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Peking Duck Turkey

Peking Duck Turkey

Eating turkey is a must on Thanksgiving Day in the US, but I find the way turkey is usually cooked here too tough and lacking in taste. In the early ’80s, while living in Hong […]

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Chili or “Red” Oil (Hong You)

Chili or “Red” Oil (Hong You)

Spicy Chinese food came to the United States in the 1980s, when suddenly Hunan and Sichuan restaurants began offering American spicy dishes that hadn’t been known outside ethnic Chinese enclaves before. (Until then, American Chinese […]

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Uyghur Big-plate Fried Chicken

Uyghur Big-plate Fried Chicken

Laura Kelley: This is a quintessential Uyghur dish of stir-fried chicken, potatoes, and bell peppers in a rich sauce redolent of star anise and cinnamon. The base flavor of the sauce is roasted cumin, with […]

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