chinese-food

The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of MSG

I’m a casualty of the MSG subterfuge. I was fooled more than a decade ago — when I was still an impressionable high school student…

China’s Greatest Pop-Culture Export Is A Bunch of People Cooking on YouTube

Whether it’s about fermented bean curd, chili paste, dried beef or “drunken” crabs, you can expect every video from Li Ziqi to feature a prominent…

Ranking Chinese Takeout Dishes by How (Un)Healthy They Are

I once professed my undying love for downing liquor and then eating enough Chinese takeout to feed the Pentagon. But a man can only handle…

The Spectacular Culinary World of Muslim Chinese Immigrants

The test of any great Uyghur cook is to make a perfect, uninterrupted loop of noodle using only a ball of flour, water and their…