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Gongxi facai! 恭喜发财 Wishing you luck and many riches! Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year or ‘Spring Festival’ as they call it now. It is the start of a holiday period in China, everyone tries to be home with your family, as this is really a family feast of togetherness. Poor […]


Fresh lily bulb

27Jan08

Roaming through Chinese supermarkets is certainly my idea of a good time. Holding a basket, I can go through all isles as if I have to study it all. I read the packaging for different brands, I hover above their frozen food section, I stare at their collection of vinegars (for example), and I check […]


This is one of my favorite tofu recipes from China. It is easily the best known one: soft white cubes of tofu floating in an intense red chili oil sauce, with minced meat, spring onions and garlic and ginger. It has quite a funny name: 麻婆 mapo means pockmarked woman, and this woman with her […]