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Tofu. What is and its varieties.

Living here in China I had the opportunity to discover the world of tofu. In Italy and more generally in Western countries, it is considered often a food for vegetarians and vegans, almost tasteless, a sad substitute for meat. If you are lucky you will find it in two textures, solid and silk. In China,...

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Nian Gao, the Chinese New Year cake

Today I present you and explain how to prepare at home the nian gao, or the rice flour cake, typical of the Lunar New Year festivities. “Gao”, which means “cake”, also has the same pronunciation as the word meaning “high”. So eating it and giving it away as a gift is considered a good wish...

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Bok choy with fresh shiitake

The bok choy or pak choy is a vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family. Its origins are Chinese and the name means “white vegetables”, and can be found in many varieties: baby bok choy, shanghainese bok choy, green bok choi … I have already tasted all of course! They are always fresh at the...

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Chinese tea eggs

With the Chinese tea eggs recipe we get in the heart of the Chinese culinary tradition. It is a simple but unmissable and characteristic preparation. In the shops and sellers of baoz and dumplings, near to the big bamboo steamers, you will always find a large basket full of tea eggs. And it is not...