistakable combo of Asian aromatics and seasoning are a staple in dim sum carts around the world. These dumplings are the perfect shape for dipping into a mixture of soy sauce and chili oil. Shumai, also known as siumaai, siomai, or shaomai, are traditional Chinese…

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Soup Dumplings (Chinese Xiao Long Bao)

I will never turn down a dumpling. Xiao long bao–these plump pouches of meaty dumplings encased in a delicate wrapper have extra appeal with its seemingly magical soupy filling. Also known as Chinese soup dumplings, xiao long bao pack a punch of flavor in every bite and are world famous thanks to restaurants like Din Tai Fung. This recipe gives…

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