I Tried to Master the Art of Noodle-Pulling at a Beef Noodle Soup School
The city of Lanzhou in Western China is famous far and wide for its beef noodle soup, so I went to one of the city's noodle schools to learn how to make it like a pro.
Dividing and Conquering the Cuisines of China
The lasting myth of China's "eight great cuisines" makes little sense when attempting to understand the country's enormous array of food traditions.
Inside the Most Duck-Obsessed City in China
If you're looking for duck, the Chinese city of Nanjing has it all: duck gizzard, roasted duck, cured duck, duck blood, and even salted duck.
This Town Produces the Best Peppercorns in China
On average, half a kilogram of Sichuan peppercorns from Hanyuan sells for about $15—far more expensive than peppercorns from elsewhere in China.
How to Celebrate Lunar New Year in China
Every year, 332 million Chinese people migrate home just in time for the Lunar New Year festivities. For the first time in my life, I was one of them.
5 Easy Chinese Food Recipes That Will Finally End Your Delivery Addiction
Who needs soggy delivery lo mein when you could just as easily make yourself Danny Bowien’s recipe for Chongqing chicken wings? Nobody, that’s who.
A Crash Course in Chinese Cuisine with Carolyn Phillips
I joined the author of 'All Under Heaven', a massive new cookbook on Chinese cuisine, on a culinary walking tour of Queens.
The Secret to These Noodles Is an Obscure Chinese Desert Plant
I had thought that the core ingredients of noodles were basically the same around the world. But in the north of China, noodle-makers use local plants to give their noodles better bite and elasticity.
My Visit to 'The World's Greatest Chinese Restaurant'
During a layover in Kuala Lumpur, I found myself hungry and with plenty of time to kill. So I decided to check out Restoran Sek Yuen, which one blog had recently deemed the world’s greatest Chinese restaurant.
Foraging for Fish Mint in Rural Sichuan Is Smelly Business
I traveled to the mountains of Sichuan to forage for fish mint, a culinary delicacy and prized ingredient in Chinese medicine whose name is derived from the fishy aroma the leaves emit.
This Hostel Preserves Chinese Culinary Traditions in an Ancient Village
Benyan Miao and Xudu Chuang left their corporate jobs and started Qinghueyue, a youth hostel in the corner of tiny town of Hongcun, where they teach guests about herbs and local food.
Feasting with the Dead in the Mountains of China
I visited a remote village in China's Anhui Province to take part in celebrations of the deceased, all of which revolved around massive spreads of delicious, locally sourced food.