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5 Bites: Delightful Bay Area Dim Sum

5 Bites: Delightful Bay Area Dim Sum

| January 27, 2014 | 4 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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Tortellini, The Dumpling Inspired By Venus’ Navel

Tortellini, The Dumpling Inspired By Venus’ Navel

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Legend has it that an innkeeper caught a glimpse of the goddess of love in her bedroom and then rushed to his kitchen to create an egg pasta inspired by Venus’ belly button. Today the art of making tortellini is endangered, but several groups are devising creative ways to preserve the tradition.

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In the Beginning, There Were … Dumplings?

In the Beginning, There Were … Dumplings?

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

From Warsaw to Wuhan, people around the world love dumplings. They’re tasty little packages that can be made of any grain and stuffed with whatever the locals crave. But where did they come from? Some think prehistoric people may have been cooking them up.

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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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Shanghainese Food: What to Get and Where to Eat

Shanghainese Food: What to Get and Where to Eat

| March 18, 2011 | 4 Comments

For most Americans, Chinese food is about Fried Rice, Chow Mein and the occasional Kung Pao Chicken. But China’s a big country, and just like in the States, each region has its own specialties. The food from Shanghai is no exception. Here are some tried and true favorites you’ll find at a typical Shanghainese restaurant. If they do these dishes well, you’ll be golden.

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Dumplings: A Love Story

Dumplings: A Love Story

| June 22, 2010 | 4 Comments

Megan Gordon discusses the difference between Chinese buns and dumplings, and highlights a few of her go-to spots for both in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

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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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Bipartisan Dough

Bipartisan Dough

| November 3, 2008 | 2 Comments

It didn’t take long to figure out my contribution to an election night potluck: celebratory jiao zi dumplings made with bipartisan dough. Inspiration came from the toothsome, homemade, two-tone dumplings served during a recent 9-course dinner at China Stix
in Santa Clara. The meal, hosted by the Association of Chinese Cooking Teachers, included a hands-on demonstration of dumpling making with owner Frank Chang and his head chef. Tucked in the corner of a nondescript strip mall, the restaurant is nothing much from the outside. Once inside, though, you’ll find some of the best northern-style Chinese food in the Bay Area.

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