Chinese + Chinese-Inspired

A view of an ancient building inside the Forbidden City in Beijing
I think it’s safe to say, we all appreciate delicious Chinese food. From our favorite take-out noodles to Shanghai soup dumplings and fried rice, this food has captured our hearts (and our stomachs).

Living in China allowed me to see a sliver of how much more there is to this ancient cuisine beyond our favorite Cantonese-style dim sum (which we love) and other westernized favorites like General Tso’s Chicken. You may come for the essentials like dumplings, wonton wrappers, or egg drop soup, but I hope you stay (and keep coming back) for some of the regional culinary treasures you’ve never heard of and can’t wait to try. And along the way, we’ll be collaborating with friends and family living in China to bring you authentic and super delicious food straight from the mainland, plus a few of my own Chinese-inspired dishes that we love to eat.

my hand holding a cherry fried pie wonton with a bite taken out and it's gloriously cherry red filling exposed inside

Lucky Lunar New Year Fried Cherry Pie “Wontons”

Happy Lunar New Year to my family and friends in China, NYC, and Australia! I love and miss you all ♡. This dessert is dedicated to you. May it bring you luck, prosperity, good health, and a whole lot of love. Start the Year off right and surprise your loved […]

three perfectly cooked fork-tender ribs on a plate

Hoisin Garlic-Ginger Oven-Braised Pork Ribs

These oven-braised pork ribs are packed full of flavor with hints of garlic, ginger, hoisin, and soy sauce taking the lead. You don’t need a grill to make great ribs. In fact, you can use your oven as we have for this recipe, or throw them into the slow cooker […]