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Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

  • Recipe

    Chinese Chicken Broth

    The importance of using good broth for Chinese cooking (and really, any cooking) cannot be overstated. This simple broth—flavored with ginger, garlic, scallions, and cilantro—makes a fantastic base for many…

  • Recipe

    Hot Pepper Oil

    There are many Chinese hot pepper oils on the market; some are adequate and others are far too weak or made with inferior oils. Making your own is easy and…

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    Chinese Sausage and Broccoli with Oyster Sauce

    This classic pairing of rich, savory lap cheong (Chinese sausage) and mild, fresh kai lan (Chinese broccoli) is incredibly delicious. The two-part cooking method for the broccoli helps it retain…

  • Recipe

    Chinese Rose Wine Shrimp Soup

    The Chinese name for this soup is chiew tong, or wine soup. The “wine” used is actually a potent sorghum-based spirit (mei kuei lu chiew, or rose wine) flavored with…

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    Stir-Fried Beef with Mixed Vegetables

    The Sichuan preserved vegetable in this stir-fry adds a burst of salty, spicy, tangy flavor that offsets the fresh vegetables and rich, tender beef. Serve with long-grain rice.

  • Recipe

    Classic Chinese Sesame Noodles

    If you think you’ve tasted great sesame noodles, think again. Toasted sesame paste gives these an incredibly deep, nutty flavor, while homemade hot pepper oil adds gentle spicy heat. A…

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    Hot-and-Sour Soup

    This classic Chinese soup probably originated in northern China, near Beijing, even though Hunan and Sichuan Provinces both claim it as their own. The essential flavor balance comes from spicy…

  • Recipe

    Steamed Pork Buns

    Authentic Chinese steamed pork buns are a dim sum classic. Watch the video for Eileen's step-by-step demonstration of how to make the dough, the filling, and how to shape the buns.

  • Recipe

    Chinese Barbecued Roast Pork

    This recipe makes more barbecued pork than you need for the Steamed Pork Buns, but that’s a good thing because it’s a delicious, versatile ingredient to have on hand. Freeze…

  • How-To

    Shrimp Fried Rice: A Classic from China

    Eileen Yin-Fei Lo offers a recipe for shrimp fried rice, along with tips for preparing it. The article includes a discussion of four essential ingredients for Chineses cooking: sesame oil,…