October 08, 2014

Kung Pao Chicken with Gluten-free “Noodles”

After a day struggling to study Mandarin (or a hard day at work, as the case may be), I have found that one of the best rewards is a big, steaming bowl of noodles. It’s difficult to find anything as satisfying as a bite into a springy yet soft wheat noodle, hand-stretched in Beijing. But […]

July 11, 2014

At-Home Version of “Zhajiangmian” Beijing Noodles

My first week in Beijing, I walked down the street from university to my first plate of Zhajiangmian, :炸酱面, or Beijing noodles–a steaming bowl of noodles topped with cucumber, soybeans, shredded carrots. But the best part was always the slow-cooked pork, cooked until the sauce permeated every piece. No matter how many noodles I ate, I could […]