The Culture Food Stir It Up!

  • General Tso’s chicken

    This history and mystery of General Tso's chicken has sparked much curiosity. Recreate the ubiquitous Chinese-American dish at home and serve with rice and your favorite steamed veggie for a better-than-takeout dinner.

  • Chinese sweet potato dumplings for Chinese New Year

    Celebrate Chinese New Year with dumplings. This recipe makes a nice template for sweet potato or winter squash filling flavored with Asian sauces and spices. 

  • Potato rösti

    Rösti is a perfectly browned, buttery potato pancake of epic proportions made with sweet, waxy Yukon Golds.

  • King Cake cupcakes

    No time for King Cake this year? Make these simple butter cupcakes and dress them up for Mardi Gras with colored sprinkles.

  • Tantanmen ramen

    In ‘Ramen Alley’ in Kyoto, top noodle restaurants compete for diners. Here's a recipe to try at home.

  • 'Dưa món,' Vietnamese brined vegetables

    Dưa món, dried vegetables preserved in spicy fish sauce, is a Vietnamese tradition that can be easily replicated. Use a food dehydrator, or just your oven to dry daikon, carrots, and green papaya. 

  • Korean stir-fried glass noodles, 'japchae'

    Japchae is a stir-fried mix of noodles, vegetables, and meat. Made from sweet potatoes, these noodles are available at most Asian markets.

  • Root vegetables with walnut sage crumble

    Apply the same method of a summer fruit crisp to root vegetables for a savory winter crumble. Serve it as a main course for a vegetarian meal, or as an impressive side dish along side a roast.

March 4, 2015

Photos of the day 03/04

Paramilitary soldiers stand guard near the Great Hall of the People, where the National People's Congress will be held, in Beijing, Wednesday. About 3,000 delegates to the annual meeting of China's parliament will meet on March 5 for a session that normally lasts about 10 days.

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