Tag - chinese-cuisine



U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken dines at the Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant at the Yu Gardens in Shanghai on Wednesday.
Apr 27, 2024
When U.S. diplomats visit China, meal choices are about more than taste buds
Visits to China by U.S. officials like Secretary of State Antony Blinken can bring fame to local restaurants, as well as scrutiny to the dignitaries.
The creator of "hanetsuki gyōza" is Isao Yagi, and his restaurant, Nihao, can be found right on the border of Tokyo and Kawasaki in Ota Ward.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 14, 2024
How ‘winged’ gyōza took flight from a Tokyo suburb
I mistakenly thought these crispy delights had been around for as long as “gyōza” themselves, but their creator is alive and cooking today.
Being invited as a guest chef to luxury hotels provides me with an opportunity to showcase my cooking to as many customers in a single day.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 25, 2024
Grace Choy: A few thoughts on being a guest chef
The key as a guest chef is standardization — how to maintain the quality of the food while serving hundreds of diners a day.
The Chairman's steamed flower crab with aged Shaoxing wine and chicken oil
LIFE / Food & Drink
Nov 5, 2023
Seeking 'the perfect combination of Chinese and French cuisine'
Chefs Daniel Calvert and Danny Yip are old friends, but for the first time this month, they're collaborators.
Kapo Choryumon's signature crispy chicken, like much of Hong Kong cuisine, is a blend of influences from the former city-state's long and varied history.
LIFE / Food & Drink / Chefs Table
Aug 20, 2023
Where have Tokyo’s great Hong Kong restaurants gone?
Cantonese, British and Indian cuisines have all influenced Hong Kong recipes, flavor profiles and favored ingredients over the centuries.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Chef’s Table
Jul 16, 2023
Grace Choy: Japan is so close, yet so far, from authentic Chinese cuisine
It might be an impossible task to teach everyone in Japan that Chinese cuisine isn’t just greasy fried rice and oily wontons.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jun 3, 2023
At Grace Choy’s table, a tantalizing portal to Cantonese cuisine
A rising culinary star, Choy considers it a mission to evangelize authentic Chinese flavors across Tokyo.
Japan Times
Mar 15, 2023
Kenichi Chin, 'Iron Chef' of Chinese cuisine, dies at 67
Chin, whose real name was Kenichi Azuma, was the oldest son of Kenmin Chin, who is believed to have popularized Sichuan cuisine in Japan.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / THE RECIPE BOX
Mar 5, 2022
Recipe: Lamb biang biang noodles
Writing the kanji for this dish may end up proving more difficult than cooking it.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 4, 2022
Osaka Ohsho chain makes inroads in Shanghai
With travel and tourism out of the question for the past two years, Chinese diners have satisfied their Japanese cravings at home.
Japan Times
Aug 12, 2014
Tohkasaikan: Chinese food in a location that (almost) justifies the price
Let me first introduce the elevator at Tohkasaikan, a beautiful old Otis workhorse operated by levers and pulleys replete with a dial that wavers as you ascend. It is, in fact, the oldest elevator in Japan, and in a country where taking an elevator is about as quotidian as it comes, this elevator is...
Japan Times
Jul 22, 2014
Defying old habits with Taiwanese faux-meat
I happen to be one of those vegetarians who has never developed even an inkling of a taste for meat. It was thus one of the most bizarre culinary experiences I could have imagined to bite into a juicy, steaming dumpling of flesh — albeit fake flesh — during a recent dining experiment.
Apr 26, 2014
Chinese who chicken out over duck blood
No matter how weird or disgusting the food scandal in rural China, it'll almost certainly happen again if profitable. The latest involves a 'mom and pop' duck blood counterfeiting ring.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / A TASTE OF HOME
Dec 31, 2013
Juicy Chinese dumplings will Shanghai your taste buds
People have opinions about xiao long bao. And for good reason: xiao long bao (or XLB, or soup dumplings, or shoronpo as they're called in Japanese) are enchanting: semi-translucent satchels of dough encasing balls of minced pork suspended in, curiously, soup. In that magnificent way that the Chinese...
Japan Times
Oct 24, 2013
A gourmet tour of Japan in one spot
If you were visiting Japan and wanted to experience the best of the country's dining scene, your itinerary might look something like this:
Japan Times
Jun 28, 2013
Cheap or fancy Chinatown feasts
Dining doesn't get more democratic than in Yokohama's Chinatown, where visitors can spend big bucks on a single meal or fill up on steamed buns for a single coin. Here's a personal guide to some notable dishes; in the spirit of the neighborhood, there's a selection to suit all tastes and budgets.


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