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February 29, 2016

China Diaries: Chen Mapo Tofu

by Yoko Kumano

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High on our list of things to do in Chengdu was eat mapo tofu at the restaurant chain that started it all — Chen Mapo Tofu.

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May 7, 2014

Lazyass Cookin’: How to Boil a Dumpling

by Kayoko Akabori

Have I seriously never posted anything about frozen dumplings? That’s crazy! Frozen dumplings have been my #1 go-to lazyass meal for years now.

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April 25, 2014

The Vin Vivant: Spin the Bottle

by Audrey Luk

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My #1 tip for how to learn more about wine: spin the bottle around and look at the back label.

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January 27, 2014

The Vin Vivant: Tripel Happiness with Loh Bak Goh

by Audrey Luk

All day to do as I pleased, all night to gorge on cheese: this was my MLK weekend mantra.

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December 31, 2013

The Vin Vivant: Fat Belly, Tiny Bubbles

by Audrey Luk

When Old Man Winter’s icy digit stops mercury from rising, I am reminded of a traveler I met in Argentina, a Canadian middle-school teacher who once ran sled dogs.

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November 20, 2013

Snack Break: Kingdom of Dumpling (SF)

by Melissa Gordon

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Nestled deep in the OG fabric of San Francisco, Kingdom of Dumpling is the quintessential down to earth dumpling spot. 

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May 9, 2013

Japanify: Ebi Chili

by Yoko Kumano

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Ebi Chili is the best example of a dish that has been Japanified. It was originally created in the 1950s by a Chinese immigrant in Japan, taking cues from Sichuan-style cooking.

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December 11, 2012

Lazyass Cookin’: Mapo Tofu

by Kayoko Akabori

Life is busy these days. With the shop in full holiday swing, it’s hard to find time to cook.

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March 2, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: China Village (Albany)

by Kayoko Akabori

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I woke up to an email this morning with the subject line: “You’re so ahead of your time!” Bryan’s good friend Rob was informing me that March is National Noodle Month, and forwarded me this article about the celebrations in LA.

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May 24, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Paris in the Footsteps of Hemingway, Serge + Jane

by Sakura Gooneratne

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My family and I went on a flying visit to Paris again to rendez-vous with my dad (since he managed not to get his UK visa in time–visa people suck).

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