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Bok choy with tofu skin

As I have already told here, living in China I have rediscovered tofu and I am tasting it in all its forms. And in today’s dish we have the unfailing bok choy with tofu skin. What is it?

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Sweet and sour fennels, with orange

These sweet and sour fennels flavored with orange were born from a moment of improvisation. Every now and then I am assailed by the unpleasant feeling of always cooking the same things, of not being able to prepare something a little different. I think this is due to the fact that here in Shanghai I...

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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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Enoki mushrooms with garlic and scallion sauce

  Today, for the chinese recipes section, i’ll show you the enoki mushrooms. Here in Asia are widely common and I cannot not to try them with some typical recipe! That as usual is very simple but rich in taste. “Enoki” is the Japanese name, here in China they’re called  金针菇, jin-zhen-gu. Enoki mushrooms are...

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Snow peas with lily bulb and goji berries

Today I’ll show you a simple but tasty side-dish, tried for the first time here in a restaurant in Shanghai and immediately repeated at home. Snow peas are one of our preferred vegetable! Sweet and crunchy, they pair perfectly with the dried lily bulb, lightly bitter, while the goji berries give to the dish a...