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Chicken and Broccoli with brown sauce is a popular Chinese takeout dish. This chicken and broccoli recipe will show you how to make it with a delicious Chinese brown sauce. Our recipe uses the same technique as Chinese restaurants. The broccoli is blanched, and the chicken is seared separately. The aromatics and sauce are cooked […]

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Bowls of tomato egg drop soup are commonly seen on tables in Chinese households, especially in the summertime when tomatoes are plentiful. Tomatoes and eggs just go together, and many food cultures know it. Just think of Shakshuka in the Middle East, “Eggs in Purgatory” in Southern Italy, and another Chinese classic, stir-fried tomato and […]

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In June, my boyfriend and I spent 3 days in Yosemite National Park, and now we have a brand new Woks of Life camping/travel post for you all! Yosemite National Park, in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, is one of the most well-known national parks in the United States, with over 4 million visitors each year. […]

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I’m particularly excited about this chicken yakisoba recipe, because it used to be one of my go-to’s at Japanese restaurants, before I discovered that I really like sushi. Every time I go to a Japanese restaurant now, I kind of stop and gaze wistfully at the yakisoba on the menu before ordering my usual rolls or […]

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An abundance of sweet and tender summer corn is hitting markets near you. You may be grilling it, buttering it, chopping it up for salads, or putting it in a seafood boil, but I usually like my corn steamed simply for its natural sweetness. For that exact reason, I want to let you in on […]

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A really quick post today, along with a lightning fast recipe with only 6 ingredients! Shanghai Scallion Oil Noodles, or 葱油拌面 (cong you ban mian), is an easy recipe that also happens to be one of our favorites. We first had this Shanghai noodle dish at a popular Shanghainese restaurant in Beijing called “Shanghai Min” […]

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We have a lot of beef recipes in our archives here at The Woks of Life, so we wanted to show everyone how to prepare beef for stir-fry. We’ll recommend our favorite cuts of beef to use and show you how to properly cut and marinate beef just like it’s done in Chinese restaurants. We […]

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This mapo tofu recipe is the true blue, authentic real deal—the spicy, tongue-numbing, rice-is-absolutely-not-optional, can’t-have-just-one-scoop mapo tofu that you get in the restaurants. Since we published this recipe in March 2014, it has garnered many 5-star reviews from readers! As of June 2019 , we’ve re-tested and updated the recipe with new photos, clearer instructions, […]

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Steamed Eggs with Crispy Pork is one of my favorite recipes to come out recently! Mostly because it was an accidental success.  When my daughter Sarah and I blogged another recent recipe, Stir Fried Chinese Green Beans with Pork, we had it for lunch. As we were commenting on how great those crispy pork bits […]

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Use this homemade spring roll recipe to make the Cantonese version of spring rolls that you know and love from dim sum restaurants! Note: This recipe was originally published in September 2015, updated as of June 2019! 2 Chinese Spring Roll Recipes? When I was growing up, Chinatown was the only place you went for […]

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