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Thy Tran

  • Recipe

    Homemade Ramen Noodles

    The yellow color and earthy fragrance of traditional ramen noodles comes from alkalinized water (known as kansui in Japan), which is reminiscent of the mineral-rich water once drawn from wells.…

  • Recipe

    Chinese Egg and Scallion Dumplings (Jiao Zi)

    One of the easiest dumpling fillings to prepare, this version is a favorite with vegetarians and children. Web extra: Watch Thy Tran’s step-by-step demonstration of how to make the dumplings.

  • Recipe

    Chinese Duck and Shiitake Dumplings (Jiao Zi)

    Chinese delis sell roasted ducks with glossy, crisp skin and succulent meat, which in these dumplings gets paired with meaty dried shiitakes and crunchy water chestnuts. Half a roast chicken, especially the…

  • Recipe

    Chinese Pork and Shrimp Dumplings (Jiao Zi)

    A savory pork, shrimp and salted cabbage filling, seasoned with ginger, garlic and scallions, is the most traditional filling for jiao zi. Butcher counters in Asian markets often offer several grinds of pork.…

  • Recipe

    Ginger Vinegar Sauce

    Serve this tangy sauce with Chinese Pork and Shrimp Dumplings or Duck and Shiitake Dumplings. You can find Chinese black and red vinegar at an Asian market.

  • Recipe

    Scallion-Soy Dipping Sauce

    This simple dipping sauce is a perfect pairing to Chinese Dumplings, Scallion Pancakes, Spring Rolls, and more.

  • How-To

    How to Make Chinese Dumplings

    Thy Tran demonstrates how to make authentic pork-and-shrimp-filled jiao zi dumplings from start to finish.

  • Article


    Miso has a rich, robust flavor is good for adding depth to soups and sauces.

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