collage of 4 photos: upper left 3 har gow in a steamer basket; upper right kung pao chicken in a bowl with white rice; lower left sesame noodles; lower right scallion pancakes

Chinese New Year—35+ Best Recipes

Chinese New Year is my kind of holiday—parading dragons, fireworks, and food (lots of food!). The dragons and fireworks are meant to scare off evil spirits and auspicious foods portend … Read more

overhead shot of 3 har gow shrimp dumplings in a bamboo steamer basket

Har Gow Chinese Shrimp Dumplings

Har Gow, plump Chinese shrimp dumplings in a tender translucent wrapper, are arguably the best dim sum dumplings. My family of three can’t have a dim sum meal without ordering … Read more

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Tod Mun Pla Thai Fish Cakes

Tod Mun Pla, or Thai Fish Cakes, are loaded with the flavors of lemongrass, cilantro, and hot chiles. This recipe uses Thai curry paste, which provides layers of flavor without … Read more

Chlebicky Czech Open-Faced Sandwiches

Chlebicky, Czech-style open-faced sandwiches, are like an Eastern European version of Spanish tapas. Baguette rounds loaded with assorted toppings—each round as unique as a snowflake—to make a delectable bar snack … Read more

low angle shot of a black platter with grilled sourdough bread, sauteed chard, and a black bowl holding whipped feta spread. A spoonful of whipped feta spread is held above the bowl

Whipped Feta Spread

Whipped Feta Spread is a new favorite appetizer. The tangy, salty, creamy dip with a punch of garlic and fresh dill is delicious scooped up with pita chips or raw … Read more

crispy tofu nuggets with 5-ingredient peanut sauce

The Best Crispy Tofu

Crispy tofu is easy to make if you know the secret method. If you’re wondering how to do it, you’ve come to the right place. Cracklingly crisp on the outside … Read more

Low angle shot of two Chinese steamed buns filled with char siu pork on a rectangular plate.

Chinese Steamed Buns (Mantou)

Chinese steamed buns are the stuff dreams are made of. They are light and fluffy and filled with the most delicious fillings, from Char Siu or Chinese Roast Pork to … Read more