Tag: chinese new year

Food & Spirituality: A Visit to Charles Phan’s Home Kitchen

Food & Spirituality: A Visit to Charles Phan’s Home Kitchen

| April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

We journey into the kitchen of Charles Phan, Vietnamese-American chef of The Slanted Door Group, to cook a dish served during Tet.

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This Lunar New Year, the Horse Gallops in with Traditional Foods of Tết

This Lunar New Year, the Horse Gallops in with Traditional Foods of Tết

| January 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

Tet, the Vietnamese celebration of Lunar New Year, encompasses a range of traditional foods: from thick wedges of sticky rice filled with peppery pork to candied kumquats and nutty cookies. For the Year of the Horse, Son Tran, owner of Oakland’s aptly named Le Cheval Vietnamese restaurant, shares details of these essential holiday dishes and other cultural traditions.

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5 Bites: Delightful Bay Area Dim Sum

5 Bites: Delightful Bay Area Dim Sum

| January 27, 2014 | 7 Comments

Perhaps you’re a dim sum disciple of the venerable Yank Sing located in downtown San Francisco, but there’s plenty of other places in the Bay Area to snack on this delightful Chinese fare.

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5 Bites: Chow Down in Oakland’s Chinatown

5 Bites: Chow Down in Oakland’s Chinatown

| July 18, 2013 | 10 Comments

Overwhelmed by the offerings in Oakland’s Chinatown? Check out these five local favorites.

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Buy a Live Fish in Oakland Chinatown for a Traditional Chinese New Year’s Feast

Buy a Live Fish in Oakland Chinatown for a Traditional Chinese New Year’s Feast

| February 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

Lisa Li shows us where to buy live fish in Oakland’s Chinatown to prepare a traditional Chinese New Year feast.

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Chinese New Year: Dumplings, Rice Cakes And Long Life

Chinese New Year: Dumplings, Rice Cakes And Long Life

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eating foods that symbolize wealth, longevity and fertility is key to the Chinese New Year, which begins this year with a New Year’s Eve feast on Feb. 9. And, lucky for us, the northern Chinese tradition of making dumplings late at night has spread throughout the world.

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Chinese Astrology and Food Favorites in the Year of the Snake

Chinese Astrology and Food Favorites in the Year of the Snake

| February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

To celebrate The Year of the Snake, Bay Area Bites playfully examines the food habits of each animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac. Are you a fussy Rooster, a junk food loving Monkey or a trendy Rat who has to be the first to try the newest restaurant?

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Martin Yan: M.Y. China, Vietnam Travels and Chinese New Year

Martin Yan: M.Y. China, Vietnam Travels and Chinese New Year

| January 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

Mary Ladd interviews Bay Area resident and Master Chef Martin Yan, who has opened a new Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. Yan dishes about his new TV show, the Year of the Snake, and where he likes to eat locally.

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Sizzling Wok and Lucky Foods Welcome the Chinese New Year of the Dragon

Sizzling Wok and Lucky Foods Welcome the Chinese New Year of the Dragon

| January 23, 2012 | 3 Comments

At an event to mark The Year of the Dragon, Grace Young, prize winning cookbook author and wok missionary, explains why 2000 years of cooking in a real wok is the soul of Chinese cuisine.

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Happy Chinese New Year – Eat Well and Prosper

Happy Chinese New Year – Eat Well and Prosper

| February 2, 2011 | 2 Comments

Celebrate Chinese New Year with some of the Bay’s best Chinese dishes.

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Tet Celebrations and Vietnamese Eats

Tet Celebrations and Vietnamese Eats

| January 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

In honor of Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, a list of some of our favorite Vietnamese Eats in San Francisco.

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Food and Wine This Week: Chinese New Year

Food and Wine This Week: Chinese New Year

| February 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

Bay Area Bites bloggers, Thy Tran and Stephanie Im join Leslie Sbrocco, host of Check, Please! Bay Area in a new local food and wine segment on This Week in Northern California. This week, the conversation is about celebrating the food and traditions of the Chinese New Year.

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Lunar New Year Sweet Rice Dumplings

Lunar New Year Sweet Rice Dumplings

| February 26, 2010 | 2 Comments

In China, where they’re known as yuan xiao or tang yuan, the dumplings are traditionally served during the Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the 1st lunar month. During an especially important season, the festival comes on the first full moon of the new year and marks the end of the new year festivities. Here in San Francisco, this is typically the time when the Chinese New Year parade winds its way up the streets of Chinatown.

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Pork and Shrimp Dumplings (Jiao Zi)

Pork and Shrimp Dumplings (Jiao Zi)

| February 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

Chinese New Year celebrations come to a close soon, and with that, so does my dumpling stash. Resembling little purses stuffed with riches, it is tradition to eat plenty of dumplings during this time because they symbolize prosperity.

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