Saturday, December 16, 2017
This is another dish from childhood memory that I want to make. When we were teens growing up, there were many Shanghai restaurant in the neighborhood. They typically had a modest menu but everything was done to perfection. They always have one side of the shop that is an open kitchen right up to the store front that you can see how they make each batch of Shanghai style pot stickers 鍋貼. Shanghai style pot stickers are similar to Japanese ramen shop gyozas in which both have pork. Only the Shanghainese ones are larger, with a hearty skin that is fried to perfection at the bottom. These restaurants has a few soup noodles and fried noodles, in addition to the pot stickers, and many other delicious steamed and pad fried buns.
China cuisines have many vegan ingredients. Some are used to prepare true vegan dishes. I am not a vegan but I use some from time to time for cooking. With the recent newly open 99 Range Market I discover many ingredients that previously were hard to find in town. Some I have never cooked with but know them my sight and have pretty good idea how to use them.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The opening of the new Asian supermarket 99 Ranch Market has been exciting for me. While I shop all over town for varied ingredients, I am delighted to find more ingredients that have not been available in town until now.